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Computer Management>Disk Management error

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Unsure which area I should use.  I hope 'Disk Management' is a hardware problem.
Win XP SR2
 2 USB external HDs attached
 1 NAS HD attached
When I select 'Disk Management' under 'Storage,' nothing happens for 2-3 minutes then I get a - popup 'Server Execution Failed.'
How do I resolve this?
I know this much.
  Services>Logical Disk Manager is running
  Services>Logical Disk Manager Administrative Services is running
With no external drives and NAS drive disconnected (and sw uninstalled) from the PC I still get the error.
related or not
services.msi - when I try to run this, nothing happens
sfs /scannow - when I run this, nothing happens
F:/ drive - don't know where I got this.  Contains 39meg of space; unformatted.  It was my attempt to remove this partition that led to the discovery of the Disk Management problem.
Explorer - when I open Explorer and try to expand 'My Computer, the PC 'searches' for 3-4 minutes before a list of drives appears.  Selecting any folder in the right pane results in a cmd? screen appearing.  I can select and run files in the right pane but can not select folders.
DCOM error - Event ID 10005.  Have a post in another channel that may resolve this by reinstalling DCOM.
  server - 0060081ED811
  server - 00AA005FF586
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