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Accessories/Systems Tools - Empty

Discussion in 'Software' started by Professor-Falken, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    When I go to Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools there is a blank, or rather there are no Defrag, Scandisk, or Checkdisk utilities. I am using Windows XP. Can anyone tell me why and how to fix it. In the mean time I have been using third party software to defrag my hard drive. By the way does anyone know of some good utiilities.

    Thanks,

    Profesor
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Try opening up My Computer, right clicking on the C drive, then properties.

    See what tools are listed under the Tools Tab.

    As far as I am aware there has never been an option to run a chkdsk from where you suggested?

    The third part app that you have been using may have removed the defrag option.

    8)
     
  3. eyeball

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    is there anything in there at all? I think there are 9 by default. If you want them listed let me know.

    If you need defrag it is %SystemRoot%\system32\dfrg.msc there.
     
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  4. Professor-Falken

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    Hey I found Defrag in my MY Computer/C:/Properties/Tools
    But how do I get all of my System tools back in their normal place.

    Thanks

    Professor Falken
     
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  5. _omni_

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    well you could just rightclick > Explore the start button and create shortcuts to the missing utils in the System Tools folder.
     
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  6. eyeball

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    Mine has

    Backup - %SystemRoot%\system32\ntbackup.exe
    Char Map - %SystemRoot%\system32\charmap.exe
    Disk Cleanup - %SystemRoot%\system32\cleanmgr.exe
    Defrag - %SystemRoot%\system32\dfrg.msc
    File and Settings transfer wizard - %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\usmt\migwiz.exe
    Scheduled Tasks - Opens a folder in explaorer - I would access it through CP to get correct path (ie mine is %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002BXXXXXX}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-XXXX-00AA0060F5BF}

    Security Center - %SystemRoot%\system32\wscui.cpl
    System Info - "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\msinfo32.exe"

    System Restore - %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

    They are all in the folder -

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools (ie under the All Users Profile)

    Hope this helps. Most can be accessed through the CP and Administrative tools folder also
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    These are just short cuts which are usually created by default when a new user account is added.

    Try creating a new user, make sure he has administrator privileges. Then log in as the new user and you should see the shortcuts to the System Tools.

    My guess is that you have inadvertently deleted them or your profile has become corrupt.
     
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