Computer Management

When I attempt to open Computer Management(compmgmt.msc). I get the following message. "MMC cannot open the file C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\COMPMGMT.MSC.
This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.

The files are in the \windows\system32 directory and I am logged on with admin. rights.

This is the only administrativetool that seems not to work, all others are fine. Any help would be appreciated. If you need more info please let me know.

Thank you in advance......Lou

System Description

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description  Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LOU-NB-DELL
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1720
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T8300  @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A09, 7/11/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name LOU-NB-DELL\Lou
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.55 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.99 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.49 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


continued from above message. I found a fix for my problem. It came from a competitors forum but I figured it may help someone with a simular problem.

Thanks for your help...Lou

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Last updated October 2, 2020 Views 10,004 Applies to: