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Cannot Open Most Settings in Control Panel


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#1 bestofbad87

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 07:23 PM

Hey everyone,
 
I am running windows 8.1 and it has been running fine for a while. Suddenly I found that I cannot open different components in Control Panel. These include, Network and Sharing Center, System, Windows Update, Firewall, Devices and Printers etc. I can get into control panel but cannot open these settings. I have run malware scans and also tried repair tools. I have done a registry clean as well.
 
Please suggest any steps to try and get this fixed. I don't want to reinstall or refresh windows.
 
Thanks in advance guys.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 01:24 AM

Hey everyone,

 

Please help...

 

I have tried several things to get this fixed.

 

I tried sfc /scannow which said that there are issues. I have generated the logs and there are a lot of hash mismatches saying "Cannot repair member file".

 

I then tried using DISM which also failed with error 0x800f081f and also saying "The restore operation failed. Either the repair source was not found or the component store cannot be repaired."

 

Please help with any suggestions.

 

Thank you.



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:25 AM

Try running SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

 

If that doesn't work, then try a Refresh of the OS.

To refresh your Windows 8.x system, go to Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery. Then under "Refresh your PC without affecting your files," click the Get started button


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:23 PM

Hey Usasma,
 

I can't get to the Settings Menu either. It loads up and the just vanishes.

 

I have tried sfc/scannow as admin and that hasn't worked either. It just says there are some corruptions in the log and again when I try to fix it with DISM it fails with the errors I mentioned above.



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:48 AM

Let's have a look at this report.  Please generate it after trying to open Settings a couple of times:

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
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