I am a SQL Server DBA and I have a home server I use for independent projects\nand testing. I am having a huge problem as something is wrong with my\nregistry/windows installation.\n\nI am running Windows XP Pro SP2 and it has run fine for over a year and all\nof a sudden a few weeks ago, I get an error when I try to open "Services" or\n"Event Viewer". Also, when I double click Add/Remove Programs it just does\nnothing. I assume the registry has been compromised but this is out of my\nrealm of knowledge.\n\nWhen I attempt to open Serivces Or Even Viewer I get the following error\nmessage\n\nmmc.exe - Unable to locate component\nThe application has failed to start because oleacc.dll was not found.\nRe-installing the application may fix the problem.\n\n\nI am at a loss as where to start tracking this down if I can't see the event\nviewer. I at one time had AVG Free installed as well as SpyBot search and\ndestroy which is about the time this started.\n\nWHat I am looking for is a way to track this down without hacing to\nre-install the OS because I have everything just like I want it with my SQL\ninstallations and they work fine as does the web server.\n\nAny help would be greatly apreciated.