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Cannot browse C: Local disk

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Hey experts.
I am having an issue with our SBS server.  if i go to my computer and try to open the local disk, it causes my computer to hang up for 3-5 min before i will get a not responding message with an end task.
if i go like start, run, c: same issue.  but if i browse anywhere else besides directly to c: it works fine.  Like start, run c:\program files.  have no issues.

I have ran the check disk and there were no issues.  I have defragmented drive.
I am not sure what else to try!
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Top Expert 2009

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Here is what you may want to try: get in Task manager, process tab, and check the box "Show process from all user" then endtask all explore.exe
Reboot your server and try it again.

K

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I have tried that and rebooted the server many times with no success.
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Do you still have enough space (including your pagefile)?
Do you have anything blocks in GPO or local policy?
Did you try with other user account or domain admin?
Do you access to the server desktop directly or remotely?
Did you try to move your pagefile to other than C: with bigger avail room?

K
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Can you view the permissions of C:\?

Jeff
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yes i can view the permissions on c: and administrators is in there with full promissions, but i tried like adding just s single person to it and the permissions/properties box stopped responding.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
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Then your ACLs (permissions) seem to be corrupt.

You can reset them to the defaults using ICACLS.exe using the following command:

ICACLS C:\ /reset /T /C

Documentation for this is here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919240

Jeff
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ok i did what you said, now as an administrator i get access denied when trying to open it.

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so you can't view permissions on C: now either?

you could try another ICACLS command as a test (if it lets you!)
ICACLS C:\ /GRANT Administrators:F
if that works change the switch to apply it to the subdirectories too
and/or you could try using the takeown utility that also comes with the resource kit?
john



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I figured out the issue, some program make over 700,000 .tmp files directly on C: which caused my explorer to crash when trying to view that many files....now trying to delete them
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
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Ahhh... that would make sense.  Especially if you had Windows Explorer configured to view the "owner" field, which causes each file's ACL to be looked at before it will display.

Jeff
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