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can't access my device manager!


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#1 chrisMINE

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:12 AM

Hello, i have no idea when this started happening but today i tried to go into my device manager and it gave me this error. mmc.exe - unable to locate component
This application has failed to start because apphelp.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. I get the same error when trying to access my event viewer. I have windows XP pro service pack 3.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:22 AM

if you have your xp disc handy try going to command prompt via
start
run
command
and press enter
then type
sfc /scannow
This will look for broken microsoft windows files and replace them with ones from the disk.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:04 PM

well i tried that and its gives me this error. The specific error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable.] should i just reinstall windows?

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:12 PM

If you have your XP disc you can try running a repair installation:

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:15 PM

before that, try to go
start
run
services.msc
and look for rpc and start it and try again




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