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By m.graft ·
After I have installed and configured W2K Pro. On a Packard Bell Machine I lost all the content in the "Administrative Tools folder" when I restarted the computer.
The question is: Can I reinstall the Administrative Tools again without having to reinstall W2K Pro. all over again?
I know you can do that with W2K server CD-Rom since it has "ADMINPAK.MSI" in the I386 folder. but having done so didn't bring back the default programs such as Local security and Computer Management.

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by gw.raangs In reply to Administrative Tools

Did you check under start->settings->taskbar & start menu->tab advanced that the "display adminivestrative tools" is checked" ??

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by m.graft In reply to Administrative Tools

What you are mentioning in you answers I'm already aware of. And yes I logged in as an Administrator. But the core of my question, why is the Administrative tool got empty after having rebooted the system; specially when this was the first thing I checked after the installation was completed? I checked all the places where you think the administrative tool could be available. But neither it was in the program files nor in the control panel (the folder was there but not the content)? I can still copy the default programs that are included in the Administrative tools from their original location "%System32%" I also can run the setup again and choose to repair the system, but there should be another way to explain why this happened? I wouldn't jump into conclusions and say it's a bug in the OS before I'm completely sure that I've tried all methods in order to be convinced that this is related to a bug? And I also don?t believe this is related to the hardware system weather it?s a Packard Bell or a Compaq. Maybe after all this could be an idea for Microsoft to add the ?ADMINPAK.MSI? in W2K Pro. as well if they haven?t done that yet!

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by m.graft In reply to Administrative Tools

What you are mentioning in you answers I'm already aware of. And yes I logged in as an Administrator. But the core of my question, why is the Administrative tool got empty after having rebooted the system; specially when this was the first thing I checked after the installation was completed? I checked all the places where you think the administrative tool could be available. But neither it was in the program files nor in the control panel (the folder was there but not the content)? I can still copy the default programs that are included in the Administrative tools from their original location "%System32%" I also can run the setup again and choose to repair the system, but there should be another way to explain why this happened? I wouldn't jump into conclusions and say it's a bug in the OS before I'm completely sure that I've tried all methods in order to be convinced that this is related to a bug? And I also don?t believe this is related to the hardware system weather it?s a Packard Bell or a Compaq. Maybe after all this could be an idea for Microsoft to add the ?ADMINPAK.MSI? in W2K Pro. as well if they haven?t done that yet!

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by Jolly Roger In reply to Administrative Tools

Normally, I would be inclined to assume it's a Packard Bell problem (Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk), but seriously, are you logging in as an Administrator?

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by m.graft In reply to Administrative Tools

What you are mentioning in you answers I'm already aware of. And yes I logged in as an Administrator. But the core of my question, why is the Administrative tool got empty after having rebooted the system; specially when this was the first thing I checked after the installation was completed? I checked all the places where you think the administrative tool could be available. But neither it was in the program files nor in the control panel (the folder was there but not the content)? I can still copy the default programs that are included in the Administrative tools from their original location "%System32%" I also can run the setup again and choose to repair the system, but there should be another way to explain why this happened? I wouldn't jump into conclusions and say it's a bug in the OS before I'm completely sure that I've tried all methods in order to be convinced that this is related to a bug? And I also don?t believe this is related to the hardware system weather it?s a Packard Bell or a Compaq. Maybe after all this could be an idea for Microsoft to add the ?ADMINPAK.MSI? in W2K Pro. as well if they haven?t done that yet!

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by m.graft In reply to Administrative Tools

What you are mentioning in you answers I'm already aware of. And yes I logged in as an Administrator. But the core of my question, why is the Administrative tool got empty after having rebooted the system; specially when this was the first thing I checked after the installation was completed? I checked all the places where you think the administrative tool could be available. But neither it was in the program files nor in the control panel (the folder was there but not the content)? I can still copy the default programs that are included in the Administrative tools from their original location "%System32%" I also can run the setup again and choose to repair the system, but there should be another way to explain why this happened? I wouldn't jump into conclusions and say it's a bug in the OS before I'm completely sure that I've tried all methods in order to be convinced that this is related to a bug? And I also don?t believe this is related to the hardware system weather it?s a Packard Bell or a Compaq. Maybe after all this could be an idea for Microsoft to add the ?ADMINPAK.MSI? in W2K Pro. as well if they haven?t done that yet!

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by mgo In reply to Administrative Tools

Have you tried looking in C:\documents and settings
Maybe the shortcuts have been placed under a different user. Win2K makes a new profile when it thinks you are using a different user. Eventhough it is the same username

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by m.graft In reply to Administrative Tools

Frankly speaking I did since I've created 7 users and none of profiles has it? Because it was also gone from the Control Panel (except the Folder was still there) I?ve installed W2K more than once (30 times) on several machines and this is the firsttime some thing like that happen! It's not Packard Bell that causes it because I did a new installation and it's running fine without any problems. I only need to find a way to restore the Administrative tools on a W2K pro. System without me having to reinstall the whole OS all over again (which I did in the end)? I would really appreciate it if any one have an idea how to do that?

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