Disk Manager & Norton Partition Manger not working

  jonmac 07:41 27 Nov 2008
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I fitted a secondary HD for back-up purposes and created 2 partitions on it. Later decided to rename these partitions and successfully did so with one but when I tried to do the second my troubles started. It just sat there showing the timer and did nothing so I had to kill the system and try again, but still no luck.
Tried Norton PM8 without any success. At the moment when I try to go into disk manager it throws up an error message "The dependency service or group failed to start" so I have to end the task. I have tried reverting to an earlier restore point but strangely the earliest shown is only 4 days ago and the calendar won't show earlier months.
Can anyone suggest what's wrong and what I can do about it, please?

  jonmac 08:55 27 Nov 2008

Further to the above I ran sfc /scannow but there's no change in the situation. But was it working properly I wonder. It kept asking for the windows disk and I popped in the only disk that came with the PC, the Mesh Recovery disk. That seemed to satisfy it and it continued, only to ask for it again, I clicked OK and it continued etc until it apparently completed its task. Only very occasionally was there a flash of the light on the DVD drive.
Tried disk management again but still it doesn't work.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:23 27 Nov 2008

Go to the Run item on the Start menum, and type:

regsvr32 <path & filename of dll or ocx>

re-register the following:
dmdlgs.dll .....Disk Management Snap-in Dialogs
dmdskmgr.dll ...Disk Management Snap-in Support Library
dmdskres.dll ...Disk Management Snap-in Resources

dmintf.dll .....Disk Management DCOM Interface Stub
dmocx.dll ......TreeView OCX

dmserver.dll ...Logical Disk Manager service dll
dmutil.dll .....Logical Disk Manager Utility Library
dmview.ocx .....Disk Management Snap-in

  jonmac 19:21 27 Nov 2008

Thanks for the reply Fruit Bat.
I think I understand what I have to do and since that looks like dealing with the registry a fresh restore point beforehand would presumably be a wise move? I'll give it a try after The Bill and let you know!

  jonmac 23:00 27 Nov 2008

Fruit Bat, I have done a search for the locations of all of these files and in some cases there are multiple ones as shown below. Do I have to re-register for all of these paths?

dmdlgs.dll .....Disk Management Snap-in Dialogs
C:\Windows\system32
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386

dmdskmgr.dll ...Disk Management Snap-in Support Library
C:\Windows\system32
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386

dmdskres.dll ...Disk Management Snap-in Resources
C:\Windows\system32

dmintf.dll .....Disk Management DCOM Interface Stub
C:\Windows\system32

dmocx.dll ......TreeView OCX
C:\Windows\system32

dmserver.dll ...Logical Disk Manager service dll
C:\Windows\system32

dmutil.dll .....Logical Disk Manager Utility Library
C:\Windows\system32
C:\Windows\ ServicePackFiles\i386
C:\Windows\Driver Cache\i386\sp2.cab
C:\Windows\Driver Cache\i386\sp3.cab
C:\Windows\ ServicePackFiles\i386\sp3.cab

dmview.ocx .....Disk Management Snap-in
C:\Windows\system32

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