I've got a server running 2000 Server which is just about out of space on drive C. It has two logical NTFS drives, C and D on one physical HD. C started out several years ago with 4GB. Over time it has filled up. I've done the following, which has slowed the decrease, but its getting critical.
- All applications have been installed on drive D whenever possible
- Page file has been moved to drive D
- I've uninstalled every Windows component I could from Drive C.
- I added 2 GB of RAM
- I installed Diskkeeper Server
- Once a week or so I run Disk Cleanup to clear up temp files, etc.
Despite this, C drive free space hovers around 500mb, sometimes dipping as low as 300mb, and users using network resources (shared folders and Quickbooks Enterprise) are seeing some serious lag times. I believe the biggest culprit is Quickbooks, and I've now deferred taking any more updates for that and Windows, which of course poses a security problem.
I have three questions, as well as being open to any suggestions(short of replacing it)
1. Can I safely choose to compress drive space on disk C? Will it slow the computer down more and what sort of space will I gain?
2. Are there any tools out there to help me find other unneeded files on drive C? I tried using Sequoia, but its not W2K compatible.
3. Is repartitioning drive C without reinstalling the OS a possibility with a tool like Partition Magic?