can not open word, execl documents from network

* i can not open word, exel documents from the network, i can see the downloading bar but it has no progress, in word sometimes i receive a open dialog box .
* I can copy the files to c drive and open the documents with no problem.
* i can copy and see my network drive fine
* i can ping with -t the server with no loss
*my server is a iomega external storage
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Are you able to create files in the network folder?

There may be an issue with having read-only rights getting in the way of Word creating a temporary file.
delphilennyAuthor Commented:
yes i can create folders and txt files

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Could you be using CA eTrust with network drive protection turned on?
delphilennyAuthor Commented:
the raid 5 was failing
delphilennyAuthor Commented:
the iomeega was failing a drive of the raid
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