files report in use, or access is denied, but they are not in use.
Posted on 2006-05-26
Thank you experts,
I have a windows 2000 machine in a small (3 node) peer to peer as a server, it is the forth machine (no work is done on the machine, I know that it is not a sever in the true sence of the word.) I have had one on the machines on the network get a blue screen. Since that time I can not access some of the files on the "server". I tried to copy off the files, but i receive an error that the file may be in use. If I try to click on an Exe then I get access to specific device, path, or file is denied. I am logging in as Administrator and have all rights, I have checked the open files folder, no files show open. The event log: Security log is empty, application log reports no yellow or red flags for today, the system log shows a few yellow flags all the same : the redirector failed to determine the connection type. I have done multipile shutdowns. I can not see anythin that would "lock" these files. Other data is fine on the system, just selected files. This network is "down" as the selected files are needed to for a application.
Thank you in advance for any help