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Why is administrative tools not showing?

by Larrycleve1 / October 11, 2013 9:34 AM PDT

When clicking administrative tools in control panel it says location not available. The other icons in control panel work. Did it get moved or can it be added back in? Thanks

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Clarification Request
I think I know this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2013 11:52 AM PDT

Not the fix but a cause. I got a call about something "like this" but the error message you gave looks incomplete. Th client had used a pc optimizer with registry cleaning. So in the end we reinstalled the OS because it was so deeply damaged.

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That could be it
by Larrycleve1 / October 11, 2013 1:56 PM PDT

I'll do a repair install.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2013 8:23 PM PDT
In reply to: That could be it

But the error message looks incomplete. Try this on google to see if it has prior discussions.

Windows 8 your error message.

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I did the repair install
by Larrycleve1 / October 11, 2013 10:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe

and it brought administrative tools back. Thanks for your help.

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Hopefully you know why this happened.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2013 1:19 AM PDT

Good it's fixed.

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