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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

    Jul 9, 2004
    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

    Oct 12, 2001
    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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