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Administrative Tools in XP Pro

By jsnowbunny100 ·
I am using XP Pro. The "administrative tools" folder is empty. I have the icon in the Control Panel and I have the shortcut on the Start Menu but all are empty.

How do I reinstall the "tools" inside the folder?
I have tried looking on the XP CD I have but, without any luck.


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by sgt_shultz In reply to Administrative Tools in X ...

i wonder if system file checker could fix you up? Start/run/sfc <enter> have your xp installation media handy
see mskb article at 222471&

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by jsnowbunny100 In reply to

Sorry, your answer did not help me as most of your answer was unclear and difficult to understand. Could you try again and write the entire answer and not just abreviations? Or make sure you are using clear text so I can read your answer. Thanks.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Administrative Tools in X ...

I thought that SGT_Shultz missed something (sorry)
instead of just start -- run -- sfc, you need to add an option to it. /Scannow is what you need . So
Go to Start -- Run -- SFC /scannow

Thats a start. Aside from that, I beleive that they are all located in system32, so you could just recreate the shortcuts. The ones you would be adding will be
%SystemRoot%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s
%SystemRoot%\system32\eventvwr.msc /s
%SystemRoot%\system32\secpol.msc /s
%SystemRoot%\system32\perfmon.msc /s
%SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc /s

If you do not have Dot Net framework, omit those ones.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Administrative Tools in X ...

Put your XP cd in the drive, and go to the I386 folder on it.
Look for the file "ADMINPAK.EXE"
Double-click it and install the Admin Pack.
That will install the tools, and should fix this for you.
If your system does not have an XP cd,then look on the C: drive itself in My Computer for a folder called I386. Find the EXE file there and run it from there. Some newer pre-built computers are not shipping with an XP cd; they put it on the hard drive instead.

hope this helps

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