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    Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    I've tried some methods already and still unable to use "Computer Management".
    I've tried having my computer in safe mode.
    I've tried going to cmd and net user administrator /active:yes and tried to access "Computer Management"
    I've switch on and off UAC.
    Note* I am logged on as the administrator. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

    What can I do to access the Administrative Tools?

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    Re: Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    Hi serioustyro,

    Take a look at this tutorial, it may give you some good info.

    Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

    Have you tried just going to the Control Panel-Administrative Tools or right click on the Computer link in the Start Menu under Manage?

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    Re: Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    Hi serioustyro,

    Take a look at this tutorial, it may give you some good info.

    Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

    Have you tried just going to the Control Panel-Administrative Tools or right click on the Computer link in the Start Menu under Manage?
    I did not accidentally delete my administrative tools. Yes, the first thing I did was right click computer and click manage and then I tried going into Administrative tools but I get the error "Windows canot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item," even though I am logged in as the administrator.

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    Re: Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    It's quite awkward. I tried Computer Management on my friend's laptop and he was able to access it yet mine can't.

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    Re: Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    Are you logged into the hidden admin account or the first account you created, which says you are admin ? The later is actually a user account.

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    Re: Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Serioustyro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    Hi serioustyro,

    Take a look at this tutorial, it may give you some good info.

    Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

    Have you tried just going to the Control Panel-Administrative Tools or right click on the Computer link in the Start Menu under Manage?
    I did not accidentally delete my administrative tools. Yes, the first thing I did was right click computer and click manage and then I tried going into Administrative tools but I get the error "Windows canot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item," even though I am logged in as the administrator.
    Try this registry entry, mscfix.reg.

    Let me know the result.

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    Re: Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by delphin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Serioustyro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    Hi serioustyro,

    Take a look at this tutorial, it may give you some good info.

    Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

    Have you tried just going to the Control Panel-Administrative Tools or right click on the Computer link in the Start Menu under Manage?
    I did not accidentally delete my administrative tools. Yes, the first thing I did was right click computer and click manage and then I tried going into Administrative tools but I get the error "Windows canot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item," even though I am logged in as the administrator.
    Try this registry entry, mscfix.reg.

    Let me know the result.
    OMG OMG OMG!!!! I was having such a bad day. 3 hours of sleep with an essay due in 5 hours. This just made my day. Thank you so much.

    How in the world were you able to discern the problem? This was so specific that If I didn't stop to ask and continued searching for an answer, I would have probably never found it.

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    Re: Cannot Access Administrative Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Serioustyro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by delphin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Serioustyro View Post

    I did not accidentally delete my administrative tools. Yes, the first thing I did was right click computer and click manage and then I tried going into Administrative tools but I get the error "Windows canot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item," even though I am logged in as the administrator.
    Try this registry entry, mscfix.reg.

    Let me know the result.
    OMG OMG OMG!!!! I was having such a bad day. 3 hours of sleep with an essay due in 5 hours. This just made my day. Thank you so much.

    How in the world were you able to discern the problem? This was so specific that If I didn't stop to ask and continued searching for an answer, I would have probably never found it.
    Glad it worked for you



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