Windows control panel display error

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My graphics in windows 98 are grainy. I went to go into the control panel to adjust my display settings but when I do, an error message comes up that says:"Error opening c:\windows\desk.cpl". And I cannot change my display settings. I have installed the latest drivers for my video card and have even re-installed windows 98, but this did not solve the problem. I still get the error message. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
 
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Did you previously have Diamond Video drivers installed? Did the error occur before installing new drivers or after?

I would expect a Win98 reinstall would replace the desk.cpl but not correct the registry entries mentioned here:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=217752

You might also want to extract the file using the System File checker and rename it as instructed, just to be sure.
 
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