Lost Control of Control Panel

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ken, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    I am running Vista Ultimate on one machine and Vista Home Premium on another
    machine. Something has happened to the Control Panel on the Ultimate
    machine. When I bring up the Control Panel window in the "Control Panel
    Home" view the icon on the desktop is the correct icon (looks like a little
    panel display). However, when I select the "Classic View" a new window
    opens and the icon changes to a blank page with the upper right hand corner
    folded over. If I close the "Classic View" window first and then the
    "Control Panel Home" window the icon returns to the good one. Also, in the
    Start Menu if the "Display as Link" option (Start Button>Properties>Start
    Menu>Customize>Control Panel) is selected for the Control Panel nothing
    happens when I click on the Control Panel (button?) in the Start Menu. If
    the "Display as Menu" option is selected for the Control Panel the list of
    Control Panel stuff appears as a menu when I click on Control Panel in the
    Start Menu - as it should. Neither of these problems are show stoppers but
    somewhere a long the line I have done something to screw up the registry??
    Can anyone give me a hint what to do, who to contact, or where to look in
    the registry to attempt to fix these two (probably related) problems. This
    system has been running Vista since it first came out and I dread having to
    reinstall Vista and all the other stuff from scratch. I have asked for help
    on this issue several times and several ways but so far have come up empty.
    Help is needed.
    Ken, Mar 2, 2008
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    .Joe Guest


    I'd do a couple of things first.

    1. Try a system restore to a time before this started happening.

    2. If the restore doesn't work, try a system repair using the Vista

    If these things don't resolve the problem, let us know and we'll expand
    our search for a solution.


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    .Joe, Mar 2, 2008
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  3. Ken

    Ken Guest

    After several hours of fooling around with Repair and Restore using the
    Vista Ultimate DVD and then going back one month and restoring the whole
    partition using Acronis I still have the problem. So whatever change
    occurred that caused the problem happened more than a month ago. Any
    further ideas or instructions?

    Ken, Mar 3, 2008
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    .Joe Guest

    .Joe, Mar 3, 2008
  5. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Yes. I thought that is what is said. I used the Vista Ultimate DVD from
    MSFT. After that had no effect I punted and when back to a backup I made
    with Acronis.
    Ken, Mar 3, 2008
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    finky46 Guest

    finky46, Mar 4, 2008
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    .Joe Guest

    .Joe, Mar 4, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Consider this: Whenever a new error condition appears on your computer, it
    is almost certain that there was some change to the computer soon before the
    problem began. http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

    Bob, Mar 4, 2008
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