troubleshooting Question

ESXi 4.1 - cant upload or download to datastores. Get error "Failed to log into NFC server"

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Recently I found that I could not upload or download from any of the data stores on an ESXi 4.1 box.  When I attempt an upload or download, it says "Failed to log into NFC server".  The VMs all work, but I'm now desperate to move the VMs off of this box so that I can move them to a new box.

I have trawled the internet and found a few possibilities and the following do not appear to be the culprit:

#  DNS -  Added local host file entry, but still get the issue
#  Disk space - Ample space on datastores and targets
#  /etc/vmware/config missing carriage return as per this - The line in question didn't actually exist, so I tried adding it to no effect

I also cant connect via Putty anymore, so something strange has happened!

I also tried Veeam, but for what is supported in ESXi 4,1 free, I get the same error.
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