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Admin issues with Windows XP

I am using a genuine Windows XP Home edition.
Since last few days, despite using the administrator account, the Task manager, Command Prompt, Registry Editor have all been automatically disabled.

Just not able to get them back.

When I start the laptop, i get a message "Failed to connect to Internet",
with 2 button "Work Offline" and "Try again"

I was worried if it was due to a virus so I tried installing the latest Norton Antivirus, but that too is getting stuck up at the activation screen.

So neither I can install/uninstall anything, nor can run the antivirus program, and cannot even access any admin utilities.

Can someone kindly help how to fix this problem?
Thanks a lot,


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Re: Admin issues with Windows XP

First install: NORTON REMOVER
Then Make a New account on your System

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