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    System tools missing (XP Home Sp2)

    A friend can not find System Tools. He has looked under Accessories but nothing is listed there. He had a problem with his system - Unmountable Boot Volume. We solved it with Chkdsk but then he wanted to defrag but we can not find System Tools. Where might they be?

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    Re: System tools missing (XP Home Sp2)

    Is he looking when logged in as Admin, or as a restricted user?

    Right-click a drive from Windows Explorer or My Computer, and select Properties > Tools

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    Re: System tools missing (XP Home Sp2)

    Thanks Leif.I sent him your path to DEFRAG and he will let me know how it goes. He is logged in as Administrator.

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    Re: System tools missing (XP Home Sp2)

    Your friend could rebuild their System Tools folder. All those tools are located in the C:Windows/System32 folder.

    ntbackup.exe Backup

    dfrg.msc Defrag

    chamap.exe Character Map

    cleanmgr.exe DiskCleanup

    system32usmtmigwiz.exe Files & Settings Transfer Wizard

    System32restorerstrui.exe System Restore

    System32wscui.cpl Security Center
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    Re: System tools missing (XP Home Sp2)

    Kelly's Korner (Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP) also has a couple of possibles at line #309 and #84.

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    Re: System tools missing (XP Home Sp2)

    Check the settings in the Advance area of the Start properties.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: System tools missing (XP Home Sp2)

    System Administrative Tools is a different folder to Accessories > System Tools. This screenshot shows the Administrative Tools menu.

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