Not enough space while 600MB of free space in C:?


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Guest

Hi all,

I have a W2K SP4 which is upgraded from NT4, as a result the c: is only 2GB,
a weird and strange issue happens, The server will always report not enough
space on c: when I make nearly any modification to it, e.g. I copy a 4MB only
file from d: to c: it will repport "not enough space".
Even I tried to setup a additional AD server on seperate HW, since it needs
to modifiy the original AD, I can't do it and also report not enough space. I
am so frusturated about this.

I have run chkdsk /f for many time but still the same.
Dose anyone encounter the same problem?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot!!
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Macro said:
Hi all,

I have a W2K SP4 which is upgraded from NT4, as a result the c: is only 2GB,
a weird and strange issue happens, The server will always report not enough
space on c: when I make nearly any modification to it, e.g. I copy a 4MB only
file from d: to c: it will repport "not enough space".
Even I tried to setup a additional AD server on seperate HW, since it needs
to modifiy the original AD, I can't do it and also report not enough space. I
am so frusturated about this.

I have run chkdsk /f for many time but still the same.
Dose anyone encounter the same problem?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot!!

Why don't you resolve the problem once and for all by copying
the whole installation onto a 10 GByte partition of an 80 GByte
hard disk. The disk costs next to nothing, the copy process will
take less than half an hour, it is totally secure and you can go
NTFS at the same time!
 
G

Guest

Pegasus (MVP) said:
Why don't you resolve the problem once and for all by copying
the whole installation onto a 10 GByte partition of an 80 GByte
hard disk. The disk costs next to nothing, the copy process will
take less than half an hour, it is totally secure and you can go
NTFS at the same time!

I am not sure about you said "copying the whole installation", how?
It is the c:\ which contains systems files.
Is it I should perform the follow?
1. find another computer( PC A), install a fresh windows 2000 on its hard
drive
2. shut down the current OS, unplug the c:\ and plug to of PC A
3. find a new 80G hard drive, also plug to PC A
4. Then finally boot to the new installed PC A and perform conventional file
copy of all files from the old OS to the new 80G.

Is it what you mean, if I do that is the new 80G be bootable when I plug
back to the original server?

Thanks!
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Macro said:
I am not sure about you said "copying the whole installation", how?
It is the c:\ which contains systems files.
Is it I should perform the follow?
1. find another computer( PC A), install a fresh windows 2000 on its hard
drive
2. shut down the current OS, unplug the c:\ and plug to of PC A
3. find a new 80G hard drive, also plug to PC A
4. Then finally boot to the new installed PC A and perform conventional file
copy of all files from the old OS to the new 80G.

Is it what you mean, if I do that is the new 80G be bootable when I plug
back to the original server?

Thanks!

You've got it pretty well right but you can simplify the the process.
Here are your steps again:
1. find another computer( PC A), install a fresh windows 2000 on its hard
drive.
*** Why install a fresh copy of Win2000? Use any PC with
*** Win2000/XP!
2. shut down the current OS, unplug the c:\ and plug to of PC A
*** Yes.
3. find a new 80G hard drive, also plug to PC A
*** Yes.
4. Then finally boot to the new installed PC A and perform conventional file
copy of all files from the old OS to the new 80G.
*** Some additional steps:
*** - Partition and format the new disk. Make the new
*** system partiton 10 or 15 GBytes and set it to "active".
*** - Use xcopy.exe /s /y /d /o /k /h to copy the old disk to the new disk.
*** - Install the new disk in the server and reboot it
*** with your Win2000 CD.
*** - Get into the Recovery Console.
*** - Run these commands:
*** fixboot
*** fixmbr

Is it what you mean, if I do that is the new 80G be bootable when I plug
back to the original server?

*** You could do without the second PC by booting the
*** server with a Bart PC CD. It takes some time to make
*** one of these but I consider it an essential tool for the
*** system administrator.
*** http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/#download
 

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