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Sudden loss of space on c:\

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by shillr, Jul 7, 2007.

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  1. shillr

    shillr Thread Starter

    Jul 7, 2007
    Server is a PE4400 running NT, we will be migrating to 2003 on a PE2950 in the near future.

    Hard drive config is Raid 5, 3 x 16GB hard drives.
    Drive c:\ is a 4GB container
    Drive d:\ a 25GB container

    During Thursday 1GB disappeared from drive c:\, I noticed the amount of space dropping away. We were able to create some space to allow operations but have to constantly monitor this.

    Drive c:\ correctly displays a 4GB capacity but reports 3.5GB in use and 500MB free space. There is only 2.3GB in data so there should be at least 1GB free.

    Have tried running chkdsk /f after discussing with our support provider but this hasn't resolved the problem.

    After running chkdsk /f the following is in the event log under event id 41 and source of afadisk

    The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the device \disk0\partition2 with label "Dell Server".

    Would chkdsk c: /f /r resolve the problem?

    The drive is online so there is nothing physically wrong with the drive at least what I can understand. Is it worth having the drive replaced?

    Would be grateful for any guidance that can be provided.
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