I have recently noticed that I am unable to run most of the admin tools in Control Panel.
I need to run "Computer Management" to initialise a disk. When I click on the icon I get the nasty sound and a simple "Access is Denied" without further explanation.
I am the only user on this XP PC and I have Administrator rights.
I tried running it "direct" by double clicking the actual .msc file (although I don't know if that would ever work). No joy.
I am similarly unable to run :-
Dot Net Framework
Although I can run :-
OBCD Data Source Administrator
Dot Net Wizards
This reminded me of a recent nightmare with a Dot Net Framework installation. I don't know/understand this, but I recall an aborted attempt to install or upgrade this caused by some other program. I probably need to clean that up too. Could that be the cause ? Any tips as to how to clean it out ?
But first I really need to be able to run Computer Management.