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By tio80 ·
Backgrond first: Have 30 computers on nt4 lan with bdc & pdc. We are behind a Linksys nat router. Sat down at my computer, it is a win xp box with service pack 1 and is hosting WS_FTP Server, and discovered that I could not open the "services" control panel. Upon further investigation after I calmed down i found I could open only "data sources" in the administrative tools folder and was locked out of computer management, event viewer, local security policy,performance and services. Also I cannot open "Add and Remove programs" or run "mmc" from the command line. I did not change anything in the local security policy it was working fine one day then I was locked out. A virus scan (Panda) was negative. The questions:Has anyone seen this problem? Does a repair from the media disk seem appropriate? Does anyone have a recomendation or ides on further investigation. I have hit a wall. I dont want to rebuild the pc but will if I can't solve this problem.Feel free to contact me and thak you in advance for any insight.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to hacked???

do you have another user profile with sufficient rights to try another profile?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

anything in event log?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

system restore point?

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Under current admin. logon I cannot access event log or open services to reach a restore point, but the idea of using alternate admin logon is a good one. I do not want to bring the ftp site down now but will persue this later in the weekend. On the chance of the log on working what is your suggested course of action? Thanks!! will advise

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by tio80 In reply to hacked???

sgt_shultz---logged on with multiple admin accounts both domain and local with no change

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by mikex In reply to hacked???

Boot from the XP boot CD and try to restore previous point
You can also try the recovery if you did a recovery disk

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by jdlp In reply to hacked???

try to get to system restore through a side entrance run "help" and search for system restore, this will give you an option to open it up!

give this a try, might help!

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by Juergen Hartl In reply to hacked???

System restore can also be accessed by starting in safe mode.

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