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