Control Panel doesnt word, need help desperat

August 6, 2011 at 09:58:28
Specs: windows XP, cpu
but in my computer, control panel doesnt work. I donno why but it doesnt. when i open it, it opens voice recorder or smthn

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#1
August 6, 2011 at 15:11:32
"voice recorder or smthn" - always best to say exactly what.

Anyhow, it sounds like the aftermath of a virus. Most likely other programs will not work either.

Use the EXE fix from the list on here:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

The download is a zip file that contains a reg file. Download the zip into a spare folder or the desktop (rather than "Running" the download). Double click the zip file and extract the reg file to somewhere you can find it. Double click the reg file, agree all the prompts and it will make the necessary alterations to the registry.

If this works, run all your virus checks to make sure the system is clean. It might also be worth downloading, updating and running MalwareBytes freebie because this often finds and fixes things that other programs miss.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 6, 2011 at 18:39:41
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Description of Control Panel Files in Windows XP

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#3
August 6, 2011 at 19:32:25
Just to mention that response #2 shows the individual program files for the icons within the Control Panel, which might prove useful somewhere.

The file that opens the "Control Panel itself" is Control.exe which (from your description) is why it is best to first try the exe fix suggested in #1.

If it is "individual icons" within Control Panel that don't open, then use the CPL fix at the same link, same procedure.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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