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Cant open display properties....at all!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theymademedoit, Oct 13, 2007.

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  1. theymademedoit

    theymademedoit Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I am totally stumped on this.
    When I right click my desktop and go down to properties nothing happens and the same thing when I try in the control panel.

    I have cleaned the registry and also ran 4 spyware apps but still no joy!

    Any ideas?
    I really need this asap as I have an important test coming up and the software I need to study with says that I need to change to font sizes for it to run!

    Help would be gratefully recvd!

    Regards,

    Al
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Using What .. Registry Cleaners ???


    Try Reinstalling your Video Drivers and see if you can open 'Display Properties'
     
  3. theymademedoit

    theymademedoit Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I tried bothe RegistryBooster 2 and the PCtools one.
    I tried unistalling my display driver and then re-installing the lastest one and still no joy!
     
  4. devil_himself

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    Probably these two did something with the registry

    You should not be using registry cleaners .. they do more harm then good

    back to your problem - do a system restore before the date you used those registry cleaners


    How to restore the operating system to a previous state in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084
     
  5. theymademedoit

    theymademedoit Thread Starter

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    restore done....now what?
     
  6. ozrom1e

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    If you are still experiencing the same problem then the registry is corrupt and with out a backup of the registry that was a good registry there is not a good way to fix it since the only way to repair a registry is with a good backup, the only way that I know of is to do a clean install gut before this backing up all of the important data is needed:

    You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

    I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please use Internet Explorer to view this article

    Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP =
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353
     
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