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Rebooted Server, not Clients not work

By jeff ·
I have a 2000 domain with XP Workstations. I was running out of space on my c: drive, so I moved the swap partition to another drive. Then rebooted. Now when the XP workstations log in sometimes none of thier icons show up, sometimes it's taken as many as three reboots of the workstation to get the icons to show up.

any idea's other then move the swap file back to C:

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Rebooted Server, not Clie ...

my 2 cents is: simply movng the swap file shouldn't cause your symptoms. Exactly what server os, please.
since we know we ran out of hard disk space, maybe we have file system problems. probably very badly fragmented at least, which might explain slow but working user profiles?
i would get couples gigs free at least then chkdsk /f then defrag
if no joy i would look for other cause. did you run out of hd space because of an automatic update(s) maybe? but i have not heard of your symptoms being caused by updates. just saying: what has changed?
Put on all critical updates.
no joy? then i would eliminate spyware, viruii, i would post my exact steps to reproduce symptoms and i would look them up at support.microsoft.com

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Webroot's SpySweeper Enterprise was my problem, aperently the "Active Shields" were messing with it.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Rebooted Server, not Clie ...

When moving a page file to another drive, I always leave 30MB on the boot drive. That way most problems will not occur.
I have not had your particular problem, but my assumption would be that it is caused by the swap drive. The drive where you just moved the pagefile, was it being used for anything else recently? Is there data on it? How fragmented is it.
Try running the defragmentor for files, and download pagefile defragger from sysinternals. Put a small portion of the page file on the boot drive. and try again.
Empty temps, and do a system cleanup.

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by jeff In reply to

Webroot's SpySweeper Enterprise was my problem, aperently the "Active Shields" were messing with it. but takeing your advise to put 30MB of the swap file on the boot drive.

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by voldar In reply to Rebooted Server, not Clie ...

Another idea - replace the HDD on the server or make room on what you already have. I assume you have roaming profiles. Make in place quota for those profiles. What you have now it is not a swap file problem, but a space problem.

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