Can't launch add/remove components wizard

I am running XP and my IIS server is not working properly.  I tried to un-install it so that I could re-install it but when I go to add/remove programs and click on the add/remove components button nothing happens.  Can I reinstall IIS manually?  
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It sounds as if you  may have some corrupted system files under your log in.
You might running SFC /SCANNOW.
SFC SCANNOW takes about fifteen minutes.
Just insert your CD while holding down Shift to prevent autorun.
Release the Shift key after about ten seconds.
Then click Start and in the Run field type SFC /SCANNOW and select OK.
If the problem is only under your log in the profile could possibly be corrupt.
To test, log in as a different user. If the problem does not persist chances are the profile is bad. In that case, you may need to recreate the profile of the user that is experiencing the issue.
If those two steps fail to correct the issue you might consider a Repair.
XP Repair:
A Repair is not designed to overwrite data but you should take precautions.
Additionally, while a Repair may correct the issue it will require that you reinstall your most current Service Pack as well as the Hotfixes that accompany it.


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dlpage214Author Commented:
I have tried to run it under different admin account with the same result. I am running WEPOS and not the full version of Windows XP.  I need to repair a remote system that is unmanned.  Can an XP repair be run on a remote syste?
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