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#1 waxace

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:34 PM

I have a friend that can not access his display properties.
He is the Admin for his computer.
NOTE: He has XP Home so gpedit is not an option.
When he clicks on properties from the desktop after right click,
NOTHING happens.
If he goes to Start/Control Panel/ Appearance and Themes and chooses any
of the options, Nothing happens at all.
You can see that his computer thinks for a second, then no response.
Is there a way or is there something that needs to be enabled to have this function working again??
Thanks for any help in advance...


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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:54 PM

It could be possible that the display panel has been damaged. Please try and answer these questions as best you can so we can help you out a bit more.

Is the display icon in the control there or has it gone?

Are you able to change your desktop picture using another method?

Have you installed anything before this happened?
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#3 waxace

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 08:03 PM

Yes, No and No


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#4 JU$T1N

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:18 PM

4 things to try...

-Try: START / RUN / desk.cpl
-System Restore
-SFC /SCANNOW in CMD -> "You will need a Retail or OEM XP disk to replace files from... no recoveries.
-Repair Install of Windows

All of these are quick, easy, automated, things that may help you.
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 09:09 AM

Try updating or re-installing the video driver and go thru Safe Mode and delete all of the video driver(s) that might be in there.

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:19 PM

Use the search tool and search for desk.cpl. If it doesn't show up you could try and restore windows using the recovery console. But if that file is in there it may likely would be corrupt. Give scandisk a go if it is there because it maybe able to fix the file.
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