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Rt. click on MyComputer, Manage Fails!

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Help! I have 2 xp systems that have the following problem.

Whenever i right click on my computer and click manage, i get the following message:

Windows cannot find '(null)'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click search.

I can go to start, run and run the compmgmt.msc snap-in so i know it works. but from the right click menu it is broke!?

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? i have checked all the paths in the registry and all seems right. I also know it used to work and sometime broke. I'm just not sure how or what program broke it.

Thanks for any help.

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Does nobody have any suggestions? I have searched microsoft and the web and nothing. Am i stuck with reinstalling??
what i would do......

what i would do is make sure that the cd that windows xp is on is not a burned copy. if you have a burned copy i would reinstall first. then if still dont work i would go buy the copy from the store.

i have xp and when i right click i dont have an option that says manage.

do you have xp home or professional.

sorry this dont help too much but i need more info.
Ok the Winxp i am running is XP pro, and it is a "legal" copy.

Also, i have 2 machines doing this. Mine at home and one at work as well?! I just dont know!

Mine works fine for me, so i'm not sure what is wrong with it. what i would do is re-format the hard drive(if you have a Maxtor, d/l Powermax on and put it on a floppy), then it should work, if it doesnt i dunno what to tell ya. If it does work, reinstall everything, one at a time and see if it works after installation. Thats all i can think of, hope it helps!
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