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16-Mar-2007, 04:56 PM #1
Question Why can't I open my Control Panel?
I click on Start/My Computer/Control Panel. The screen goes momentarily to the blank background screen, then all the icons and tool bar show back up--but no control panel opens. I am running Windows XP on a Dell computer. Please help. THANKS!

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16-Mar-2007, 05:19 PM #2
There are several viruses/trojans out there that disable control panel. I'd check that first. Download HijackThis and post a log for the security guys to look at.. If that's not the problem then we'll work on Windows.. You can go here to download HJT if you don't have it. http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/index....tpmod;dl=item5
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16-Mar-2007, 07:23 PM #3
OK, I downloaded HJT and posted the log on the website you gave me. Or did you mean I should post it on this website--and if so, which forum??

p.s. I went ahead and posted the HJT log on this website. No one is responding to me on the other one.

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17-Mar-2007, 10:46 AM #4
Sue:Pedroguy here.I do not see your HJT here????
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17-Mar-2007, 10:48 AM #5
Ok:I see it in another post.
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17-Jul-2007, 11:10 AM #6
Does anyone know how to remove a partial install of "windows one care live"? After the install which did not finish, I cannot open control panel to remove it! It shows a blank white screen, when I click on control panel. I wanted to go to the add or remove programs. The programs are not listed, only a white screen. Then one other time when it did show what was in control panel, I clicked on add or remove and nothing would happen or open.
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17-Jul-2007, 11:12 AM #7
Start >> Run >>> appwiz.cpl >> this should apen the add remove programs
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17-Jul-2007, 11:14 AM #8
Give this a try:

Windows Script 5.6 for Windows XP and Windows 2000 blank page in control panel
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
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17-Jul-2007, 11:23 AM #9
Please follow the steps carefully from this article by Microsoft :-
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;843551

Its a Control Panel Fix after Service Pack installation.
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17-Jul-2007, 11:29 AM #10
If that doesn't help ...Try this ....

IMPORTANT __ Backup your registry

Go To Start >>> Run >> regedit /e c:\registrybackup.reg

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Restoring missing icons from control panel

Start >> run >> regedit

navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explor er
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'ForceClassicControlPanel' and edit the value according to the settings (0 = force new, 1 = force classic).

Restart your computer and check ...


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Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load

Look in the right pane and you'll see disabled Control Panel Icons. Right click on the "don't load" subkey and select Delete to restore all disabled icons.

Regards
DH

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17-Jul-2007, 11:36 AM #11
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Originally Posted by Sue C
I click on Start/My Computer/Control Panel. The screen goes momentarily to the blank background screen, then all the icons and tool bar show back up--but no control panel opens. I am running Windows XP on a Dell computer. Please help. THANKS!

Sue
Its looking that Control Panel is causing explorer to crash
Have you tried to open it in safemode yet
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17-Jul-2007, 11:41 AM #12
Line 256 ---Run the registry and restore the control panel
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

also Try registering the following files

Start >> Run >>> copy and paste one by one and hit enter

regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll -i
regsvr32 shell32.dll -i
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28-Feb-2008, 04:51 PM #13
cannot open my control panel..
hello sir, i have a problem about my computer..there is no control panel in my start menu and when i go to other access of my computer it doesnt come up and all it says 'this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.' i really dont know what to do. i applied already go to start and right click then go to properties. under the start menu tab click on customize but i cant seethe control panel there and how to add and computer and what boxes i will going to check. pls clarify further one by one if necessary.. my computer is windows xp home edition 5.1 build 2600 model d845 ... thank you for the help...



UOTE=devil_himself;4913037]Line 256 ---Run the registry and restore the control panel
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

also Try registering the following files

Start >> Run >>> copy and paste one by one and hit enter

regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll -i
regsvr32 shell32.dll -i[/QUOTE]
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28-Feb-2008, 05:18 PM #14
cannot open my control panel..
when i run the add xp tweak icon , my computer did not accepted..

regsvr32 mshtml.dll -----------run did not accepted
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll -i ----------run accepted
regsvr32 shell32.dll -i[/quote] -------run accepted

what to do next.. ty
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