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#1 mishkah

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:16 PM

hey guys
could anyone help me I have recently been experiencing trouble using many of the features/ options in the control panel. when i go to open them it says "these control panel option are not available...contact system administrator". But i used to be able to use them?
any help would be appreciated cheers

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:29 PM

Hello and welcome. have you ruled out Malware,which is very possibly the problem? If not let me kknow and I will move this and we'll scan.

The next possibility is this; This article helps you restore the security settings to the default settings for a system recovery scenario in Windows XP Professional ONLY.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313222
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#3 mishkah

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:47 PM

i was referred to post here by someone else who was helping me remove a infection from my comp and they said it wasn't caused by it, so no i don't think its malware.
i tried restoring the security settings but that didnt help

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:51 PM

Some malware can disable the control panel, as can other things. I know you said it wasn't caused by malware, but you also said you did have an infection and the effects of malware can remain even after the infection is gone and even if it wasn't caused by that, it isn't working so this might be worth a try. SuperAntiSpyware has a tool in its repair section for enabling it. I have no idea if it works as I have not used it, but you might want to give that a shot.

Edited by Stang777, 17 March 2009 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:44 AM

Who was helping you with this previously? Was it someone at this site?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:35 AM

try this link

http://www.the-pc-guru.com/Control_Panel_options_are_un.php




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