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Question: Control Panel

Since the Windows 10 Creator's update, going to Control Panel only brings me to the Local Disk.

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Preferred Solution: Control Panel

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Answer: Control Panel

Odd, even when you search for Control Panel and it appears as the Best Match? What happens if you right click on This PC and select Properties in File Explorer? That should open System and Security\System in Control Panel.

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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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How to open "All Control Panel Items" from the command line? thanks...

Answer:Command Line Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items

Is this what you are referring to?

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands

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Hello i need some help my control panel in the start menu dissapear, first of all i had a virus that didn't allow me to launch the antivirus, so i download AVG and i unninstall my old program and i think that an infected file that have, something to do with the control panel was removed with the antivirus, and i do not know what to do, please help me
 

Answer:control panel missing, my control panel dissapeared and i can't use mi adm. rigths

Welcome to TSG....

To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.
 

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Good evening,

I've noticed a difference in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization between editions of Windows 10.

My wife's laptop is running Windows 10 Home, and her personalization screen looks like this:

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise, and my personalization screen looks like this:

Notice that the menu options on the left, and quick access to change the theme settings on the bottom are missing from the enterprise screenshot.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it simply a difference between editions? Or is there a setting that is not turned on in my installation?

Thanks in advance!

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Good evening,

I've noticed a difference in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization between editions of Windows 10.

My wife's laptop is running Windows 10 Home, and her personalization screen looks like this:

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise, and my personalization screen looks like this:

Notice that the menu options on the left, and quick access to change the theme settings on the bottom are missing from the enterprise screenshot.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it simply a difference between editions? Or is there a setting that is not turned on in my installation?

Thanks in advance!

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I have lost the mouse control panel in the control panel of XP PRO SP2. Any help would be appreaciated.

Answer:restore mouse control panel in control panel

Here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000136.htm

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There is a weird thing in my control panel called Akami Netsession interface control panel, how can I remove it?
It says Application not found when I click it.

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Answer:Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

Hello Josh,

Here's some more information about the Akamai Netsession Interface Control Panel that may help.

http://www.akamai.com/html/solutions/client_faq.html

If you like, you should be able to hide that Control Panel icon using an option in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am looking for a way to customize driver installations so that only the dirvers are installed and not the customized application that comes with many of them.

Like I would like to install NVIDIA video card driver only without the NVIDIA service and control panel. I also want to do so for ATI video cards where only the driver is installed and not the Catalyst Control Center. I do not even want the ATI service installed which still installs anyway even if you select to not install the CCC during installation. Also I want to be able to install Realtek AC97 and HD audio drivers without the Realtek sound.aduio manager software installing with it.

Basically, I want to install the sound and video card drivers just so the drivers only are installed and Windows Device Manager recognizes the device for what it is and nothing else at all is installed kind of like when Windows has its own driver built in for video card and sound cards that are older then the current version of Windows.

I am looking to do this for both Windows XP/2003 64-bit and Windows Vista/7 64-bit.

I have looked everywhere online for information about how to modify the inf files to do it, but have not found anything able to help me.

Does anyone have any suggestions or links to download drivers only that won;t install the associated application/services with it for ATI/NVIDIA video cards and Realtek sound controllers?
 

Answer:Install video card and sound drivers only without control panel/control center.

With ATI, if you visit their site, you can download just the driver. Go to their download section, input graphics, OS and series, then view results. Scroll down page until you find 'Display Driver Only'.

For Nvidia, you can do the same thing. First download a program called 7-Zip, which is an Archiving program. Then download whatever Nvidia driver you want. Right click the driver package and go to 7-Zip -> Extract to (name of driver). It will create a folder with the same driver name in the directory. Then simply open the folder, Delete the PhysX_(version).msi file, the NVCPLSETUPINT file (control panel), the 3D Vision setup file, and the HD audio setup file. Then run the setup file within that to install the driver, or point the Device Manager driver update to the folder.

For some stuff, your simply not going to get rid of services. I have Nvidia display driver service running (NVSVC). You can't disable that and still have the driver to work. Not installing the control panel might keeps some of the helper services from running though (not sure).
 

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The ultra-sensitivity of my Dell laptop trackpad has driven me mad. How to reduce the sensitivity. I read forum advice that said go to control panel,mouse, and there will be a trak pad sensitivity adjustment. But..there was no adjustments for track pad on the mouse section. anyone know where it is??

Thank you!

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I'm running windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1501 and I'm trying to get my microphone to play directly through my speakers so I can record them both simultaneously. The only answer I've been finding is to tick the 'microphone' checkbox in the volume control playback properties panel, but I don't have a microphone checkbox.There should be a 'microphone' box under SW Synth and CD player but I don't get one apparently.I've downloaded the latest SigmaTel Audio drivers from Dell and despite not having a problem with them before this, I'm inclined to believe that they're the problem. Any ideas?

Answer:No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Okay well of course I find an answer right after posting the topic:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19295458.aspx
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/p/18112824/18235810.aspx#18235810

Those two pages detail how to get an Input Monitor checkbox which functions just like the microphone one I wanted (although you can only mute it, not alter the volume). I used Instructional Set 3 from the second page, having to add the 'RecMonitorMute' entry as detailed in the first page and I can now hear my microphone input directly through my speakers.

HOWEVER, I'm still unable to record both the microphone and speaker sound at the same time. I thought recording the 'Stereo Mix' channel with the microphone coming through the speakers would work but it isn't and I don't know why. Any ideas?

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Hello!
I got myself an Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ condenser microphone a few weeks ago, and I haven't really found out how I can change the gain, which I hear is important to do.
There is only one slider where the gain slider also should have been. The mic doesn't have a gain know like some other microphones have.



As you can see there is one slider. It only changes volume as far as I know.

How can I change the gain, is it needed, or can I maybe control gain using the volume slider?
If I can't change it directly through the mic or through the control panel, how can I change it? D:

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't control gain! No slider in control panel!

I have a recording studio (Sonar X3) and use several AT mics but they are not USB mics (such as the AT2035 and AT2050).

"Volume level" is the same as "gain". You can adjust the "Volume Level" or you can adjust the "gain" - both are the same thing. On mixers, amplifiers, etc, some will call the volume control "level" and others "gain".

A USB mic should have its own listing in the Sound/Recording Panel. Whatever slider that is has, such as what you show, should adjust the volume level. Many recording programs also have volume level adjustments.

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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:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.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
E:\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.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\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.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
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Hi there.I am all setup to record VHS tape using a new Hauppage WinTV PCI Card and I am grabbing the Vhs tape fine but there was no audio being recorded. The manual told me to go into Volume Control and set the RECORDING option for LINE-IN to active and I do this and then the card works and grabs the video and sound no problem.The only problem is that this setting doesnt stay like this and when I close down the WinTV software it reverts back to being unchecked so before I start a new project I have to go back into volume control and set it again, very annoying, is there a way to set this option so it stays? I am sure I am missing someone obvious, I am not a newbee to pc's either, this one just baffles me though.

Answer:RECORD CONTROL PANEL IN VOLUME CONTROL

I am using a Sound Blaster Live 1024 Live Card with a Hauppage WinTV Go! TV Card on an Athlon system. All cables are in correctly.

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Hi guys,

I got an HP monitor. I was wondering if its possible to control the monitor's control panel, like brightness and other controls from within Win 10. Let me know.

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The network I maintain at a school has policy restrictions which do not allow users access to the printer controls. However I would like them to have the ability to control their own print jobs and unpause printers etc. But when editing the policy I find that they get access to control panel at the same time and can do lots of possible damage.

Can I do this any way while minimising possible damage? We are running an NT4 network with some 95 and some NT workstations.

many thanks

Tony
 

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Question: Control panel

When I try to open my control panel I get a message telling me that this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on computer and to contact system administrator. How can I open the control panel?

Answer:Control panel

You have to log in as an Administrator user. Your currently logged in as a limited user.

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Question: control panel

hi guys, i hope someone can help as this is my first time using this service.
whenever i click on my control panel or add/remove the error message " contack systems administrator appears. what is the problem?
 

Answer:control panel

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Hi..Today I had my control panel become unusable, whenever I clicked on anything...it says I basically lost my Admin on my account. I also kept getting this stupid pop up every 10 minutes..so I ran all my programs...ad-aware, spybot, avast, registry cleaner, etc...it got rid of all the viruses, and all the spy-ware...so no more popups, slow internet, etc..thats all gone. The problem I'm having now, is that my control panel is completely gone...and when I type in "control.exe", the error I was getting before comes up...saying I'm restricted from opening it...however, I can open add/remove programs and the system info...

I was reading other posts in these forums, so I downloaded HiJack This...and here is the Log from that:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:38:01 PM, on 9/20/2007
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\Ati2evxx.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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

Answer:Control panel gone???...help please

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Hi all, how do i remove a program that is still listed in control panel add/remove even though i have uninstalled it.the program is called radlight.Running win xppro.cheers :)

Answer:How do I in control panel

You can remove it from the list using JV16PowerTools click here

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Question: control panel

my control panel is missing from my start
i just noticed it last night and dont know what happened
 

Answer:control panel

What happens if you do a:
Start / Run / Control (enter)
 

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Question: Control panel bug

I've got a control panel bug of some sort. It took away my access to this. I've run the recommended diagnostics and am attaching the files. Please let me know what else I should do.

Thanks so much,
Kate

PS - I did find a manual way to turn control panel back on but I'm worried there might be more bugs running amok.
 

Answer:Control panel bug

Your logs are clean. But tell me if you installed this:
CYBERsitter 10

Any other issues you are having may best be addressed in the software forum.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommed you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no real time protection. They are useful as backup scanners. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)

Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /u

Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /u, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.


Delete the C:\combofix folder from combofix (if it exists)


Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
You can delete the C:\MGtools folder and the C:\MGtools.exe file. You can also delete the ... Read more

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Question: control panel gone

like a previous poster, downloaded a spyware product and ever since my control panelhas been missing, when trying to invoke a control panel from command prompt told it was an illegal act (contact adin) i have since loaded your hijackthis.exe, ran it, and saved the following results.. any help will be appreciated
thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:27:07 PM, on 9/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1157079435\ee\services\safetyCore\ver2_5_4_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dynex Wireless G Enhanced Adapter\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\... Read more

Answer:control panel gone

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Please print these instructions for reference, as you will have to restart your computer during the fix.

Please download FixWareout from Here or Here.

Note: You will need to run this tool while having an Internet Connection. The tool will download other files while running.

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts.
If your firewall gives an alert, (because this tool will download an additional files from the internet), please don't let your firewall block it, but allow it instead.
You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.
Once the desktop loads a text file will open (report.txt).
Please post the C:\fixwareout\report.txt ), along with a new HijackThis log into this topic.

 

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Question: NO Control Panel

Hi Friends.
I have been new to this site.when I first visited this site.I got the link of something like' regchedder.exe' or regcjecker.exe'. to resolve this issue.I dont remember where is that link.I would humblaly request to the person who posted that link to resolve that issue to once again paste that link in this thread.
Thank You.
 

Answer:NO Control Panel

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Question: control panel

i cannot access the control panel. always get the error message which reads windows cannot find c\windows\system32\rundll32.exe

Answer:control panel

IF you are running XP.

Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type expand X:\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.
Restart the computer

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Question: Control Panel

There is no "Appearance and Personalization" on my control panel. I need "Appearance and Personalization" on my control panel to download fonts.

Answer:Control Panel

There are two ways to display the icons in Control Panel, which are "Category view" (the default) & "Classic view" (preferred by experienced users).

The icon you refer to as missing (Appearance & Personalisation) can only be seen in the "Category view". Click "Category view" in the left pane of the Control Panel.

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hello

I have a HP Compaq nx7010 running Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I was browsing the web searching for a medicine properties and I guess it was when the virus entered my computer. It has been almost 4 weeks now. The virus was a Trojan (Winavxxx or something like that), it appeared as a yellow triangle with "!" sign in the middle resembling windows alerts; alerting me of potential spyware action. Minutes later a pop-up appeared and if I click on it (which I did by mistake, was chatting and hit the enter key when it poped-up) it will re-direct me to a home page which I never used. I also got my homepage changed (hijacked) to google.

I had tried various anti-virus softwares (Norton, AVG, McAfee) and it didn't detect the Trojan nor it avoided its entrance. Now I have Avast!

I have tried many things to kill the virus and work normally. I downloaded SPYNOMORE (by that time I was aware of the Trojan and its big power), I had to re-start my computer and then all got worse.

When I started in Safe Mode, I was not able to see the Control Panel icon anymore.
I tried to uninstall the SPYNOMORE but it didn't let me do it since I was working in Safe Mode. Finally I downloaded SPYBOT SEARCH&DESTROY, and run it. It found many undesirable files and removed them. Same thing with SPYWARE TERMINATOR, it found many problems and claimed it had solved them.

But it did not. The system was still working slow with the same pop ups and yellow triangle when I tried to st... Read more

Answer:please HELP!!!...no control panel

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Question: Control Panel

My S3 graphics card had a nice control panel to adjust Gamma, Overlay and other settings. But Win XP decided I needed a update and changed everything, now the control panel has gone ! :( Tried doing a sys restore and driver rollback but the controls have disappeared.

Any wizards that could help me - please ?

Answer:Control Panel

Check the vid card manufacturers web site for software downloads for your card. The app you're talking about may be separate from the driver update.

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Question: control panel gone

the control panel on my windows xp system no longer on system.
 

Answer:control panel gone

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
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.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I keep reading this messages in the forum about the control panel that disappears. Why is that? I was attacked by a troyan and some malware but it's ok now...I think. My AVG Antivirus deleted the malware, Super antispyware removed the tracking cookies and I have Eusing registry cleanup which has tune up my laptop and is running smoothly. However...my Control Panel is still gone
I was told to go with regedit and change some settings there...it looks easy but...after I read the posts here I think about going the safe way. What would you recommend? My laptop runs fine now and is well protected (Comodo firewall is doing a great job) But I need my Control Panel!!! Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Why is my control panel gone?

Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

* 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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Question: control panel gone

found your site by searching my problem on my spare computer. i have read in your forum the EXACT problem i am having with my toshiba laptop and it is being solved by downloading a 'highjack this' however, i cannot download anything, or get online with my laptop now! do i have to completely 'take it down' to when i first bought it? if so, could someone tell me how? it all started a few days ago, i kept getting popups saying i had spyware and to download something. i never downloaded the trueantispyware.com like it said, but now my control panel is completely gone, and my computer will not let me do certain tasks and now it won't connect to online at all anymore. it keeps saying it will not perform due to tasks in affect on the computer and to contact the administrator. help please! i can't follow your directions to download, because i can't download anything on it. any suggestions? thanks so much for your time.
 

Answer:control panel gone

I was able to get online and run the hijack report. could someone tell me what to do next?
thanks in advance!!!!
 

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Question: NO control panel

Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exeC:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AVSYST~1\uga6pcw.exeC:\mcafee\SHSTAT.EXEC:\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\mps\mscifapp.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKAgent.exeC:\Program Files\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\Goo... Read more

Answer:NO control panel

Hello adetola,I apologise for the delay, the forum is extremely busy.----------------------------------------------RENAME HIJACKTHISThere is some infection hiding in your log.Using Windows Explore by right-clicking the Start button and left clicking Explore navigate to: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe Right-click on HijackThis.exe & select Rename to scanner.exe and post back a new Hijackthis log.Please post the heading as well, as it was cut-off in your first report.

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Question: control panel pin

is there a way to pin the control panel icon/shortcut to the taskbar ?

can't seem to find a way

thanx in advance
sincerely

Answer:control panel pin

open it up, right click on the icon on the taskbar and pin to taskbar.

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Question: Control Panel

I 'upgraded' to Windows 10 yesterday and initially found the control panel but can no longer find it. I very badly want to change my wallpaper and screen saver.
Where is it?

Answer:Control Panel

Hi,

Welcome to the forum

You should be able to change those in the new Settings app now

If you want the Control Panel, right hand click on the new start button, a lot of useful features show, one of which is the CP

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Question: Control Panel

I hope someone can assist me.

I upgraded to Win 10 and when I go to the Control Panel, by default it opens as Large icons. I change it to Category as that is how I want it to open but it keeps on defaulting back to what I don't want.

Very frustrating

Answer:Control Panel

Open the control panel and choose view "Category".

Then add a shortcut on desktop : open it...........it should stay in Category View

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Question: No control Panel

Hi

I am hoping someone can help me, i cannot find my control planel and my computer keep bringing up popup saying that i have a spyware infection

Autorun.exe
and
Fastfind.exe

I keep trying to delete these files from my startup folder and they keep coming back, please someone help me

here is my hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:26:26, on 14/10/2007
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\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWireless\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
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Answer:No control Panel

Hi, yhaneef

Welcome

Please go to Start->Run, copy and paste the entire following command on the run box and click OK:
Code:
REG add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system /v DisableRegedit /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Please download the OTMoveIt by OldTimer.

Save it to your desktop.

Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\shell.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {90760CFD-C55E-4938-85E3-C93B90ADF94C} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Flash Module - {CD2F34B8-D2A1-4573-855A-464E276BA89D} - sockver1.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Printer] C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [System] C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernelwind32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smgr] mgrs.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows installer] C:\winstall.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spoolsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolvs.exe
O4 - Global Startup: autorun.exe
O7 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mil.txtii.it
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = mil.txtii.it
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mil.txtii.it
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = txtii.it,mil.txtii.it,crm.txtii.it,bar.txtii.it,gen.txtii.it,vic.txtii.it,... Read more

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Here is my HijackThis Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:42:14 AM, on 10/11/2007
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
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Answer:No Control Panel...Joy!

Nobody can help?
 

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My control panel is gone, I have win xp and im looseing my mind. please help me.

Answer:control panel is gone

First off, have you installed or uninstalled anything since the last time you saw the control panel?

Also are you trying to access control panel from the Start menu or from My Computer? If it is the start menu, the control panel link can be hidden.


If that dosen't work there are a lot of sites that report this same problem, this one seems to have a fix:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114010.html

It seems to involve a lot but it is one of the only ones that seem to have the problem fixed.

There are also these, but they don't seem to have confirmed fixes, although they may be a good resource.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...xp-182341.html

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102...hreadID=261486

Sorry if this is too much info. Give it a good look over if you can.

Hope it helps.

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Question: Control panel

Windows 10 pro, I can open control panel using administrator account but it does not open using a standard account. Also the control panel functions in system settings do not function either. Help is appreciated.

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Question: ati control panel

hi, ive got an ati all in wonder 7500. recently tried to upgrade drivers. now i get a message " control panel failed to start. driver not working properly or not found" any ideas to find out which driver or how to fix the problem? drivers are newest catalyst available on ati website. thought they had all included?
 

Answer:ati control panel

what do you mean all included? "one-size-fits-all?" If there is an updated driver that says it's for the 7500 all in wonder then I would try deleting the device in the device manager and restart, and install that.

You've probably tried that I know...but I'm just putting it out there depending on what you mean with your last comment.
 

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I didn't realize that my computer was messed up until I tried to go to the control panel and it wasn't even an option.These are all the warning boxes I keep receiving while on the computer:I receive these doing setup:-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr2-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr3-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr4-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr5-----------alsoReg Svr 32Load Library ("C\Documents and Settings\All Users)Application Data\wjebyjwh.dll') failed-The specified module could not be found.------------also Windows-Virtual Memory Minimum too low....------------While I'm on the computer, I get this msg continously...Windows Security Alert!Warning! Potential Spyware OperationYour computer is making unauthorized copiesof your system and Internet files...And recently the graphics on the computer and when I'm on the internet doesn't show up, I have to right click and chose show picture to make the graphic show, my computer as slowed down, and like I mentioned earlier I don't have the option to get to my control panel, and I am restricted from quite a few things because I'm getting the msg,restrictions on in effect on this computer. Please contact administrator.-----And ev... Read more

Answer:I Don't Have Control Panel!

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.

When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.

Thank you for your patience.

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I saw another post regarding this but can't reply to them. My control panel/privileges are gone. Actually this is my daughter's computer. I ran the "hijackthis" program posted previously and here is my log. Can anyone please help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:44 AM, on 9/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
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Answer:Control panel is gone

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning pr... Read more

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when i go to access things on my control panel i get this alert

windows cannot access the specified device path or file you may not have the appropriate permission to access the item

i am the only user of the pc so im the administra can any one help plz i have tryed avg

Answer:help with control panel

There is a high likliehood you have a virus - please read and comply with the following then post in the spyware section.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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Now that I've got Win10,, I was looking around and clicking on stuff to see what was under the hood, I found that you can get to the Old Control Panel like in Win 7, problem is I don't remember how I got there. Can any one help me on this? I don't particularly care for the new Settings menu in 10 but I guess if there is't enough complaints about it, I guess were stuck with it. I do like 10, there are some issues but just like with new stuff, you get bugs.

Answer:How to get to old control panel in W10

Here you go.

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Question: No control panel

My control panel is missing from my start menu. When I click on "set program access and defaults" I get the error message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator". This is my home computer and I know that I didn't change anything. Any suggestions? A DELL tech told me I would have to reinstall windows. Really don't want to have to do this.

Answer:No control panel

Good news is you won't have to reinstall Windows. Bad news is that you've most likely got a virus on your PC.

I highly recommend that you head over to the HijackThis forums. Follow this 5 Step Guide to post a log. The analysts over there will help you remove any viruses or nasties from your system.

We can try something to see if we can re-enable control panel. Note that if the virus or spyware program that disabled control panel is still on the computer this fix may only work temporarily or not at all.


Quote:




1. From the Start menu, choose Run...
2. type regedit
- You can screw things up if you go around changing things with regedit when you don't know what you're doing, so be careful here.
3. From the Edit menu, choose Find...
4. type (or copy and paste) NoControlPanel in the search box and uncheck "Keys" and "Data" (so only "Values" is checked)
5. Choose OK to begin the search. It should find an entry that looks like
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 0x00000001

6. Double-click this. Change the value to 0 (zero) and choose OK
7. Press F3 to repeat the search. There may be multiple entries you need to change. Keep doing this until it reports it can't find any more




Note that you may need to reboot before the control panel reappears. Also, can you get into control panel if you go to Start > Run and type "control.exe" without the quotes?

There are many ways that the bad guys ca... Read more

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Question: Control panel bug

Several of the applets in control panel refuse to run. Both "Add or remove programs" and "Set program access and defaults" just show a blank window for a second or so before disappearing with no error message. Also system restore can find restore points but fails to restore them. There appears to be no malware on the system according to Norton 2008 (Full update).System is XP Home on a Compaq Pressario desktop, again with full updates. Any suggestions welcomed before I start restoring earlier images or totally rebuilding

Answer:Control panel bug

Switch off Norton before you do a system restore.or try it in safe mode.

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Question: Control Panel

Am running Windows xp home edition.

For some reason the "Control Panel" button has disappeared from the "Start" menu.

Any ideas on how I can restore it as I wish to remove some programs.

Thanks.

Answer:Control Panel

Why not just go to My Computer, and go to the Control Panel from there?

Or right click Start Menu, click Properties, Customize, Advanced tab, under Start Menu items, click Display as a link.

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Question: Control Panel

Help Guys,

It seems that I can't find my control panel on my laptop,
Any advice?

I'm trying to get rid of the windows security alert pop ups, and I
can't find my control panel.

Thanks
 

Answer:Control Panel

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Question: No Control Panel

Please help! I am operating Windows XP Home. I have Avast and Ad-Aware AV software on my computer. My control panel is no longer present. When I try to access properties, it says that I do not have permission to access and to talk to system administrator. I ran Combofix. Attached is the logfile.
 

Answer:No Control Panel

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Well ComboFix removed a bunch of your problems but not all of them. To get the rest, we will need you to do the below. If you cannot get to Add/Remove programs due to the Control Panel issue you will have an problem doing the step that asks you to uninstall malware. See if you can click Start, Run, and enter appwiz.cpl and click OK. This may bring up Add/Remove programs unless blocked. If it does not work, just continue on thru all other steps.
Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, renaming, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you... Read more

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Question: Control Panel

When I go to Add or Remove Programs under Control Panel I can not get the programs to load in the window. I have left it open for hours and the list of programs will not load.

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Question: Control panel

Hey guys!!
I really need help..

when i'm going to the control panel my explorer crashes


Oh and i tried to use the command sfc /scannow
And i restored the system but nothing help..
Please help!

Answer:Control panel

Did you try running chkdsk /r?

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Question: No control panel

I've got a similar problem to the one described in this thread: no control panel appears in my start menu. The computer tells me certain options are "cancelled due to restrictions on this computer." I can't access desktop background (which has disappeared) or open control.exe. Here's my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:30:21 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
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\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless-G Music Bridge\WMB54G.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys EasyLink Advisor\LinksysAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
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Answer:No control panel

One more thing: Active X controls are disabled, preventing me from running Housecall
 

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Question: Control Panel Q

I've got one I can't seem to find an answer to. On occassion, I'll work on a computer that when you click on start, control panel, the panel opens in a vertical narrow, blue-grey background box, much the appearance of the start menu.

And of course there is no tool bar in this, no description of the CP programs, just the programs themselves.

And the other week I was cleaning a computer that the CP opened like this, UNLESS I opened it from a desktop shortcut, then the full and normal panel opened:confused

Can't say I've spent a lot of time sorting this out, as their is no performance impairment.

Is there some quick option to set that I'm missing?? :wave:wave
 

Answer:Control Panel Q

If I understand correctly, right click on task bar > select "Properties" > "Start Menu" tab > "Customize" button > "Advanced" tab. Look in the "Start menu items:" window. That what you're looking for?
 

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Question: XP Control Panel??

Hi gang! I am having a problem with my control panel. When I open "CP" and wait for the list of programs to be populated I wait, and wait and wait. It is not listing my programs so that I can uninstall a program that is causing me some problems. This started with my programs running slow. Opening a program and going from one thing to the next takes forever. I'm not computer illterate but this one has me stumped. I notice that htere is a guy named Larry Gardener I believe that was addressing this very problem for another guy named Erik. I didn't quite get everything he was trying to say about what to do about the problem so if anyone can help please email me at my address. I have a hard time getting around some of these forums. Thanks everyone. Deb
 

Answer:XP Control Panel??

You can attempt to run the applet right from the run box.

control.exe appwiz.cpl

If that doesn't work, get to Safe Mode. Restart, tap F8 until you see the Windows startup options. Choose Safe Mode, hit enter. After the system starts, get to control panel and run your add/remove.
 

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win xp home, cannot load control panel, no error box. if i go into windows system directory i can run the indivisual components but thats all.thanks for any help

Answer:cannot run control panel xp

Start menu/run, typecontrolpress return.Try SFC - click here

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Question: XP Control Panel

I am running Windows XP Home and had a problem with it which needed re installing Windows (Repair). When this was completed I found that I had the older version of Control Panel and not the newer one which I preferred. Is there any way of getting the newer version back again. At least with it I had a choice of which version I wanted.

Answer:XP Control Panel

Right click the toolbar > Properties. Start Menu > Customize > Advanced tab

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Question: control panel

Every Time I log on to the Internet I have to reset my Internet options. This started happening out of the blue!!! I need to save my settings this is becoming annoying!!!! HELP!! I have gone to the control panel and saved everything but when I log off all my settings drop.
 

Answer:control panel

Go into the control panel. Are you using Profiles or multiple Users? Don't. (And let me know if that doesn't help.)

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Question: Gwx Control Panel

Users may find that the GWX app has been reinstalled in the MS March updates though the icon may not be showing. Open the GWX app and delete any Win 10 programs.
 

Answer:Gwx Control Panel

I run GWX CP and sure as s**t KB3035583 showed in the updates list. Since GWX CP doesn't "react" until the update is downloaded, I just hide it in the list.
 

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Question: Control Panel

When I open my Control Panel, I see this folder icon. It's blank, and I don't know what it is. I'm tempted to delete it, but since I have no idea what it is, I don't want to risk damaging my computer because of my hasty decision. Could anyone tell me what exactly it is? Many thanks.Here's what it looks like: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/237/cpxa6.jpgAlso, sometimes, I get random music/noises whenever I'm on my computer. I have no idea where it's coming from. Some examples are techno music, this buzzing noise, and noises that sounded like someone was taking pictures. Why am I getting these noises and how do I get rid of them? @[email protected]

Answer:Control Panel

If you right click on the folder and open it, what is inside? Or is there nothing at all (you can check the folder properties)?
Cheers,
John

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Question: Control Panel

First of all, im running XP Pro SP2. What i did was installed Brico Pack Vista Inspirant and then soem additional Vista Visual Styles and everythnig was going great until i went to uninstall a program and tried to go to the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and it wouldn't open, just make the error beep and nothing would happen. Also these 3 things just appeared in the Control Panel as well. And they don't open anything as well. And i even have one more wierd thing, all of a sudden my wireless status indicator thing for windows (The wireless manager build into windows) has a wierd icon. Its labeled wierd on my screencap. I have one more thing, in my System Preferances, i don't have all of the tabs at the top, I have includwed another screencap.

Screencap:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/trocker767/Desktop.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/trocker767/Desktop2.jpg

And thanks everybody in advance for your help
 

Answer:Control Panel

uninstall the app
shell apps are dangerous
the 3 icons are like that cause windows cannot id them and or the program-s they where for are gone
have you right clicked on tray icon to id it
should check around about this (french) website you got the freeware from
if they are on sourceforge probably OK but you never now about spyware


thank you for beta testing our software
 

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Question: control panel

hello sir!

icons in control panel folder of my system has been changed and desktop themes program is not responding properly
 

Answer:control panel

Hi and welcome to TSG,

I have moved your thread over to the Security forum.

Please do this. Click here: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe
to download HijackThis.

Close all open windows and open HijackThis. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished, the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to Notepad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed.
 

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Question: control panel

does anyone know command for entering control panel
 

Answer:control panel

Have you tried -

Left click on Start > left click on Control Panel.

And, welcome to the forum.
 

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Question: Control panel

I have had a problem with the control panel for over a month now.

Whenever I click on an icon in the control I get the following message:

'Windows cannot find 'C:\windows\system 32\rundll32.exe'
From the control paned I also cannot access Accessibility options, add hardware, automatic updates, date and time, display, game controllers, internet options, java, keyboard, mail, mouse, network setup wizard, power options, quicktime, realplayer, language options, security center, sounds and audio devices, speech, system, user accounts, windows firewall, and network wireless setup.

I have run many malware apps and still have the problem with the control panel. I corresponded with chryssi2001 at this site:

BleepingComputer.com > Security > HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal

and under this topic: Access to control panel, cannot access any programs

I ran Hijackthis, Copmbofix, Kaspersky, and several other programs but none corrected the problem. I cannot remove any programs from my computer, cannot change the resolution, etc.

I am currently running Stopzilla, Comodo internet security, avast on-access scanner.

Currently I am connected to the intenet but the local area connection icon says: "Acquiring network address" but I am connected. I have had to reboot lately to even get online. The computer starts but doesn't connect unless I disable Comodo and reboot.

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Answer:Control panel

Do you still have a open HJT Log? If you do then you shouldn't make any changes to your computer unless it is requested by the HJT Team member that is helping you.

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Question: cONTROL PANEL.

Hi,
My control panel has changed from a page full of icons to a long dropdown strip of small icons with there lables.
There is no obivous way in to alter anything.
I will be gratfull for a solution.Thanks.
 

Answer:cONTROL PANEL.

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Question: ATI Control Panel

I've had a new graphics card installed in my 4 year old Mesh computer running XP(Home)On boot up I get a message 'ATI control panel failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed or ATI driver not working properly. The ATI control panel will now exit'There is an option not to display this notice again.However, the computer boots up and seems to run OK, and I'm not aware of anything not working as it should.I'm afraid all this is beyond me, and I'd be grateful for a simple explanation of what it all means.Regards,tristar

Answer:ATI Control Panel

Might be worth getting the latest catalyst and drivers from ati.com

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Question: Control Panel

How can i delet a shell icon in my control panel, i have a shell looking icon with no name in my control panel i don't know where it came from as no name, i want to take it off delet it from control panel can someone please help. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Control Panel

Hello computerworld,I would use a tweaking program for this job, http://www.tweaknow.com/WinSecret.html select the control panel group.

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Question: control panel

can any1 help me...i was online playing some games...did not download anything, but when i went to check my mic settings..i cannot get into my control panel on vista..it says windows not responding and it shuts down and restarts ie...can anyone help me

Answer:control panel

run
sfc /scannow

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Question: Control Panel

I had a Hijack and the damed thing turned off some of my system resorces like my control pannel
when I try to access the control panel thru run this message comes up.

"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, Please contact your system administorator"

OK how do I remove the restrictions, and how do I turn on my control panle again HELP PLEASE need to do some system maintance and can not get to my system management tools also
Draw

Answer:Control Panel

How to reset the registry permissions: http://winonline.blogspot.com/2005/11/rese...issions-to.html

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Question: Control Panel

my control panel is not responding, i have tried to open it through explore and just clicking to open.

Answer:Control Panel

Hi ale.Press and hold ctrl+alt+del and click the proccesses tab.If you see "Conime.exe' running, end the process and see if control panel opens.Related Article:Control Panel stops responding in Windows XP

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Question: Control Panel

switching from 98 view to xp view is not there any more help please

Answer:Control Panel

I am at a loose. What is it you wish? I will take a guess and guess that you wish to change the vu in Control Panel from classic view to catagory view. When you first open Control Panel on the left there is a window on the top that shows a statement "Swotch to Catagory View" - just left click once and you are there.

I hope I guessed correctly if I did not please post again with the error message or question that you wish answered.

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Question: control panel

not all my programs come up on control panel add remove section. im always getting bad gateway messages every time i try to do something . what should i do.
 

Answer:control panel

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hello everyone i am new to this site. i just have one question for now my laptop is running vista i cant get into control panel or change programs help please.Thanks

Answer:cant get into control panel

Welcome to BC.
What changes before this happen and what programs do you happen wanted to change?

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Question: No Control panel

Ok guys - I got nailed by Winavxx.exe. After running serveral Programs to remove my problem SuperAntispyware tells me I have a clean system but I don't have access to the control panel. Spy Sweeper tells me that CTFMON.EXE is trying to start(dont know what that is.) Haven't done anything with it. I have included the log from Hijack This. ANy Help would be great. _ thanks in advance.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:01:41 PM, on 8/22/2007
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\intersystems\cache\bin\cservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozy\mozybackup.exe
c:\intersystems\cache\bin\cache.exe
c:\intersystems\cache\bin\cache.exe
c:\intersystems\cache\bin\cache.exe
c:\intersystems\cache\bin\cache.exe
c:\intersystems\cache\bin\cache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
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Oh WOW!!
I have never done a form things or posted any question anywhere. I am a new, so new I am shining, lol. Well basically I started to do this because I just dont understand Computers at all. I need some advice on books I can get. Also my most basic problem now is that I can't locate my Control Panel. And my computer is running slower then my grandma! Someone anyone please help. And so sorry if I post this wrong.
 

Answer:Control Panel

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Question: No Control Panel

i have a message popping up saying i have been infected from windows now my control panel is gone and ive lost my administrative rights.. Tabitha
 

Answer:No Control Panel

You will probably want to have this post moved to the malware removal section.
 

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Question: control panel

I have 10130 and am surprised to still have the control panel, although the icon has changed. Has anyone still got theirs?

Answer:control panel

Yep, the Control Panel is still there.

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I'm helping my husband with this issue, so I might not have all of the details, however, I'll do my best to describe the problem.
1. It started with a pop-up for Spyware.
2. No Control Panel
3. Disabled Norton
4. Installed Spy Sweeper
5. The pop-up stopped, but Still No Control Panel

I know that this problem has previously been solved for other users, but it appears to require a tech person to check various logs unique to the particular computer to insure that the pc is free of all viruses.

Can you help me?
 

Answer:Still no Control Panel

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Hi,
I can't find Control Panel anywhere on my PC (Windows XP). It's just gone. Can someone help.

A little history:
I had a Trojan worm not too long ago and was able to get most of it I think. I installed a few malware detectors from downloads.com and they seemed to help (it took a while but it worked). Now I can't change my date or time, access my calendar or find Control Panel so far. HELP!

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Control Panel GONE!

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Question: Control Panel

I can't get to my Control Panel, I tried from the start panel ....a little jump (like when an ad is blocked.
Then went to My Computer and tried to get in that way through the little list on the left hand side....took me to the/my start page???
Any help will be as always much appreciated.

La Princess

Answer:Control Panel

Try using RUN (Either click Start--> then Run, or Push WindowsKey + R). Then the control panel commands are as follows:
Run commands for Windows XP:

Control Panel Item Run Command
Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Add Hardware hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control.exe admintools
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
Display Properties control.exe desktop
Display the Scheduled Tasks Folder control.exe schedtasks
Findfast findfast.cpl
Folders Properties folders
Fonts control.exe fonts
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties control.exe keyboard
Mouse Properties control.exe mouse
Network Connections control.exe netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Open Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Open Display Properties desk.cpl
Open Fonts Folder fonts
Open Mouse Properties main.cpl
Password Properties password.cpl
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control.exe printers
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
System Properties sysdm.cpl
User Accounts nusrmgr.cpl

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I have windows Vista , and when i try to open up the control panel nothing is in there... there was like a day ago but i think i went to Temp files and maybe deleted something that wasn't supposed to be deleted.Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Control panel nothing in it

and now it just flashes and nothing pops up in it.

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Question: control panel s/c

What is the easiest way to place control panel s/c on desktop please.Have done a google but i think there is an easier way than some people proposed

Answer:control panel s/c

drag and drop

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Question: control panel help

I have not been able to get into my control panel for quite some time now. Every time I try to get in, I get the "Windows has encountered an error and must close the program error" I really need to get into my control panel to remove some programs...thought? I am running windows xp
 

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Question: Control Panel gone

Please help - something has happened to my computer. My control panel has disappeared - I cannot access any computer information or Task Manager as it says they have been disabled by administrator. I cannot get online except in Safe Mode and Internet Explorer has been changed from default browser. I also have a 'copying Files' that keeps appearing without warning. I have Comodo Firewall and this has been turned off and will not open. Also have Spybot but this will not open either. I had a similar problem recently and fixed it with Combofix but this has not worked this time. Avast scan does not find anything. Have run Panda scan as requested and log is attached.
Have also downloaded and run Spyware Blaster and IE-Spyad.

Answer:Control Panel gone

Quote:




I had a similar problem recently and fixed it with Combofix but this has not worked this time.




Show me ComboFix's log.

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I'm trying to fix my firends computer, she's got issues of not being able to get to the control panel. It opens for about 5 seconds, then closes. I also cannot view the system properties when I right click on my computer to tell how much RAM her computer has. Malware or settings guys and girls?

I did run hijackthis and got the following after getting a few errors from the program:


Code:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:02:26 PM, on 1/18/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1905 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\aol\1231509220\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
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Question: Control Panel

The detailed view of programs in the Vista Control Panel (Control Panel ? Uninstall a Program ? Views ? Detailed) no longer displays the details, i.e. the sizes and the dates of the programs. It is identical to ?Small Icons? view except that it is in one column. How can I restore the detailed view to its original format?
Any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Control Panel

Right click where it says the name and then you can add what your missing. Also make sure you have selected the details by right click in a black area where the programs are listed.

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Question: Control Panel

i must have clicked on something,i have got my control panel down the left side of the screen, i cannot get rid of it

Answer:Control Panel

I don't think you mean Control Panel?If you mean the Task Bar, which normally sits at the bottom of the screen, click on a blank section in the middle of it, and drag it back down to the bottom.Then right-click on a blank section and tick (click on) Lock the Taskbar - and you won't accidentally do it again.

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Question: Control Panel

In the Add/Remove Programmes in the control panel I am only displaying 15 programmes when in fact I must have over 50 programmes installed on this computer running Windows XP Pro and very high spec computer. Can anyone advise how to get my programmes back into this folder so that I can then add or remove them?Many thanksRob

Answer:Control Panel

The only programs listed in Add /Remove are those installed using a Microsoft installer.Some programs will not even make registry entries and can therefore just be "deleted"

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Could somebody on here tell me what the corresponding .CPL is for all of the Control Panel applets or point me to a site that has that information.
Example : joy.cpl=game controllers
hdwwiz.cpl=add hardware
Never mind ,I found the information.

Answer:Control Panel help?

Hello ManyBeers, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, then type in .*cpl in the Search box and press enter to see a list of all of them. You can just double click on them to open them to see what they are for.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hey guys
could anyone help me I have recently been experiencing trouble using many of the features/ options in the control panel. when i go to open them it says "these control panel option are not available...contact system administrator". But i used to be able to use them?
any help would be appreciated cheers

Answer:cant use control panel

Hello and welcome. have you ruled out Malware,which is very possibly the problem? If not let me kknow and I will move this and we'll scan.The next possibility is this; This article helps you restore the security settings to the default settings for a system recovery scenario in Windows XP Professional ONLY.http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313222

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