When a Windows 2000 Server in a cluster attempts to mount a volume, the mount times out and the resource does NOT come online.
This behavior can occur when more than 1 disk quota is applied to the volume.
When a Windows 2000 Server mounts a volume that has disk quotas, it first scans the volume to update the quota index. If there are more than 1 quota applied, the scan can exceed the 180 second Pending Timeout default, specially if corruption is detected in the quota index.
To workaround this problem:
1. Start Cluster Administrator.
2. Right-click the shared disk resource that you want to change.
3. Press Properties.
4. Select the Advanced tab.
5. Increase the Pending Timeout value.
NOTE: See How to enable disk quotas in Windows 2000.