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Access to Control Panel/Display

Question: Access to Control Panel/Display

I can't access the DISPLAY icon from my 'Control Panel'. I get the following message:"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator"I have verified that the user I'm using has 'Administrator rights. What else can I check?

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Preferred Solution: Access to Control Panel/Display

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Answer: Access to Control Panel/Display

Are you using Spybot S&D?

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Hi

I'm suddenly finding that I'm unable to open Display and others (e.g. System) in Control Panel on my laptop running Win7 professional 64 bit..
If I try a system restore I get an 0x80042302 error message ref. the Volume Shadow copy service.
If I then try to run Services.msc as administrator to check if the Volume Shadow Copy Service is running I get a box saying:
'MMC cannot open the file.............
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 view the file.'

Display worked OK a couple of days before this, when I changed the resolution to connect to an external monitor.

Any advice please?

Answer:Unable to access Display in Control Panel and System Restore

Hello Basils,

Have you already tried doing a system restore at boot instead?

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I have a Nvidia NVS 5200 M running with Intel 4000 and Windows 7 on a Lenovo T430S.Whenever I load the Control Panel -> Display settings, I can see options just fine, but I click on any of the drop down menus and they appear for a second, then immediately disappear (fast enough that I can't change settings).There's a similar problem when I look in the Intel Graphics Media Control Panel. It constantly appears to be "loading" - the mouse icon turns into a little blue circle off an on, continuously. Similar thing with the settings, too - they appear and let me change them, but immediately return to the original setting. I can change them if I act SUPER quickly to make the change then click Apply. But 99/100 I'm not fast enough.All drivers are up to date. I have no idea what to do (reinstall or uninstall this Intel Graphics control panel? How? Or somehow change a setting on my graphics card).Please help!

Answer:Windows 7 Control Panel Display and Intel Graphics Media Control Panel Constantly

Try uninstalling both drivers, then reinstalling them. Sometimes a clean driver update works better.

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After I install a Nvidia display driver I can't access the NCP in the right click. It's there but nothing happens when I click on it.

Answer:When I install my Nvidia display driver, I can't access the Nvidia Control Panel

Usually the best thing to do in these situations is to download the driver again. Uninstall the one that you have and reinstall with the new download. Also ensure you have the correct download for you card.
Sometimes downloads can become corrupt.

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Hi, looking for any help with no control panel and many other issues. Previously had some malware and also some virus apparently was removed a long time ago but still I have no access to many functions although I can use the internet. Below is a current log thanks!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:01:13, on 3/3/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\program files\timbuktu pro\tb2launch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ARPWRMSG.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\pro... Read more

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OK - I am starting my own "thread".

I can not get a photo or anything other than a "color" to be my desktop wallpaper. When I am in the control panel - display - the only buttons that are active are the "browse" and "color" buttons. The "position" button does not work. I can't even get one of the Windows backgrounds to display.

The photo I choose to use is there somewhere because it is visible briefly when I start mycomputer. Then it disappears and is replaced by a "color" only screen.

This is a very recent problem. I'm guessing some settings are incorrect.

Please help if you can.

TY
Salty123
 

Answer:Control Panel Display

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Hey Guys, I just got a new system , I always had in power options in control panel to "DIM THE DISPLAY" and now in win 10 there is no option to dim the display .. I thought it had to do with the Nvida driver .. or something like that ... Anyone know how to add this option? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Where is Dim Display in Control Panel?

There was a person asking the same question in this forum some time ago.
The only options we can find in Windows 10 is to go to Power Options and manually change the brightness slide.

In my laptop keyboard, I have 2 keys, one with an arrowhead pointing left, and one pointing right.
If I press the Fn key and hold > I can then adjust the brightness by pressing the arrowhead key point left for decreasing, and the other one for increasing.

I wonder if you have similar keyboard setup.

This ( the image on top left of the screenshot ) will appear if I use the Fn key + arrowhead key.

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I have not been able to access the display configurations in my control panel. I click on the icon and nothing happens. Anyone know what happened? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Irish4aday
 

Answer:Display in the control panel

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HELP! I can NOT change my wallpaper/background or my screensaver- or even access my "display" properties in control panel- each time I click on any of the display properties, I get the following message:

"Your system administrator disabled the Display control panel"

Since I am the only user (and only administrator) I do not understand. I can right-mouse-button-click on an image and set my wallpaper/background, but none of the other display properties.

Please send me help! You can also email me at-
[email protected]

Thanks!
 

Answer:Display Control Panel

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Hey Guys, I just got a new system , I always had in power options in control panel to "DIM THE DISPLAY" and now in win 10 there is no option to dim the display .. I thought it had to do with the Nvida driver .. or something like that ... Anyone know how to add this option? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Where is Dim Display in Control Panel?

There was a person asking the same question in this forum some time ago.
The only options we can find in Windows 10 is to go to Power Options and manually change the brightness slide.

In my laptop keyboard, I have 2 keys, one with an arrowhead pointing left, and one pointing right.
If I press the Fn key and hold > I can then adjust the brightness by pressing the arrowhead key point left for decreasing, and the other one for increasing.

I wonder if you have similar keyboard setup.

This ( the image on top left of the screenshot ) will appear if I use the Fn key + arrowhead key.

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I opend up my laptop last night and went into the control panel. Instead of the normal Vista layout I have got a layout similar to the classic style. I am not aware of changing it. Anyone any ideas how I can change it back?Thanks

Answer:Control Panel display changed.

Top left of CP should give you the option to return to Vista.

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A made a few tweaks about two days ago and was surprised that I cannot access the Display control panel, anymore.I?ve tried two things:1. I right-click on the desktop; select properties. But no access.2. I go to the Start Menu; select Display. But no access.I keep getting this message, ?Your system administrator disabled the Display control panel.? How do I enable the Display control panel?

Answer:Display Control Panel is DISABLED

Using a Restore Point from prior to the tweaks comes to mind as a possible solution.

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I am using Windows XP SP3 on a Lenovo Thinkpad with an external monitor.

I'd like to change the screen resolution from its current 1024*768 to a higher resolution. But when I go to Setting>Control Panel>Display all I get is a small window showing display properties, and the only options are to change the theme - I'm using Windows Classic if it matters.

How do I produce the full range of options including screen resolution?

Regards, Alex
 

Answer:Solved: Control Panel>Display>?

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Right there I was saying how I dont encouter problem that often, now I cant open display in control panel.
And when i right click to select properties i get:
The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\themeui.dll is not a valid Windows image!!!!!!!

first time i have come accross this and cant seem to find anything on the net!!!!!!

Answer:Cant Open Display In Control Panel!

Try running sfc /scannow.

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Hello...i'd appreciate some help.
Recently had to wipe the HD and reinstall windows xp pro.
Now, i've lost a bunch of functions i once had.

1) I used to be able to go to control panel: display: settings: advanced, where i could select to display the screen contents on my television set.
Now i don't have that option anymore.....help!?

2) my screen scrolls really lazily.

i downloaded 2 video drivers from lenovo (i have a T30 ibm thinkpad)...but nothing seemed that change.

please help.....i am not very good at this stuff.

best,
sherry
 

Answer:display control panel issues in XP

ur problem = incorrect drivers i get this problem when i dont install my driver.. you need the exact correct driver for your gpu/video card. if you dont get this your screen will kinda reload when u scroll or.. (lazily scroll) and you wont have many video functions (ect refech + resoloution rates...) what video card are you using...


EDIT::
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 AGP driver<<that is your graphics cards...

try using this driver it contains about 30 gpu card drivers.. including yours

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1136
 

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A made a few tweaks about two days ago and was surprised that I cannot access the Display control panel, anymore.

I?ve tried two things:
1. I right-click on the desktop; select properties. But no access.
2. I go to the Start Menu; select Display. But no access.

I keep getting this message, ?Your system administrator disabled the Display control panel.? How do I enable the Display control panel?

Answer:Display Control Panel is DISABLED

Do you have XP Pro or Home Edition?

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when I right click and then click properties, it says the administrator has disabled the display control panel, and I am the administator

Answer:how to enable display control panel

nvalerie, try this CLASSIC VIEW>start>settings>control panel. Trick is to select classic view.HTH.Ed in Texas.

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XP sp3
I am running ATI Catalyst, latest version. The Catalyst control center allows me to adjust display resolution but not wallpaper (or themes..)

When I right click on desktop, and hit Properties, nothing happens (brief white flash as popup quickly opens and closes).
Same thing when I select Display in Control Panel.

I've tried Kellys Korner 'restore all display tabs' - nada

All values in registry curent_user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/policies/system are 0.

I tried the following (below, found here), value was already zero.

thank you
bob

>Click on START, RUN and type REGEDIT, press OK. This opens the Registry Editor. Be careful not to change anything!!!!

Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - click on + to expand it.

Click on - Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, System.

Then, under System, look for the file called NoDispCPL - this means it's the settings for displaying the Control Panel.

Highlight NoDispCPL and double click - a box will appear called "Edit DWORD value"

In the box called Value Data, it will have the number "1" - change this to zero "0".

Click OK

Close the Registry Editor.

You should now have access to your control panel Display settings. __________________
 

Answer:control panel > display does not work

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OK,I have all of my regular items on the right side of the start menu set up to display in menu form.I like to see everything available to me with a simple mouse over.In the case of Control Panel,the list is "taller" than my screen.This annoys me to no end.Is there a way to make this display as two columns? In XP this was a simple check box for "scroll programs",though I can't find anything to make this display change.Same goes for the All Programs menu-I hate the right side column slider,and would love to see the taller all inclusive list as in XP.Any work around for these?On a side note.I've gone from XP straight to 7,and never even booted a rig running Vista,so be gentle please.

Answer:Change Control Panel Display

Detailer. God Bless Horsepower & Mark Martin! Dang right.
Welcome to SevenForums, Try this tutorial for the all programs nuance.
Start Menu - Change Height
That will make your start menu longer so all programs will also be longer. Hope this helps. Some other tuts on start menu changes too.
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
Just in case you have not found this yet. Hope you enjoy the SF and the Chase also.

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Windows XP:

I've had this problem for months, and have done multiple thousand virus scans since. I would much rather not format.

Whenever I try to open Display, nothing pops up. I am logged in as admin and have tried it on every account. And now since I've got a new monitor I need to change the resolution!

Any help is appreciated!
 

Answer:'Display' in Control Panel not working

Click on START, RUN and type REGEDIT, press OK. This opens the Registry Editor. Be careful not to change anything!!!!

Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - click on + to expand it.

Click on - Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, System.

Then, under System, look for the file called NoDispCPL - this means it's the settings for displaying the Control Panel.

Highlight NoDispCPL and double click - a box will appear called "Edit DWORD value"

In the box called Value Data, it will have the number "1" - change this to zero "0".

Click OK

Close the Registry Editor.

You should now have access to your control panel Display settings.
 

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I have a thinkpad t61.  When i go into control panel, display - there are no tabs to set a background etc...Only can change the screen saver.  Already ran a malware and virus program - clean.  made some adjustments to the registry per instructions on internet - nothing seems to be working.....

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When I click on display it tells me that the system administrator locked the control panel. I'm the system administrator.. never locked it. Tried shift and right click though denies me still... any ideas what it could be? Thanks in advance
 

Answer:display in control panel locked

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VERY Strange!!! I tried to open my DISPLAY in my Control Panel and got the following message......RUNDLLAn exception occured while trying to run "C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,control_rundll"C:\windows\system32\desk.cpl",Display"Any input on what the story is here????Thanx

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When I click Start Button, Control Panel, System I get
An exception occurred while trying to run "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL"C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysdm.cpl",System"

I have ran adaware SE, and Hijach this.
Here is my log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:00:46 PM, on 5/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Downloads\AD Aware SE\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.cyberscrub.com/esellerate/cavinfo.html
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe" /s
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe ... Read more

Answer:Can't display System From Control Panel

Welcome to TSF.

Your log here is clean. This seems to be more of a Windows issue, so I will move it there instead.

Have you taken a look at this thread? Scroll down a little until you see instructions on what to do. Try those suggestions out.

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I have two monitors - I use one primarily.
My normal setup in Display Settings is "Show Desktop only on 1" - this works fine.
If I switch to "Extend These Displays" my desktop moves over to the second monitor and my main monitor shows the desktop background image with no icons.
How do I get the opposite to happen? I want my normal desktop to stay on monitor one and just the background to be extended onto monitor two.

Answer:Control Panel Display Settings

do you have the Nvidia control panel under your desktop "Right Click" options?

If you do, open it up and choose the "Set up multiple displays " option.

You should see a grey box with two numbered smaller boxes in them.

Swap them by holding a left click over one of the numbered boxes and moving to the other side of the grey box.

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Windows XP Pro SP3; ASRock 775VM800; Pentium 4; 3GHz; 2Gb RAMWhen I open the control panel>display>desktop the display properties dialog box appears to freeze. What is actually happening is that every single image contained within my "My Pictures" folder is being loaded and made available for selection as wallpaper. This takes a very long time, as there are many thousands of images in the folder. How can I reset the search to the default folder, and prevent this?I have tried using the "Browse" button, which works normally, but next time I open the dialog box it reverts back to loading the entirety of "My Pictures"

Answer:Control Panel display properties

Do you have Picasa. If so you can use it to make one of your pics the background. Picasa should put this in the Picasa edits file and then when you open the properties it should only load the contents of the edits file, which should be just one image.

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everytime i click display properties all i get is a quick flash and thats it,and the same goes for anything in the control panel such as add/remove programs.I am already logged on as administrator,so any suggetions?
 

Answer:Display Properties and control panel

1) Run an online virus scan
2) Run adware and spyware software
Adware http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail.php3?fid=965718306
3) Post results if issue continue.
 

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I run hijack and this is the log file.

Please help me solve this.

Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:02:41 AM, on 8/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\foxmail\Foxmail.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application... Read more

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Hello,
I'm new here, and bear with me, I'm trying to be as helpful as possible, but I'm not the best at following some of this language.

Here's the deal, I've recently encountered a virus that mostly crippled my computer by bogging it down with pop-ups. I've downloaded the following software to help eliminate that:

A-squared free
Ad-Aware
AVG-Anti-Spyware

I'm not sure what the difference is in them, but I've ran them all, in normal mode and in safe mode and since then the pop ups are gone. We get one pop up now, that looks like it's a windows message saying that there is unauthorized activity in effect on the computer and to download this spyware software. I ignore it every time.

The main problem I'm encountering now, is that I have restrictions on accessing my control panel. Even when trying to access it through right-clicking on the desktop, a message pops up saying "Operations have been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

Also when rebooting the computer, another message is popping up (as of today) stating that Windows cannot find C:windows\system32\printer.exe.

Please let me know what you need to start out this process of getting my computer back to normal!! Thanks for your help in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: No access to control panel - no access to anything, period!

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So guys, did Lenovo screw us over on this one thanks to Optimus or what? Apparently no matter what driver I use, the y580 only uses the Intel chip for Display Scaling, so I can't do custom resolutions. Anyway to override this thru BIOS or a custom driver or will I have to return this and demand a refund?

Answer:660M - No "Display" tab in Nvidia Control Panel

Alright, so an update to what I've found so far: You *can* set custom resoloutions within the Intel Graphics Properties panel (Advanced View) but any resoloution you set only gives you the "This custom resolution exceeds the maximum bandwidth" even though the HD4000 should handle it fine + the 600m handles 2560x1440 just fine. Great. Fantastic. $1000 spent right here.

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I need to enable the display control panel. My old video card software disabled it to favor its control panel. Now I need to enable it again but don't know how.

Answer:Administrator disabled the Display control panel

Right click a blank space on the Desktop and choose Properties. Go to the Settings Tab. This is the Display Properties.

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my pc didnt load as fast as it usually does. i got frustrated and right clicked about 4 times and this message popped up;

The NVIDIA Display Control Panel Extension cannot be created.

Possible reasons include:
version mismatch. Reinstalling display drivers may solve the problem.

i found a thread with someone that had the same problem but the thread is closed.

i'm running windows7

please help.
 

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Whenever I right click on a film clip, to select the player I wish to use, I receive the following error message:

The NVIDIA Display Control Panel Extension cannot be created.

Possible reasons include:
version mismatch. Reinstalling display drivers may solve the problem.

The error message disappears after four attempts to close it, and then the normal right-click menu appears.
I read a previous thread about the same problem and it says that i have to re-install the driver but I have no idea how to do that

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Nvidia Display Control Panel Extension

Go here.........
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us
Use option 2 to automatically detect hardware for the proper driver.
It should recommend a driver.
Download and install it.
 

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Hey, Can someone tell me how to run the display control panel as another user?

I have tried runas but I cant use desk.cpl because runas only allows applications.

Also - If you add a noprofile arguement will that bypass restrictions on that account? Eg;-

User 1 is not allowed to change his wallpaper. If user2 (who is allowed to change his wallpaper) ran the display control panel as user1 using a /noprofile arguement would the changes be saved as user1 when he logged on again?

Thanks.

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I recently updated my graphic Drivers on my computer. Shortly afterwards i discovered that my graphics in games were starting to mess up. Pictures were having random lines through them. Entire images were blacking out. this extended to adobe reader and similar applications. When i try to open the nVidia Control panel i get this message that pops up 12 times :

The NVIDIA Display Control Panel Extension cannot be created.

Possible reasons include:
version mismatch. Reinstalling display drivers may solve the problem.

The control panel then opens but it won't let me adjust anything like the clock speeds. It also nolonger list the option to turn on and off SLI mode

Both the drivers for my GPU's and my motherboard are up to date as is the nVidia software.

My computer spec's follow :

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 build 2600 (32-bit),
1 x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ [2210.2 MHz],
2.0GB DDR2 Corsair RAM,
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO,
In SLI

298GB Western Digital HDD, 69GB Raptor HDD,

Any help you can offer would be great

Thank you
 

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I'm looking for a fix my computer that has become suddenly problematic.

At present, I need your help or set of instructions for an issue or issues on the which I think began with a faulty Firefox upgrade.

1. I can't access the Add/Remove program listing in Normal mode, but Safe Mode.
2. I can't install latest Windows update. It keeps failing.
4. Ad Aware suddenly disappeared, and I can't reinstall because it says I'm missing a Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime file which does exist when viewing Control Panel/Add/Remove in Safe Mode.

What would you recommend? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.

Answer:Unable to Display Add/Remove in Control Panel

This is a core malware/spyware issue, and not a Windows XP issue. I'd have appreciated it not being redirected to this new location without having been addressed.

The problem began with what I think was a faulty Firefox upgrade.

I detected four or five Trojans using Malwarebytes in Safe Mode that weren't detected in Normal mode.

As noted above, I can't reinstall Ad Aware.

At the onset of this (these) issues, I scanned and removed and detected defected or corrupted files using Advance System Optimizer.

I'm running AVG now from Safe Mode.

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Hi,I have a HP7700 desktop PC running Windows 7 Enterprise with a video card that has both a VGA _AND_ a DVI output. I connected two monitors to it, one to the VGA and the other to the DVI output. However, when I tried to configure them as an extended desktop, I see next to the Display just the one option, "(Default Monitor) on" with a drop-down window. When I click on the drop-down window, I see the same identical option. Normally, I should see two options, the second one allowing me to choose multiple monitors. So, basically, I am stuck with the same display on both monitors.  Any ideas?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Only one monitor shows up in Display control panel

Unless the card supports multiple monitors it doesn't matter how many connectors it has...Check your cards manual.

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Hi, I came across this issue while trying to solve another, the issue of the annoying on-screen caps lock indicator (solved using this method). Many of the solutions I found involved going to control panel-->Display and choosing "Advanced settings" or right click on desktop-->screen resolution-->advanced settings.  My computer does not have a "Display option" in the control panel:It also does not have an "Advanced settings" or similar option in the display settings in the settings menu/through right clicking on the desktop and selecting screen resolution. Why is it seemingly impossible for me to edit anything to do with the display beyond a very basic level? Thanks. 

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I recently bought a g sync monitor and was reading online how to set it up. In the tutorial it said that I have to navigate to the display section of the Nvidia control panel. I opened the control panel and there was no "Display" tab just "3D Settings". If you do have a solution please do respond. Also I'm using a 970m with the latest drivers.

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I now have six users on our home desktop running win xp. Every time I manage to log on to the system, I find that someone has changed a setting or adds a new wallpaper or screensaver. Eventually at this pace the machine will be full of rubbish. Is it possible to remove control panel and display options from certain users, and how can i do it.many thanks

Answer:removing control panel and display options

Windows XP Pro allows you to do this, i'm not sure about XP Home. If you have set up user accounts then go into the accounts and change the settings for each account under their security policy.

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The desktop tab in the display folder in control panel has disappeared. I was in a web site and
all of a sudden my desktop (I had a picture of my dog as the background) changed from what I had to a pure bright blue and in the middle of the desktop there is a message box that reads
-Warning spyware detected on your computer - Install and anti virus or spyware remover to clean your computer - I have Trend Micro anti virus and Webroot and Ad-Aware spyware removers already and I have run all of them after this happened which did not get my desktop tab back so that I could change the background. Trend Micro has discovered that I just got hit with 10 TroJ_Pakes.bfz viruses which they have quarantined.

All my icons are still on the desktop.

I am running on XP. How do I get my desktop tab in the display folder back so that I can change the background? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Ken
 

Answer:Solved: Control Panel - Display - Desktop Tab

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I'm having a problem with "Display" in the Control Panel. Yesterday I visited a website and opened a file. After I did that, my wallpaper changed and it appeared to be whatever the website was. I was able to somehow get it off (don't ask me what I did, I couldn't tell you). Now, when I click on "Display" in the Control Panel and go to "Desk Top", the only thing that I can change is the color and I can also click on "Customize Desktop", but I cannot change the background or click on "browse...". Can you help?
 

Answer:Solved: Problem with the Display in Control Panel

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Called by a client saying that she can click on games, gets the little round circle, but then nothing happens. I tried it and she is right. Went into control panel to see the system logs and while the control panel opens, there are no icons.
Seems I've seen this before, but I can't remember what causes it. Any ideas?

Answer:Control Panel and games will not display-Vista

There is a hotfix for this issuehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/936686

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Whenever I right click on a film clip, to select the player I wish to use, I receive the following error message:

The NVIDIA Display Control Panel Extension cannot be created.

Possible reasons include:
version mismatch. Reinstalling display drivers may solve the problem.

The error message disappears after four attempts to close it, and then the normal right-click menu appears.

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Nvidia Display Control Panel Extension

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When I try to open it a message pops up saying "Your system administrator disabled the display control panel."

So how do I get it enabled?

Tammy
 

Answer:Cannot open display folder in control panel

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I have WinXP Home with an ATI AIW 9800 Pro video card. For some reason, my system will crash (blue screen of death) whenever I try to go into the following:

Control Panel
Click on DISPLAY
Click on SETTINGS
Click on ADVANCED

As soon as I click the Advanced button, the blue screen of death appears and I have to completely reboot. It doesn't even get to the tabs that show Color Management, Adaptor, etc.

Also, when I boot my computer and while it is still loading everything (after it shows my desktop but before the hard drive stops loading stuff at bootup), I'll get the "Windows has recovered from a serious error" message but everything seems to be okay. If I click on the SEND button to send Microsoft an error report, it comes up with the following page:

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/response.aspx?SGD=37bb25b3-8bfa-42c1-8fd5-2543dc7bcda8&SID=11

This seems to indicate there is a problem with my video card driver, but I followed the instructions on this page that said to install the latest version. First I used the Catalyst remover tool to uninstall the current drivers. Then I rebooted and installed the latest ATI drivers for my video card and of course rebooted again. Same problem.

The second solution suggested turning off (or down) hardware acceleration but I can't even get to the Control Panel / Display / Settings / Advanced tabs to turn it off because I get the BSOD as soon as I click on Advanced.

Other things I have tried are 1) installing la... Read more

Answer:XP crashes at Control Panel / Display / Advanced - please help.

Anyone? Please!
 

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Now I know this has been covered alot, all over the place, but none of the solutions have seemed to solve my problem, I looked at a lot of other posts and I finally decided to make my own. Also I would like to know if there are any processes that are slowing down my compy, cause it should run faster than it does. Heres my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:54:31 AM, on 02/05/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Security Center\ASUS Security Protect Manager\Bin\AsGHost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\P4P\P4P.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\WrtMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 9500 Series\lxdomon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 9500 Series\lxdoamon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_FATIBIA.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_FATIBIA.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
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Answer:Disabled Display Settings Control Panel

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Whenever I try to select a different theme or select a jpeg image as my desktop wallpaper, the display control panel crashes with an error: "Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close". I can provide more information about this error if need be. Oh yea, I'm running windows xp home edition.
 

Answer:problem with display control panel crashing

DLL files are Digital Library Link files. Typically they are used by windows and other programs to tell when the contents, or needed information is located.

From the brief description that you have given, it sounds like whatever you are doing is trying to run the DLL as an .exe file. Or actually trying to RUN the file instead of simply referrencing it. Please provide more information so we can try to help you as best we can.

Lyrical
 

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okay I have another problem with my new (secondhand) windows 10 machine running win 10 pro. I wanted to adjust the text sizes in my title bars, menus and icons. I know how to change it on this machine I'm using to ask the question on, but the display icon in the control panel, where you change only the text size. is missing on the problem machine. I'm at a loss as to where to get it back from.

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My sister-in-laws' desktop will not display a background. The screen briefly shows her picture and then turns blue and only displays her desktop icons.

The display background choices in the control panel are all inoperable and the little screen showing the display preview is white. I had previously changed the font setting from extra large to medium and these settings work.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Desktop Background and Display Control Panel

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I am pulling my hair out on this one...

I have a new laptop, Averatec 6210, love it, except I can't access my website's control panel. I've adjusted the firewall settings, turned it off entirely, adjusted my Norton settings, turned it off entirely and can't get in! I've added the ports, I've tried adding IE as a program exception. I don't know what else to do!! I've even downloaded Firefox and tried that...nothing works.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks...jonathan
 

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I have also been infected with Winantivirus2007. I think I have gotten rid of the virus but I can't access my Control Panel, I have no Admin. rights (I am the Admin), and I can't do a system restore. I have read many of the threads on this problem and I'm wondering if I need to do all the downloads and post the logs in order to restore the above problems? I started following a thread posted on Aug 20th, but I want to be sure about using HJT and what to FIX. Please advise! Thanks!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:09:05 PM, on 9/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DELLMMKB.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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Answer:Can't access control Panel

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:24:01 PM, on 12/13/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exeC:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\SpyHunter3.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exeC:\WINDOWS ... Read more

Answer:Can't Access Control Panel

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum Scorpio1000My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 3'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u3-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix,please delete that version now.WarningYou should NOT use Combofix unless you have been instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision... Read more

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Hi. I caught a virus a few days ago and after managing to remove most of it I still cant access the control panel. The icon isnt here anymore and launching control.exe via cmd isnt working as it says that I have access restrictions. Im running XP SP2. Heres the hijack log I just made.

PS : Sorry for the awful syntax and punctuation. I cant select the right keyboard layout.

Thanks
 

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Recently I noticed that I cannot access my control panel directly or access any of the services (in control panel) indirectly. Everything else seems to be okay but if I want to, for example, remove a program through control panel ... I can't access it.

When I click on the desktop short cut (control panel) , a window opens but nothing appears in it then it simply closes ... No explanation or reason given. The same thing happens when try to open it with the run command.

I tried starting my computer in safe mode and I could access control panel but there were only 8 or 10 items available but that;s probably normal(?). Because I could access it in safe mode, I assumed there is something loading (or maybe not loading) at start up that is causing the problem.
I'm hoping that this log may identify the problem:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:17:00 AM, on 10/01/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.25\aaCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Windows\system\CMGxMon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
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:major:major:majorI dont have a control panel or somthing. Any attempt to access the control panel gives me a Restrictions message. It says "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I dont know what happend....:major
 

Answer:I cannot access my control panel.

A good chance you are infected with spyware\malware go here to knows what to do http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
 

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Hi, there is no control panel in my laptop.....

Answer:i cant access the control panel in my lap

Restore the Control Panel - number 256It's a file, click it and than click SAVEhttp://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_... EditRun your Anti Virus and Malewarebyte CCleaner is also good.

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Hello and thank you for help in advance You have no idea how much I appreciate it.

So here goes...I met another member with the same problem as me, I read the posting and I now know "You have at least one Backdoor Trojan on your pc." Ane he ended up reformatting his computer. I have absolutely no idea how on earth to do this. I see also that everyone is adding hijackthis log along with their problem, but I don't know how to do this either I'm frustrated with my limited knowledge and really hope someone will be so kind as to walk me through it step by step.

The problem - I have a system tray icon that says "Your computer is infected. Windows has detected spyware infection!......" It just directs me to a bogus website.
I also have no acces to my control panel. I receive a message saying "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." After a few minutes I receive a Windows Security Alert "Your computer is making unaothorized copies of your Internet files. Run full scan now....."

I have IE6 and it seems to be working fine. I ran AVG, norton and adware. I removed everything ithey found but still no luck.

Thanks, Suzanne

Answer:Cannot Access Control Panel

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer.Since I do not know the full extent to which you are infected, I do not think it is appropriate to offer advice on whether or not to reformat your computer, but based on your descriptions I do not think that it is necessary. Formatting should only be used if there is no way to remove the infections from your computer, or if sensitive data is at risk. Obviously this is quite a long process to carry out, so in your case I would advise to try to clean the malware first before resorting to formatting. However, if you would like to read more about doing this, take a look at the following page:When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall?Now, on with the cleaning ...Firstly, we will try following a self-help guide to try to remove the infection from your computer: How To Remove Smitfraud, Self-Help Guide. If this does not solve the problem entirely, follow our Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting a HijackThis Log; running all of the scans before posting your HijackThis log. Do not post your log here, but instead use our HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum.After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer except those that are advised by a member of the HijackThis Team; doing so can cause system changes that may not be visible in your log. Please be patient whilst waiting for a response, our HJT Team is currently very busy, and as we try to deal with logs on a "first come first served" basis, you may have to wait ... Read more

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I don't recall the website I was on I think I went to play something off YouTube music video.  Pop up stated I needed to install FlashPlayer which I knew I had but stupidly clicked anyway. I then was taken to what appeared to be an Adobe FlashPlayer Update box. On clicking yes I was asked about a VAF toolbar which I declined and about a dozen other thing it wanted to add that i said no to . I then had no way to exit other than continue. I now have no access to my control panel (spinning circle then nothing) Ialso donot have IE 9 nothing has shown on scans by Immunet 3.0 or Nortonalthough Norton has blocked quite a few recently.
IE I can reinstall that's not a big deal but no control panel= no system restore or add/remove programs which is a major problem any help will be appreciated
 
Mod Edit: Moved from Vista to a more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

Answer:Not able to access Control panel + no IE

Download Malwarebytes Here: Malwarebytes
scan With eset Security Here: ESET
 
run full scan by both then go to kellys korna and download the repair files. let this be a lession not to just click yes to a download file go the the orignal website instread and download it the safe way.
 
Kind Regards
 
ComputerTechGuy

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I have just finished re-installing everything on my computer after a Hard Disk calamity! I am running Windows XP Home and after installing several programmes I needed to get into the Control Panel to complete my installation. All was well until this evening when I went back into control panel - I can get all the sections in Control Panel but I cannot access any sub menu in the User section! For instance I can go the the Users page but camnnot add new user, change user etc., What I have showing is: Change an AccountCreate a new accountChange my picture and under that is:Mail User Accounts.I cannot remember but I thought that the accounts on the computer were shown on this screen but I cannot get into any of the above! I must be doing something stupid but any help would be greatly appreciated as I've had 3 days on re-installing and am ready for the gas oven!!

Answer:Control panel access

You select "Create a new Account" if you want to add a user. If it doesn't open I would think you're not logged on as Administrator.

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I know this question has been asked before, but I tried everything in those posts and still can't get to the control panel. Tried to run the .cpl files and get the same error "This opertion has been cancelled....Please contact your system administrator." Problem is, I *am* the system administrator.

It is on my husband's office's main computer. It started out when the computer was hijacked. I ran regrun and cleaned off a bunch of stuff, but now, he can't network his computers (this one - the broken one) won't let you set up file sharing so that he can access his management software from the computer in the treatment area. This has just happened - about 3 weeks after I cleaned the system.

Since I have a degree in computers - he thinks I can fix it. I haven't got the slightest idea what to do. I am posting my HiJackThis log in hopes that it may help.

Oh, have also run about:Buster - it finds nothing - but when I close, pops up the error "Run time error ' 339': Component 'comctl32.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid."

Warning - I know just enough to be dangerous....

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this!
Here is my hiJackThis file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:00:05 PM, on 10/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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since installing windows updates recently i cant access anything from the control panel on desktop or laptop pcs...anyone any ideas or have the same problem??

Answer:cant access anything in control panel

XP or Vista?

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I had a computer that I did a repair install of xp on. After that I removed some infections and ran Advanced System Care 3. When I went to uninstall the software I used I got the following message when clicking on control panel. "windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close." When I click more info in this error message it says the app name is explorer.exe. Isn't the control panel actually supposed to be control.exe?

When I click close on the error message it brings up a window that says: 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem at the top, then C:/windows/system32/drwtsn32.exe, The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction, CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 14 02, chose close to terminate the application. Behind this error message is a command prompt C:/windows/system32/drwtsn32.exe.

I have ran malwarebytes, spybot, and avg. The system seems to be clean from infections so i don't think it's that. Is this a corrupt registry, and if so How can I repair it without doing a reinstall? I tried the system restore points, but there aren't any from before I started working on it so there aren't any changes to be made. I'd really like to be able to fix this without a reinstall!!!!

Please help!

Thanks.
 

Answer:Cannot access Control Panel

Have you tried a system restore? How about the recovery console? In malware bytes it gave an option to set that up---did you? Have you tried safe mode? Try those things if you haven't done so yet and let us know.
 

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I cant access my control panel or change my desktop properties.
I've even tried accessing it in safe mode but I keep getting the message,"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your systems administrator."

I AM the administrator.

Does anyone have an idea of how to fix this, or better yet, could someone walk me through the process?

thank you for ANY HELP, in advance.

Answer:Cannot access Control Panel

Hi kaydeedee, welcome to Tech Support Forum..

it's most likely that you have a spyware infection. Please read the following link as it details the 5 step process to take before posting a HijackThis log file:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask

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when i try to access my control panel the start button freezes. i scan it with hijackthis, cwshredder, and win oneclick- also virus scanned with avg. here's the hijack details:Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 3:11:19 AM, on 7/25/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\COMPAQ\INTERNET\ISDBDC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
C:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQINET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\KG.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TOPICKS\BIN\IDHOST.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\BTTNSERV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\EAUSBKBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\MY DOCUMENTS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://desktop.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/deskredir.dll?s=consumer&LC=0409&c=1c00
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clienta... Read more

Answer:Can't access Control panel

Please download and run the following programs:

AD-AWARE

Go here: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
and download Ad-Aware 6 Build 181

Install the program and launch it.

First in the main window look in the bottom right-hand corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------ON=GREEN

From main window: Click Start then Activate in-depth scan (recommended)

Click Use custom scanning options then click Customize and have these options selected: Under Drives and Folders put a check by Scan within archives and below that under Memory and Registry put a check by all the options there.

Now click on the Tweak button in that same window. Under Scanning engine select Unload recognized processes during scanning and under Cleaning Engine select Let windows remove files in use at next reboot

Click proceed to save your settings.

Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

Restart your computer

SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY

http://majorgeeks.com/download2471.html

Open Spybot Search & Destroy (Click Start, Programs, Spybot S&D (Advanced Mode). Click online, Search for updates, Download all available updates. Close all Browser windows, Click ''Check for Problems''. Anything that needs to be fixed it will ... Read more

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I have an older dell laptop with xp. I downloaded a webroot virus and spysweeper program, and did not remove the exisitng symantec virus scan program. Now I cannot access anything on my computer. Everything just freezes, and I cannot access control panel to remove either of the programs. Please help, how can I remove either of them without the control panel?

Answer:how can I access control panel?

What are you able to do?

Does your normal Desktop load? What happens if you click Start ?

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When I try to access Control panel I immediately get a blue screen with the almost screen-size MS logo which almost straight away changes to the desktop complete with the usual icons. If I restart the computer, the first attempt at entering Control Panel brings up the empty Control Panel screen with the flashlight moving to & fro; but that only lasts fro a few seconds before the screen reverts to desktop.

What to do?

Answer:Can't access Control Panel

try running the 5 step in my sig

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I have a Slim Desktop, 260-a10.... running Google ChromeHow do I access my Control Panel?How do I adjust my mouse...moves too quickly

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After having an virus invasion and wiping my system clean with avg AV I am having some troubles. Evertime I try to access control panel or properties I keep getting a message saying the administrator is not allowing me to do it. I am the only account on my computer so I'm not understanding. I went though some instuctions on one of the forums step by step, but with no results can someone please help I am running windows XP.
 

Answer:Can't access control panel

Welcome to Major Geeks!

This could be signs of some hidden malware, but let's try something to get started.

Now Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.




REGEDIT4

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\state]
"system.ini"=dword:00000000
"win.ini"=dword:00000000
"bootini"=dword:00000000
"services"=dword:00000000
"startup"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableCMD"=-
"DisableRegistryTools"=-
"DisableTaskMgr"=-
"NoFolderOptions"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=-
"DisableRegistryTools"=-
"NofolderOptions"=-
"DisableCMD"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"RestrictRun"=-
"DisallowRun"=-
"NoFolderOptions"=-
"NoSaveSettings"=-
"NoControlPanel"=-
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for no apparent reason, suddenly, I'm told access to my control panel is denied. I'm the only user. any ideas, please?

Answer:can't access control panel

System Specs, OS and Protective Software (also how often you update and run it?)

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I have an e-Machines that is running Windows 7, upgraded from Vista. Suddenly we have not been able to access control panel or any administrative function (and/remove programs, install hardware, network etc.) Get a message that "you don't have sufficient permission to access that function, contact your administrator". My tech guy says it's a virus but can't figure out to get rid of it. My buddy who does repair in another state said to contact this board, and said combo-fix might be the solution. Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:Can't access control panel

Go to RUN and typeregedit and click okNow navigate to this pathHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerDo you find any suspicious entries on your right pane?Thanks

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Hi, I had an urgent call by a friend late yesterday arvo who knows zip about computers - said his Nortons AV was reporting a virus -"W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen" and he could not find how to deal with it. He could not access the internet to get help. I downloaded the removal tool and as much info as I could from the Symantec site, mounted my charger and rode of into the sunset. He is running Windows XP home that's about as much as I can tell you about his system - first time I've seen it! Tried to shut down System Restore - could not access it - only a message to the effect it could not find the link or you were not allowed to access. The system isn't set up to require administration rights to access. That having failed - I ran the removal tool twice, both times it reported no traces of -"W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen". I then ran Norton AV again - it reported 7 infections - 6 it was able to repair and the seventh was - you guessed it -"W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen" I quarantined it and all seemed well with access to the internet  restored. However, access to functions in Control Panel were still unavailable as before, some functions worked but all the important ones like "System" don't - I can find no mention that this is a result of the virus nor can I find any fixes.I am also doubtfull that the Virus/Trojan has been removed - if Norton AV is capable of dealing with it why the special removal tool? Hoping someone out there in cyberspace can supply an answe... Read more

Answer:Can't Access Control Panel

Scan in safemode. Once you have removed all entries, boot using the Windows XP CD as a bootdisk and Repair the installation.

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Hi all.

I hope someone can help me out. I have an older computer running Window XP Home and sp1. It has been running great until recently. My son plays a lot of World of Warcraft and in the last month the computer would crash every so often. Thinking that it might be a video driver problem (I had a similar problem with another computer) I prepared to uninstall the old drivers and install a set that the video card company says is very stable - the same set I use on my second computer.

I tried to access the Control Panel from the "Start" button and I get an window that says "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and has to close"

Everything else seems to be working fine as far as I can tell. I can run programs, access the internet, search for files, etc. Also start up and shut down are normal (no errors or anything unusual).

I don't know if this will tell anything, but here is the info from the error message:
Error Signature
AppName: Explorer.exe
AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106
ModName: ntdll.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.1217
Offset: 0000b2ab

Here is what I did today prior to discovering this problem:
Ran CleanMgr
Ran Ad-Aware
Ran SuperAntiSpyware
Defragged hard drive using the Windows defrag utility
Ran Registry Booster (corrects errors in the registry and defrags it)

The big problem, I guess, is that I haven't needed to access the Control Panel for a long time (months) so I don't know how long it's been like this!

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Answer:Can't Access "control Panel"

See if this helps:NOTE:This is a registry edit. If you're not comfortable with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registrykellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the Left

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I have recently downloaded windows vista 32bit onto my PC and now I can't access my control panel. When I try to access the control panel it says windows explorer has stopped worked and I have also received the message that Rund 1132 has stopped working. Can anybody help me with this problem?

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Hi, I am fixing a slow computer for a friend. It was full of viruses, spyware, malware etc. I have ran Avast AV, Spybot and Ad-Aware and have also removed VirusProtectionPro. However the Control Panel still cannot be accessed by any user, including admin. It is not listed in the start menu and the error message received when trying to change desktop settings or access it via My Computer reads:

"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer."

Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:34:01, on 19/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\DOCUME~1\Ben\LOCALS~1\Temp\200781913826_mcinfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
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I know this is pushy, but I need to get this fixed tonight if possible!
 

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Help! I bought my kids a computer - all they access is game sites, but the computer is littered with viruses, trojan horses, malware, etc. I've run a bunch of spyware software and have cleaned much of it up, but I know there is more. I still cannot access the control panel or windows updates as I get a message stating "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. please contact your system admin'. Of course, I am the admin. Previously, I couldn't get the regedit or task manager without the same message, but I've got those items now working. Any help would be much appreciated! I've ran a HijackThis logfile to help facillitate the process.
 

Answer:Can't Access Control Panel

OK - sorry for not following instructions initially. Couple of issues I have. I can't get into Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs, so I am not able to uninstall the multiple spyware software. Also, I cannot operate in Safe Mode either.
 

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I've lost the Control Panel Icon iin Start Menu / Settings

I have another Icon in my Start Menu Programs, but when I access things like "Display", I get this message

The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on your computer.
Please contact your system administrator

Anybody have any ideas?

I have no CD
 

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I am not sure if someone has already brought up this issue. I read a bunch of Threads and couldn't find this particular one.

I can not access my control panel. I try to and the following message appears: THIS OPERATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT ON THE COMPUTER. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR.
The key is I am the system administrator. Any help would be appreciated. Especially, where I should start to solve this problem. Thanks.
 

Answer:Can't Access Control Panel!!

How many times do we have to tell you overhelpful people that malware posts should NOT be replied to with unsuitable advice & reported to move to malware forum

I have deleted the posts and hope the victim hasn't alrready wrecked his system by following your advice

the

I can not access my control panel. I try to and the following message appears: THIS OPERATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT ON THE COMPUTER. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR.Click to expand...

is a classic sign of a nasty malware and everything you have advised will make it worse

now Shaffjoe please ignore all the advice given before as it won't work at all and do this

step 1.

go to here and download 'Hijack This!' self installer. Save it to the desktop or other suitable place. DO NOT just press run from the website Double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu.
Click on the entry in start menu to run HijackThis
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help yo... Read more

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having difficulties accessing my control panel. i am working on a friends cpu and have started the malaware removal. the only thing i can access on the computer is the task manager. Finally got on internet and have ran cc cleaner. now wondering how i can go to add/remove programs through task manager if there is a command i can "run". any help would be good otherwise might skip that step and go on
 

Answer:access control panel

Well, I reccomend you take a stroll through the stickies in the malware forum.

In the meantime, appwiz.cpl from the run box will open add/remove programs.
 

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I cannot access any programs in the control panel. Whenever I try I get the following message: 'Windows cannot find 'C:\windows\system 32\rundll32.exe'

I recently had a problem with Firefox and downloaded Stopzilla and Unique blue registry booster. These programs removed many problems but did not fix the one mentioned above.

I downloaded Hijack this and that website gave me a list of sites to assist and I chose this one.

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 11:55:02.60 on Tue 12/30/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2045.1060 [GMT -6:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MskAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Comodo\CBOClean\BOC427.exe
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Answer:Access to control panel

Hello sanorton,I apologise for the delay, the forum is extremely busy.If you still need help, post a HijackThis log. If you don't have the program, although you say you do, here are the instructions:----------------------------------------------Download and Run HijackThis Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop. Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it. By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis . Click on Install. It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop. Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis. Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad. Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted. Don't have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114370 MB, Free - 50267 MB; D: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 138834 MB; G: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 671940 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-970A-D3
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
............................................................................................................................................

I have two problems that I have been trying to solve for some time.
1. System hangs at "Log Off" on shutdown or restart. Every time.
2. When I try to bring up "Control Panel" I get this error msg:
::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0 Application not found
This happens for all apps within control panel, but with different msg.
So I can't get to any control panel apps.

What I have tried:
. Works the same in safe mode. (Except for log-off)
. I have run the following programs for both virus and root-kit.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
RogueKiller
Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
SpywareBlaster
SUPERAntiSpyware
Avast
No reported errors.
. I have googled and found similar problems but not the same. Their fixes don't work.
. My two latest image backups have the same control panel problem.
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Answer:Can't Log Off or access Control Panel

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I'm running Windows XP and am the only person to use this computer therefore I have total privileges as administrator. However I tried to go to Display and I get a message "The system administrator has disabled the Display Control Panel." I don't remember doing this. How can I un-do? Thanks
 

Answer:Control Panel Access

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 I have an HP Pavilion m7580n which runs on Windows XP. For a couple months now, after downloading some songs, when I try to get to the control panel I get a message that says I can't do so without administrator approval. Don't have an administrator. It's my own desktop computer and I'm not an a network.

Answer:CAN'T ACCESS CONTROL PANEL

How is your computer security?

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whenever I try to access my control panel either via .. my computer or start/settings . The pc will freeze and I will either get the explorer.exe error stating it must shut down or I get the following error msg ....The instructions at 0x7c9106c3 referanced memory at 0x7c9d1296 the memory could not be written click ok to terminate program

Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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HP PavillionWindows XP 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2Spy Sweeper AntiVirus With AntiSpyWareI have been working with Spy Sweeper techs to clean up my son's computer. In the midst of all this I had to do a system restore. We are now getting clean sweeps and seem to have resolved all the previous problems. However, I now cannot access the Control Panel. Prior to all the problems we had several user accounts. Due to the restore we are down to one user "HP Owner". This user should be the administrator by default. We have never set up a password for this user. When I click on Start, the Control Panel is not even an option. If I try to change the properties for the desktop I get a message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I am unable to remove unwanted programs, add users, etc.How do regain my administrator privileges? Your help is appreciated.

Answer:Control Panel - Cannot Access

Hi Hillster, welcome to BC! Try this:Start The ComputerAt The Welcome Screen, press Control+Alt+Delete twice in rapid succession. This launches the old syle login promptType Administrator ins the username area and press enter.This should log you in under the default Administrator account which is normally not shown on the Welcome Screen. From here, you can create/delete users as well as add a user to the Administrator user group, etc.Post back your results!

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I'm getting email, but cannot access control panel. Says administrator blockedalso think spyware might have gotten in computer and messed up homepage.screen is white, but background pic will come up , then screen goes white with bigtriangle and says active controls turned off due to microsoft problem. can get into safemode, but don't know how to get passed f8 helpsystem restore blocked also.Thanks oldfrts wife

Answer:cannot access control panel

ref my cannot access control panel- using windows xp system

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I got an error while browsing the net on my laptop, error message:

Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you were in the midddle of something, the information you were working on might be lost. [Close]

A new icon appeared on my desktop and a new program was also installed. I immediately ran ad-aware se and it pulled up over 300 critical errors. I deleted all the errors but it couldn't remove 2 of them. It instructed that it would be removed if I reboot and ran it again. I did so 4 times.

Upon reboot I get the same error mesg:
Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you were in the midddle of something, the information you were working on might be lost. [Close]

I rebooted in safe mode and tried to restore but upon reboot it stated that the computer could not restore at the previous point. I tried that again twice with 2 other restore points with the same results.

I don't have access to any of my documents.

Can anyone help me?

XP
 

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When I click on the control panel icon on my desktop nothing happens. When I click on start>control panel I get the same result. I have a power options icon on my desktop and that does not work either. If I right click the power options icon and choose open file location the control panel opens normally. Everything works fine in safe mode though. What could be causing this problem?

Answer:can't access control panel

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I thing a virus scan in safe mode should be your first option, for which Malwarebytes is ideally suited.

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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When try to get into the control panel, i get a message that says Windows Explorer has stopped working, then one that says Windows will restart your computer and it does. Keeps up this cycle. I have Vista 32bit, have run spyware and virus scans. HELP.

Answer:cannot access control panel

Hi, rebwriter, and welcome to the forums.

Run SFC /Scannow from a CMD prompt.

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I am having trouble getting direct access to Control Panel. If I click on any of the icons to gain entrance, all the icons on my desktop and my taskbar disappear for 2 to3 seconds then reappear.

I can get to the panel by going though Explorer, but this has become a pain as I try to clean up my computer from years of greasy build-up. The only thing I can think of that may have caused this could be the Nvida desktop manager that I ran for about 1 week before turning it off due to instability problems.

Answer:Control Panel Access

Hello roustabout!

Whatabout from the start button, bottom left of screen?

diego88

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