MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\System32\any_tool.msc



Nix
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Win XP Pro SP2

New one on me. Get this message (subject line) no matter which tool I try to
run. Noticed it when I tried to run defrag, then determined that all MMC
tools are affected. I have confirmed that all the *.msc files are present.
But get the same message when trying to run any of them. I cannot run System
Restore either. Otherwise, the system is running and performing well??? Yes
I am logged in as administrator. The only changes that could have possibly
been made is by virus or spyware scans.

Any ideas around "this pain in the neck" are deeply appreciated.
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Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Try Start>Run type: sfc /scannow. You will probably need a WinXP +
SP2 Slipstreamed Disk. To do a Repair
Install will require the Disk as well.
"Nix" <Nix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Win XP Pro SP2
>
> New one on me. Get this message (subject line) no matter which tool I try
> to
> run. Noticed it when I tried to run defrag, then determined that all MMC
> tools are affected. I have confirmed that all the *.msc files are present.
> But get the same message when trying to run any of them. I cannot run
> System
> Restore either. Otherwise, the system is running and performing well???
> Yes
> I am logged in as administrator. The only changes that could have
> possibly
> been made is by virus or spyware scans.
>
> Any ideas around "this pain in the neck" are deeply appreciated.
> --
> Nix
>

Nix
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Thanks Rich,
I had previously done the sfc /scannow before I posted. (My experience is
beyond desktop support). In fact I tried a few "fixes" in the Knowledge Base
(and here) before posting. I simply have never seen this prob and was hoping
that someone has. At this point I am willing to do a repair install, I just
thought there would be another higher level way. Any other ideas?

"Rich Barry" wrote:

> Try Start>Run type: sfc /scannow. You will probably need a WinXP +
> SP2 Slipstreamed Disk. To do a Repair
> Install will require the Disk as well.
> "Nix" <Nix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:544C4452-E325-4A30-9749-84B0051E6667@microsoft.com...
> > Win XP Pro SP2
> >
> > New one on me. Get this message (subject line) no matter which tool I try
> > to
> > run. Noticed it when I tried to run defrag, then determined that all MMC
> > tools are affected. I have confirmed that all the *.msc files are present.
> > But get the same message when trying to run any of them. I cannot run
> > System
> > Restore either. Otherwise, the system is running and performing well???
> > Yes
> > I am logged in as administrator. The only changes that could have
> > possibly
> > been made is by virus or spyware scans.
> >
> > Any ideas around "this pain in the neck" are deeply appreciated.
> > --
> > Nix
> >
>
>
>

Reggie Redoc
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
::Im experiencing the same thing on a Windows 2003 Small Business
Server, At the same time my IIS has stop functioning as well, I dont
know if there related, just seems kind of odd that it would happen at
the same time. Did you ever find any other fixs for this problem? ::


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Nix
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
No . . . I found no resolution. BELIEVE me, I did a fair amount of research
and "suggested procedures" before performing a reinstall and restore from
backups. There may be a way to recover from this situation. However, in my
case the reinstall took way less time (and downtime) than additional
experimentation and looking for a guru who may have found a resolution. As
you can determine from my post date, most likely, no one here knows.
Nonetheless, should you find resolution, please post it here for others to
reference in the future.
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"Reggie Redoc" wrote:

>
> ::I’m experiencing the same thing on a Windows 2003 Small Business
> Server, At the same time my IIS has stop functioning as well, I don’t
> know if there related, just seems kind of odd that it would happen at
> the same time. Did you ever find any other fixs for this problem? ::
>
>
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Reggie Redoc
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
For future reference, here is the Fix:

Register the folllowing DLL's
From RUN
RegSvr32 MSXML.DLL
RegSvr32 MSXML2.DLL
RegSvr32 MSXML3.DLL

Microsoft siad that it had to do with the following update.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317244/EN-US/

This fixed it for me.


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Nix
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
Bravo!
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Nix

"Reggie Redoc" wrote:

>
> For future reference, here is the Fix:
>
> Register the folllowing DLL's
> From RUN
> RegSvr32 MSXML.DLL
> RegSvr32 MSXML2.DLL
> RegSvr32 MSXML3.DLL
>
> Microsoft siad that it had to do with the following update.
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317244/EN-US/
>
> This fixed it for me.
>
>
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MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\System32\any_tool.msc