Unable to open certain settings


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Sep 23, 2020
Unable to open certain settings using the "right-click menu" on the taskbar (CMD opens and closes immediately - ERROR: ACCESS DENIED)


I recently stumbled upon a problem.

I can't use certain settings on Windows such as right-clicking on my taskbar and clicking the "Settings for the taskbar" option. Whenever I click on it, the command prompt appears for a brief second. Sometimes it opens up and closes immediately but sometimes it stays there for a second giving me an error message saying: ERROR: ACCESS DENIED.

The same thing goes for when I try opening my sound settings by right-clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right corner. When I right-click on the speaker icon and select the "Open sound settings" option, the command prompt opens up and behaves the same way. Sometimes it opens and closes immediately and sometimes it stays there for a second telling me that error message I mentioned above.

I need help!
Mar 2, 2019
Context menus and items are registered in the registry, finding the exact keys in the registry is not easy thing to do.

I recommend you to either revert system or reinstall.

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