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BUG #: 236752 (SHILOH_BUGS)
An attempt to drop a full-text catalog may fail if the disk where the catalog resides is full when you execute this code:
sp_fulltext_catalog 'catalogname', 'drop'
To drop a full-text catalog you must stop the merge process for the catalog. When the disk where the catalog resides is full the merge process cannot complete and cannot be stopped. Note that the merge process begins automatically each time MSSearch is started.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
Free enough drive space for the merge to complete.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.