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While I realize that I am in the Windows 8 Forum, I have Windows 10. I checked my Control Panel to search for problems with startup, and this is what I found. Can someone tell me what this is (See Below) and how to fix it?

Question: While I realize that I am in the Windows 8 Forum, I have Windows 10. I checked my Control Panel to search for problems with startup, and this is what I found. Can someone tell me what this is (See Below) and how to fix it?

Crash Dump Event
?7/?17/?2017 3:25 PM
Not reported
Critical runtime problem
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: coreServiceShell.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 578a8837
Fault Module Name: TmopCtl.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 584b6691
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000000000245EC
SPN GUID: 51093757-011a-43f7-a0d8-a70c283f9a67
OS Version: 10.0.14393.
Locale ID: 1033
Files that help describe the problem

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Preferred Solution: While I realize that I am in the Windows 8 Forum, I have Windows 10. I checked my Control Panel to search for problems with startup, and this is what I found. Can someone tell me what this is (See Below) and how to fix it?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I've just noticed that my control panel was gone

the computer couldnt find "printer.exe" in c/windows/system32

Here's my hijack log...thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:52:34 PM, on 11/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\KGB\Mpk.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MEDIC\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Osa.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM... Read more

Answer:control panel gone; printer.exe not found at startup

Can you tell me why you have no Microsoft service packs installed?

Do not install SP2 on an infected machine as this will cause serious problems.

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Windows 10 is not finding any Control Panel items when I search for them in the taskbar search.

On Windows 7 I could type in "Printers" and it would find the "Add / Remove Printer" option. Or I could type "Programs" and it would find the "Programs and Features" Control Panel item. But not in Windows 10, as seen below.

How can I get this feature back? If this is not a bug then Microsoft have seriously downgraded the search bar, which was very useful in Windows 7.

Answer:Windows 10 search not finding Control Panel items

Right-click the Start button and you will find some of the Control Panel items and Control Panel itself, click on one.

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I'm sure this problem is not new, and most of the fixes i have seen appear to be personalized and thus i cannot simply apply a previous solution to my problem in cookie-cutter fashion.

I have recently installed kaspersky antivirus and nearly immediately after the install this problem came up. I'm not sure if the rundll32.exe is corrupted, missing or whatever else it may be in this situation but some help would be greatly appreciated... I cannot access anything in my control panel, and most programs ask me what to use to open them. When i try to access anything in control panel, it says:


Application not found."

sfc /scannow says: Windows resource protection corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

details are included in the CBS.log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

but when i try to view it im denied access

what do i do now to show you guys the CBS.log thing if needed? Or how do i go about fixing this problem?

Answer:Windows Vista System 32/rundll32.exe cannot be found - cannot open control panel etc.

re-install windows or run sfc from command console after booting from vista dvd under repair options.

best bet after viral infections is to wipe your drive and re-install.

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I have a new HP Envy laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1 on a traditional hard drive.

Immediately on booting it up the first time, I connected an SSD to the laptop via a USB cable and used the Samsung-provided drive imaging software to image the entire HDD to the new/empty SSD.

Turned around & replaced the HDD w/the SSD in the drive 1 bay, followed by placing the original (but now secondary) HDD in the drive 2 bay.

I wanted to re-map the "My Documents" folder on the SSD to store files in that folder on the secondary HDD, so I remapped that folder ("c:\users\Brad\Documents") to point to "f:\users\Brad\Documents" instead.

So, moving on, for whatever reason now when I go to the Search item on the desktop and try, for example, to search for "Remove Apps", which results in it finding something like "Uninstall apps to save hard drive space" or something like that, and I click on Uninstall apps to save hard drive space", I get a msg. similar to this:

[Window Title]
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I'm not sitting on my laptop right now, but I found the info. above online and it's very close to the error msg. I'm receiving, w... Read more

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I posted my problem on this link and I followed Ried's instruction to post the hijacthis log file here..

Please also check this link below.. I post the capture of my screen on the web..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:11:46 AM, on 17/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SD... Read more

Answer:Blank screens on most of the programs (including Windows' Search files, Control Panel

Hello khunnu_aom,

Did you recently uninstall Symantec (Norton)? I see portions of the program in your log.

I'm not seeing anything in this log, but it is just one tool we have available to reveal any malware that may be present.

Download, install & launch - Webroot SpySweeper ( Trial) (8.3 MB)

When SpySweeper starts, please accept any prompts to update definitions. Exit the program after you have updated.


Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.


Launch & use the diagnostic version of SpySweeper & configure it as followed: Click on the Start button
After it has finished scanning, click the Next button
Allow Spysweeper to reboot your machine to remove the infected files.
## IMPORTANT - do not use your computer as you scan.

# Reboot back to Normal Mode

Launch SpySweeper & select Results from the left pane
Click the 'Session Log' tab & choose Save to File to create a log.

Post that in your next reply along with a new HJT log.

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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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Hi guys, my friend is having trouble with his headset. He has the jacks plugged in on the rear ports and they come up in the control panel but they dont seem to be transmitting his voice at all while the he can hear sounds. We have checked the control panel sound menu and the realtek drivers, and im at a loss of what the issue could be. We have also tried the front ports and while they also come up in the menus they refuse to transmit

Any available help would be appreciated

Answer:Jacks picked up by computer but still no sound, checked control panel

Has the headset's mic been checked with a different PC? First thing is to verify the headset/mic is good.

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So I've got a few issues to look at here. Sometimes when I right click a file, or anything really, there's a good chance that explorer.exe will come up with a crash and a lot of my taskbar items will disappear, and others might appear, like "Volume". Volume is one that appears after that and plain doesn't come up at start sometimes.

The other issue is related, but it happens when I access the control panel to Add and Remove Programs. Shortly after opening it and about to click something I may want to remove, it shows Explorer.exe and an error message and crash details if I click the details button. I know in my last crash, it included some dll file in the "Mods" area of the message.

Adding on to my first paragraph, one of the things that the crashes also close is my NVidia graphics control panel in the toolbar, one that allows you to change graphics profiles and the like. I'm sure most if not all of you are familiar with it.

Anyways, help with this issue would be greatly appreciated as it has plagued me for quite some time now and I believe it may be registry related. I think it's occurred ever since running an IObit program to fix the registry and also other changes to try and improve performance. Since then I've uninstalled Advanced System Care and the others.

Thanks in advance for any advice given.

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Hello Malware Fighters! I am total newbie to this forum, so i hope you will forgive me, if i make some stupid questions My brothers pc is having a bit of trouble. It is a Dell Inspiron 17 with Windows 8 64-bit. The soundcard won't work, the controlpanel frezzers, apps will not start and so on. The internet works fine with Chrome, but Explorer will not start. Advance Systemcare 7 found Misleading.FakeAV?, and i tried to delete it. It did not work. Can you please help me? If you have questions please write It will be amazing if you can help me!Hope the logs is okay.Logs: Malware Bytes:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version: v2014.02.24.08Windows 8 x64 NTFSInternet Explorer 10.0.9200.16750Niels Clausen :: NIELS [administrator]24-02-2014 21:07:11MBAM-log-2014-02-24 (21-12-20).txtSkanningstype: Hurtig skanningSkanningsmuligheder valgt: Hukommelse | Opstart | Registreringsdatabasen | Filsystem | Heuristics/Ekstra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUMSkanningsmuligheder som er deaktiverede: P2PObjekter skannet: 216015Tid g?et: 4 minut(ter), 7 sekund(er)Hukommelses Processorer Inficeret: 1C:\Windows\KMService.exe (RiskWare.Tool.CK) -> 1976 -> Ingen handling valgt.Hukommelses Moduler Inficeret: 0(Ingen skadelige objekter blev fundet)Registreringsdatabasen?gler Inficeret: 0(Ingen skadelige objekter blev fundet)Registreringsdatabasev?rdier Inficeret: 0(Ingen skadelige objekter blev fundet)Registreringsdatabasedata Objekter Inficeret: 0(Ingen s... Read more

Answer:Problems with soundcard, control panel and apps. Found Misleading.FakeAV?

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************You will need to run MBAM again. Make sure all the infections have a checkmark and select "Remove Selected."&nb... Read more

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I seem to have acquired a virus embedded in my IE installation.  Various popups routinely open and freeze IE on my computer.  They all seem to be tech support adware.  I've gone through the IE add-ons, I've checked the Control Panel for unwanted
programs, and have done some limited scanning of the registry for keys related to the issue.  I can't find anything.  I've run numerous antivirus scans, using different tools, to try to fix the problem.  I'm reasonably tech-savvy but fixing
this is beyond me.  I'm looking for ideas on how to address this.
Here are some samples of what I'm trying to remove:
Both the 1-866-869-6149 and "From Around the Web" popups have been invading my computer.
Any suggestions for removal that I haven't addressed (IE add-ons, checking installed programs, searching the registry by keyword in case I can stumble across impacted registry keys).
Thank you,

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had a computer here that was a real mess with spyware, got it all cleaned up as far as i can tell (microsoft anti spyware, spybot, adaware), have checked LSPs, done a few registry scans (microsofts scanner, easy cleaner). Done a repair install over the top of what ive got (XP home SP2), and got the same problems.

Initial problem reported was nusrmgr.cpl (users in control panel) would load for a second and disappear. after doing a repair install, the problem is still here, and the windows product activation will never load onto the screen.

Running out of options, and a format and reload is a last resort that i dont want to have to rely on..

Any thoughts would be appreciated, i can post logs or screenshots of whatever you want to see.

Also would like to add, same thing happens in safe mode.


Answer:problems with users in control panel + windows activation

A repair install isn't going to make malware problems go away.

You want the Spyware Specific Forum.

Before posting there read the following thread:

READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Also read this about HJT logs:


The guys over there are very good at getting rid of malware issues.

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MS Word 2007 does not start normally.
The MS Word 2007 program, to be run at all shows User Account Control Box. I click Yes.
Then everything on the screen sort of gets foggy.
Then I get the message "There was a problem sending the command to the program."

If I click Enter a few times I can get MS Word to start. Sometimes not.

I have reinstalled Word 2007 which does not help.

I have run Office Diagnostics which did not find any problems.

Need help on this one.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:MS Word Startup Having Problems (Moved from Windows 7 forum)

Try re-registering Words file exentions.

Close Word
Start > Run > winword.exe /r {ENTER}

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Hi guys,
I'm running Vista Home OS and had many problems recently booting. Almost every time it requires to run system restore before it boots. Now several desktop icons are not working - mainly the ones that allow me into the file system. Runnig "My Computer" opens "Computer Management Snapin Launcher". Running "Windows Explorer" or "Control Panel" gives an error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations Control Panel". I'm pretty sure this must be a virus messing up my registry but I've run AVG, AVAST and Spybot and nothing is being found. Any ideas how to fix any of this without reformatting???

Answer:Solved: Problems starting My Computer, Windows Explorer, Control Panel

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History: My Home Office computer (with System info below) purchased in June 2007 configured RAID 1 - 3 year warranty

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DBC-OFFICE
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7241
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1866 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V1.1, 23/10/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Canada
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name DBC-OFFICE\user
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 931.33 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Had ISP-based Norton Internet Security system on it and Windows Defender up until Mid-January 2009, nothing else for malware or adware

Started having start-up problems, tried to run Windows XP repair program - wouldn't let me complete the process - can't remember what the error message said but it was related to missing files (sorry I can't find the details I wrote down)

Took Norton Security system out with the Norton Removal tool, reinstalled Ghost 12 and ran a complete back up of my HD via Ghost on an external HD

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Answer:Windows XP problems/AVG AV won't reinstall - fear things are in worse shape than I realize

Hi,A few thoughts. -If you are still infected then so is your Hard drive image you created!!-Read this and consider posting a log for evaluation in the HjT forum-Registry cleaners do not improve system performance and can actual cause harm to your OS.Hope that helps,t

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I recently bought a new Dell Studio 1558 notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium and transferred across several hundred documents from my old PC into the new 'My Documents' folder.

As many others have found, Windows Search has been completely useless. It seems to have no problem finding files in the Music or Pictures folder, yet anything in the Documents library is invisible to it - even if I search within a small subfolder for a filename I can see right in front of me, Windows Search will announce that 'No items match your search'.
I've taken a number of steps so far to correct the problem, none of which have worked:

1. I've checked which locations are indexed for searching and ensured that the documents library is amongst them (along with the whole of my C drive).

2. I've checked that the relevant file extensions (.doc .docx .pdf etc.) are all selected in the list of 'File Types' within the Indexing options (although I notice that 'Filter Description' for .pdf reads 'Registered IFilert is not found' - no such problem with the Word docs).

3. I've deleted and rebuilt the search index.

4. I've run the Windows 7 Search troubleshooter, which reports that it can't find any problems.

5. I've read that some problems with Windows 7 Search can be fixed by editing a registry key ( but when I navigate to the relevant folder in my reg... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Search fails to find files, even after all settings have been checked

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Hi all,

I'm a pretty proficient Windows user (and Google-searcher) but I can't seem to solve this one:

Windows 8 search refuses to search items in my control panel. For example, if I tap the windows key and type "power options" or "Sound" I get nothing. I'm pretty sure this is supposed to work as it's mentioned in many of Microsoft's own help documents as the easiest way to navigate to these settings.

Other searches are working, including files on secondary drives, etc.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Answer:Win8 Search Won't Search Control Panel Items

Use Classic Shell.

Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

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Help I am very new at fixing error messages on my computer. Everytime I go to the Control Panel and click on anything, I get an error message: Windows cannot find 'C\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe.' Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button and then click search.

Here is an updated Hijackthis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:29:58 AM, on 9/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3400 Series\lxcymon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3400 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\DiskInternals\Uneraser\Unerase.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Answer:Control Panel Error Message, Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.e

Hello, Headguard
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

One machine at a time please. Let's start with the Vista machine. Please run these instructions on the vista machine. When we're done with it we'll do the XP one.

We Need to Run ComboFix

Note to readers of this post other than the starter ... Read more

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Hi everyone! I am having a problem with Windows Explorer that upon opening the Computer window or the Control Panel, the screen is blank with 4 icons (Favorites, Libraries, Homegroup, and Computer) in the left pane.

Windows gave me a notice about MS SkyDrive was causing a problem, but uninstalling it was of no help. Any suggestions?

PS: Maybe I should remove DreamScene?
UPDATE: DreamScene removed with no change.

Answer:Windows Explorer - Control Panel and Computer windows empty on opening

Note the green in the Address bar at the top. Wait for it to complete (goes all the way to the right) then you should see content in the right window.

This happens to me some times as well but I have no idea why.

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Since the upgrade of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview, users were having problem to pin Control Panel items like Windows Update to Start Screen. If a user right clicks any Control Panel item and click Pin to Start, nothing happens. To resolve this issue, here?s a small workaround.
1. Right click on Control Panel item and click on Create Shortcut. This will create a shortcut on the Desktop.
2. Go to desktop and Copy that shortcut to %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
3. This will place the shortcut in All App screen. Just go to All app screen by clicking on the arrow at bottom left of Start Screen. And you can sort them by Date installed.
And now right click on it and click on Pin To Start from the App bar below. Now you have the Windows Update pinned to Start Screen. So from Start Screen , you can now open Windows Update.

Answer:Pin Windows Update / Control Panel items to Windows 8.1 Start Screen

Nice tip!

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I have a machine Windows 7 installed base with English and Spanish language pack installed on it.
All other things show in Spanish except Windows Update in Control panel and Remote Desktop Connection are shown in English.
Can any one help on that.


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I have problems when i try to open windows explorer, control panel, net controllers. When i click the icon it doesn´t open at all, neither appers any problem window. What do i have to do???. Thanks for your help.

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Hello to all:
This problem just started a few days ago on my Windows 7 Professional 32bit system.

When I open a Windows Explorer window and some Control Panel windows all is good. Problem is that when I try to close the window by pressing the top right window close button or if I right click on the taskbar instance of the window and choose to close it, the program does not close but instead is minimized to the notification area with the formation of a new folder icon. This icon is a standard windows yellow folder. If I expand the notifications area and hover over that folder, a balloon window lets me know that there are 'x windows' where x represents the number of windows that have been minimized (instead of closing as I originally wanted).

Furthermore, a right click on that folder in the notification area brings up a context menu including the names of the windows (that I can click on and maximize back onto the screen). At the bottom of the context menu are the options to 'Restore all' and 'Close all'.

Not sure why this came about. Thanks in advance for your help.


Answer:Windows Explorer window & some Control Panel windows will not close


Just noticed that if I click on the window close button while holding down the keyboard shift key, the window closes normally.


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Sir i have a Lenovo R61i Think pad.  I am unable to access the bluetooth in my laptop to transfer data into my mobile and from the mobile to the laptop. Kindly tell me what must i do

Answer:Bluetooth Devices are not found in the control panel

Hi pettayilcmf,Welcome to the forum!What is 7 character machine type and model number of your thinkpad? it can be found on the back and will be something like 2668-KHU.Regards, Maliha 

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is it possible to have the windows update applet in the control panel of Windows 10? thanks

Answer:Windows update applet in Windows 10 Control Panel

No, Microsoft removed it.
Now all you have is this: Windows Update and Security settings in Windows 10

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is it possible to have windows xp style volume/audio panel in windows 7? here's my problem.. i have a very old analog tv card that outputs audio through the cd audio... in xp i an unmute the cd audio to get the sound but in windows 7... i am unable to find how to individually unmute the cd audio... anyone can help? thx in advance

Answer:windows xp style volume control panel in windows 7?

Hello Yeahman,

You might see if right clicking on the Volume icon in the notification area, and clicking on Open Volume Mixer may have an option for the volume control of the CD audio. If so, then clicking on it's speaker should unmute it.

Hope this helps,

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hi guys I saw old post it was old build but want ask in new build 10240 possible do thes? if someone knows let know please

Answer:Add Windows Update back to Control Panel in Windows 10

fairly sure its not possible anymore

in older builds there was duplicate items in CP and the new Settings while they fully moved over to the Settings, once things got moved to Settings MS removed them from the CP

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How to Add Windows Update back to Control Panel in Windows 10

Is the above link still available? When I click on it I get a page that says:
Crashed, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

Still using 9926, and would like to add updates back to control panel, if it's still doable.

Answer:Add Windows Update back to Control Panel in Windows 10

Wait till Brink answers, but I would guess they've turned it off for now because since the latest build the "hack is not possible, so they're waiting to see if it's possible in future builds(which I believe won't happen).

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hi guys I saw old post it was old build but want ask in new build 10240 possible do thes? if someone knows let know please

Answer:Add Windows Update back to Control Panel in Windows 10

fairly sure its not possible anymore

in older builds there was duplicate items in CP and the new Settings while they fully moved over to the Settings, once things got moved to Settings MS removed them from the CP

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Hi. Trying to find out why the pc wakes from sleep on its own has given me another problem, and I would be grateful if anyone has any ideas.
Control Panel => View Network status and tasks => see full map
[=> windows is creating the network map]
=> Windows cannot discover any computer or device
This seems odd to me, since I can connect thorugh my router to the internet (see this post) and I can print wirelessly.
My home network is as Windows originally set it up (with additions for laptops for my kids, not here at present), I am no expert so have not played around with it.
Any thoughts or suggestions gratefully received, shuldnobetr
Windows 7 ultimate, with Panda Free A/V, supported by Malwarebytes Pro and Hitman; occasional cleaning with CCleaner, though not in last week. Defragmenting, checkdisk, &c when I remember
 Mainboard : Asus M4N78-AM
  > Chipset : nVidia GeForce 8200
  > Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2600 MHz
  > Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
  > Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8200
  > Hard Disk : ST3320418AS (320 GB)*
  > Hard Disk : ST3320418AS (320 GB)**
  > DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 ATA Device
  > DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST BD-RE  BH08LS20 ATA Device
  > Monitor Type : Idek Iiyama PL2409HD - 23 inches
  > Network Card :  MCP77 Ethernet
  > Network Card... Read more

Answer:Local Network connections not found by Control Panel

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Beats audio control panel would not work when i selected it from the cortana menu.  How do i get full functionality of beats audio again? When i click on it it says it cannot find C:\WINDOWS\system32\IDTNC64.cpl.  I checked myself. not there. any help would be greatly appreciated

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Using the 'squirt' cmd in win xp i have found the bluetooth in my pc, but i cannot share any files because i dont have bluetooth options in my control panel. What to do? How do i enable bluetooth in my pc? Help me plz.. I have been searching for hours to solve it.. Thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] Bluetooth icon not found in control panel

Check the device manager if Bluetooth is listed.

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I just updated iTunes and as always, went in to stop that and Quicktime from starting up on Boot.

There are two instances of both, plus another program.

It will not allow me to check any of the duplicate items. The message that pops up is:

There is already an enabled/disabled item with the same name. Please rename either the enabled or disabled item.
I've attached a screen shot of the control panel.

Why are there duplicates?
How do I rename them? confused

Answer:Startup Control Panel 2.8

Not sure as to how to answer your questions, but if you have CCleaner installed it should do the trick too. If not, go into msconfig, and under the startup tab see are there dupes there too, if tghere is, disable and delete one, reboot and see if your startup control panel picks it up then

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I hope the community could help me. If any, thank you for reading the thread and sorry for my bad english.

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I hope the community could help me. If any, thank you for reading the thread and sorry for my bad english.

Answer:How to remove from Control Panel

Hi and welcome to the forums!

I'm Kuttus and I am going to try to assist you with your problem. Please take note of the below:

I will start working on your malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine!
The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If you don't know, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
Refrain from running self fixes as this will hinder the malware removal process.
It may prove beneficial if you print of the following instructions or save them to notepad as I post them.
Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.
Before we start:
Please be aware that removing malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to nece... Read more

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I have a major problem with my machine, a virus scan w/ AVG comes up clean, but Adaware freezes on "shareddlls". I cannot open zips or any folders from my desk top, so I can't run HijackThis. When trying to open IE or any folders from my desktop I get the hourglass for a few secs, then it quits.

I cannot open:
Internet Explorer
Any folders or zips
Control Panel
Outlook Express
Recycle Bin
Pro Tools

I can open:
Mozilla Firefox
AVG virus scan

Thanks in advance.

Answer:IE, Control Panel, Search not opening

Hi choppervon, welcome to TSF..

do you have more functionality from Safe Mode? If yes, you could try a System Restore to a point when all was well.

Can you think of anything which may have triggered the problem such as any particular downloads or installations?

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Don't ask how I have managed it, I think it may have been when I tried a trial version of PC-Optimizer Pro 6, but I have lost all the shortcuts that come up on pressing start. Can anyone help please.

Answer:How do I get back control panel, run, search, etc.

Do you still have access to system restore.

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With all these new settings added to pc settings it seems if you search for any setting that has been added to this app only the app will show up as an option when searching for a setting. For example if you type mouse the only things you can click on will open the pc settings app. The old results that opened the classic mouse settings don't show as they did in windows 8

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I found out that my control panel and some other stuff are missing from the start menu. After doing some research I found this forum so I thought I'd get some help. Other than the missing stuff I can't access the task manager too. And when I double click C:\, it won't open but instead it will activate the 'show hidden files and folders' option.

Appreciate it if you guys can look into the matter. Thanks.

Here's the HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:50:55 AM, on 10/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.ex... Read more

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now that ive downloaded windows 10 over my 8.1 and realize i have no room left. can i erase/format hd and reload windows 10?
my question is can i reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows 10 and how to 
my windows 8.1 came with ASUS lap top brand new
i have a couple of computers so if i need to trans files or anything np

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Currently i am using Windows 7, SP1. I remember the day i got get windows 10 icon, I clicked it and automatically I got registered for Windows 10. Also in control panel it is showing ' Windows 10 upgrade reserved. view conformation'. And when ever open the app, the app just wont load, only could see the rings. So am i getting the windows 10 or not? Please help me.

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I am trying to cancel a print job and don't see where to do that.

Answer:In Windows 10 what is equivalent to control panel in Windows 7?

You can still get to your control panel. The easiest way is to just click on Cortana and start typing "control...". It should come up in the search results.

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Here's one that nobody may have heard of before. I have a Dell Latitude E6500 running Windows XP Pro. When Windows starts, Windows control panel also starts. So you see it as a pop-up window and you have to close it. I have no idea what triggered this event but burried somewhere in the Windows registry there's an entry that now tells Windows to start control panel when IT starts.

The machine runs fine otherwise. Anybody have an ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Windows Control Panel Starts with Windows

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Control panel is opening at startup!!
How can I stop this.
I've recently installed antivirus software, maybe this has affetced settings?
Any suggestions?

Answer:Control panel is opening at startup


First of all it will be interesting to know since when this happened. If this has started after antivirus software then there is answer to your question.

It is very strange. Anyway please check in ?Auto start? folder if there is a shortcut for Control panel window. If yes you can remove it and it will not start any more at the start up.

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<> Administrative restrictions
Can no longer change time, add/remove programs, basically anything even though I am the computer administrator.

<> Cannot find control panel
Tried running in safe mode. Tried right clicking on start menu > properties > get error message

Answer:slow startup,no control panel

Double Post

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I use Windows MCE 2005 on my MacBook Pro using Bootcamp.

As I startup the machine into windows I encounter a Video Card Problem.

I never had this before using Windows.

The First Hardware wizard comes up want to find USB driver.

My Problem is this I can't get the Video card driver working properly.

On startup..

I get a Popup message saying this:

''The Ati Control Panel failed to intialize becuase no ATi driver is installed, or
ATI driver is not working properly. The Ati Control Panel will now exit''.

Then there is a check mark on the bottom saying, ''Don't display this message
again. OK.

What do I do. I tried to repair with the Installer in Add/Remove Programs.

The video card driver was installed from the Macintosh Drivers for XP.

How can I solve this.

Answer:ATi Control Panel Error on Startup.

The video card driver was installed from the Macintosh Drivers for XP.
Not sure what that means but I will try to help anyway. Have you checked the device manager to update the drivers for the card? Also go to the manufacture website and get the drivers for that video card. They will be a exe, or something that you need to DL and save, then point windows to look there for the drivers.

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I cannot find a way to remove Startup Control Panel. I downloaded it at Does anyone know how to remove it? Thanks

Answer:Removing Startup Control Panel

If it's not listed under "add/remove", look where it's listed in the programs and see if it has it's own uninstaller.

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When I had Windows 7, I put a shortcut to Control Panel in the startup folder (I used to need it to start at startup). Now I am on Windows 10 and it still starts at startup. I deleted from the folder (looked up where it was) and checked in task manager if it was set to run at startup but it wasn't there.

Thanks - all help will be appreciated.

Answer:Control Panel Running at Startup

Hello Chiken and welcome to the TenForums

You have tried the first two options which normally work for removing start-up programs. However, did you realise there are two startup folders where the item can reside; one for all users and one for individual users. Look at option 2 in the following tutorial, then there are two more options you can try: Startup Items - Add, Delete, Enable, Disable in Windows 10

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When I had Windows 7, I put a shortcut to Control Panel in the startup folder (I used to need it to start at startup). Now I am on Windows 10 and it still starts at startup. I deleted from the folder (looked up where it was) and checked in task manager if it was set to run at startup but it wasn't there.

Thanks - all help will be appreciated.

Answer:Control Panel Running at Startup

Hello Chiken and welcome to the TenForums

You have tried the first two options which normally work for removing start-up programs. However, did you realise there are two startup folders where the item can reside; one for all users and one for individual users. Look at option 2 in the following tutorial, then there are two more options you can try:

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I recently re-installed to factory. I am using Google Chrome for my search engine, for some reason there is no control panel in the google Search engine, Pain in the neck , especially if I open a program and want to make a desktop icon.Any ideas appreciated. T.I.A.

Answer:No control panel in Google search engine

I can't think what you mean by no control panel in Google search engine, but to create a desktop shortcut to any program just right click its executable and use Send To > Desktop (Create shortcut)

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Please help me,

my computer is infected and I can not access Control Panel, search for files and folders does not work, c:\windows\system32 is empty:

Here is hijack this log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:13:51 PM, on 5/18/2009
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
D:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 -... Read more

Answer:no Control panel, no search files and folders Pls HELP

The General Security forum is only for general questions regarding security software and things of that nature but not for actually removing malware as we have qualified helpers who are the only members who are authorized to assist with those matters. You can easily identify them as they have either a gold or blue shield beside their usernames. Please refer to this excerpt from the rules:

Log Analysis/Malware Removal - In order to ensure that advice given to users is consistent and of the highest quality, those who wish to assist with security related matters must first graduate from one of the malware boot camp training universities or be approved by the administration as already being qualified. Those authorized to help with malware issues have a gold shield next to their name and authorized malware removal trainees have a blue shield next to their names. Anyone wishing to participate in a training program should contact a Moderator for more information.Click to expand...

I'm going to close this thread and ask you to repost in the Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs forum for the proper assistance.

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My Control Panel, Windows Search, and Start Menu are acting very sluggish. I go to open Control Panel and it takes awhile to open the applets, the green bar will load forever. Also when useing the start menu search, I will type something and sometimes it will take awhile to show up and once it does I then click it and it takes forever to open. It does not do this from the taskbar or from the files, just on the start menu.

Any ideas? I cannot find a sloution.

Answer:Control Panel, Search, and Start Menu

How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

Note: You will get a message on reboot about using the System Configuration Utility. See here for how to prevent it from displaying in the future: How do I get rid of this msconfig startup error after making changes?

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I'm trying to get my daughter's computer running.
I'm guessing the problem might be already in the posts but I can't find something that matches... I ran Adaware fine (one of the few programs I can run!). Anti Spyware gives me 'error 101'. NAV gives me error LU 1803.

My Start menu is incomplete

I can get to my Documents by right clicking and then OPEN, but not with simple click.

IE opens with header and menu but everything else is white.

Nothing happens when I click START-Programs

I CAN navigate thru My Documents to a program but still can't run it. It either does nothing OR just get the header (depends on the program).

Nothing happens when I click SEARCH on My Documents and there's no START-Search.

When I try to shutdown it says Sysfader is running and it will terminate it.

I tried to find the 6.temp file mentioned in another post but without search, don't know where to look.

I can't run Control Panel. In a round about way, I finally got to Add/Remove programs (Thinking I could remove then reinstall NAV) but just get the header and left icons and everything else is while.

Can install NAV (tried to reinstall, says can't uninstall),.

Any suggestions at all?

Answer:xp probs, can' run pgms, search, control panel...

try to do a system restore to a time when things were working well.
(if you can access it)
hit "start" then "all programs" then "accessorries" then system restore.
You can also try to boot into safe mode...tap the f8 button when the computer first starts to boot up...then go to your add/remove programs and remove any suspect program you think is causing this.

Hope this helps

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how can I stop the pop up from coming up every few minutes-it keeps showing new net work found-I'm not interested in that pop up-please help-thanks-

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help !!!

i did this ^ after which i had made no changes to any protected
hidden files i tried to access the folders option section in / control panel
and now it won't open folder options in the control panel.. nothing
pops up it's just dead


how can i change this back, if i can not access the folder options in
the control panel

Answer:Help! Windows Control Panel


i'm ok , you can delete this file :P
it was under the Explorer window, i notice if it was in the window tray though

: )

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On windows 10 how do you locate the control panel?

I am having a problem finding it.


Answer:Windows 10 control panel

paulofeastman said:

On windows 10 how do you locate the control panel?

I am having a problem finding it.


Hi there. Welcome to the forum.

Widows key + X will open power user context menu.

BTW, CP is probably going to be replaced by Settings app. Windows key + I or find it in All apps.

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I'm cleaning out my control panel and removing all programs i don't use or know what they do. and i come across about 20 of these programs call "Windows XP Hotflix" what the hell are these and do i need them.

Answer:Windows Control Panel

you got those from windows update. you dont need them but you have no reason to remove them

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hello. i have a problem regarding my control panel.. i cannot access to it( the control panel) or to any programs in my pc.. can anyone help me fix this problem?

Answer:windows xp control panel

According to this thread of yours had a Backdoor Trojan on the computer you do the computer reformat that was suggested as the most sensible way forward for you to give you back a clean machine

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Using Win 98, I am having a problem where when I go to settings from "Start" then I attempt to open the "Control Panel" my system locks up... Any way to fix this without reloading windows?

Answer:Windows Control Panel

Probably your registry is corrupt! Click here and follow the instructions on how to correct this problem!

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Windows XP has until now been very stable, however, now when I try to access the control panel the screen blanks and then returns to normal and it is only after several attempts that this operation works,any suggestions please?

Answer:Windows control panel

Insert your XP CD, go to Start > Run and type sfcThe System File Checker will run, and fix any broken / corrupt .cpl files (Control Panel files).It is possible that you have Xupiter infecting your PC - see click here for details.It is unlikely, but you may also have a corrupt registry - check out the registry settings as described at click here

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Is there a way I can print out in continuous forms what is in the "Add Remove Programs" in the Control Panel without having to copy and past?

Answer:Control Panel Windows XP Pro

Yes there is and it's one of the facilities provided by the malware helper, HijackThis for the purpose of uninstalling what you didn't know you had. Find it at and install it as instructed. Start it up and click on the Config button>Misc Tools>Open Uninstall Manager>Save list then name the folder you'd like to store the file. When you open it in Notepad, you can print it off or work from it.

I'm posting the use of HJT here for this purpose only - please don't use it for anything else without getting advice if you think you have a problem. There's a specialist Board here in TSG for those matters unde the Security and HJT heading.

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I'm running Windows XP SP3. Whenever I go to the Control Panel/Performance and Maintenance/Power Options/Power Options Properties/Power Schemes (Portable-Laptop)/Settings for For Portable-Laptop Power Schemes to make changes in the various time spans I keep getting a dialogue box saying "POWER POLICY MANAGER UNABLE TO SET POLICY/Indicates two revision levels are incompatible." I've tried countless combinations buy still keep getting the same dialogue box.

So, what are the default settings if there are such things, or, what am I doing wrong? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

Answer:CONTROL PANEL - Windows XP SP3

I'm running Windows XP SP3. Whenever I go to the "CONTROL PANEL/Performance and Maintenance/Power Options Properties/Power Schemes (Portable-Laptop)/Settings For Portable-Laptop Power Schemes" to try to make changes in the various time spans I keep getting a dialogue box saying"POWER POLICY MANAGER UNABLE TO SET POLICY/Indicates Two Revision Levels Are Incompatible." I've tried countless combinations but still keep getting the same dialogue box and message.

So, how SHOULD the power settings be set to be "compatible," or what else, if anything, am I doing wrong? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

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I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit. In my CP I have items that still relate to 7. Is there anyway to remove them?

Answer:Windows 10 Control Panel

I don't think that is a left over from win 7

my machine was upgraded from 8.1, never seen 7 on it, I have that item also

as for removing them, I am not sure

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Hey, hopefully this is the right place. I can't open control panel from the button on the start menu ( problem with associated files or something ) and once ive opened it, some things wont work.
I can't open themes/screensavers etc, it comes up with an error saying it cannot find control.exe

here's the hijack this log, not sure what else i need to do - any help would be great

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:21:54, on 13/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.... Read more

Answer:Control Panel Problems - Cannot find control.exe

Hello, owain182
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is another mirror

Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your... Read more

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..Programs anymore? I liked how Vista had that feature. Now it seems the only way to disable startup programs is by 'msconfig' right?

Answer:Why is there no Control Panel/Programs/Change Startup..

Hi Dizzy,

Unfortunately, they took out the Software/StartUp configuration option out of Windows Defender in Windows 7.

Like you said, you can configure with msconfig, or you can use a third party program like Autoruns, CCleaner, Glary Utilites to configure start up programs.

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I d/l'd the Start up Control Panel; the one for WIN XP, and it doesn't work.

I am desperate to get rid of junk and msconfig doesn't do it, and as well, have heard here not to use msconfig for that anyway.

(MS CONFIG does not let me delete anything.)

Appreciate any help to get this program running.

Thank you!


Answer:Startup Control Panel for WinXP not working

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Hey, first post, hi and all. Allow me to begin with a short narrative:Today I was playing "Shattered Horizon" on Steam. I have a Mobility Radeon HD 4670. I was getting less-than-desirable performance. I thought, hey, maybe I should update my graphics drivers. Apparently, I'm not supposed to get them from AMD/ATI, but from Dell, my laptop manufacturer. Alright. I go to, enter my service tag, and a page listing my laptop and all its hardware loads. I go to the video tab and download the only driver there, which (judging by odd version numbers) seems to be newer than the one I have installed. "Awesome," I thought. Maybe I will get some more FPS out of this.But no. I install this new driver. It's the full ATI suite, CCC, drivers and all. At the end of the install, some error pops up, and it looks something like this: thought nothing of it. I try to open CCC, and I get an almost identical error. I'm thinking, "how could Dell have screwed this up? The page I got this from was specifically tailored for my laptop, every driver there should work perfectly." I try to uninstall CCC. Add/Remove Programs window>CCC>Uninstall. Nothing happens. Running ATI's little uninstall tool doesn't help either, it uninstalls itself but not CCC. I am slowly going insane.So, I start up a (text) chat with Dell customer support. He does his remote-control thing, tells me after about an hou... Read more

Answer:I can't get rid of CCC (ATI Control Panel) and it's causing errors at startup

Hey culmor30:

Sounds like a real fun situation. Have you tried Revo Uninstaller ( to clean up any of the mess made from ATI? Also, do you have your system drivers disk that came with your Dell? Once you uninstall the crap that screwed up your system, reinstall the original driver from the CD.

Would you please try that and post back when you're done? Good luck!

[EDIT] Oh! I almost forgot! If you need to stop the drivers from loading at startup, hold the Windows "flag" key, and type an 'R', then type 'msconfig'. In the 'Startup' tab, remove any instance of ATI or CCC you see. This will prevent the 'MOM' error from popping up. Go get em tiger!

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I guess the subject says it all.


Answer:Where in control panel do I configure what apps @ startup?

msconfig can do this, also autoruns from Sysinternals.

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I have liked using the Windows Defender when I had Vista to set my start up programs and disable the background programs that I don't want going on back there boggin down my machine. I went to windows defender on my windows 7 os and I can't figure out how to use that feature or if it is available at all. I used the system configuration tool, but that doesn't seem to me to be the best way to do it.

Answer:can I choose my startup programs through the control panel?

Hi dragonfly522, welcome to SevenForums.

Here's a tutorial with different ways to either add, remove, enable, or disable a startup program in windows 7: Startup Programs - Change

I myself always use CCleaner:


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Has anyone ever heard of this and is it useful or not? I am trying to get items from automatically starting up as my computer is taking eons. I have cleared everything from the startup folder and have disabled some automatic updates as I do them manually each week. However still items are starting up and someone suggested this to me. I respect your opinion so before I actually install this in my computer and perhaps create a monster would like some advice... thanks.

Answer:Startup Control Panel Utility from

That app is a handy one, quite a few folk here recomend it to control startups etc

Little review of it here by Tim aka Major Attitude

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I am having continuing problems accessing files from the Windows XP Home start menu. On my start menu, clicking on anthing from “my documents”down to “run”, causes the computer to totally freeze after a Dr. Watson message.. I can access all of the programs on the start menu. Files which have shortcuts on the Desktop can be accessed. I can go into Word, and access files through there. I can’t get into My Computer and Control Panel without freezing the computer. I have run Spybot and AdAware and it has cleaned most of the Adware. PC-cillin has been run. I can access the internet. Attempting to run HiJack freezes the computer.

Any suggestions??

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I'm from Belgium, so my Windows 10 is in Dutch.
To try something, I changed the display langugae to English. Everything was English, no problem. But when I changed it back to Dutch, everything changed back to Dutch except the search results of settings and control panel.
Here's a screenshot, as you can see, everything except the search results from settings are displayed in Dutch. The results from settings and control panel are still English...
How do I fix this? I've tried rebuilding the index, removing Windows.edb and even edit the registry.
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Search results of settings and control panel are in different language

Hello Mason,

Could you have a look at this thread and make sure everything is in Dutch (Nederlands) ?

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My buddy has no access to his control panel. When he clicks on it, it comes up with script error then a error 30 window comes up right after that. You can ok the error 30 window and it and the script error window closes. Along with that when he is surfing the web he can't click on any box that expects typing to be done in it. By that I mean like a google search box, or any search box for that matter. He can click on links, drop down boxes, and other stuff just not one that expects typing. Can someone please give me somes ideas on what to do?

I have run spybot and ad-aware and cleared out everything they have found. Rebooted and the same thing happens.

He is running ME and IE6.0.

Answer:control panel won't open and click ability gone on search

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I'm doing a bit of customising and I was wondering if anyone new the various commands to enter from the Run box to
1. Open the Control Panel
2. Open the Search Window

Also, does anyone know of a good website where I can find these and other commands?

Thanks in Advance


OS is Windows XP SP2

Answer:Commands to open Control Panel, Search, and My Computer

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There is an icon for Control Panel which appears in Windows Explorer under the list of drives, immediately below the last CD drive. This is useless and irritating as it opens control panel when I eject a disc from that drive. Can it be removed? (there is no option to remove it in the context menu). I have disabled "show Control PAnel in My Computer" option, but it makes no difference.Any ideas?Using XP Pro / SP2 / NTFS

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There is a difference between the Metro UI control panel and the control panel we are most accustom to in windows operating systems before Windows 8.

The way to access the 'control panel' is to go to the windows desktop.

Create a short cut to COMPUTER (info on how to do that is below these instructions) so you have an icon on your desktop called Computer shortcut.

Double click COMPUTER, in the menu area at the top of the window you will see OPEN CONTROL PANEL.

Click on this icon, now, to view the entire contents of the control panel, look for an arrow on the upper right area of this window and look for the words "category", click that little arrow and a drop down menu opens, choose small or large icons.

Now all of the control panel options and shortcuts will be viewable and accessible.

Hope this helps those who are lost with that Metro UI menu and not being able to find options such as the administrative tools menu. You will not find it in the Metro UI.

For those who are lost on how to add the COMPUTER icon to your desktop, click the folder called 'Windows Explorer' on your task bar, on the left will be an icon called computer, right click that and choose add shortcut to desktop.

Hope this has helped anyone who has gotten lost finding the correct control panel.


Answer:How to access the Windows 8 control panel.

I did the same thing I did win Windows 7 to add the control panel to the desktop. After clicking the Metro Desktop icon of course.

I right clicked on the desktop and choose change desktop icons at the top left area of the screen and just checked the box to show the control panel. Actually personal preference is I checked them all.

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control panel empty, click on Icon and get black screen and get "C:windows\system32"

Answer:windows 7 Control Panel is empty

tap f8 on bootup and then select 'repair my computer'Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hello. I have a question about the Windows XP Control Panel. A while back, I switched the Windows XP Display to the Windows Classic Display.Display Properties > Appearance Tab > Windows and Buttons ( from Windows XP style to Windows Classic Style )Now, I have changed it back to the XP theme. During that time, the control panel was in Classic mode as well. Now, I cannot remember how to change it back to the XP theme ( it is still somehow in classic view). Please help me, and thank you in advance.P.S.How do people take pictures of their desktop and where does that picture go?

Answer:Windows XP Control Panel Question. Please Help.

First of all you can change the display of your control panel on the left hand side.  There should be something there to change it back.  I can't verify that 100% now because right now I'm on a vista machine...unfortunately.  As for taking a pic of your desktop.  All you have to do is hit printscreen, which is usually located right above the insert key.  This saves it to your clipboard.  Next open paint and paste it in there.  Save it as a JPEG image.  I hope that is what you meant by taking a picture of your desktop.

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Because the current settings menu has way less features than the original one and I'm a bit worried about that.

Answer:Will windows 10 RTM still have the original control panel?

No it won't have the complete control panel you are used to. You will have a royal screw up instead.
Some settings will be in settings app with less functionality and visibility (Ex-Windows Update), some will be in control panel (Ex-Themes), some are simply gone (Ex-Icon settings).

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Is Java pre-installed with Windows 7 Pro?

Have searched for the 'Java Control Panel' but cannot locate.
Which is not to be found under the program folders or uninstall programs.

Have an older app (Macormedia MX - that I intend on either using compatibility mode or virtrual mode to run) that requires it.


Does running it pose a security risk?

Answer:Java Control Panel - Windows 7

If Java is not in the "Programs And Features" list and is not in the "Control Panel" list, it's not installed in your computer.

The most current version for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit is Java 8 Update 5.

The 32-bit version (29.67 MB) is 4th from the bottom of the list.

The 64-bit version (32.55 MB) is 2nd from the bottom of the list.

Accept the license agreement, then click the download link.


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My control panel icon on Metro start screen was lost!! I could not use "Change user tile"! How to restore control panel,please help me!

Answer:Windows 8 Metro Control Panel

Hi, favouritekid, welcome to the Eight Forums!

What did you do?

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I have a duplicate (Add/Remove) file in my control panel folder. I don't know how it got there and I am unable to remove it. Can anyone help me remove it?

Answer:Control Panel Problem: Windows XP

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In October, I was having this same exact problem. I posted a thread and was able to fix it, but the same problems has come up once again. Whenever I try to go to my control panel, windows crashes on me... and I can't access it. My guess is it might have something to do with the windows update. I tried to go back and follow the same instructions I recieved with my last thread in October for this problem, but it doesn't seem to be working. Can someone help me figure out what it is I need to do?

My previous Thread:

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hello everybody, sorry for my bad english...

I use this old motherboard ECS GS7610 Ultra
i installed windows 7 and managed to get sound working but in windows xp i had this soundmax control panel wizard that let me configure standard sound jacks to 5.1.
i tried going to control panel > sounds > configure speakers but no 5.1 options.

this is my soundcard
Analog Devices AD1888 @ SiS 7012 Audio Device

i would really apreciate any help or tip you can give me. Thanks.

Answer:Soundmax control panel in windows 7

Try this link"

SiS - Welcom to Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation.

or here:

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A friend of mine is having issues with his computer. He asked me to take a look at it and here is what I have found:

Windows explorer does not open. I tried using the windows button and "e", the windows explorer shortcut and using task manager to start the task. None have worked. What the computer does is blank wallpaper for a second, the desktop icons start to appear and then nothing.

He has the same problem with Internet Explorer and Control Panel.

I can go into safe mode and get into all three, no problem.

My guess is that someone has hacked in and made a few registry edits.

Does anyone here have a quick fix or some utility to fix this.

I can do a system restore because it is XP. But I would rather use that option last. I can run HackThis! but not until tomorrow.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:No windows explorer, IE or control panel

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I am running a machine with Windows Vista. When I go to open the control panel, the screen is blank.

I have checked the PC for viruses, but non were found.

Can anyone help me to figure out why the Control Panel icons are not displaying?

Answer:Windows Vista -> Control Panel

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Ok I just finished building my new pc and installed windows and did most of the updates from microsoft, but know when i got to the control panel and click on add/remove programs nothing happens. No window comes up with the programs. Also when going to system there is no device tab to look at the device manager. I tried to type the run command for it and it said that it could not be found. Please help this is getting frustrating. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows XP control panel problem

Run a repair from your OS disc. Must boot off of it and select repair on current windows installation. Tell us if it works.

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pop up keeps asking me to update Norton antivirus even though I just installed Norton deluxe.

Answer:Does Windows 10 have the equivalent of a control panel?

Windows 10 does have the control panel. Right click the start button and you will see the control panel as one of the options.

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Can't get any of the above to open...

Here's the Deckard

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by pancho on 2008-03-11 09:14:27
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
15: 2008-03-11 14:00:36 UTC - RP788 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
14: 2008-03-10 19:30:04 UTC - RP787 - Removed Jasc Animation Shop 3
13: 2008-03-10 19:27:25 UTC - RP786 - Removed Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9
12: 2008-03-10 19:24:55 UTC - RP785 - Removed Motorola Phone Tools
11: 2008-03-10 19:24:46 UTC - RP784 - Removed Motorola Phone Tools

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-03-01 20:54:19 UTC - RP774 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

System Drive C: has 1.04 GiB (less than 15%) free.

-- HijackThis (run as pancho.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:15:43 AM, on 3/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Smc.exe... Read more

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Hey there.

Here is the thing,
i run small Vps server for 3 gameservers,
on windows 2008

I want for some of my friends to have access to server control panel ( ftp - to change game server configs and start/stop - to refresh changes )

So what i need is very basic and simple server Control panel with option to make command lines for specific .exe, ftp access for users, and start/stop server.

I tried to google it, but i found only control panels for website hosting (mysql, php...) But again , i really need just command line access, ftp access, start/stop.
It would be nice if it is free.

Your help would be much appreciated !


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I have a brand new kiosk machine installed with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit service pack 1. The machine has keyboad, track ball mouse and also supports single touch input. But the problem is touch screen does not work. There is no touch sensivity at all. Whenever I am trying to caliberate the touch using control panel touch pad setting or pen and touch setting windows prompts "Do you want to make changes to you Computer" and this is the moment mouse and keyboard freezes and I cannot select the "yes". The keys that are working at that time are Ctr+Alt+Del and this how I am coming back to the mainscreen.Even I cannot install or update anyting because keyboard and mouse freezes when windows promts for yes or no. I am trying to figure out is it a hardware(monitor) or software issue. thanks for your suggestions

Answer:Cannot make any changes to windows control panel??

I think I'd contact the PC manufacturer's Tech Support if included free for the first year. They need to make this work correctly or replace the unit. Either that or the retailer should swap it out and maybe even let you test the new one there first.

If you can boot into Safe Mode and it will let you proceed past the UAC prompt, then you can in Control Panel>User Account, adjust the controls to be more permissive long enough to see if that alone is the problem.

Often times on preinstalled Win7 factory OEM you can tame the bloatware by establishing a Clean Boot as shown in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7, however you'll want to google each entry you disable to determine which is the touch controls so they are not turned off at Startup. Everything else should be able to be disabled except AV - and I'd be using the lightweight free AV recommended since a bloatware AV is always trouble.

Once you've clawed back some performance from the intrusive OEM Startups, if it still hangs I'd monitor the Task Manager>Processes after enabling the PID column in View tab. See if CPU or RAM is maxing out when you do things, and if so prioritize that column (likely CPU) by clicking on the column head, then watch what PID's are hogging RAM, trace them in Services tab. Report back what you find.

There are more Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which also explains better how to do the steps recommended.

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