|OK, so I searched the web for an answer, then came here. I found the same people asking the same question in both places, with no real definitive answers. Last week, after having some really weird problems I decided to restore a backup of my C: drive from 5 April. I was just one step from doing a complete clean install. I had downloaded the Comodo Backup program the first of April and did a full backup of C:. The restore went well, and all the weird probelms went away. Or, so I thought. |
Yesterday I needed to go look at some drivers for my HD and when I clicked on System in Control Panel, the hourglass came on for about 2 seconds and then disapeared. Nothing loaded. Then I found that nothing happened when I clicked ANY icons in the Control Panel. I immediately ran all my Comodo virus checkers, MS virus checkers, Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy, Crap Cleaner, and went online and ran Housecall's scanner. They found nothing. Today I have run SFC /SCANNOW and still it doesn't work.
I have not installed any new programs for awhile. Everything else seems to be working normally. But there are times when I really NEED to use the Control Panel. What am I missing here? If at all possible, I would really like to avoid the old 'wipe it clean and reinstall' route. I am fairly proficient using Regedit, but is there anything else I should look for?
Thanks for any help. I have always gotten good information here on computing.net.
PS All I keep on my C: drive is the Windows install and what ever program won't let me install to another partition. So, it's basically just a Windows XP partition. But I know that if I reinstall it I will have to reinstall many/most of my applications.
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