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hightechdad @Irmantas,I'm glad that it worked for you. ROCKER i can't rename the culprit Firewall.cpl it says i don't have the permission for doing that. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Probably the easest by zenith321 / April 7, 2007 5:57 AM PDT In reply to: Can't Open My Control Panel in XP Try If so, did the Control Panel item get fixed afterwards? http://pdctoday.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-control-panel-error.php

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It is probably a policy set by malware or something. No virus so just restored to a good checkpoint set last month.Everything works fine now. See this post if Change PC Settings does not open in Windows 8.1 and this one if Control Panel window is blank. If you could provide me (and other readers) some details, that would be great.

Watch Out!MATT on I Almost Fell for this Google Docs Phishing Scam! I hope you will get your control panel back.ConclusionI'm glad if your problem is fixed using this guide. What was the bad Control Panel? -HTD Irmantas Thanx, the only forum that helped, even microsoft support center can not solve this problem. Rating is available when the video has been rented.

Keep it up! Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - SFC is System File Checker by Bob G / April 4, 2007 3:34 AM PDT In reply to: Can't Open My Control Panel I believe that while I had it named as a .bak file, I did a Windows Update and that there was an update that may have corrected the issue.

Thanks Robert Clive,, Shank$ It did work like a Charm, Amazing Stuff !!!

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Every time I try to open it I get an error message saying Windows Explorer failed and needs to close. From the Registry menu, click on Export Registry. 4. Free Antivirus for Windows How to Completely Uninstall / Remove a Software Program in Windows without using 3rd Party Software?

If you are not familiar with system restore, kindly read the brief note below.System restore is a default utility in Windows systems. http://www.hightechdad.com/2008/12/28/fix-it-opening-control-panel-crashes-windows-explorer-on-xpvista/ Thank you! If any of these 3rd-party Control panel icons has become damaged, it is best to delete it. CloseQuantcast Metrics CloseQuantcast Metrics – Quantcast provides various analytics, demographics and insights into the audience of HighTechDad.com CloseHighTechDad Giveaways!

Combofix complete it's action stage by stage. http://pdctoday.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-windows-ip-configuration-an-internal-error-occurred.php Softlink Labs 2,029 views 8:21 how to recover missing controlpanel BY PRAKASH BABU - Duration: 3:00. See more Unable to Access Control Panel Windows 10 virus control panel Can't access my control panel after windows 10 update How to access control panel via run commands Lost Start It was some ODBC/SQL manager  Jp-slabber firebird.cpl!!!!beware of that one to.took me hours to figure this one out Harrysnk thanks… it worked.

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Sorry if I sound stupid, but what is a SFC? If someone could please help."I had the same problem today and can't remember when I accessed Control Panel last. Restart your computer once the run is completed.

Now, try to restart.

I can't solve by myself,I just go to a different restore point when the computer was working o.k. Helpful +33 Report xpcman 16170Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration date ContributorStatus November 1, 2016 Last seen Jan 15, 2009 09:42PM type control.exe into your "start search" box - that should start Unfortunately, sometimes the Windows Event Log doesn’t capture the cause or culprit, only the result (e.g. Thanks for the idea though!

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Here check if .cpl files are set to open with the default Windows Control Panel. Does the main Control Panel window open? robert This is not the solution. Here are the steps and what to expect in the setup process.

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Have just tried that, with still no luck. You may have to either uninstall what you had installed or find a new item to install on top of it. Is there possibility that someone is remotely controlling my Computer? I renamed it AKCPanel.cpl.BROKEN.

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And after you open one of them, you can access the whole control panel without crashing (right click the control panel from start menu and click OPEN).