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Solved Cannot Access Administrative Tools

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4
#1
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?
 

My Computer

Airbot

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#2

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9
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#3
Hi serioustyro,

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

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/137512-administrative-tools-restore-shortcuts.html

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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JimJoe

Vista Guru
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#5
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire X1700
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired

delphin

Eager to learn
Vista Pro
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636
Location
Chennai
#6
Hi serioustyro,

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

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/137512-administrative-tools-restore-shortcuts.html

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, View attachment mscfix.reg .

Let me know the result.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Wipro
    Motherboard
    Intel dq35j0
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    inter express chipset
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Wipro
    Screen Resolution
    1024*768
    Hard Drives
    500 gb
    Mouse
    Dell
    Keyboard
    DELL
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps(office lan)
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4
#7
Hi serioustyro,

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

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/137512-administrative-tools-restore-shortcuts.html

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, View attachment 12011 .

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.
 

My Computer

delphin

Eager to learn
Vista Pro
Messages
636
Location
Chennai
#8
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, View attachment 12011 .

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 :)



If you think that i helped you tip my scales
(i joined this forum for reputation powers :D)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Wipro
    Motherboard
    Intel dq35j0
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    inter express chipset
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Wipro
    Screen Resolution
    1024*768
    Hard Drives
    500 gb
    Mouse
    Dell
    Keyboard
    DELL
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps(office lan)

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