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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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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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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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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 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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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" .
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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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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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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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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

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 Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:26:15 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
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Answer:No Control Panel

Download http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then 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, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
· Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
· Choose your usual account.
· Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
· Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
· It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
· Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
· When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
· Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
· Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log

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You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe... Read more

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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

=\ I'm sorry if there are a lot of reports going with Control Panels missing, and I would get "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

I did the scanning and the SuperAntiSpyware stuff. Then did the HijackThis report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:02:51 PM, on 10/27/2007
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\Explorer.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
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Answer:Control Panel

Bump

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Question: Control panel

I am having several problems with my computer. I will start with one problem and see if we can fix it. When I click on the start button and then try to into my control panel I get an error message telling me that windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. Then it will ask me to send the error report and I have not been able to get into my control panel now for at least 3 days.
 

Answer:Control panel

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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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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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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

Hello,
I am running XP on a Dell laptop. Just recently, when I try to open Control Panel, it starts to open, then all of the icons and toolbars on the desktop disapear sor a second, then everything reapears and the Control Panel has not opened. If I reboot, I can get to the Control Panel for one or two tries, the the same as above all over again. This seemed to all start when I was trying to set up a parallel-to-USB printer cable, but that could be coincidental.
I think the laptop has Service Pack 2, but I do not have it in front of me to confirm. Can anyone send me in a direction to start investigating the problem?

Thank you for your help and thanks to all the folks that make this such a great board. I have been "lurking" for a while and have been very impressed with the level of help available.

Polyman
 

Answer:Control Panel

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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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in my pc my computer properties not opening and control panel also not opening so what i do

Answer:my control panel

Hi,What error message you see when ever you try to open control panel?If you are using limited user account check if administrator has locked "Control Panel"?Try creating a new user account and check whether you can it works.If the above steps won't help you, then scan your machine with spywareblaster. I wish it will help you out.Link to download spywareblaster:-http://download.cnet.com/SpywareBla...Thank you :)

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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

For some reason I can't access control panel. When I click to open I keep getting
"Windows Explorer stopped working, Windows explorer is restarting" then it goes back to desktop. Please help!!!

Answer:Control Panel

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Bowflex


For some reason I can't access control panel. When I click to open I keep getting
"Windows Explorer stopped working, Windows explorer is restarting" then it goes back to desktop. Please help!!!



BF

Have you run a virus scan lately? More than likely it is DEP (in system control panel) but since you cant get there yooou options are limited

Do you have a backup that we can restore?

Do you have the win 7 dvd to do a reapir install?
Ken J+

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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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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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Question: ATI Control Panel?

Anyone know where I can download the ATI Control Panel for Windows XP on the Mobility Radeon X300 in a Dell Inspiron 9300?
 

Answer:ATI Control Panel?

Have you checked ATI's website? That's where I recently got my updated drivers.
 

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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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Wow | click hereThey seemed to have opened up a whole new world of toys. Can see a few people doing things they will later wish they hadn't with this lot!Any views opinions on the changes?

Answer:1&1 -New Control Panel

Looks much better, a little easier to find your way around.Long overdue though.The 1&1 Control Panel was always a stumbling block. I found it unnecessarily complicated, not from a personal perspective, but new users to web host accounts often stumble over controlling things they really don't understand and many clients who have used 1&1 in the past commented that they had no clue how to use the old Control Panel.I'll have a play later this evening and get my teeth into it all properly.Early indications are good, but I'm still more impressed with the control panel on another host I'm using at the moment.

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Question: no control panel?

my dad's computer is totally messed up. there is no control panel button on the start up menu and you can't change the time. if you click on the time, it says "restrictions: this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. please contact your systems administrator."

he gets tons of random popups and things that i have deleted off of his desktop are back, and since there is no control panel, i can't get to add/remove programs.

can anyone help please??
 

Answer:no control panel?

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Question: control panel

Hi there, Im new at this and don't know much about computers.
I have an Acer laptop 2300 extensa.
I try an open the control panel, and get an error message, and then asked if i wont to report it, if i click yes, it says that i must be connected to the internet, well, i already am.
what do i do please.
cheers
Johnboyh
Queensland, Australia

Answer:control panel

Hi - Welcome to TSF, johnboyh!

What exactly is the error, could I get a screen grab - please?

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Question: no control panel

i have had multiple problems with spyware and malware, and i feel like i have finally got rid of the majority of them. There is still one major problem and that is, i cant open the control panel and access my computers properties. when i ran spybot, one of the problems that appeared was;

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-36167722-1870316175-1833586310-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoControlPanel!=W=0

would it be alright to simply delete that file?

i've gone through the registry and changed the binary value to 0 and i've been able to access the control panel after restarting. however, after awhile it just changes back to 1.

also, almost everytime i turn on my computer i get a warning that says "C:\WINDOWS\shell.exe" cannot be found.

here is a copy of hijackthis log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:45:03 PM, on 11/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\mgrs.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:no control panel

Hi, bballpaulwall.

Welcome to TSG.

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 3.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.

Note: In the event you already have Vundofix, this is a new version that I need you to download.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
You will receive a... Read more

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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

I have the same problem..and here is my regkey...hope you can help me and many thanks in advance.....
Error: Key: software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\policies does not exist!
SteelWerX Registry Console Tool 1.0
Written by Bobbi Flekman © 2005

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun REG_DWORD 145 (0x91)
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)
NoWindowsUpdate REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)

SteelWerX Registry Console Tool 1.0
Written by Bobbi Flekman © 2005

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Explorer
NoCDBurning REG_DWORD 0 (0x0)
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\NonEnum
{BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F} REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)
{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF} REG_DWORD 1073741857 (0x40000021)
{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1} REG_DWORD 32 (0x20)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Ratings

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system
dontdisplaylastusername REG_DWORD 0 (0x0)
legalnoticecaption REG_SZ !"$%&$#!%&$#!$#%!&$#&%!$#%$"!DF!CXY!DWCER"!
legalnoticetext REG_SZ
shutdownwithoutlogon REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)
undockwithoutlogon REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)
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Answer:No Control Panel

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Click here and then scroll down to and click on hijackthis self installer to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
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 dialogue 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.
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 Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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Question: control panel

How do I add task scheduler to my control panel?

Answer:control panel

What are you looking to achieve if you don't mind me asking?

Are you looking to add a new scheduled task?

If so | Schedule a task

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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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hi my control panel has disapeared from my start menu and my My Computer settings and if i run control.exe it says to contact computer administrator. help would be the best! please help me thank you
 

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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

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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Hi

I am having a few problems

1) When I open the control panel nothing is visible in it

2) The C drive is the same, unless I access it through Explorer

3) I can access MSN but can't get into my actual account from my home computer, all was ok a few days ago.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Nothing in control panel

PS I have Windows ME and can access control panel icons in safe mode.

When control panel opens it says at the botton 33 objects, but none of them display. Have run Spybot, etc.

Any help greatly appreciated
 

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Question: No Control Panel

I have no control panel - I have followed the advice in some of the other posts, did the smithfraudfix deal, etc., can someone please help. I've been fighting this thing for 3 days now and it's gotta end..

thanks
 

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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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I really need help here. I'm working on a friend's computer and can't seem to find a solution to these problems:

-- No control Panel
-- Windows Security Alert Popup which states: "Warning! Potential Spyware Operation! Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to prevent any unauthorised access to your files! Click YES to download spyware remover..."
-- Can't install antispyware programs, receive this message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator".

Here is a copy of my Hijack This Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:27:55 PM, on 11/7/2007
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
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Question: control panel

this is just a simple question... I was wondering if it is normal for th econtrol panel to take 3-5 seconds to load up, sometimes itll just stay blank then all the icons appear at once, but sometimes it shows a flash light and they load up slowly.
 

Answer:control panel

What are your system specs?
 

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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 Help

Ok well I have let this problem sly for a bit after removing some malware awhile back ago. Everything seemed fine but the Control Panel. It is disabled for the most part and can't use any of the tools inside it. It tells me "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." This is the only problem that I still have an issue with after the removal of the malware, so I believe a certain something was not removed. Any support? Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:52:24 PM, on 12/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
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Answer:Control Panel Help

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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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I have installed a new 200GB HDD as a slave to a 120GB master and auto detected it in the BIOS. It is also in the Hardware list but shows as a removeable disk in the control panel. When I try and format the drive it asks me to insert a disk. I am running WIN XP Home SP2 with a P4 3GB chip with 2GB memory. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:HDD not in Control Panel

Have you tried to format using Control Panel/Admin Tools/Computer Management/Disc Management Right click on it and choose Format.

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any help would be very appreciated

I have 2 hp computers both with xp on them, in the control panel on my family one the add and remove programs will not open, i click it and nothing at all happens. It is the same on my personal computer for the game controllers option. Help please
 

Answer:xp control panel help

You might try the system file checker to see if you have corrupted files.

To run System File Checker

Click on Start then Run. In the Run box, type sfc /scannow and then OK.
Note: space between c and /
You may be asked for your Windows CD, if asked insert it
 

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Question: Control Panel

Just discovered that the "control panel" icon is missing from my start up menu. Is there a way I can put the icon back and/or is the another way I can access the control panel? Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Control Panel

WARNING:This is a registry edit.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registry(I highly recommend, you make a copy of this article.)See if this helps:kellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the Left

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Question: Control Panel

I'm reading this book and it shows me what the control panel looks like in Windows 8 but I sure can't get to it. My control panel looks just like the one in Windows 7?

Answer:Control Panel

I'm sure that came from the DP. All that is now under 'More PC Settings' available at the bottom of the screen when you view the Settings charm from the Metro Start screen.

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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

in control panel i have two icons called network connections,they both point to the same program,how do i get rid of one of them.

Answer:control panel

Search for files with *.cpl in \Windows\System32 (or \System). You may have to 'unhide' files in Folder Options.When you've identified the one you don't want move it to a different location, then delete it when everything is behaving properly in a few days time.

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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
C:\Program F... Read more

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My Control Panel is in Classic View but I want to make it look into Category View except that the toolbar on the side is gone and I dunno how to change it back another way.
 

Answer:Control Panel Help

Double Click 'System' from control panel.

Select the 'Advanced' tab

Click 'Settings' in the 'Performance' groupbox (top)

Ensure 'Use Common Tasks in Folders' is selected and click apply.

This should enable the side panels in folder views.
 

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Question: ati control panel

how do i open the catalyst control panel? when i click on the exe's nothing happens.

Answer:ati control panel

The easiest way is to uninstall it, then reinstall it.

Remove it by going into Add/Remove Programs via the Control Panel.

Then, just go to www.ati.com and download it again, and install it.

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When I go to the control and try to access anything I get a message saying "This action has been canceled due to restrictions put on this computer." This started the same time that a security alert window came up that says that my computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and internet files. Then it sends me to a spyware program to buy.
 

Answer:control panel

Welcome to Major Geeks :major

I would suggest that you head on over to The Malware Removal Forum and take a look at READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

good luck
 

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Hello all,

Just the other day i went to my control panel, and instead of clicking on control panel to open the window for it, it opens up in a list like accessories would? i dont like this and would like it to open in a window like it did before.
I have spent some time tring to figure it out but to no avail, hope you can help.
Also while on the subject of problems, when i type ipconfig and ping in my CMD window it give this reply: ipconfig is not a recognized as an internal, external command, batch file.??
i get this with ping too.
Thanks very much

sys:
win xp pro
cable connection
 

Answer:control panel

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hi
one day i came onto my computer and all of a sudden i went to remove an application, and there was no control panel....what do i do?
 

Answer:no control panel

Is the Control Panel listed on your Start Menu? Can you try to explain the problem in more detail?

Tufenuf
 

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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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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?
 

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After downloading the windows 8.1, I found that the Control Panel has no Performance & Maintenance button available, which I had been using with the windows 8, is there another way to access the P & M function ?

Answer:Control Panel on 8.1 has no P&M

Performance & maintenance - Microsoft Windows Help

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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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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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My control panel is gone. Help. I ran a scan with Hijack this.
 

Answer:Control Panel is gone

Please post logs to a notepad file and then attach them to a post.

Thanks!
 

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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: Gwx Control Panel

Win 7/8 users can uninstall this now but just out of interest I'm going to leave it be for a while on my one Win 8.1 system. You can never be certain with M$
 

Answer:Gwx Control Panel

I'm keeping it on until after I get August updates installed and before I make my images.
You aren't the only person suspicious of MS!
 

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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

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Question: control panel

control panel & security center & shairing center not working after i
inffeted with trajon virus i already removed the virus from my pc but i still
have problems with that
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This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane. http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...ce_maintenance

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"bassomi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> control panel & security center & shairing center not working after i
> inffeted with trajon virus i already removed the virus from my pc but i
> still
> have problems with that
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...ce_maintenance
If you still have problems, then you have not cleaned your machine as well
as you may have thought you did..
--
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How to construct a good post.. http://dts-l.com/goodpost.htm
How to use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups.. http://support.microsoft.com/default...help&style=toc
Mike's Window - My Blog.. http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx

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When I try to open my control panel I get the following message.
Window exployer has stopped working
( Followed by )
Windows is checking for a solution to the problem
( Followed by )
Windows explower is resarting
Then it sends me to the desktop.?
Has anyone a fix for this?
--
Candella

Answer:Control panel

Need more info to suggest anything. How much RAM remaining? Have you looked
at Task Mgr to see what else is running ( maybe in background)? For a
beginning point, run DiskClean and Error Check.
Bob H.
"Bob Candella" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> When I try to open my control panel I get the following message.
>
> Window exployer has stopped working
> ( Followed by )
> Windows is checking for a solution to the problem
> ( Followed by )
> Windows explower is resarting
>
> Then it sends me to the desktop.?
> Has anyone a fix for this?
>
>
>
>
> --
> Candella

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Can anyone explain to me why that every time i open and close my control panel,some of my icon on the task bar disapeares

Thanks for any info
 

Answer:Control; Panel:Need Help:

Follow the link here http://forums.techguy.org/t362859.html
and go to post#2 and go through MFDnSC's outline as a first step.
 

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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
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateServi... Read more

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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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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~dreamboat~
Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
Brainbench

[This message has been edited by Dreamboat (edited 01-31-2001).]
 

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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: 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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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
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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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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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Did a clean install and got almost everything re-installed last night, but one program puts an icon on the Windows Control Panel. Win 7 is giving me the new Control Panel category view and I can't find anything. In 7100 RC I am almost certain I had the old traditional Windows Control Panel. Can I get that in Win 7 RTM and if so how? Seems like my rusty memory is telling me there was a way to chose which display you wanted in Vista????

Answer:Old Control Panel Available?

welcome back to 7!

try this...

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Control panel, where you gone then? It's not anywhere under 'Start'.
I did a 'Search'.............*.cpl but they don't open or even ask me with which programme I would like to use.
Anyone know where it could be hiding please?
 

Answer:Control Panel GONE!

Try this

Click Start then Run type "control.exe" without the quotes click OK

See if it opens
 

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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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Suddenly, when I try to access the control panel, all that happens is the control panel icon shows on the task bar but I can not open it. Nothing happens when I click on it. I've rebooted several times with no change.

Answer:Control panel won't come up

Try clicking on C:\Windows\System 32\Control.exe ----- OR----- Hold down the windows key and push "R" to bring up the run menu and type in "Control.exe" and then hit enter. Hope this helps.

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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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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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If I go: Start/Settings/Control Panel my desktop locks up and Control Panel doesn't show. Suspect A Startpage Trojan may have done this. How do I get the Control Panel back. Thanks!

Answer:Can't see my Control Panel

click here

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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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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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Earlier there used to be a B&O sound manager to provide graphic equaliser and other functions. but after a windows update its gone. i can't change audio settings. 

Answer:B&O control Panel is gone

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73189.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72862.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this has completed, restart the notebook and let windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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