No access to Administrative Tools post SP2 installation

By baddo
Jan 2, 2005
  1. Could somebody please give any advice for the following problem?

    I have just installed sp2 and basically I can not access any of the administrative tools from the control panel. When I click on one of the tools the following message appears: -

    Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

    I am running XP home edition, and before the installation of sp2 I did have administrator permissions.

    Without removing/un-installing sp2, is there anything I can do in order to access the tools?

    Any help much appreciated.
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