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cant open control panel

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#1 scottcaulfield


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Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:24 PM

Computer seems to run OK -- maybe a bit slow -- but I can't open control panel unless in safe mode-- something's obviously not right. any suggestions?

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#2 windowsxp550


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Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:53 PM

Can you access your control panel tools through Run? The Control Panel is a part of Explorer (windows explorer), so it's not really it's own separate process (proof of this can be seen if you open Control panel, look in your Task Manager (Control alt Delete, then right click on the control panel and select "Go To Process" the process that starts is explorer.exe)

Anyhow, I would check with the Run Commands, the various control panel tools...I posted them in an earlier post tonight, here they are again, if you missed my post:

Here are the commands again, reposted, this time a little bit easier to read

Run commands for Windows XP:

Control Panel Item ----------> Run Command
Accessibility Controls ---------->access.cpl
Add Hardware ---------->hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs ---------->appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools ---------->control.exe admintools
Date and Time Properties ---------->timedate.cpl
Display Properties ---------->control.exe desktop
Display Properties w/ Appearance Tab Preselected ---------->control.exe color
Display the Scheduled Tasks Folder ---------->control.exe schedtasks
Findfast ---------->findfast.cpl
Folders Properties ---------->folders
Fonts ---------->control.exe fonts
Game Controllers ---------->joy.cpl
Internet Properties ---------->inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties ---------->control.exe keyboard
Mouse Properties ---------->control.exe mouse
Network Connections ---------->control.exe netconnections
Network Connections ---------->ncpa.cpl
Open Device Manager ---------->devmgmt.msc
Open Display Properties ---------->desk.cpl
Open Fonts Folder ---------->fonts
Open Mouse Properties ---------->main.cpl
Password Properties ---------->password.cpl
Phone and Modem Options ---------->telephon.cpl
Power Configuration ---------->powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes ---------->control.exe printers
Printers Folder ---------->printers
Regional Settings ---------->intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras ---------->sticpl.cpl
Sounds and Audio ---------->mmsys.cpl
System Properties ---------->sysdm.cpl
User Accounts ---------->nusrmgr.cpl
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