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'Display' in Control Panel not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Garfie, Jul 9, 2004.

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  1. Garfie

    Garfie Thread Starter

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    Windows XP:

    I've had this problem for months, and have done multiple thousand virus scans since. I would much rather not format.

    Whenever I try to open Display, nothing pops up. I am logged in as admin and have tried it on every account. And now since I've got a new monitor I need to change the resolution!

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    Click on START, RUN and type REGEDIT, press OK. This opens the Registry Editor. Be careful not to change anything!!!!

    Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - click on + to expand it.

    Click on - Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, System.

    Then, under System, look for the file called NoDispCPL - this means it's the settings for displaying the Control Panel.

    Highlight NoDispCPL and double click - a box will appear called "Edit DWORD value"

    In the box called Value Data, it will have the number "1" - change this to zero "0".

    Click OK

    Close the Registry Editor.

    You should now have access to your control panel Display settings.
     
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