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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 8:13:01 AM

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From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on Manage. The
result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager which shcows
that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I click on End
Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally I get
the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but got no
reply.
If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is running but
there are a hell of a lot more in that list.

I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having tried a
number of likely routes.

This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I have
accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but I've not
yet installed SP2.
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:18:59 PM

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Hi

What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:

compmgmt.msc

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
> From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
> The
> result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
> unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager which
> shcows
> that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I click on
> End
> Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
> If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally I get
> the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but got no
> reply.
> If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is running but
> there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
>
> I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having tried a
> number of likely routes.
>
> This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I have
> accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but I've
> not
> yet installed SP2.
>
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:19:00 PM

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Will,

Exactly the same symptoms recurred.

Tony

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
>
> compmgmt.msc
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
> > The
> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager which
> > shcows
> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I click on
> > End
> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally I get
> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but got no
> > reply.
> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is running but
> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
> >
> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having tried a
> > number of likely routes.
> >
> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I have
> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but I've
> > not
> > yet installed SP2.
> >
> >
>
>
>
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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:49:07 PM

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Hi

Try this - put your XP CD into the cd drive and run the following from
Start>Run

sfc /scannow

Or, as you, have suggested, you might have to try putting a fresh copy of
mmc.exe into the %systemroot%\system32 folder.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
> Will,
>
> Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
>
> Tony
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
>>
>> compmgmt.msc
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
>> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
>> > The
>> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
>> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager which
>> > shcows
>> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I click
>> > on
>> > End
>> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
>> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally I
>> > get
>> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but got
>> > no
>> > reply.
>> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is running
>> > but
>> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
>> >
>> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having
>> > tried a
>> > number of likely routes.
>> >
>> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I have
>> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but
>> > I've
>> > not
>> > yet installed SP2.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:57:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Or a fresh copy of Computer Management into the %systemroot%\system32
folder.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
> Will,
>
> Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
>
> Tony
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
>>
>> compmgmt.msc
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
>> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
>> > The
>> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
>> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager which
>> > shcows
>> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I click
>> > on
>> > End
>> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
>> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally I
>> > get
>> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but got
>> > no
>> > reply.
>> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is running
>> > but
>> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
>> >
>> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having
>> > tried a
>> > number of likely routes.
>> >
>> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I have
>> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but
>> > I've
>> > not
>> > yet installed SP2.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:57:09 PM

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Thanks Will,

I have a friend emaililng me a copy of compmgmt.msc which I hope will do the
trick. When I inspected the Properties of my copy, it inidicated that it was
last accessed in 2003. Whereas my friend's copy showed todays' date.

If that doesn't work, I may try:
QUOTE
You can do an "in-place upgrade" as described in this Microsoft KB article:
How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q315341
UNQUOTE
Wearily onward,

Tony


"Will Denny" wrote:

> Or a fresh copy of Computer Management into the %systemroot%\system32
> folder.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
> > Will,
> >
> > Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
> >
> > Tony
> >
> > "Will Denny" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
> >>
> >> compmgmt.msc
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Will Denny
> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> Please reply to the News Groups
> >>
> >>
> >> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message
> >> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
> >> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
> >> > The
> >> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
> >> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager which
> >> > shcows
> >> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I click
> >> > on
> >> > End
> >> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
> >> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally I
> >> > get
> >> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but got
> >> > no
> >> > reply.
> >> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is running
> >> > but
> >> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
> >> >
> >> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having
> >> > tried a
> >> > number of likely routes.
> >> >
> >> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I have
> >> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but
> >> > I've
> >> > not
> >> > yet installed SP2.
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:57:10 PM

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It's getting so bad now that I am having to reply to my own messages.

I can't recall where I got that stuff about "in-place upgrade" from, as the
URL below does not do what it says on the tin.

Looks like I@ll have to Google my way to that place.

Tony

"Tony the tutor" wrote:

> Thanks Will,
>
> I have a friend emaililng me a copy of compmgmt.msc which I hope will do the
> trick. When I inspected the Properties of my copy, it inidicated that it was
> last accessed in 2003. Whereas my friend's copy showed todays' date.
>
> If that doesn't work, I may try:
> QUOTE
> You can do an "in-place upgrade" as described in this Microsoft KB article:
> How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q315341
> UNQUOTE
> Wearily onward,
>
> Tony
>
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
> > Or a fresh copy of Computer Management into the %systemroot%\system32
> > folder.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Will Denny
> > MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > Please reply to the News Groups
> >
> >
> > "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
> > > Will,
> > >
> > > Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
> > >
> > > Tony
> > >
> > > "Will Denny" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi
> > >>
> > >> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
> > >>
> > >> compmgmt.msc
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >>
> > >> Will Denny
> > >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > >> Please reply to the News Groups
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > >> message
> > >> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
> > >> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
> > >> > The
> > >> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
> > >> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager which
> > >> > shcows
> > >> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I click
> > >> > on
> > >> > End
> > >> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
> > >> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally I
> > >> > get
> > >> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but got
> > >> > no
> > >> > reply.
> > >> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is running
> > >> > but
> > >> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
> > >> >
> > >> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having
> > >> > tried a
> > >> > number of likely routes.
> > >> >
> > >> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I have
> > >> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but
> > >> > I've
> > >> > not
> > >> > yet installed SP2.
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 5:47:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi

You can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD with the following command from
Start>Run:

expand X:\i386\mmc.ex_ %systemroot%\system32\mmc.exe

where X is the letter of your cd drive.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1891F614-2942-4583-AC35-CEC297560447@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Will,
>
> I have a friend emaililng me a copy of compmgmt.msc which I hope will do
> the
> trick. When I inspected the Properties of my copy, it inidicated that it
> was
> last accessed in 2003. Whereas my friend's copy showed todays' date.
>
> If that doesn't work, I may try:
> QUOTE
> You can do an "in-place upgrade" as described in this Microsoft KB
> article:
> How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q315341
> UNQUOTE
> Wearily onward,
>
> Tony
>
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Or a fresh copy of Computer Management into the %systemroot%\system32
>> folder.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
>> > Will,
>> >
>> > Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
>> >
>> > Tony
>> >
>> > "Will Denny" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi
>> >>
>> >> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
>> >>
>> >> compmgmt.msc
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Will Denny
>> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> >> Please reply to the News Groups
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> message
>> >> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
>> >> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on
>> >> > Manage.
>> >> > The
>> >> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
>> >> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager
>> >> > which
>> >> > shcows
>> >> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I
>> >> > click
>> >> > on
>> >> > End
>> >> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
>> >> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally
>> >> > I
>> >> > get
>> >> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but
>> >> > got
>> >> > no
>> >> > reply.
>> >> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is
>> >> > running
>> >> > but
>> >> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
>> >> >
>> >> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having
>> >> > tried a
>> >> > number of likely routes.
>> >> >
>> >> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I
>> >> > have
>> >> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but
>> >> > I've
>> >> > not
>> >> > yet installed SP2.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 5:47:06 PM

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Will, I am not sure that will help. This is a Dell PC and they supplied me
with a CD that will only re-install. It won't let me get at individual
programs.

However, unfortunately after deletion of the two oroginal copies, their
replacement of my neighbour's compmgmt.msc into the two folders, System32 and
I386 (where I had found copies) followed by a re-boot made no difference.
Perhaps I will also need MMC.EXE. It seems to me that some other component is
preventing compmgmt.msc from springing to life.

Best wishes,
Tony

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> You can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD with the following command from
> Start>Run:
>
> expand X:\i386\mmc.ex_ %systemroot%\system32\mmc.exe
>
> where X is the letter of your cd drive.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1891F614-2942-4583-AC35-CEC297560447@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Will,
> >
> > I have a friend emaililng me a copy of compmgmt.msc which I hope will do
> > the
> > trick. When I inspected the Properties of my copy, it inidicated that it
> > was
> > last accessed in 2003. Whereas my friend's copy showed todays' date.
> >
> > If that doesn't work, I may try:
> > QUOTE
> > You can do an "in-place upgrade" as described in this Microsoft KB
> > article:
> > How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q315341
> > UNQUOTE
> > Wearily onward,
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >
> > "Will Denny" wrote:
> >
> >> Or a fresh copy of Computer Management into the %systemroot%\system32
> >> folder.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Will Denny
> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> Please reply to the News Groups
> >>
> >>
> >> "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message
> >> news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
> >> > Will,
> >> >
> >> > Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
> >> >
> >> > Tony
> >> >
> >> > "Will Denny" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi
> >> >>
> >> >> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
> >> >>
> >> >> compmgmt.msc
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >>
> >> >> Will Denny
> >> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> >> Please reply to the News Groups
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> >> message
> >> >> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on
> >> >> > Manage.
> >> >> > The
> >> >> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
> >> >> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager
> >> >> > which
> >> >> > shcows
> >> >> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I
> >> >> > click
> >> >> > on
> >> >> > End
> >> >> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
> >> >> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC. Occasionally
> >> >> > I
> >> >> > get
> >> >> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that but
> >> >> > got
> >> >> > no
> >> >> > reply.
> >> >> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is
> >> >> > running
> >> >> > but
> >> >> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having
> >> >> > tried a
> >> >> > number of likely routes.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I
> >> >> > have
> >> >> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine but
> >> >> > I've
> >> >> > not
> >> >> > yet installed SP2.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 6:19:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi

There could be an underlying problem that is causing the error. Did you run
sfc /scannow? That will replace any corrupt system files.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9FDABAC7-2750-41E5-8B77-657AFA6DD371@microsoft.com...
> Will, I am not sure that will help. This is a Dell PC and they supplied me
> with a CD that will only re-install. It won't let me get at individual
> programs.
>
> However, unfortunately after deletion of the two oroginal copies, their
> replacement of my neighbour's compmgmt.msc into the two folders, System32
> and
> I386 (where I had found copies) followed by a re-boot made no difference.
> Perhaps I will also need MMC.EXE. It seems to me that some other component
> is
> preventing compmgmt.msc from springing to life.
>
> Best wishes,
> Tony
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> You can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD with the following command
>> from
>> Start>Run:
>>
>> expand X:\i386\mmc.ex_ %systemroot%\system32\mmc.exe
>>
>> where X is the letter of your cd drive.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:1891F614-2942-4583-AC35-CEC297560447@microsoft.com...
>> > Thanks Will,
>> >
>> > I have a friend emaililng me a copy of compmgmt.msc which I hope will
>> > do
>> > the
>> > trick. When I inspected the Properties of my copy, it inidicated that
>> > it
>> > was
>> > last accessed in 2003. Whereas my friend's copy showed todays' date.
>> >
>> > If that doesn't work, I may try:
>> > QUOTE
>> > You can do an "in-place upgrade" as described in this Microsoft KB
>> > article:
>> > How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
>> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q315341
>> > UNQUOTE
>> > Wearily onward,
>> >
>> > Tony
>> >
>> >
>> > "Will Denny" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Or a fresh copy of Computer Management into the %systemroot%\system32
>> >> folder.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Will Denny
>> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> >> Please reply to the News Groups
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> message
>> >> news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Will,
>> >> >
>> >> > Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
>> >> >
>> >> > Tony
>> >> >
>> >> > "Will Denny" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hi
>> >> >>
>> >> >> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> compmgmt.msc
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Will Denny
>> >> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> >> >> Please reply to the News Groups
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> >> >> in
>> >> >> message
>> >> >> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on
>> >> >> > Manage.
>> >> >> > The
>> >> >> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
>> >> >> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager
>> >> >> > which
>> >> >> > shcows
>> >> >> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I
>> >> >> > click
>> >> >> > on
>> >> >> > End
>> >> >> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not
>> >> >> > responding."
>> >> >> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC.
>> >> >> > Occasionally
>> >> >> > I
>> >> >> > get
>> >> >> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that
>> >> >> > but
>> >> >> > got
>> >> >> > no
>> >> >> > reply.
>> >> >> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is
>> >> >> > running
>> >> >> > but
>> >> >> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how,
>> >> >> > having
>> >> >> > tried a
>> >> >> > number of likely routes.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I
>> >> >> > have
>> >> >> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine
>> >> >> > but
>> >> >> > I've
>> >> >> > not
>> >> >> > yet installed SP2.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 6:20:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Will,

Without a 'proper' CD - only the OEM re-installation disc - I don't seem to
have access to scannow. If I could get at it from that CD ....


Tony



"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> There could be an underlying problem that is causing the error. Did you run
> sfc /scannow? That will replace any corrupt system files.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 6:22:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi

The following article by Michael Stevens show how to perform a 'Repair'
install of XP, but you may not be able to use it because of the XP CD you
have:

"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:296FC5F8-F270-4E5F-BA34-D786DE5BBA48@microsoft.com...
> It's getting so bad now that I am having to reply to my own messages.
>
> I can't recall where I got that stuff about "in-place upgrade" from, as
> the
> URL below does not do what it says on the tin.
>
> Looks like I@ll have to Google my way to that place.
>
> Tony
>
> "Tony the tutor" wrote:
>
>> Thanks Will,
>>
>> I have a friend emaililng me a copy of compmgmt.msc which I hope will do
>> the
>> trick. When I inspected the Properties of my copy, it inidicated that it
>> was
>> last accessed in 2003. Whereas my friend's copy showed todays' date.
>>
>> If that doesn't work, I may try:
>> QUOTE
>> You can do an "in-place upgrade" as described in this Microsoft KB
>> article:
>> How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q315341
>> UNQUOTE
>> Wearily onward,
>>
>> Tony
>>
>>
>> "Will Denny" wrote:
>>
>> > Or a fresh copy of Computer Management into the %systemroot%\system32
>> > folder.
>> >
>> > --
>> >
>> > Will Denny
>> > MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> > Please reply to the News Groups
>> >
>> >
>> > "Tony the tutor" <Tonythetutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > message
>> > news:8BAC6490-1584-465E-AC01-F6D5B47E2B50@microsoft.com...
>> > > Will,
>> > >
>> > > Exactly the same symptoms recurred.
>> > >
>> > > Tony
>> > >
>> > > "Will Denny" wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> Hi
>> > >>
>> > >> What happens if you type the following from Start>Run:
>> > >>
>> > >> compmgmt.msc
>> > >>
>> > >> --
>> > >>
>> > >> Will Denny
>> > >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> > >> Please reply to the News Groups
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> "Tony the tutor" <Tony the tutor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > >> message
>> > >> news:F74E1E6C-2474-44CE-8EA2-53A80D42FE19@microsoft.com...
>> > >> > From the Start menu I right-click on My Computer, then click on
>> > >> > Manage.
>> > >> > The
>> > >> > result is the Computer Management window opens but it is totally
>> > >> > unresponsive. I then perform Ctrl/Alt/Del to access Task Manager
>> > >> > which
>> > >> > shcows
>> > >> > that Computer Management is "running" - but I know better. So I
>> > >> > click
>> > >> > on
>> > >> > End
>> > >> > Task when a pane opens reporting "This program is not responding."
>> > >> > If I click on End now, I get normal working with my PC.
>> > >> > Occasionally I
>> > >> > get
>> > >> > the invitation to submit an error report to MS - I've done that
>> > >> > but got
>> > >> > no
>> > >> > reply.
>> > >> > If I click Cancel, it seems the MMC.EXE is the process that is
>> > >> > running
>> > >> > but
>> > >> > there are a hell of a lot more in that list.
>> > >> >
>> > >> > I suspect I need to replace MMC.EXE but I have no idea how, having
>> > >> > tried a
>> > >> > number of likely routes.
>> > >> >
>> > >> > This is a one-year old Dell Dimension 4550 running XP for which I
>> > >> > have
>> > >> > accepted automatic updates form MS ever since I had the machine
>> > >> > but
>> > >> > I've
>> > >> > not
>> > >> > yet installed SP2.
>> > >> >
>> > >> >
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
!