MMC hangs at disk management

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Dave T., Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Dave T.

    Dave T. Guest

    Please give me pointers to solve this problem...

    Vista Home Premium 32 bit
    3 gigs ram.
    Dual core Athlon 3800+

    I did a scan in safe mode with Win Defender and Ad Aware - nothing
    found. Scanned with Avast - all clear. Performed a complete Chkdisk -
    all OK. SFC Scannow found no integrity violations.

    When I open computer management, everything works fine. I can peruse the
    event viewer, and do all the things available there, until I click on
    disk management. At that point MMC.EXE hangs, according to the event
    viewer. I have made no recent changes except for uninstall a download
    manager a couple of days ago. The problem is that it has been more than
    6 months since I last accessed the disk management utility, so I cannot
    know how long it has been since it took a shyte. Any help for me?
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    Dave T.


    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
     
    Dave T., Dec 14, 2008
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    JerryM Guest

    Try the following to see if it works:

    Right click Start,
    select manage,
    select disk management,
    Go to full screen to see all the drives.
     
    JerryM, Dec 14, 2008
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  3. Dave T.

    Dave T. Guest

    Sorry Jerry, I have no "manage" in the right click menu from the start orb.

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    Dave T.


    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
     
    Dave T., Dec 14, 2008
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    DDW Guest

    Do you have a "Start Search" box when you click the Start Orb??

    If so... type DISKMGMT.MSC in it and hit ENTER.

    If you don't have that box...

    Control Panel (Classic mode) - Admin Tools - Computer Management -
    Disk Management

    DDW
     
    DDW, Dec 14, 2008
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  5. Dave T.

    Dave T. Guest

    I located "manage" in the right click menu of "computer". It simply
    opens the same utility with the same results. Ditto for "diskmgmt.msc".
    As soon as the list of drives in the upper pane appears, the app hangs
    and the start menu flickers.

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    Dave T.


    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
     
    Dave T., Dec 14, 2008
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  6. Dave T.

    Dave T. Guest


    It seems that the problem lies with the photo download monitor that runs
    in the background from Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. Closing it allows
    disk management to function normally.

    Thanks for trying to help everyone. I appreciate it.

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    Dave T.


    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
     
    Dave T., Dec 14, 2008
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  7. Dave T.

    JerryM Guest

    Glad you discovered the problem, Dave,

    Jerry
     
    JerryM, Dec 14, 2008
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