Ken Schaefer wrote: >The ASPNET account is used as the process identity for the aspnet_wp.exe >process that hosts the .NET Framework runtime when you are running ASP.NET >pages on the machine. > >Your inability to access "system volume information" I would suggest is not >related to this account being present. I'd have a look in your Windows Event >Log for possible errors as a first step. > thanks Ken, it put the worries to rest. may well ask some more windows related stuff if thats alright with you as im more of a command line user. ta again A.