Control panel issues: pulling out my hair

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by SlimTVA, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. SlimTVA

    SlimTVA Guest

    If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate. When I go to the control
    panel >appearances and themes>display icon I receive the message your system
    administrator disabled the Display control panel. I have found ways to
    disable certain items within the control panel but only for Windows NT and
    98. I am currently running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004. Can anyone
    help me with this????
    SlimTVA, Sep 29, 2008
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  2. SlimTVA

    S.Sengupta Guest


    Now navigate to the following registry location:-


    Look for NoDispCPL entry (if it's there then make sure it's value is
    Zero),if you don't have then create by going to the Edit menu and
    selecting New and then DWORD value.Enter a name of NoDispCPL and press
    enter.Once done set it's vale to 0(Zero).

    Close the registry editor and restart.

    S.Sengupta, Sep 30, 2008
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  3. SlimTVA

    SlimTVA Guest

    Navigated to registry but it said DisableCMD REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0) instead
    NoDispCPL. I tried entering what you said and restart but still when I go
    to the control panel >appearances and themes >display icon I receive the
    message your system administrator disabled the Display control panel.
    Anymore suggestions? Again I am using Windows XP with service pack3.

    SlimTVA, Oct 1, 2008
  4. SlimTVA

    Curious Guest

    If you are on a corporate domain then it is very possible that the corporate
    administrator has disabled CP on the user systems.
    Curious, Oct 1, 2008
  5. SlimTVA

    SlimTVA Guest

    No this is my personal computer and I am the only administrator.

    SlimTVA, Oct 2, 2008
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