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Disk Defragmenter And Disk Management Won't Run


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#1 zark

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:40 AM

Hello.

My OS is Win XP Home (OEM version).
My problem is that whenever i try to run
Administrative Tools --> Computer Management --> Disk Management,
a small window will pop-up reading,
"The RPC server is unavailable".
And in the Computer Management window, the status bar would indicate,
"Unable to connect to Logical Disk Manager service".
But when i run services.msc, both
Logical Disk Manager and Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
are on automatic and have been started.
Disk Defragmenter also does not seem to be functioning,
for i have countlessly clicked on the Analyze and Defragment buttons without anything happening.

I'm very puzzled as to why i can't run these system tools. :thumbsup:

I've heard about the benefits of partitioning and defragmenting the hard drive so i would really like
to have a go at it.

Help please! :flowers:

Edited by zark, 22 November 2005 - 12:45 AM.


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#2 franktiii

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 09:57 AM

Couple of thoughts

First you need to be logged on as an administrator to do some of these things. If your individual account is not administrator, then in xp home you need to boot up in safe mode.

To do this hit f8 during boot up and you should have an option of logging on as administrator. Default password is no password.

Try defragging then.

Also here is information on partitioning in windows xp http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309000

#3 zark

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 10:40 AM

Hello, franktiii.

Much thanks for your reply.
Right after i read it, I went straight ahead and did what you suggested.
Logged in as Administrator without password in safe mode.
But it didn't work 'cause the error still popped up.
So i re-checked services.msc and both services are running. :thumbsup: :flowers:

Then i restarted windows in normal mode and surfed around the net
looking for other possible solutions.
Came across this forum post,
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_...Q_21633351.html
gave it a try and lo and behold...

The answer was, DCOM Server Process Launcher service had to be started as well. :trumpet:

What a klutz i am... :inlove:

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:38 PM

I hadn't come across that problem before. Thanks for letting us know how it was fixed! :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:13 PM

Hi, I just bought a new hard drive and external enclosure and im experiencing the exact same problem. Unfortunalty, the sire mentioned requires payment for help and I dont have a credit cad, can you tell me what I neet to know, I cant seem to find the solution anywhere.

Im using XP Pro SP2 by the way

Thanks.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:09 PM

:thumbsup: to BC MagnumForce,

You don't have to pay to see the answers at experts-exchange you just have to be registered with them.

Anyway the solution was -

Make sure that your "DCOM Server Process Launcher" is in Auto Mode.

You can check it via Control Panel >> Admin Tools >> Services


Reboot after any changes.

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