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Windows explorer control panel crash

By spikerush2
Feb 8, 2008
  1. Hello. For the last few weeks I have been down loading icons, icon packages and icon desktop docks. Basically trying to visually spice up my PC. Last few days any time I go to control panel It locks up and I get an "encountered problem" message. Also dr watson will open up and then give the same error message. I have to go to task manager to end program. Half the time I do this I also lose my active desk top. Help!!!
    I can provide my HJT log-file if needed. I am using XP Home SP2
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    This may work

    1 Click on Start button
    2 Click on Run Type 'regedit' without the ' '.
    3 Open key
    and Delete NoControlPanel and NoRestriction.
    4 Reboot
     
  3. spikerush2

    spikerush2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help. I followed your path but when I got to Explorer nocontrolpanel and norestriction were not there. Any other suggestions?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I think the best option in this case is SFC /Scannow
    Some files may actually be missing

    You can run this from the command prompt
    [​IMG]

    You will likely need your Windows CD (Not sure if it asks for key too.)
     
  5. spikerush2

    spikerush2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ran sfc /scannow. No change. Went back to some orf my original research online and discovered I had a corrupted .cpl file. AKCpanel.cpl. Deleted file and everything works fine now. Again thanks for your help!!
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    OK well done
     
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