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Control Panel Doesn't Exist


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#1 falconmd

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:25 PM

I finally installed SP2 a couple of weeks ago. :thumbsup:
Now I have no control panel. It starts to search when I click on settings then the window closes out never bringing up the services normally associated with control panel. How do I get there?

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 09:22 PM

See if this helps:
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Restore the Control Panel - #256, on the Left

NOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:19 AM

Thanks Tg1911,

Tried the registry edit and it still didn't work. Same results, starts to open searching for files then blanks out back to desktop.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:45 AM

Try running sfc /scannow

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:50 AM

If this is a problem you've encountered because of installing SP2, you should try contacting Microsoft.

Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338).
There is no charge for support calls associated with security updates.
International customers can get support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries.
Phone numbers for international support can be found at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:40 PM

Any reason not to try uninstalling th SP2 update and seeing if it comes back? I have had to uninstall it on a couple of other computers because of bad results from installing it, and things went back to normal. I always make a restore point, just to be safe. Just a thought.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:04 PM

You can do that but it's a huge file and would be a real pain to install it again, which you must do. Running XP without SP2 would be a dangerous and reckless thing to do.
Are you sure the computer was clean of malware before you installed SP2?
Malware on the computer while installing SP2 can cause severe problems.

If you are sure the computer was clean I think you would be better off calling Microsoft's free support number and see if they have a fix that would be more efficacious, which they should have.

If not, uninstall it, do what it takes to remove whatever malware exists and then reinstall it.




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