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Unable to get Diskmgmt to work


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#1 ForeverC

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 05:49 PM

Hi All,

I am on an HP Pavilion a610n Desktop, running XP SP3 Home Edition. The problem that I am having is whenever I try to access Disk Management thru right clicking "My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Management", my system shows "Connecting to Logical Disk Manager service" for about a minute. I then get a popup that says: "Server Execution failed", and " Unable to connect to Logical Disk Manager Service". I opened the Event Viewer -> Systems link and found the error "The server {4FB6BB00-3347-11D0-B40A-00AA005FF586} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout." I went into Start-> Run-> regedit and initiated a find from the My Computer entry for "4FB6BB00-3347-11D0-B40A-00AA005FF586" and found out it referred to the Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service.

I went into Start-> Run-> Services.msc and found that DCOM Server, Logical Disk Manager, and Logical Disk Manager Administrative Services were all started and set to Automatic. I have searched Forums, Blogs, Support sites, and I cannot find a resolution to this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have had a number of viruses on this PC. I never tried using Disk Manager before, so I don't know when it broke. I need it now, because I have a Seagate External HDD that my computer is not recognizing.

Thanks Much for your time and assistance.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:16 PM

Using Disk Management
To start Disk Management:

1. Log on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. In the console tree, click Disk Management.

NOTE: You can also click Start, point to Run, type diskmgmt.msc, and then click OK.


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And see if this link helps: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/132/...Windows-XP.html

Edited by ReviverSoft, 22 January 2010 - 06:31 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:22 PM

Alternative method: Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

If the function is truly screwed up, chances are that it's not the only XP function in that shape. In which case, you probably ought to either try running sfc /scannow or doing a repair install of XP.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:54 PM

Alternative method: Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

If the function is truly screwed up, chances are that it's not the only XP function in that shape. In which case, you probably ought to either try running sfc /scannow or doing a repair install of XP.

Louis


if this doesnt work, you are likely having a hard disk failure

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:18 PM

Thanks for the quick responses Reviversoft, and Hamluis. I ran sfc /scannow then reran Disk manager, but got the same results. At this point in time, re-installing XP is the last option. I'm hoping that someone on here has run into this problem before and found a fix. I also tried downloading diskmgmt.reg, and merging it, but no change. I don't think its a hard disk failure, Kalon. This is more of software failing in XP. Thanks though.

Thanks again :thumbsup:

Edited by ForeverC, 22 January 2010 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:21 PM

Ok, I got the process monitor from www.sysinternals.com, and set the filter to monitor the dmremote process. This provided me with a trace that showed a number of registry keys are missing. At this point, an XP rebuild is the only option. Thx again.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for providing us feedback, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:24 PM

It's a little late, but posting this for the benefit of any further occurrences in the future.


I was able to restore the operation of Disk Management in XP by importing the following keys, which I got from a
good system.  Here's the contents of the exported good keys.  In my case, the only thing missing as far as I could tell was
the reference to the "serviceparameters" in the first key below.  Just this omission was enough to completely break
Disk Management.  (the following can be copied into Notepad, create a .reg file, right click/merge)

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}]
@="Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service"
"LocalService"="dmadmin"
"ServiceParameters"="/com"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}]
@="Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service"
"AppID"="{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}\LocalServer32]
@=hex(2):64,00,6d,00,61,00,64,00,6d,00,69,00,6e,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,\
  00,2f,00,63,00,6f,00,6d,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\dmadmin.exe]
"AppID"="{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}]
@="Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service"
"AppID"="{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4FB6BB00-3347-11d0-B40A-00AA005FF586}\LocalServer32]
@=hex(2):64,00,6d,00,61,00,64,00,6d,00,69,00,6e,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,\
  00,2f,00,63,00,6f,00,6d,00,00,00


Edited by davexnet, 16 March 2014 - 06:25 PM.





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