My XP Pro SP3 Machine won't allow Administrators to see User Accounts

By StealthRider ·
Ok here is a Doozy, I sure hope there is someone out there sharp enough to find the answer to this one...besides that problem that is the small of it...I have disabled ICS services and HOW I did it I cannot go back into and edit it, the screens are GONE now. It happened in the System properties dialogue boxes that I cannot get to appear anymore, I somehow disabled connection sharing even for this computer so MS Sec. Essentials won't run, also RPC service won't run even though it is set auto or manual, etc. Somehow I have disabled the ability of Administrators completely, not to mention sound, clipboard, firewall, windows installer. I have tried everything I have found on google not to mention Microsoft help. MSFIXit won't run because installer isn't working, it fails because the cryptographic service isn't running either, there is either a group of services disabled that have dependencies or one major service and I cannot 'see' the screens I need to to change them and I can't seem to find what I need. This is last resort before I order a new OS and reinstall, please help!

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Did you happen to save a restore point?

Prior to making all the changes, if you saved a restore point, use Backup & Restore to return the PC to the state just prior to your changes. Other than that, you may need to boot from the XP installation media and choose a repair installation.

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by StealthRider In reply to Did you happen to save a ...

No, system restore depends on RPCsS so it wouldn't work. I was almost ready to do a reinstall good thing I didn't have the discs, before I was going to order them I decided there HAD to be a fix and I kind of knew it would be easy if I could just find where the change resided. Since it affected almost everything I knew it had to be in one place! I resolved by deleting the registry "LEGACY_RPCSS".

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