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#1 jameezy

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:02 PM

A while ago, i could not view my admin tools file
so i went in to modify the registry and i found that there wasnt a admin tools file so i created one
i ended up making an extra admin tools files placed on my desktop in addition to the folder in the control panel(which by the way still does not work)
now when i try to uninstall or install any new programs, my computer gives me an error message
i cannot recall the exact wording in the error but i do know it is Error 1606. basically saying that it cannot access the admin tools file
any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated

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#2 Michael-Anthony

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:13 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315352

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
   2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
   3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
	  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
   4. In the right pane of Registry Editor, double-click Common Administrative Tools.
   5. In the Value data box , type the following line, and then click OK:
	  %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
   6. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
   7. Restart the computer.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:35 PM

nope didnt do anything

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:47 PM

hold the windows key and press R

in that window type this (with the quotes)

"%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools"

hit enter.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:49 PM

it cant even find the folder

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:06 PM

ok. create the following folders

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
(replace "your profile" with your profile name)

now download this zip file, and extract it to both folders.

now save this file (right click save as) on your desktop.

merge the contents of msi.reg to the registry (either double click it, or right click > merge)

restart.

Edited by Michael-Anthony, 03 December 2008 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:09 PM

Please note you may also have to add the following to both folders (right click > new > shortcut) for each listed below

Local Security Policy: %SystemRoot%\system32\secpol.msc /s
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Configuration: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\mscorcfg.msc
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Wizards: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\ConfigWizards.exe




ALSO

You only need the last 2 if you have .net framework 1.1 (which chances are you do)

If you find that these links (and the ones above) return an error, you may need to extract the core files from cd. I'll post that shortly in case its needed.

Edited by Michael-Anthony, 03 December 2008 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:40 PM

OK you're going to need your xp cd, for this.


paste the following into a text file,


Replace X with the drive that your XP cd is in.

Save it as Fix.bat (choose all types instead of txt file) on the desktop

@echo off
echo Expanding...
expand X:\i386\comexp.ms_ -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\Com\
expand X:\i386\compmgmt.ms_ -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\
expand X:\i386\odbcad -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\
expand X:\i386\comexpex32.ex_ -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\
expand X:\i386\eventvwr.ms_ -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\
expand X:\i386\secpol.ms_ -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\
expand X:\i386\perfmon.ms_ -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\
expand X:\i386\services.ms_ -r C:\WINDOWS\system32\
echo Done... Please remove the Windows XP cdrom and restart
pause

And Double click the file.

Edited by Michael-Anthony, 03 December 2008 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:07 PM

the first link returned an error

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:10 PM

the zip file??

go here and skip to step 2




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