Solved Windows 7 control panel window does not display any icons

December 10, 2013 at 01:59:55
Specs: Windows 7
When I open control Panel there are no icons displayed and i cannot add/remove programs because the icon is not there to click on

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December 10, 2013 at 07:37:55
Weird....try a reboot and see if that does anything.

If it doesn't, go to safe mode and see if you can see your icons there.

I would bet you anything you will - and if that's the case, try a system restore to a time before this started happening. If that's not available or doesn't work, the only option available to you is to backup your stuff and reinstall Windows, as it means that there are some system files missing from Windows.

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December 10, 2013 at 08:59:16
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This could help too (SFC replaces bad our outdated system files):

System Restore would probably be the best first option tho, as given - it usually goes well and does not remove your own files.

Just found this. Seems SFC fixed it as per my first link:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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