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Admin issues with Windows XP

Hi,
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,

Shobhit

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  • Shobhit Dec 28, 2007

    Hi Aatif,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I did that but it is still not able to fix the problem.

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

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