Administrative tools in control panel download

In the process of trying to eliminate an ERROR MSDTC from
Event Viewer/Application in the Administrative Tools in
the Control Panel, every single one of the programs
became only a log file. I cannot get them back except
to go thru a command prompt dcomcnfg.exe
and click on My Computer and which brings up
Console Root and the programs.

I have tried everything I can find and nothing
including System Restore will bring them back
the normal way.

Is there a solution to this aside from reinstalling
Windows XP?

I did a few scanning programs, the latest being
PC Pro .. I did Microsoft Security Essentials,
Worm Blaster, and AVG Anti-virus tune up.

Does anyone know the secret to this huge error,
and how to get rid of the MSDTC error, which
before this mess I had disabled on SERVICES
and that did not make it go away entirely.

My next step will be to have the computer go
to a technician locally and that is expensive.

Summergirl
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  1. Summergirl_81 said:
    In the process of trying to eliminate an ERROR MSDTC from
    Event Viewer/Application in the Administrative Tools in
    the Control Panel, every single one of the programs
    became only a log file. I cannot get them back except
    to go thru a command prompt dcomcnfg.exe
    and click on My Computer and which brings up
    Console Root and the programs.

    I have tried everything I can find and nothing
    including System Restore will bring them back
    the normal way.

    Is there a solution to this aside from reinstalling
    Windows XP?

    I did a few scanning programs, the latest being
    PC Pro .. I did Microsoft Security Essentials,
    Worm Blaster, and AVG Anti-virus tune up.

    Does anyone know the secret to this huge error,
    and how to get rid of the MSDTC error, which
    before this mess I had disabled on SERVICES
    and that did not make it go away entirely.

    My next step will be to have the computer go
    to a technician locally and that is expensive.

    Summergirl

    Did you try repair install, booting from windows CD.
    "restore" could mean several different things, so don't know if you tried the repair.
  2. Hi, there,
    I don't have a CD for Windows..

    What I mean by RESTORE is that I did System Restore
    but that option had not been saved far enough back
    so that I could have the correct configuration of the program.

    As it stands, the only way I can observe the folders in Administrative
    Tools is by going through this:

    Run type in dcomcnfg.exe which brings up eventually MY COMPUTER

    then click onto that for properties, and up comes the Console Root
    which has Administrative Tools on it with all the folders such
    as Event Viewer, Services, Security, Data Processes.

    This is a round about way to look at Event Viewer and Services, which
    is what I normally check on.

    This all began 11 days ago when I tried to find out why I was getting
    ERROR MSSHA

    from there it was ERROR MSDTC

    and it went downhill from those two errors, trying to rectify them.

    What I thought I could do is download Administrative Tools, but
    I find it is offered only for Vista, not XP.

    There has to be a way to get all the info from Console Root
    back into the Administrative Tools folder in Control Panel.

    But I haven't figured it out yet and being technologically impaired,
    I and the computer may just crash.
  3. I just found this download WMI tools

    and will give it a try. If it succeeds, I shall post the result.

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24045
  4. Summergirl_81 said:
    I just found this download WMI tools

    and will give it a try. If it succeeds, I shall post the result.

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24045



    Have you tried right click MY Computer, Then Click Manage ?
  5. Hi, again,

    Guess what.. in all these years I have never gone into MANAGE on My Computer

    and it brought up the entire folder of Event Viewer with Services Security Performance
    and Data Sources ... all complete with the latest Application, too, which is where all
    the errors about MSSHA and MSDTC were that started this whole mess which has
    been weeks now trying to fix. I have only accomplished the dcomconfg.exe

    option which brought up the info in a rounabout way.. much easier to click onto
    My Computer.... WOW.

    Administrative Tools is still in the Control Panel but has only the one folder in it
    and that is Data Sources. . somehow that one never became corrupted and
    sent into XML file.

    Thank you for your assistance. I can now go to the gym and swim.
    And downloading the WMI Tools did absolutely nothing.. I uninstalled it.
  6. that should be dcomcnfg.exe
    sorry..
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