I have the following problem in my model computer (I'll call it "X") prior to GHOSTING it around the network and I need to solve the problem ASAP.
I did some housecleaning and added some programs (including Radmin21 server) when suddenly I couldn't "see" X from the network. I had changed the (administrative rights) user permissions to and fro and screwed that up, but put it back right, so it's not just that.
- I tried checking the network configuration (Control Panel/Network, etc) and the icons where not there, nor could I open a new one (it's just blank). Other symptoms are:
- I can connect to the network from X, but not vice versa.
- The user icons changed and are both the same.
- I can't CUT and PASTE.
- I tried fixing from the Win XP CD, but it doesn't allow it because I installed SP2 and the CD is now "obsolete". The Win SP2 CD doen't work either quoting a services problem.
- I tried Windows Update (X has web access), but although www.windows.com
- I get a "**** service not initiated" error while trying different things.
- I opened Services.msc and discovered it's gone haywire. The first (Extended) panel is blank with a large blue square and no data. The second (Standard) panel shows the services, but I can't change them at all. If I right click on them most of the options are greyed out. If I try to start a service it boinks and indicates error 1068. I can't open the Properties option.
- Some of the MMC funtions are likewise useless.
- I ran some Registry Cleaners, but that didn't help.
- Because I can't CUT and PASTE I can't copy another Services.msc file.
- Tweaked this machine for days, I don't want to reinstall Win XP unless absolutely necessary. I didn't touch the Services.msc directly to cause the problem, but something I erased/fiddled with had the same result.
What can I DO??? I read quite a lot of the posted questions in EE and Windows.com Knowledge Base, but couldn't find specific solutions to my problem. Is there a list of the Registry keys related to the Services? Can I solve the problem there? Some programs I tried to install from the network also fail prematurely (i guess because of the services difficulties themselves).