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winXP Pro, NO COntrol Panel showing up.


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#1 jhmcat

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:45 PM

Hi everyone. Just working on my dad's machine and I think he has picked up something I cant trace. So its up to the experts. The Control Panel does not load when i click on it.. and the system seems to just be genrally slower than normal. Here is my HJT log. Thanks in advance for the help.

EDIT: Removed HJT log, unnecessary, not permitted in XP forum ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 20 July 2010 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:03 PM

Maybe you are not infected. These Kelley's fixes usually are good.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Scroll down to item 256 on the left.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:08 PM

Thanks, Tried it, and nothing. When i click start|settings|control panel, all the icons on the screen dissapear for about 7 seconds... then they all come back.. then i get the message that my automatic updates is turned off, click the baloon to fix it.. so i click it... i get an houglass, then it disappears....

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:13 PM

Can you go to the Windows Update site and check/update?

Can you update your installed AV program?

Control Panel..is not a known target for malware.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

Hamluis,

windows update, all good.. everything is updated, and ready to go.

AVG is up and running, updated, and i am runnng a scan right now.
antimalwarebytes updated and did not find anything.

One thing i did find interesting that i just thought of, with i run spybot, updated of course, its only checking for 32 things.. not the typical, 890+k things it usually runs through.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:58 PM

You have the latest version of Spybot installed and updated?

My version tests for over 1,250,000 items.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 20 July 2010 - 07:04 PM.
Corrected number.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

yep. updating this morning, and still only checking for 32 items. I ran spybot at home last night on another PC.. you are right.. over 1.2m items. I dont know what is wrong.. AVG did not pick up anything overnight on the scan.

ok, so i did a little more research, and found that all of the file sets in spybot were unchecked.. thats why it was only checking for 32 items. So i am running it right now... and its checking for everything. yeah.. but still weird about control panel issues.

Edited by jhmcat, 21 July 2010 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

Your title says that Control Panel is missing...your post indicates that clicking on it (not missing) produces no action.

The only things I can suggest for your Control Panel issue:

a. Repair install of XP...OR

b. Run the sfc /scannow command.

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

Either results in missing/damaged system files being replaced.

Louis




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