I have a two 1TB SATA drives configured in RAID 0. The partition is showing as 100% full despite only containing several hundred gigabytes of data. When Windows boots, chkdsk attempts to automatically run each time. I have had to walk away from the machine as the process appears to take several hours. When I return, the only output I can see is a message saying cannot write to the log file. I suspect this may be because there is no free space on the disk.
I have attempted to run chkdsk manually in Windows, but it appears to be locking up at 61%. Is there a way to free this 'used space' without having to resort to a wipe and format of the partition?
C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk E: /X /I The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid. WARNING! I parameter specified. Your drive may still be corrupt even after running CHKDSK. CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)... 142336 file records processed. File verification completed. 152 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 0 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)... 61 percent complete. (155299 of 155912 index entries processed) Deleting index entry found.000 in index $I30 of file 5. 155912 index entries processed. Index verification completed. CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory. 5 unindexed files scanned. CHKDSK is recovering remaining unindexed files. 61 percent complete. (3 of 45 unindexed files recovered)