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No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Q: No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

I'm running windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1501 and I'm trying to get my microphone to play directly through my speakers so I can record them both simultaneously. The only answer I've been finding is to tick the 'microphone' checkbox in the volume control playback properties panel, but I don't have a microphone checkbox.There should be a 'microphone' box under SW Synth and CD player but I don't get one apparently.I've downloaded the latest SigmaTel Audio drivers from Dell and despite not having a problem with them before this, I'm inclined to believe that they're the problem. Any ideas?

A: No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Okay well of course I find an answer right after posting the topic:

Those two pages detail how to get an Input Monitor checkbox which functions just like the microphone one I wanted (although you can only mute it, not alter the volume). I used Instructional Set 3 from the second page, having to add the 'RecMonitorMute' entry as detailed in the first page and I can now hear my microphone input directly through my speakers.

HOWEVER, I'm still unable to record both the microphone and speaker sound at the same time. I thought recording the 'Stereo Mix' channel with the microphone coming through the speakers would work but it isn't and I don't know why. Any ideas?

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Hi. Just recently I clicked on my song list to play a song and couldn't get any volume. I pulled up the playback control and the the Wave slider was pulled down. I pushed it up and volume was restored. This had never happened before. I thought the slider only moved with the mouse? I suspect it has something to do with Winamp since it doesn't seem to happen with other players (Media etc.). I have looked everywhere I could think of to see what the problem might luck. I prefer to use MP3Pro as my player. Where do I go to set Pro as my default? Any help on the slider will be appreciated.

A:Playback Volume control

ps. It wasn't a one time event. It happens frequently.

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I keep getting this error after right-clicking the microphone's control panel taskbar icon. I still can open the panel and change the settings, but this error is stressing me out. I just switched to a completely new PC and I'm afraid that this might be caused by some hardware malfunction. It never happened before on the old machine. I even did full system re-installation but I keep getting this error.

M-Audio Producer USB
Windows 7 64x (6.1, 7601) all updates installed

A:comctl32.dll vs USB Microphone Control Panel

Did you first install the software for the mic before connecting it? If you connected it first there could be incorrect drivers installed by Windows.

(I have a recording studio).

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and yes i did do a search for the problem and this is the post i found.

its the same issue im having, but for call of duty 4. while im playing or not playing the settings in volume control under microphone keeps muting it self. in the post above nothing came of it im hoping by now maybe someone was able to find the issue.
ive checked all the settings everything is working great but it just keeps checking the mute by it self. the only thing i can think of there a short key that when pressed or combo of keys that when pressed will check the mute under microphone in the volume control in windows.

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I have a friend who bought a new microphone for her laptop, which runs Windows XP Home Edition. The mic is one of the ones with the pink input plug, which her laptop does support. When she plugs it in and tries to record something, it's just dead silence.

I tried to walk her through un-muting the mic, but she has no options for that under Sound/Volume control. Under Options->Properties there is no option to select Microphope or Line In to be enabled in the main window.

I got her to update her sound drivers, but it didn't help, either.

Anyone have any idea what might be wrong, and why there is no way to enable microphone settings under the Sound/Volume control section? Thanks...

A:No microphone settings in Sound/Volume control?

When you were checking in Options => Properties, did you look in both 'Playback' and 'Recording' (click the radio button). They can be listed in either/or or both.

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I thought my problem was, mic not working; I finally saw in control panel "lenovo - microphone mute".I can see a need for mute. How can I disable this function. 

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I just got the Dictation 11.0 voice to text software in the mail, and after installing it and using the headset microphone (everything working perfectly), I pulled the microphone cord out of the jack while the software was loaded (why i do not know why i did that) and when I put it back in it does not work.

A bit of background info:

I run windows vista on a laptop and when I tried to trouble shoot it, my bright idea was to go into control panel and disable the mic, and the try to enable it again. Now I cannot find my microhpone anywhere in the control panel to re-enable it. The software still picks up that the microphone is connected (although the control panel does not), but neither can register any sound.

I did check to see if anything was muted in the mixer, and nothing is.

Does anyone have any ideas?

forever grateful for any input.



A:How to re-connect microphone headset after disabling it in control panel

Try using System Restore and take it back to when it worked.

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I was working on getting my new headset's mic to be recognized by my computer but was unsuccessful. I tried to install an update to my current sound card driver as I had an inkling that might be the problem. However now I have no sound at all. No volume control panel nothing as option is grayed out. I checked the device and it says This device is not working (code 10). I have a realtek sound card. Usually came up in the volume control screen as Avance AC'97 Audio.

Any suggestions. I have downloaded drivers and nothing. Starting to annoy me as now I can't run skype which is the only reason I care about sound. Otherwise I don't use it for anything else. Sound in applications annoy me. However I would like to talk with my best friend on skype again. LOL

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Can someone help me? Skype 4.0 isn't working anymore because of this problem ;(

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How to open "All Control Panel Items" from the command line? thanks...

A:Command Line Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items

Is this what you are referring to?

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands

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I can't listen the mic in the speaker, because doesn't appear microphone in Volume Control

In the Start < Control Panel < audio devices < Advanced Properties < Volume Control < Properties :

Mixer Device: Conexant HD Audio Output

Volume Controls:
Volume Control

But doesn-t apeear the option microphone or line-in

My audio card is Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

I was reading, and I believe the problem is: There is not a key value in windows registry, somebody help me, thanks

I did: Reinstall the driver, uninstall the driver and put other sound card, change the OS, works wth 2 sound cards, format laptop, import values registry of the other laptop. but the problem doesnt fix.

My problem appear with Windows Vista, and Winodws XP 2002 professional SP3

A:Satellite Pro U400-SP2804 - Microphone isn't listed in volume control


The microphone or line-in port is not listed because you are searching for this in audio *output* settings!
The microphone is an input device so it?s not listed there.

If you go to the volume controls > options > properties you can switch to ?HD Audio input?.
Now you can change the microphone volume! :)


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Hi, my speakers play sound but when I plug the headphones into the master speaker on the right it doesn't play audio anymore through the headphones. I tried several pair, one even brand new and no luck, however when anything is plugged in the audio stops. I tried plugging them into the back of the desktop and the front even but none of the 3.5mm audio jacks seem to want to allow Windows 7 to recognize the head phones.

My son is playing some browser game and it's driving me mad to have to listen to it in the back round and was hoping someone could help me navigate the volume control options in Windows 7 so I could fix this for myself, thank you

A:[SOLVED] Volume control options &gt; playback devices doesn't list my headphones just sp

First thing, are you sure that the jack on your speaker system works?

Next, I would advise you reinstall your sound driver.

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I have been searching different forums where the speaker icon has disappeared from the notification area of the task bar, but have not found a solution to the particular problem I am experiencing. In my case the speaker icon is still visible but when I click on it, I no longer get the vertical bar which allows me to adjust the volume. I have made no recent changes to my computer and cannot understand why this has suddenly happened. I have gone to taskbar properties and tried turning the volume icon on and off but this has not cured the problem.

I have discovered the problem I am experiencing is limited to my user account only. I have one other named account and a guest account. The other user is able to adjust the volume from the speaker icon on the notification bar, and when I log into the guest account I find it is also working perfectly. However, when I log into my user acount it does not work. I have also tried adjusting the volume by going into Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Sound - Adjust system volume but when I click on it nothing happens. However, when I go into the guest account I find I can adjust the volume from both the icon on the notification bar and by going through the Control Panel method.

I therefore suspect that my user account may have been corrupted in some way. I should stress that my problem is limited to my inability to adjust the volume in my user account. I do have sound, I just am unable to control it!

(I should add that I have run th... Read more

A:Cannot adjust volume from speaker icon or from Control Panel

The problem is obviously corruption of the user account. Try an sfc and maybe it will be corrected
System Files - SFC Command

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When I double-click on the Volume icon in my system tray, the volume control panel opens, but the Advanced Controls window is grayed out and inaccessible. I am thus unable to access any tone controls. In the record mode for the volume control panel, I CAN access the Advanced Controls, BUT the treble and bass tone controls are grayed out and thus inaccessible.

Can anyone tell me why this is? Is there a setting to fix this? Do I need to reinstall a part of Windows to fix this?

Any help or recommendations would be appreciated!

A:Advanced Controls Grayed Out in Volume Control Panel

how does it look when you go to it in the control panel?

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Hello i need some help my control panel in the start menu dissapear, first of all i had a virus that didn't allow me to launch the antivirus, so i download AVG and i unninstall my old program and i think that an infected file that have, something to do with the control panel was removed with the antivirus, and i do not know what to do, please help me

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Good evening,

I've noticed a difference in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization between editions of Windows 10.

My wife's laptop is running Windows 10 Home, and her personalization screen looks like this:

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise, and my personalization screen looks like this:

Notice that the menu options on the left, and quick access to change the theme settings on the bottom are missing from the enterprise screenshot.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it simply a difference between editions? Or is there a setting that is not turned on in my installation?

Thanks in advance!

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A:Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control p

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So i was trying to make some room on y C drive and i guess i deleted some files that i shouldnt...To make a long story short now my volume control thingy that stays on my taskbar has dissapeared.When i go to the control panel and to sounds and audio devices and i get in there and there is an icon with the option to place volume icon on the taskbar but when i click on that i get 'windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume control program has not been installed...After several tries i figured i deleted the windows file soundvol32.exe
but how the hell do i get it back and put it in its right place???I have no idea where it would go??Anybody have an idea how i can install that back????I tried using my windows cd but since i put service pack 2 on it it said that the version of windows i had on the cd was older than my current version...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Volume Control computer "windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar"

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I am not able to record or hear sounds from my office based Packard Bell laptop running MS Windows XP Professional SP2.

The mixer device is Realtek AC97 Audio which appears to be installed and running OK. The driver is also current.
The attached speakers and Logitech headphones work OK on my personal laptop and are plugged properly.
The control panel volume options are grayed out for both "Device Volume" and "Speaker Settings" in Sounds And Audio Devices Properties.
I am using Windows Default Sounds.
There are no error flags on the "sound, video or game controllers" under Device Manager.
Sound playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset. MIDI music playback default device is Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
Voice playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio (using laptop speakers selected) and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset.
Troubleshooting has not pointed to any problems.
The problem surely rests with the grayed out volume options with the volume slide set to 0. From my many attempts to Google a solution I am of the opinion that this is not an uncommon problem.
Can someone please help.



A:Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Volume Options grayed out

So dev mgr shows a-ok?

I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....

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Hello :)
I hope I put this in the right area..

I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all" doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks :)

A:Volume control issue-very quiet, main control uneffective

Are your speakers powered? If not you may have to invest in powered
speakers. This is a common issue with non powered speakers.

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A:Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

Hello Josh,

Here's some more information about the Akamai Netsession Interface Control Panel that may help.

If you like, you should be able to hide that Control Panel icon using an option in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps,

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I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all" doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks

A:Help with volume control-very quiet, main control unnefective

Do you have any other soundcard-like devices like a USB headset?
Do you have the latest drivers for your soundcard installed? Please check the motherboard maker's website.
Did you get some special program with the motherboard drivers that would give you more control over sound than the Windows standard volume utility?

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I got myself an Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ condenser microphone a few weeks ago, and I haven't really found out how I can change the gain, which I hear is important to do.
There is only one slider where the gain slider also should have been. The mic doesn't have a gain know like some other microphones have.

As you can see there is one slider. It only changes volume as far as I know.

How can I change the gain, is it needed, or can I maybe control gain using the volume slider?
If I can't change it directly through the mic or through the control panel, how can I change it? D:

Thanks in advance!

A:Can't control gain! No slider in control panel!

I have a recording studio (Sonar X3) and use several AT mics but they are not USB mics (such as the AT2035 and AT2050).

"Volume level" is the same as "gain". You can adjust the "Volume Level" or you can adjust the "gain" - both are the same thing. On mixers, amplifiers, etc, some will call the volume control "level" and others "gain".

A USB mic should have its own listing in the Sound/Recording Panel. Whatever slider that is has, such as what you show, should adjust the volume level. Many recording programs also have volume level adjustments.

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Scan saved at 17:21:54, on 13/11/2008
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MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Control Panel Problems - Cannot find control.exe

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The network I maintain at a school has policy restrictions which do not allow users access to the printer controls. However I would like them to have the ability to control their own print jobs and unpause printers etc. But when editing the policy I find that they get access to control panel at the same time and can do lots of possible damage.

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A:windows xp style volume control panel in windows 7?

Hello Yeahman,

You might see if right clicking on the Volume icon in the notification area, and clicking on Open Volume Mixer may have an option for the volume control of the CD audio. If so, then clicking on it's speaker should unmute it.

Hope this helps,

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hey i have 2 questions. First when i talk in my microphone its seems to be quiet. And when i want to increase the volume i go to the master volume control and go to microphone, but its all can i say this "unmovable." Which i mean the sliders wont move...So i cant increase the volume. Then when i talk to my friends or whatever, they can hear what is coming out of my speakers even when mic is a billion miles away. Also i have a headset.
I'm running on XP.
Thank you guys in advance for answering, love the site, so helpful!
thank you again and im ever so much grateful

A:Microphone volume, and playback?

. Double click the volume control widget in your system tray
. In the Options menu, select Properties.

. In the Properties window, select the PLAYBACK radio button
. Under the *Show the following volume controls* list select all listed components and click OK

. In the Properties window, select the RECORDING radio button
. Under the *Show the following volume controls* list select all listed components and click OK

. In the Options menu, the Advanced Controls item should be checked.
. Under the Microphone device, you will now see an Advanced button, click it.

. Select the Microphone Boost check box
. click close

Uncheck the Mute box
*sliders* on microphone will now work.

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
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Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

A:Control/C Control/V control/alter/delete doesn't work

Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.

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try to reinstall the OSD software. Uninstall the current OSD software that you have, and download the latest version from below.
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ok so this problem was just about from the beginning. i thought i would be patient and it would go away. at first i noticed that while using msn messenger, its volume control for voice chat controled the main volume for the whole pc. so if it was low things wouldnt sound as high as i wanted. no matter if i adjusted the main volume in the control panel, which was always set to highest, the volume would still be at the mercy of Msn M. so if it was lower than usual i would have to sign into msn m and adjust it. not only does this happen with msn m. it also happens with web video applications used by youtube, livevideo, etc etc! those arent usually the culprit of low sound. its usually just msn m. even now with live messenger i have the issue. im tired of being patient so here i am

windows xp sp2
2gig ram.
anything else? sound card? the sound card came with the mobo. its a Realtek AC'97.
thanks for any help.

A:Other volume bars control the main volume of windows xp

trying to keep it alice bump~

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Short Story
Wave meter in volume control keeps stopping. I googled it, seems to be a virus. Performed a virus scan, came up with nothing. Did it with another anti-virus program, also showed nothing. Need help. Thanks.

Long Story
So basically, I wanted to watch a youtube video. When I played it, there was no sound. Thinking it was a simple volume problem, I checked the video volume, the small icon on the taskbar, and even went into the control panel to adjust the volume settings. I thought it might be my headphones, but I tried using the speakers and neither worked. I tried doing the voice playback, and then I could hear my voice. I thought maybe it was fixed. Played the video, no sound. At that point I thought it was my sound card. I didn't want to replace it, so I kept trying to look for a better solution. After much frustration, I managed to make my way into the volume control. Start - Control Panel - Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices - Adjust the System Volume - Audio - Sound Playback: Default Device: SoundMAX Digital Audio - Volume - Wave. I saw that the Wave option was all the way down, and moved it up. After moving it, I could hear the video crystal clear, so I closed all the windows I didn't need anymore. Well, after about 30 seconds, the volume shut off again. I went back into volume control, and the wave bar was all the way down again. I raised it, and closed the window. I was looking for the apply button to become available, for I had assumed that not app... Read more

A:Volume Control - Wave volume keeps stopping

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hello all,

can someone help me with my issue.?..My XP was recently re-installed on my IBM laptop and for some reason the sound from my built-in speaker is very low..I adjusted its volume control but still wont work..I can hear it but barely even with a headset..can someone help??..let me know please..thanks.

A:computer volume very low yet volume control is maxed

Check the volume control in Control Panel/Sounds.

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Hello, Ten Forums!

I was wondering whether it were possible to open the volume mixer instead of the volume control when left-clicking on the volume icon in the tray. At the moment I have it set to open the old classic menu, but not the volume mixer.

So, is it possible?



A:Is it possible to open the volume mixer instead of volume control

All i see is right clicking to do this. What do you mean by classic menu ?

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ic ants eem to find volume control ont he bottle right by the clock like in xp, i think my mix is muted because it aint workin so how do i un mute it if the control panel isnt there to unclick the mute box

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i searched the net an couldn't find anyone that seemed to want to have this option, which is weird. In XP when you clicked the mixer you could easily adjust the playback/output levels of Line in and Mic. It is really pissing me of that, since i have a TV tuner card with an external cable connecting the audio from the card in to the Line in, i have to go to Playback devices -> Speakers -> Levels -> Line in| every time i want to adjust the sound level coming from my TV card. In short, is it possible to make the mixer look like this?

Obviously photoshopped

A:Line in and Micophone playback control in Mixer

Hi, SasquatchSK, and welcome to the forums.

In Vista mixer is for output. For input you'll need to right click on the speaker icon and set the levels for your independent input devices manually.

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Please Help! Just got a new job and can't work without this functioning. I've been trying to resolve this for hours with no solution. I'd call the company but, It's contract so there is no tech help available.
Thank you in advance for your help.


When I plug in the headset the plug and play pop-up shows Audio system event. I selected Microphone (selections were microphone, line in or open Sigma Tel Audio Control Panel). I've updated the driver for the audio card also. When I went to control panel and tried to adjust the Advanced Setting for the Microphone it is greyed out and set at the lowest level (OFF). I'm trying to use the headset with the Windows XP Phone Dialer that is built in so that I can answer incoming calls from my landline utilizing the headset and microphone.

Dell Inspiron I6400
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
T2080 @ 1.73 GHz
1.73 GHZ, 1.99 GB of RAM
Windows XP Pro Ver. 2002
Service Pack 2

Headset Plantronics AC-740

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Please Help! I tried another forum and they've left me out to dry for about a week now w/o any type of response whatsoever!I cannot access my control panel. No icon even shows up, but it is now titled "folder". I cant access my floppy drive either. Nothing opens when i double click. i have to left click and open via the menu. I have Windows 2000 w/SP4, Spybot and Ad-aware and already got rid of plenty of junk. Web browsing was running better after i used S&D and Adaware, but has become sluggish and slow again. Just opening Firefox (i dont usually use explorer) usually takes several minutes at least. Many programs, like Word, give me error messages before they open, if they open at all. The error is typically "file missing" or something like that. Thank you!!here is my HJT log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 7:28:13 PM, on 2/7/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP4 (5.00.2920.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exeC:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless Network PC Card\NICServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvc.exeC:&... Read more

A:I cant get to My Control Panel!

Hi malomarYou have a couple nasty Trojans here, Need you to do a few things for us please,Download CWShredder from the below link and unzip it into a directory. Start CWShredder and click on the FIx button to have it remove all CWS infections it finds.Download CWShredder from one of the following sites:CWShredder Download SiteAfter you download the program, unzip it into a directory. Make sure all browser windows are closed and double click on the cwshredder.exe to start the program. When the program is loaded click on the "Check for Update" button, and if it finds an new version it will download it. You should then double click on cwshredder.exe again and click on the "FIX" button (not the "Scan only" button) and let it scan your computer.To get the best results it is recommended that you run it in safe mode. Reboot windows and press F8 at boot/windows startup, usually right after the beep. Then select safe mode.A tutorial that goes over this process step by step can be found here:How to remove CoolWebSearch with CWShredderNextDownload the DelDomains zip file and unzip it to your desktop.DelDomainsRight-click on the deldomains.inf file and select 'Install'Reboot your computer,NextWe need you to fix the following entries please. Please do the following:Please end process on the following files pleasejavany.exe winmo.exe Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden file... Read more

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My control panel window only stays on for about 4 sec, if I can click on something in that time like ADD AND REMOVE that window only stays on for 4 sec.


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Can't seem to activate control panel-specifically programs and add new priograms---

A:XP control panel

Welcome to TSF James147, are you missing icons in the control panel or the control panel doesn't open. Please explain your problem more clearly.

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Please help - something has happened to my computer. My control panel has disappeared - I cannot access any computer information or Task Manager as it says they have been disabled by administrator. I cannot get online except in Safe Mode and Internet Explorer has been changed from default browser. I also have a 'copying Files' that keeps appearing without warning. I have Comodo Firewall and this has been turned off and will not open. Also have Spybot but this will not open either. I had a similar problem recently and fixed it with Combofix but this has not worked this time. Avast scan does not find anything. Have run Panda scan as requested and log is attached.
Have also downloaded and run Spyware Blaster and IE-Spyad.

A:Control Panel gone


I had a similar problem recently and fixed it with Combofix but this has not worked this time.

Show me ComboFix's log.

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dear reader my computer is having many problems to which i hope to fix now! first off its windows xp and its a dell i am normally pretty good with computers but in this situation i haven't a clue. my control panel is gone i cannot search it its not in my computer at all i would do an entire re-load of all systems but the computer also doesn't read disks. i cannot open up any downloaded files to fix my computer because i can't open anything but the internet my computer and easy files nothing more if i click on an icon it will say there is no file associated with this program please creat file in control panel! do u see where this is going remember i am not exactly stupid but i am human so please help me!
much obliged,
Isaac D.

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HELP!!!!! I have some malware and trojan horses. I downloaded mcafee to scan for viruses. It has asked me to delete a previous mcafee privacy file using my control panel before the new program can run. I CAN'T ACCESS MY CONTROL PANEL.

The computer states " this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" But I am the system administrator and I can't access it.

Please Help


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Unable to open the program "Add/Remove programs" from Control Panel. Am trying to remove unused programs and fee uo hard disk space.

A:Control panel

What happens?

Occasionally, a poorly designed installer makes an incorrect entry in Add/Remove and prevents it from working properly. It could also be malware. Sometimes those entries appear as blank space if it does open.

Most programs don't use much disk space. Exceptions include anything that requires a lot of data, such as language lessons, maps, and that sort of thing. Chances are that the most space is used elsewhere.

Hopefully, you have it all backed up for when the drive fails.

These can help track down used space:

These will allow you to visualize your disk space usage:

Disk Space Fan
Visual Disk
Disk Pie
Directory Size Calculator


Alternatives to Add/Remove:

Comodo Program Manager (removes programs and all remnants. Future installations are monitored so they can be completely removed, restored if uninstalled by mistake, or even restored to a new machine)
Ashampoo Magical Uninstaller (Records changes made to system during new installations)
Revo Uninstaller
Fine Uninstaller
Handy Uninstaller

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My control panel has changed from a page full of icons to a long dropdown strip of small icons with there lables.
There is no obivous way in to alter anything.
I will be gratfull for a solution.Thanks.


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I keep reading this messages in the forum about the control panel that disappears. Why is that? I was attacked by a troyan and some malware but it's ok now...I think. My AVG Antivirus deleted the malware, Super antispyware removed the tracking cookies and I have Eusing registry cleanup which has tune up my laptop and is running smoothly. Control Panel is still gone
I was told to go with regedit and change some settings looks easy but...after I read the posts here I think about going the safe way. What would you recommend? My laptop runs fine now and is well protected (Comodo firewall is doing a great job) But I need my Control Panel!!! Any suggestions?

A:Why is my control panel gone?

Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.

* Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it.
* By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
* Click on Install.
* It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
* Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
* Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
* Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.

Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
Don't have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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i have had multiple problems with spyware and malware, and i feel like i have finally got rid of the majority of them. There is still one major problem and that is, i cant open the control panel and access my computers properties. when i ran spybot, one of the problems that appeared was;


would it be alright to simply delete that file?

i've gone through the registry and changed the binary value to 0 and i've been able to access the control panel after restarting. however, after awhile it just changes back to 1.

also, almost everytime i turn on my computer i get a warning that says "C:\WINDOWS\shell.exe" cannot be found.

here is a copy of hijackthis log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:45:03 PM, on 11/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
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A:no control panel

Hi, bballpaulwall.

Welcome to TSG.

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 3.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.

Note: In the event you already have Vundofix, this is a new version that I need you to download.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
You will receive a... Read more

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Ok well I have let this problem sly for a bit after removing some malware awhile back ago. Everything seemed fine but the Control Panel. It is disabled for the most part and can't use any of the tools inside it. It tells me "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." This is the only problem that I still have an issue with after the removal of the malware, so I believe a certain something was not removed. Any support? Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:52:24 PM, on 12/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
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A:Control Panel Help

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I'm reading this book and it shows me what the control panel looks like in Windows 8 but I sure can't get to it. My control panel looks just like the one in Windows 7?

A:Control Panel

I'm sure that came from the DP. All that is now under 'More PC Settings' available at the bottom of the screen when you view the Settings charm from the Metro Start screen.

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any help would be very appreciated

I have 2 hp computers both with xp on them, in the control panel on my family one the add and remove programs will not open, i click it and nothing at all happens. It is the same on my personal computer for the game controllers option. Help please

A:xp control panel help

You might try the system file checker to see if you have corrupted files.

To run System File Checker

Click on Start then Run. In the Run box, type sfc /scannow and then OK.
Note: space between c and /
You may be asked for your Windows CD, if asked insert it

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After downloading the windows 8.1, I found that the Control Panel has no Performance & Maintenance button available, which I had been using with the windows 8, is there another way to access the P & M function ?

A:Control Panel on 8.1 has no P&M

Performance & maintenance - Microsoft Windows Help

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My control panel is missing from my start menu. When I click on "set program access and defaults" I get the error message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator". This is my home computer and I know that I didn't change anything. Any suggestions? A DELL tech told me I would have to reinstall windows. Really don't want to have to do this.

A:No control panel

Good news is you won't have to reinstall Windows. Bad news is that you've most likely got a virus on your PC.

I highly recommend that you head over to the HijackThis forums. Follow this 5 Step Guide to post a log. The analysts over there will help you remove any viruses or nasties from your system.

We can try something to see if we can re-enable control panel. Note that if the virus or spyware program that disabled control panel is still on the computer this fix may only work temporarily or not at all.


1. From the Start menu, choose Run...
2. type regedit
- You can screw things up if you go around changing things with regedit when you don't know what you're doing, so be careful here.
3. From the Edit menu, choose Find...
4. type (or copy and paste) NoControlPanel in the search box and uncheck "Keys" and "Data" (so only "Values" is checked)
5. Choose OK to begin the search. It should find an entry that looks like
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 0x00000001

6. Double-click this. Change the value to 0 (zero) and choose OK
7. Press F3 to repeat the search. There may be multiple entries you need to change. Keep doing this until it reports it can't find any more

Note that you may need to reboot before the control panel reappears. Also, can you get into control panel if you go to Start > Run and type "control.exe" without the quotes?

There are many ways that the bad guys ca... Read more

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there is no task bar at the top of the window

A:how can i fix the way my control panel looks?

Go up to View>Click on Status Bar
If you want it to show for all folders(like I do)then go up to
Tools/Folder Options/View tab/Apply to All Folders/Apply/Ok

Edit: Oops, you mean Toolbar. Not sure about that.
I'll check around unless someone else chimes in pretty quick.

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When i click on start to access the control panel my desk top items disappears for a second and i can not acess the control panel.

How do i fix this???

A:Control Panel

Maybe you can do the following and solve the problem.

Start up the Windows XP Task Manager and select the Applications tab.

Now select the New Task button at the bottom of the window. A new smaller window will appear. In it simply type:


explorer.exe is the Windows Program Manager (or Windows Explorer.) It manages the Windows Graphical Shell including the Start menu, taskbar, desktop, and File Manager. By restarting this process the graphical interface for Windows will reappear.

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When I click on the Cotrol Panel I get the Box : ViaVoice Options Error : Failed to load local language Module. How do I get rid of that annoying box before my Control Panel comes up.

A:Control Panel

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hi guys, i hope someone can help as this is my first time using this service.
whenever i click on my control panel or add/remove the error message " contack systems administrator appears. what is the problem?

A:control panel

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My S3 graphics card had a nice control panel to adjust Gamma, Overlay and other settings. But Win XP decided I needed a update and changed everything, now the control panel has gone ! :( Tried doing a sys restore and driver rollback but the controls have disappeared.

Any wizards that could help me - please ?

A:Control Panel

Check the vid card manufacturers web site for software downloads for your card. The app you're talking about may be separate from the driver update.

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For some reason I can not get to control panel using the start menu or from my computer I can access it via explorer or by the run menu. When using the start menu or my computer is just locks up the machine. Also when I put a cd or dvd in the autostart dialog box does not come up both happened about the same time. But I can not think of any changes I made that might have started it. Tried to fix the autostart (play) problem but everything looks correct on the drives properties.

A:control panel

This is probably the appwiz.cpl file in the wrong place, search for "appwiz.cpl" using the search feature in the start menu and tell us what location its in.

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seems everytime I try to access my control panel an error

message come up and says explorer page fault error if it persists cantact you software vendor.. can you help

A:can't get to control panel

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Hi, I'm new here. I have a problem with my computer. I have a HP Pavillion 750c desktop computer. I have no control panel. Everytime I try to access control panels it says "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact you system administrator." I followed what one of the other member did, downloading and installing superantispyware. It scan my computer and deleted a bunch of trojans, malware, etc. and made repairs, but still no control panel. Now when I restart my computer is says "LoadLibrary (C:\DocumentsandSettings\AllUsers\ApplicationData\vgdkhadm.dll) failed. The specified module could not be found.

PLEASE HELP, I've tried everything I can think of. If anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it.

A:No Control Panel PLEASE HELP

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hi my control panel has disapeared from my start menu and my My Computer settings and if i run control.exe it says to contact computer administrator. help would be the best! please help me thank you

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When I try to open my control panel I get a message telling me that this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on computer and to contact system administrator. How can I open the control panel?

A:Control panel

You have to log in as an Administrator user. Your currently logged in as a limited user.

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Hi all,

I was wondering why my control panel only shows some programs (ODBC and mail for example) as 32 bit only. I have a 64 bit OS and a 64 bit processor, so why isnt it showing the 64 bit versions of these programs?


A:64 bit Control Panel

Repair Install

This will get you started.

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when I try to open control panel it says error windows not responding, and restarts. Can someone please help me fix this problem

A:Control Panel

Restart the Software Licensing service Seems to be the most common fix

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I didn't realize that my computer was messed up until I tried to go to the control panel and it wasn't even an option.These are all the warning boxes I keep receiving while on the computer:I receive these doing setup:-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr2-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr3-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr4-Windows-No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert drive\Device\Harddisk\Dr5-----------alsoReg Svr 32Load Library ("C\Documents and Settings\All Users)Application Data\wjebyjwh.dll') failed-The specified module could not be found.------------also Windows-Virtual Memory Minimum too low....------------While I'm on the computer, I get this msg continously...Windows Security Alert!Warning! Potential Spyware OperationYour computer is making unauthorized copiesof your system and Internet files...And recently the graphics on the computer and when I'm on the internet doesn't show up, I have to right click and chose show picture to make the graphic show, my computer as slowed down, and like I mentioned earlier I don't have the option to get to my control panel, and I am restricted from quite a few things because I'm getting the msg,restrictions on in effect on this computer. Please contact administrator.-----And ev... Read more

A:I Don't Have Control Panel!

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.

When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.

Thank you for your patience.

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one day i came onto my computer and all of a sudden i went to remove an application, and there was no control panel....what do i do?

A:no control panel

Is the Control Panel listed on your Start Menu? Can you try to explain the problem in more detail?


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Ok so I did a system restore on my computer a couple of days ago. I'm currently in the process of trying to get all necessary drivers to get my computer up and running again. After doing some research I've found out that apparently the ATI driver is for an AMD graphics card. I purchased this computer and it came with an AMD graphics card but since then I installed an NVidia graphics card and have updated it to the max. So what's up with this error message? Is there something I'm missing?

A:ATI Control Panel

If you do not have an ATI/AMD graphics cards then you need to go to the "Control Panel" then to either "Add & Remove Programs" or "Programs & Features" depending on which version of Windows you have installed and then uninstall the ATI display drivers & control panel.

If you do a system recovery then the recovery puts the computer back to the original state which had an ATI graphics card, it simply doesn't know or care that you have switched out parts since then.

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Hey guys!!
I really need help..

when i'm going to the control panel my explorer crashes

Oh and i tried to use the command sfc /scannow
And i restored the system but nothing help..
Please help!

A:Control panel

Did you try running chkdsk /r?

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well, i wanna get into the control panel to do some things, but, when i open it, it just opens in a flash and exit's itself without anything happening! what do i do to fix this problem?

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my dad's computer is totally messed up. there is no control panel button on the start up menu and you can't change the time. if you click on the time, it says "restrictions: this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. please contact your systems administrator."

he gets tons of random popups and things that i have deleted off of his desktop are back, and since there is no control panel, i can't get to add/remove programs.

can anyone help please??

A:no control panel?

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I figured yall could help. I have tried running SFC but nothing came out of it so Maybe yall could take a look. I am comfortable around computers. Oh and it seems to only be doing this in the main user account on this PC.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:14:44 PM, on 4/23/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j... Read more

A:Control Panel

Hello,Nothing really malware related that is causing this, however there are some unnecesary/unneeded entries present in your log:* Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following:R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: hp toolkit - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\HP\EXPLOREBAR\HPTOOLKT.DLL <= not requiredO4 - Global Startup: hp center.lnk = C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Program\BackWeb-137903.exe <= not requiredO16 - DPF: {5F8469B4-B055-49DD-83F7-62B522420ECC} (Facebook Photo Uploader Control) - - DPF: {DECEAAA2-370A-49BB-9362-68C3A58DDC62} (SAIX) -* Click on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.Make sure your Internet Explorer is closed when you click Fix Checked!Most probably this problem started after you installed the latest windows updates. Because these latest updates can cause problems with HP products and nvidea installed.And I see you have both. Read here for more info: latest windows update (released yesterday) should fix your probl... Read more

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Help Guys,

It seems that I can't find my control panel on my laptop,
Any advice?

I'm trying to get rid of the windows security alert pop ups, and I
can't find my control panel.


A:Control Panel

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is there a way to pin the control panel icon/shortcut to the taskbar ?

can't seem to find a way

thanx in advance

A:control panel pin

open it up, right click on the icon on the taskbar and pin to taskbar.

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can any1 help me...i was online playing some games...did not download anything, but when i went to check my mic settings..i cannot get into my control panel on says windows not responding and it shuts down and restarts ie...can anyone help me

A:control panel

sfc /scannow

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DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nick at 20:45:10.76 on 28/08/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.446.86 [GMT 1:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SvcHost.exe -k BullGuard_Main
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband Wireless\AffinegyService.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\RegistryBooster\rbmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband Wireless\Wireless Manager.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard\BullGuard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SvcHost.exe -k BullGuard
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
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A:I can not get into my control panel

Hi guy any luck with info i sent. my pc is grinding to a halt.Any help greatly received.



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hi, ive got an ati all in wonder 7500. recently tried to upgrade drivers. now i get a message " control panel failed to start. driver not working properly or not found" any ideas to find out which driver or how to fix the problem? drivers are newest catalyst available on ati website. thought they had all included?

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what do you mean all included? "one-size-fits-all?" If there is an updated driver that says it's for the 7500 all in wonder then I would try deleting the device in the device manager and restart, and install that.

You've probably tried that I know...but I'm just putting it out there depending on what you mean with your last comment.

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i cannot access the control panel. always get the error message which reads windows cannot find c\windows\system32\rundll32.exe

A:control panel

IF you are running XP.

Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type expand X:\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.
Restart the computer

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I really need help here. I'm working on a friend's computer and can't seem to find a solution to these problems:

-- No control Panel
-- Windows Security Alert Popup which states: "Warning! Potential Spyware Operation! Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to prevent any unauthorised access to your files! Click YES to download spyware remover..."
-- Can't install antispyware programs, receive this message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator".

Here is a copy of my Hijack This Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:27:55 PM, on 11/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
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I believe I have Windows 98 but my problem is I don't have a control panel anymore. I think I have some kind of virus but I would like to find a way to put the control panel back into my computer.

A:No Control Panel

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I have not been able to get into my control panel for quite some time now. Every time I try to get in, I get the "Windows has encountered an error and must close the program error" I really need to get into my control panel to remove some programs...thought? I am running windows xp

A:control panel help

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Oh WOW!!
I have never done a form things or posted any question anywhere. I am a new, so new I am shining, lol. Well basically I started to do this because I just dont understand Computers at all. I need some advice on books I can get. Also my most basic problem now is that I can't locate my Control Panel. And my computer is running slower then my grandma! Someone anyone please help. And so sorry if I post this wrong.

A:Control Panel

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i have a message popping up saying i have been infected from windows now my control panel is gone and ive lost my administrative rights.. Tabitha

A:No Control Panel

You will probably want to have this post moved to the malware removal section.

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Help Guys, I can't find my control panel. I have xp
Im trying to get into my control panel so that i can be able to get rid of the windows security alert pop ups

This is what im trying to do...
Click on Start and go to Control Panel and double-click the Security Center icon. Under “Resources” on the left, click “Change the way Security Center alerts me”. Uncheck whatever is bothering you.


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I experienced a problem sometime ago where I kept getting a pop up message informing me that I had a virus and saying click here. This would take me to a page that was linked to the virus. I'm led to believe that the virus was actually generating the message.

I followed a couple of tech guy threads. Eventually the repetitive message disappeared however I do appear to have lost some functionality.

1. My control panel is not available at the start menu.

2. If i double click my clock and calendar I get the following message in a pop up box;

This operation has been cancelled due to retsrcitions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

3. When i click certain links on the web i get the following pop up message

Spybot-S&Ds IE helper has detected an URL that is known as a malicious resource.

URL: plus some not visisble in box
Identified as: /DoubleClick

The box has 2 options - allow or deny. the allow option is always greyed out and cannot be accessed. When i choose deny the page often continues to open but not always. This happens nearly all the time on ebay but can even occur on the bbc.

Has anyone got some useful advice,


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I wrote most of this yesterday (11/06) and posted it to another help forum where it hasn't been responded to. I've added a bit more info today. I found this forum and HOPE someone here can help us out.

My husband clicked on 'ok' when a pop-up came up saying updates were available for Netscape...guess it wasn't from Netscape I found this out after I had done some of the things I've done.

McAfee found 10 or so trojans and was only able to quarintine and/or remove two.

Last week I had a problem and was instructed by McAfee to uninstall then reinstall my McAfee program, which I did and it repaired the problem. So I uninstalled it again...but cannot get the McAfee website to load now .(I called a friend and they could get it no problem, so the issue is my computer). ...and I use the downloaded version so have no disk.

Before I uninstalled McAfee I did write down a few of the things it said (but not all. duh)
e ...that's all it said: e
McAfee popped up saying both porkaa and e were requesting access to the internet. I blocked access to porkaa no prob...but when I blocked e the screen went blue and read
"dump to disk1
dump to disk 2"
I cut the power and rebooted.

McAfee said last update was on 10/29..think that was when I had un/reinstalled the program. Automatic updates were supposed to happen.

the following are all applications that were created 11/06:
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A:No Control Panel,


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when i go to access things on my control panel i get this alert

windows cannot access the specified device path or file you may not have the appropriate permission to access the item

i am the only user of the pc so im the administra can any one help plz i have tryed avg

A:help with control panel

There is a high likliehood you have a virus - please read and comply with the following then post in the spyware section.

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IS GONE i have no control panel in the start men. if i go to printer's see it on the left but it tells me to see administrator there is no passwords and I'm the admin. and i have this dame box that comes up all the time and saids windows alert you have spy were download this to fix it HELP ME THANK YOU

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Could somebody on here tell me what the corresponding .CPL is for all of the Control Panel applets or point me to a site that has that information.
Example : joy.cpl=game controllers
hdwwiz.cpl=add hardware
Never mind ,I found the information.

A:Control Panel help?

Hello ManyBeers, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, then type in .*cpl in the Search box and press enter to see a list of all of them. You can just double click on them to open them to see what they are for.

Hope this helps,

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Hi there, Im new at this and don't know much about computers.
I have an Acer laptop 2300 extensa.
I try an open the control panel, and get an error message, and then asked if i wont to report it, if i click yes, it says that i must be connected to the internet, well, i already am.
what do i do please.
Queensland, Australia

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Hi - Welcome to TSF, johnboyh!

What exactly is the error, could I get a screen grab - please?

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The detailed view of programs in the Vista Control Panel (Control Panel ? Uninstall a Program ? Views ? Detailed) no longer displays the details, i.e. the sizes and the dates of the programs. It is identical to ?Small Icons? view except that it is in one column. How can I restore the detailed view to its original format?
Any ideas?

A:Control Panel

Right click where it says the name and then you can add what your missing. Also make sure you have selected the details by right click in a black area where the programs are listed.

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