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    Win 2000 crashes

    When I close Storage from Disk Management of Administrator Tools - my system crashes. Any ideas?

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    Re: Win 2000 crashes

    Before I proffer any ideas, can you define 'crash'? Does Explorer reload itself, does the system blue screen....what happens? Anything in the Event Viewer?
    -Mark

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    Re: Win 2000 crashes

    Mark,

    I am not sure if you will get this reply. I go to admin tools, disk management, storage, and then I may format etc ant disk. Upon exiting my system does a complete crash and then restarts from scratch. I created a new counsel with oly storage on it to prove it. It happens every time. I beleive it may some identy crisis with one of the disks I have on that system. I have three disks with multiple partitions. I also run system commander with two seperate win 2000 partitions on the main disk. The second system is com,pletly hidden from the first but both systems crash upon leaving the storage tool.

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    Re: Win 2000 crashes

    I wonder if it's possible that you have a dying drive, then? Your configuration sounds pretty complex, so I don't know if removing a drive (or more) is an option, but what I would do, in order, is to 1) swap the cables that connect the disks and if that does not work 2) unplug any drives, including optical drives, that are not required to boot. Let's eliminate the possibility that hardware is at fault first, if possible.

    What I find significant here is that you have two installations and they both do exactly the same thing. You might also consider installing Windows on one of the other drives, and having that drive plugged in as the only disk physically connected to the system. If the behavior repeats itself, then it's likely something to do with your other hardware (a controller or motherboard) and not the disks themselves.

    When your system reboots, does it perform a disk check?
    -Mark

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    Re: Win 2000 crashes

    Mark,

    I do not believe that a disk check is performed. I like your idea and will try that after Thanksgiving. I have the ability to disconnect two drives and a zip plus two cd drives. I believe you are right, I looked at the event viewer last week and it is having some kind of difficulty with drive letters I believe. Mark, please check back next week so I can let you know what happens. Thanks for your reply. Dan

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    Re: Win 2000 crashes

    Glad to help Dan...just reply to this post with your findings when you're ready and I'll get an email. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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