Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:39 PM
I googled the heck out of this, and cannot find a thing... On XP w/SP3, virus scanned clean, hijackthis clear, and otherwise running fast and well. If you bring up "control panel" and switch it from "classic" to "category" view, or vice versa, the control panel window goes solid white, and in task manager it says "not responding". You have to kill it by "X" or kill from task manager. When you do this, all icons on desktop, and any programs that are running on screen, all disappear for about four seconds when control panel app goes away. Then, all previously running apps reappear, no data loss, and all icons reappear on desktop. Except for control panel, which of course I just killed.
Now, when I bring control panel back up again, the requested switch between the views has apparently taken place. i.e. I can switch category view back and forth as stated above, and when restarting control panel, I will get the interface that was previously requested.
Oh, and last thing, if ANY of the icons within control panel are double clicked, in either classic or category view, then it goes into "not responding" and I have to kill control panel, etc...
All forums I have checked mainly concern with virus or malware (found none) or state maybe a .cpl file is corrupt, which would not explain why ALL icons and category view switching kills control panel.