Windows 2003 server Explorer.exe crashes constantly after image was restored from a ghost image
Posted on 2006-05-08
I recently installed a new 36gb 15k SCSI320 Drive in our PowerEdge 1750 server (Only DC), I lacked a partition utility so i decided to use ghost. I fist moved the 2nd partition on the original 18gb disk to the new drive disk to disk and expanded it to about 24gb, I then deleted the 2nd partition off the 18gb drive, and restarted. Everything was fine, all the files on the D were valid and working, exchange DBs mounted. I then formatted the reamaining 12gb to a fat32 partition, for use as a ghost image scratch space.
I restarted, and dumped a ghost image of the first (bootable) partition to the scratch space, delted the partition, then restored the image to the 18gb drive but this time using the entire drive space.
After starting up and logging in I experienced many (every 3s) explorer crashes, I can use the run command, and run programs that have shortcuts on the desktop but I cannot access the start menu or browse the disk with any program locally. I can however map the drives from another system and copy, move delete files. I have copied files off the drive and found them not to be corrupt. programs run normally and can access the disk without incident. Exchange still works and clients can still sync.. I can also run BackupExec and have run backups of key files to another disk.