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My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

Q: My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

When I click on My Computer either on Desktop or in the Start menu folder, a screen appears as shown here. But I can access these items from the Windows explorer icon on the task bar!!
Also whenever I click on any folder or drive in My computer window, the contents open in a new window and I end up in a large number of windows opened by the time I reach a file or a folder.
How can I fix this?

A: My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like you may have a virus.

If you can, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run a full virus scan.

Malwarebytes is an excellent choice for this job and you can download it here: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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When I click on "Back up your computer" in Control Panel->System and Security, I get a gui that says "Back up or restore your files" at the top and nothing else. The rest of the window is blank. No "Turn off schedule",
"Create a system image" or "Create a system repair disc" on the left. I've tried a reboot. This is on Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1 (32 bit - 4gb ram). I've been using the backup method for several years. All of a sudden - poof.

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most of the softwares(or what it's called) in control panel doesn't work

when i click on control panel, it works

but after that ....like add or remove, add a hardware, most of them doesn't work

why's that?? can you help me?

tyvm

A:My Control Panel Doesn't Work

What error does it give if any?
Which ones do not work?
Have you disabled any services or anything in msconfig lately?
If they were working before have you tried to do a System Restore?

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I can never get into control panel. I get an error message that looks like this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: unknown
ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: c0002fad

and it says that they will send this directory:

C:\DOCUME~1\Allen\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER31B.tmp.dir00\appcompat.txt

I have included a HJT log that my help. THanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:27 PM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4HCR0RO3\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.buccaneers.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A... Read more

A:Please help me out, control panel doesn't work, HJT log, etc.

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HELP ME PLEASE! when i go to start my control panel pops up and it is a white screen with no icons in it.. I really need help or ideas on what happened and if how to obtain it back... also went to import my pictures off my SDS photo card and my autoplay will not pop up and will not work at all... I know i am having issues any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.. thank you all! Oh and by the way I am running Windows Vista Premium Home Edition 64x on a Toshiba Satallite..

A:Control Panel has no icons and my Autoplay will not work

what antivirus program are you running..
did you find any errors on event log?

try to run Malware bytes.. to see if there is no virus in the machine..
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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Hello, thanks for taking the time to look into this issue.I have Windows XP Pro Corp, SP-3 and have just re-installed a fresh copy on my Dell Dimension 4500. It is updated up to SP3 and everything appears to be running normally. However, in checking the Control Panel in category view and going into the Performance and Maintenance, then into Administrative Tools, I click on Admin Tools and sometimes the shortcut works, other times not. The start navigation click is heard, but the window does not go into Admin Tools. The same with Scheduled Tasks. I click on it to open it, however the start navigation click is heard but the window does not open Scheduled Tasks. It can work occasionally, but other times it simply sits on the Performance and Maintenance screen. In Classic View it is the same case. All the icons are there, I click on Administrative Tools and sometimes the shortcut works, other times not. The start navigation sound is heard but the option does not execute. If I right click those functions and hit Explore they work every time. I created an administrative tools folder in the start menu and all the shortcuts function normally. No problems. But inside the control panel is entirely different. The left click "open" command is what is at fault I think, being intermittent. The other control panel options all work normally. I thought at first it may have been another program blocking the access to those shortcuts. I have PC Registry Mechanic 10.0, Glary Utilities,... Read more

A:Control Panel Icons Work Intermittently

You may have already messed up the registry by using Registry Cleaners, they should never be used and can do more harm than good, don't believe all the hype that the manufacturers try and tell you, they are a waste of money.

One thing that is not quite clear from your opening post is if the shortcuts were working when you first re-installed Windows and have since failed.

Were there any other problems with the performance of the PC that prompted you to re-install Windows?

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I'm running Microsoft professional, Internet Explorer and have a Google toolbar.

All attempts to add software are blocked and the add remove feature in the control panel won't open. For example, I can't update my old version of Itunes because the popup for the update gets blocked. I know about the popup blocker in the Google toolbar, and how to handle that, that isn't the problem. In Internet Options, the security setting is at medium and under the advanced tab I reset all options to default.

A:Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What version of IE are you using?

What other security programs do you have on the computer? It's possible that one of them is blocking the pop-ups.

Orange Blossom

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Well I dont know what caused this but I can open the control panel but when I click on something eg. "uninstall a program" or "change the theme" there comes a message saying windows explorer has stopped working, thus restarting explorer.exe

I'm running windows 7 professional 32 bit.

Edit: it also crashes when I reopen the control panel when the control panel is already open.

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I try to make changes in my internet connections but they never seem to take. I have noticed that the apply button is not in bold letters and I am unable to click on it when I make any changes. Does anyone know what is the cause of this and how I can correct it?

A:Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What programme are you using apply to?
Can you provide a path so someone can look at the panel?
Cheers,
John

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How can I get the Windows 7 Control Panel Backup & Restore link to work? When I click on it it does nothing

A:Control Panel Backup & Restore link doesn't work

Have you run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
lately?
Either there is a problem in the windows file structure which sfc will check for, or a service the feature depends on has been disabled.
That's about the only two scenarios I can come up with.

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I just spent the last 30 hours downloading and installing all the update for 8.1 on my new Acer Laptop. Now the system will not shut down, update will not open and restore does not work. Also the sound system does not work. I've tried the recovery options but all I get is unending aero. Shutdown produces background apps still running and will only work if I physically turn off the power.

I'm at a loss to know what to do next. I did not expect to have these problems with a brand new system and by following all the proper procedures for updating.

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hi ,
i was trying to fix one of my friends old computer. On that all of a sudden sound stopped working. sound files seems to be playing ,but no output comes through speakers or headphones.
I have done all the basic tests, and evrythng is fine. When i checked in control panel ->sound and audio->voeme tab , device volume ans speaker settings i can't use, it appears like disabled.
Pls note the audio drivers(realtek alc650) are properly installed. I have spent more than a day downloading and reinstalling the drivers and googling to find out the issue. But still in vain. Now i want to try reinstalling XP, but my disks r missing , so i need to give a try in this forum. Pls help.
 

A:Sound doesn't work (Realtek ac650) and control panel

Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.
 

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I am hoping someone on this forum can help me. I have a Thinkpad X60s, about a year old and I am running XP. Randomly my computer becomes sluggish so I try closing programs. I then figure out that one program is frozen (come to think of it, that program may always be IE) and I can't close it. I then try to warm boot with ALT CONTROL DELETE but it doesn't work. In fact, instead of getting the task manager, my screen saver comes up without any icons on my desktop. I have no cursor and can't do anything but unplug or take out battery and manually crash the computer. It then will start normally though it takes longer for the icons to appear.

I regularly download both IBM and Windows updates, I defrag regularly, do virus scans etc using Norton 360. I also have run Think Pad Productivity Center maintenance tasks.

Other than that and the slugglishness the computer runs ok.

Any help out there? I am frustrated and IBM has not been able to help, except by telling me to change the hard drive or send it to them.
 

A:Freeze,alt control delete doesn't work, lose all icons

Yes I think this is a hard drive issue too. Check to see how much space you have left on it. Go to My computer and right-click on the C drive icon. Click Properties... Also, you might consider checking the hard drive with a utility like Seatools from Seagate. IBM notebook drives are noted for their high failure rates...

Back up your important data please, ASAP

Good luck
 

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Help would be appreciated. Heres the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:19:13, on 09/02/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sonic\DigitalMedia LE v7\MyDVD LE\USBDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\X10\Common\x10nets.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sonic\DigitalMedia LE v7\MyDVD LE\DetectorApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

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I do have a gadget that tells me at what percentage each core and my ram are running at. My ram normally runs between 20%-30% with no pen and running programs. Now it wont got below 60% and I cant run live update on norton and can even play UT2004 and I think it may be because there now isnt any Icons in my control panel. they all just kind of disappeared. Yes this is in Vista and I have already had to reinstall Vista one because of a corrupted boot file.

What I need is a way to get them back with out losing everything on my computer. Also just to be able to get me computer running back to normal.

-#s
 

A:Control panel Icons gone and computer slow as hell

If System Restore is working, it should be easy.

Start > type system restore in search or rstrui.exe in "run"

Select a date prior to the problems.

Also some similar issues with the Control Panel being blank have been seen with the "Software licensing service".

Run services.msc and look for it there.

It should be set to automatic startup and be running. If it is, try stopping and starting it and see if those icons show up.
 

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All the Desktop icons on my Win 7 Pro X64 system have changed to generic icons:

I've tried all the usual fixes:

1. System Restore to earlier date
2. Delete Iconcache.db
3. Change Icon size then put it back

Any other ideas?

I can do an Acronis restore to yesterday but I would like to fix this without doing that if possible.

My question is, where are the desktop icons displayed from?

This is my entire desktop:

A:Desktop icons all generic except COmputer Network Control Panel

I ran the LNK.reg fix and the problem is resolved. Very strange. I wish I had taken the time to figure out what was associated with .lnk before fixing it.

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If I attempt to open up Control Panel, My Computer, search for files, or any folder on my desktop, all icons on my desktop and my taskbar disapear and then everything pops up like it was before. All of my programs will still work with the exception of Internet Explorer. When i try to open it, the hour glass cursor appears for a second, and then nothing happens. I have downloaded SP4 and IE 6 but no luck there. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Matt
 

A:Control Panel, My Computer do not work

Does the problem occurs in safe mode?
 

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Yesterday i notices that i have 40 GB unallocated in my primary hard drive(i have two; the main one with vista has 160 GB and 320 on the second one.) and i couldnt extend the drive using disk managment, so i saw this really good program called MiniTool Partition wizard, but when i run the program and tried to extend it told me I had to reboot because the drive is in use or something, so i rebooted and then i got this BootMgr not found error. So i saw this post and i use a command through the windows vista disk's command prompt, it was recboot /rebuild bcd i think, and it worked. I restarted the computer and before the windows loaded(i think) it loaded this window saying it was extending the hard drive and it took like 5 hours. So when i got on the computer today and i see some wierd stuff:
1.when i boot up i get S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace
2.The windows aero theme was gone, it changed to classic.
3.Some of the icons were gone aswell.
4.My computer, control panel, documents dont work at all (i click them and nothing happens).
5.My google chrome bookmarks are gone.

Please Help

A:Control Panel and computer dont work

I just noticed after i log in to my use i get the ballon from the taskbar that says:
"Failed to connect to a windows service windows could not connect to the user profile service this problem prevents limited users from logging onto the system as an administrative user you can review the system event log details about why the service didnt respond"

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
bring up task manager.

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? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/keyboard-shortcuts#keyboard-shortcuts=windows-7 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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I have three icons in the control panel: Scheduled Task, Scanners & Cameras, and Network Connections, these three are the problem. I can go into the Control Panel, click on one and have it open, but if I follow up and click on another it does nothing, the other icons work, just not these ones. I can close the panel, reopen it and I can then open up one of the other of the three. The computer has been scanned for any malware/spyware/virii

A:Icons in Control Panel

Double-check that they are not actually opening up behind your open control panel. This happens alot. When you try to launch one of them and it appears that nothing has happened, minimize, or close your control panel and other applets to see if the applet is opened up behind it.

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I was helping a friend with their computer and deleted AOL program from her Documents in her C drive. When I rebooted I went to open up the Control Panel and their were no icons showing. I got the error message: " Internet Explorer Error
Line 107
Char 21
Error Permission denied
Code 0
URL File File://C:\\Windows\Web\contrdp.htt
Do you want to continue running scripts on this page.
I clicked yes and I had no icons appear in the Control Panel and later when I tried to access Internet Explorer I got the same error message.
What can I do to get the Control Panel back?
I'm real worried that in deleting the file AOL Application I messed something up.
Thanks for anyone's ideas on this.

A:No Icons Appear In The Control Panel

Try System Restore and use a restore point dated before you deleted AOLhttp://www.microsoft.comIf that doesn't work and you have a XP disk, you can run System File Checkerhttp://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.htmlMark

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I have my Control Panel set to show "icons," every few days it reverts to "detail" view. Is there anyway to keep the icons as the default display so that I do not have to continually reset the view? thanks very much.
 

A:Control Panel Icons

Hi allen....

Control Panel...View...Folder Options...View tab...under Files and Folders check 'Remember each folders view settings'...
 

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Hi all
Running Windows 2000 when I reboot the machine the network connections tab disappears from control panel.I have reinstalled Win2k and this still happens should I try reintsalling all cplfiles or is this related to network configuration.
Thanks
 

A:Control panel icons

Greetings

As far as I know, if you are running (let's say) a laptop with Win2K, and you have two hardware setups, one with network support, and the other without, then the Network Icon will not appear in the No Network hardware profile.

Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Hey guys... I have (Windows 2000 Professional SP4) and this just started today. When I open my control panel all the icons are on the left side, with nothing in the main window! Can you help me fix this where they are back to normal? Thanks in advance..........

Here's what I see now..................

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?1df7ce9523.jpg
 

A:Control Panel Icons?

Showolf said:


Hey guys... I have (Windows 2000 Professional SP4) and this just started today. When I open my control panel all the icons are on the left side, with nothing in the main window! Can you help me fix this where they are back to normal? Thanks in advance..........

Here's what I see now..................

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?1df7ce9523.jpgClick to expand...

According to this it appears you may be infected.

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...ec4db12ee99/d5c91bd57223495b#d5c91bd57223495b
 

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Hello I Windows 7 RTM Ultimate
I try all the tips on your forum and I even took the register of Windows Vista. Without success, I always find the same size of the default icons Windows 7 Control panel. There must be some way. Thank you!!

A:Icons Control Panel

Hmm maybe I'm missing your question, what exactly are you trying to do?

Thanks,
Kukag

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hello,

i am working on a friends system that has XP sp2 installed. Was having wireless network problems which i believe were software firewall related but I have come upon a problem that i have never seen before. He has 2 of almost all control panel icons, both seem to work. Any ideas why, how to fix, hurt to leave as is etc???

Thanks so much for any help.
Boutros
 

A:2 of all my Control Panel Icons???

I suspect they has duplicate *.CPL files and Control Panel automatically loads all *.CPL files in the System folder.

I did a search for you for a solution and I found a related article on it, which is not a perfect match but the symptoms are the same and the suggested fit should work, see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q131653/

Good luck.
 

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Does anyone know where the icons that are used in the Control Panel are located within the OS?

A:Control Panel Icons

Hello Stoj,

They are located in the CLSID keys in the registry. The tutorial below is for Vista, but the method is the same with the icons that have the same name. I need to get started on a separate one for Windows 7 soon to have the different names listed as well.

Removed link, use the one below instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello gang,

It's been awhile for me, but I need help with another unique problem I am facing. All of the icons in the control panel work correctly; this is a Windows XP machine by the way. However, the "Printers and Faxes" Icon is displayed in the control panel as "folder." It is also displayed this way in the start menu under the control panel shortcut as well. I have tried locating the registry entry for this icon, but the icon itself seems to have been deleted at some point. Any help would be nice.

Thanks

A:Control Panel Icons

Hello Shadow Rider,It is a good practice to make a backup of the registry before attempting any changes: How to set a system restore point in Windows XP.On my Windows XP Pro machine when I navigate to the Printers and Fax CLSID at: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}, there is a subkey named "DefaultIcon" with the following attributes:Name: DefaultType: REG_EXPAND_SZData: %SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll,-138It's possible that if the above data value is missing that a folder may appear instead.

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How do I change icons in the control panel ? Windows XP
 

A:Changing Icons in the Control Panel

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I cant open icons on the desktop or certain things in the start menu such as the control panel when i try the screen goes blank and then recovers after a few seconds. When i try to install anything it says i do no have administrative powers however i cant open the control panel to change this and the other account on the computer has the same problem. Help please
 

A:Can't open icons, control panel etc..

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is there any way to sort icons in control panel in alphabetical order??

A:sort icons in control panel

Not with the category view, but the large or small icons view are alphabetically arranged by default

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Ok guys, don't know where to put this in. So I hoping for the best. This happens to me on every build that I install (7000, 7057, 7068, and 7077). I right click on the taskbar, go to toolbars, and select Desktop to show desktop icons on my taskbar. I always get two icons for control panel settings. It doesn't bug me b/c I can right click and delete the second icon. My problem is how do I keep it from doing it again every time I reboot the PC. Is there something in the registry that is doing this?

A:Two Control Panel Icons on Taskbar

Happens to me too.It's annoying to say the least.

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how do you remove the icons there are some that dont do anything and i just want to remove them

A:remove icons in control panel

As far as i know you cannot remove icons from the control panel ...i could be wrong?..

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hello!
the oddest (well, one of the oddest!) thing has happened...a few days ago i noticed some of the icons are missing in my control panel...for instance in appearance and themes, the display icon is missing...in printer/hardware, the mouse icon is gone...does anyone know how i can get these back? or what happened to begin with? when i switch to classic view, same thing...help me?
please?
thanks!
joey
 

A:missing icons in control panel...

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Hello,

Have got a PC which is basically brand-new, and operates excellently except for one thing: when booting up, some, and sometimes all, of the icons from "Control Panel" that previously were on the Desktop, are missing!!!

Somewhere on the Web read on a Tech Website that this is an indicator of a failing Hard-Drive, but run many recommended tests on the HDD and they all report "excellent condition".

Has anyone reading this experienced the same problem (am getting tired of having to, nearly every day, go into Control Panel again to put the icons back onto the Desktop) and if so, do you know why it is happening and how to fix it???

Salyut!!!
 

A:Icons From Control Panel Going Missing

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I have a 1.2Ghz AMD system with Windows ME. Recently, I did a system restore. To me suprise my Norton AntiVirus was disabled. I tried to uninstall and reinstall Norton AntiVirus. However, when I went into control panel and clicked on the add/remove icon, I received the following message: Windows can not access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item. In fact, none of the icons in the control panel area work. They all have the above message when clicked. Can someone help me please. Thank you.
 

A:Control panel will not open icons

do a search for *.cpl files in the c-drive--these are most of your control panel files. Are they there? Can you restore to an earlier point or a later point?
 

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Are they mostly in a .dll file or what? Apart from shell32.dll where are most of the other icons in XP?
 

A:Where are the control panel icons stored in XP

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um in my control panel it has 3 duplicates of network connections icons, and 4 duplicates of phone and modem icons, and 2 duplicates of system icons its weird dont now how they got there and cant delet them. :crying: could someone explain why its done this and how it happend and how to get rid of it.

vy the way thats not all the icons theres more the pic would be to big to fit so yer
kk thanx
 

A:duplicate icons in control panel

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Hello All,

This one is driving me nuts. I'm receiving the following error message in all situations listed below. Windows XP Home on HP system.

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

(1) When trying to open Microsoft Office apps from start menu or shortcut's. (mind you I'm able open previously created office doc's that are currently stored in "My Documents" with no problem)
(2) When trying to open 90% of options listed in the Control Panel eg: Users, System, Folder Options, Add/Rem Programs, so on and so on. (classic view)
(3) Trying to Install either Spybot S&D and Lavasoft Addware (running the .exe)
(4) I even tried "RC" on "My Computer" and received this error.
-- I'm positive I'm going to find more examples, but I'm walking away from the computer for awhile and giving my brain a rest.
From the bits and pieces I've read so far, I'm guessing this is a registry problem. Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed light on this problem.

Happy Troubleshooting !
 

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I have no idea what is wrong. A few things won't work on my Windows 7 comp:

Can't open Control Panel icons
Can't open Display Properties via right-click on desktop

I receive no error messages or anything.

If you need any more info please instruct and I'll be happy to provide it.

I have used and scanned 3 Antivirus programs which are AVG Antivirus, Search and Destroy Spybot lastly Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

I have been searching for the solution for hours! So if your reading please give me a solution. Thanks!

A:I cant click on any Control panel Icons!

Hello,

I am thinking this is a result of malware at work. Is there a restore point that can be used to get the system to a date and time before the problem started?

Regards,
Sysesc

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Hi Guys,

I have been using CustomiserGod to change the icons in Windows 10, but as we know the programme has its limitations as to which icons it can change. So my question is: Is there another way to change the icons in the control panel or any icons in Windows 10 anywhere?

I found a Windows 8 tutorial that tweaks the registry to change icons, but I'm not sure if it applies to Windows 10 as I couldn't change it after following the steps.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Andrew

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I have a problem with the control panel ... Its look like this



( I can see the Icons put without any name or heading )
Any help !!!


Thanks

A:Control Panel icons without any name or address

Hello Jefry, welcome to Vista Forums!




I'm not sure if this will help but it's a good first step; have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to post back with the outcome.


How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Vista

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I have Vista Premium Home Edition and have lost the icons in my control panel. Additionally, the laptop now fails to recognize the printer. I loaded in two hotfixes from Microsoft (KB Article Number(s): 929637 Platform: x64 &i386).

Anyone have any other suggestions? This is very troubling.

A:Missing Icons in Control Panel

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451

Also change the view to classic to see if they re-appear,Sometimes the view can move item out of control panel

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Hi Hound,

Was very impressed by your solution for another jnr user - i encountered the same problem today and followed your guidance to get the following reply. Can I impose upon you to look at the analysis and suggest the course of action?

Many thanks and good luck.

Swilkenman

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:07:32 PM, on 10/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1141392309\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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Through Stupidity I have lost all the icons in Administrative Tools-Control Panle and wish to
re-instate them, but don't know how. I am using shortcuts from within Sys 32, but IWould prefer the original settings. I'm thinking a lost DLL or registry entries. Any thoughts would be helpful

Thank You
MilGar

A:Lost Icons in Control panel

Originally Posted by milgar


Through Stupidity I have lost all the icons in Administrative Tools-Control Panle and wish to
re-instate them, but don't know how. I am using shortcuts from within Sys 32, but IWould prefer the original settings. I'm thinking a lost DLL or registry entries. Any thoughts would be helpful

Thank You
MilGar



Welcome to the Vista x64 Forums

There's a fix for your missing icons from Microsoft. Here's the link: Icons are missing from Control Panel, or you cannot start Control Panel, the Welcome Center, or games in Windows Vista

Let us know if that helps you.

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Hi

I have recently got a new laptop and have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - bit. Sometimes when I go to the control pannel the window opens but none of the icons show up. When I reboot they come back again. I had the same problem with my old laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 - bit, aswell!

Please Help

A:Control Panel Icons Sometimes Go missing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 7LuvsMJ


Hi

I have recently got a new laptop and have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - bit. Sometimes when I go to the control pannel the window opens but none of the icons show up. When I reboot they come back again. I had the same problem with my old laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 - bit, aswell!

Please Help



It seems strange that a unique problem happend to you twice. Are you buying computers with a sufficiently powerful graphics card?.

Are you buying the same brand of computer?

It is something in common with both computers.

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Windows XP Pro - there are two "Add or Remove Programs" icons in the Control Panel folder. How can I remove one of them? How could this happen?

Thanks
 

A:Duplicate Icons in Control Panel

Double-click on both of them. Do they both display the Add/Remove Programs list? If they do, you can likely get rid of one of them by bringing up the CPL list and deleting one of them.

Click Start - Search - All Files And Folders, select the hard drive ( C: ) to look in, type in

*.CPL

then click Search. The list of CPL files should then appear.

I don't recall the name of the .CPL file for the Add/Remove Programs list, but there should be 2 of them if you have duplicates. Just right-click one of them, then click Delete - Yes.

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Am working on a Win 7 Home Premium laptop. The icons in Control Panel are displayed with absolutely no text. I have the "View By" set to "Small Icons". That and a heading: "Adjust your computer's settings" are the only text in the window's main area. Menu bar is there ok but with all submenus in the "View" menu greyed out between Extra Large Icons and Tiles. Also Sort By and Group By are greyed out.

Also: in Explorer, the text description of the drives etc disappears when mouse is hovered over the text.

I cannot find any way to restore the above to normal. Before I perform a system restore on this machine does anyone have any idea what might be causing this anomaly and how to fix it?

A:Control Panel Icons Have no text

If you read through these tutorials you might find a way to restore the text for your icons:
How to Change the Windows 7 Default Control Panel View
How to Change the Default Control Panel Icon in Windows 7
How to Change the Default Icons in the Windows 7 Control Panel

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Would you have a look at the attached and see that all icons are not there? Any clues?http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3606/iconscpeu1.jpg

A:[SOLVED] Control Panel Icons

Found the solution to the missing icons in Control Panel. I downloaded " Tweakui " after much googling, in Tweakui clicked on Control Panel>repair>rebuild icons>repair now and quickly the icons were restored. Seems to be no reason but this happens at times so if it does to you out there here`s the answer. Cheershttp://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3...11th004br9.jpg

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I have double icons on my control panel don;t know how I did it, can you help me get them off

A:double icons on control panel

Take a look at this article.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/cpicon.htm

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Hi,

I'm currently running XP Pro with Service Pack 2. When I access the control panel firstly it is very slow to load up & secondly which possibly explains #1 there are 4 (four) icons of everything, yes that's right 4 accessabilty icons, 4 add/remove hardware icons & so on. Is there a solution to this problem or should I be considering re-installing XP.

Many thanks

A:Duplicate icons in Control Panel

G'Day Bob, Welcome to TSF!

Before you take the drastic measure of re-installing Windows?, there are a couple of workarounds that might do the trick...

Please try this workaround first (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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I am looking to disable the icons within control panel so standard users are greeted with an access error when they try to click on it.

I have searched the internet high and low and the closest configuration i can find is in GPO, user config/administrative templates/control panel/prohibit access to control panel, the problem with this one is that it removes the control panel from the start menu completely. What we want to achieve is to allow access to the control panel but to disable the icons contained within.

Ideally we want to achieve this via group policy but any other thoughts would be welcome.

A:Disable icons in control panel

Hi

GPEDIT
user config/administrative templates/control panel/Hide Specified Control Panel Applets
Enable -> Show -> Add -> add any control panel applets you want to hide
eg powercfg.cpl to hide the "Power Options"

Here is a short list of standard file:
Description of Control Panel Files in Windows XP

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my control panel icons are gone! I go to control panel and it says that there are 34 objects, but they are not anywhere to be found. I'm using Windows ME. I think icons are missing from several other places when you open the panels up. I'm also having some issues with active desktop... could that have something to do with it? I'd appreciate any help that you could give me!
 

A:Missing Control Panel Icons

Please don't duplicate post. Reply to your other thread.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=271686
 

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Hi, I'm hoping that you can help.

I'm running Windows XP Pro and SP2 was just recently downloaded/installed. What I'm having trouble with now is that some of the icons in the Control Panel produce no response, although some do such as Administrative Tools. I've tried appwiz.cpl from the command prompt and it brings up the add/remove programs menu fine. When you right click on the non-functioning icons the menu is Open and Create Shortcut. Open brings no response.

There are also some of the same issues with Set Program Access/Defaults plus Help and Support from the Start Menu. No response when clicked.

Any help you can give will be much appreciated!
 

A:No response to some Control Panel icons

Hi just for the heck for it try opening the applets via command prompt if you haven't yet.

First go to the Start button > Search for Files or Folders and type in

*.cpl

From that list are the file names of your icons in the Control Panel. Go to the Start button > run and type in or paste for example:

c:\windows\system32\joy.cpl

You can also just click on the icons from the System32 folder that come up when you type in *.cpl in Search for Files or Folders and see if you get any response.
 

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HELP! HELP! HELP! I am using a different pc for this forum as my Win XP laptop has spat the dummy. I have run AVG antivirus and removed some threats however, I cannot run ANY application with a .exe extension. Error message is "This file does not have a program associated ....".

What to do???

HELP!
Benji
 

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For the seconfd time, I have somehow made my control panel go weird.
Rather than do a recovery, I thought I would seek help.
WHen I click the control panel home button, I dont get individual icons, I get summaries. eg: system and maintenance, security, network and internet etc..not the way it was an hour ago. Have tried classic view and I get a long list instead of icons. No way to change them. I would love to know how I have done this and how to get my other control panel back. ANy ideas?
 

A:My control panel is a list, not icons HELP

You need to change your views.
See attached image:
 

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Would appreciate some help here.

This really isn't a big deal but the icons in my Control Panel are stuck on the classic icons. The XP icons have disappeared. I've gone into control panel\display\themes and also appearance and played with the settings but these icons just refuse to change. I've also used the repair icons utility in Tweak with the same result. Looked around the internet and on the Microsoft Knowledge Base and found nothing. I couldn't even find anyone who has experienced the same problem.

Any ideas here? Maybe the answer is some sort of reqistry hack? Or maybe it's something simple that I just missed.
 

A:[Solved] XP Control Panel Icons

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I finally installed SP2 a couple of weeks ago.
Now I have no control panel. It starts to search when I click on settings then the window closes out never bringing up the services normally associated with control panel. How do I get there?

TIA

MD

A:Control Panel Doesn't Exist

See if this helps:kellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the LeftNOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:26 PM, on 11/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\stacsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\Components\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
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A:Help, Control Panel doesn't let me in (Hijackthis log)

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I have to tell you that is a very infected machine!

The P2P programs you have installed expose you to risks because of the nature of the P2P file sharing process. File sharing/P2P programs rely on members giving and gaining unrestricted access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. It also exposes you to very malicious worms and trojans. You change those risky default settings to a safer configuration but the act of downloading files from an anonymous source greatly increases your exposure to infection.

Go to add/remove programs and remove all P2P programs from your machine!

Please download (save) SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your desktop. SmitfraudFix runs under W2K, XP only.

Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop. Select all of the contents and Extract them
to a new folder called SmitfraudFix.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may aler... Read more

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What on God's green earth is this? I have two network connections icons in my control panel. When I hover over them a tool tip(the little yellow box), each one says something different. One says "connects to other computers, networks and the Internet" and the other one says"configures network software". When I click on each one, they both go to the same Network Connections location with connections. What is the deal? Have I done something wrong? My computer is fine and everything, it just bugs me a little. I can deal with it if I have to.
 

A:WTF!!!! I have TWO network connections icons in my control panel!?!?

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Hi,

I posted this problem a while ago, but didn't realise it applied to most items in control panel. I'm running vista ultimate with SP1. When i try to run windows update, the window flashes up for a millisecond, and then disappears. I noticed it does the same when trying to run the 'default programs' from start menu. I have just tried running some items from control panel, and noticed that in fact, most of them don't pop up when i click on them. it just loads for a fraction of a second, and then stops, and no window comes up.
I have done a complete virus scan with avast, and a full adaware scan, and nothing shows up.

The items which do not start from control panel are:

autoplay,
backup and restore centre,
bitlocker drive encryption,
default programs,
ease of access centre,
network and sharing centre,
parental controls,
performance information and tools,
personalisation,
power options,
secure online key backup,
system,
user accounts,
welcome centre,
windows sideshow,
windows update.

Thanks for any suggestions. I really would like to avoid a restore, as this has been happening for a while, and i don't really want to undo lots of stuff.
 

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I recently had to reinstall XP SP3.
I've swtiched everything to Classic view.
Now theres a section of my taskbar, to the immediate left of the system tray,
with a little icon and "Add Hardwar" and ">>".
When I click the ">>", up pop all the icon links to everything in Control Panel.
How do I remove all this?
Thanks!
 

A:Control panel icons now showing in taskbar

Right click the taskbar, click Toolbars then Control Panel. You probably dragged it there by mistake.,

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This isn't the first time I've had this problem. Last night I opened up my control panel and all the icons were present and then all of a sudden half of them disappeared. Icons like Device Manager, Program Features, and a HOST of others have simply vanished. Over 40 icons were initially present, now I only have like 21.

I could just reboot my computer because that has worked in the past but it seems to be only a temporary fix. Plus, rebooting is a HUGE pain because I have other problems with my computer where I have to uninstall and the network card whenever I reboot and sometimes I don't get all my desktop setting so rebooting is risky. I want a PERMANENT solution.

I have the 32 Bit Version of Vista Home Premium Edition. I have spent hours researching but I haven't found the answer yet. All the solutions that have been given to me haven't worked including:

1) I went to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\don?t load folder in my registry editor, and deleted all the icons in the "Don't load" folder and re-opened the control panel window, but the icons were still missing.

2) I opened the command prompt and loaded up the service.msc, (forgive me if I got the wrong name), and I stopped and started both the SLU and the Software Installation processes and it still had no effect on my control panel icons.

3) I read you should update your windows but my Vista is already fully updated and I have Service Pack 2.

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A:Why are half of my icons missing in my control panel?

Hello ikeism and welcome to the forums

Is it always the same icons that disappear? If so, do you know what they are?

Let's start off with a SFC scan:

SFC Scan

Open your start menu and in the search box, type Command PromptWhen you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administratorWhen command prompt opens, copy and paste the following commands into it, press enter after each

sfc /scannow

Wait for this to finish before you continue

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

start notepad.exe %userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
This will open a text file with the results of the scan. Please Copy (Ctrl + C) and Paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of this into your next post.

Tom

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I've had this problem with my computer for awhile. I've heard some stuff about Service Pack 2 for XP being the cause but I'm not sure what to change or remove. Thanks for any help!
XP Pro SP 2
Intel Pentium 4 1.60GHz
256 MB of RAM
I've attached a screen shot if it helps.
 

A:Two Network Connection Icons in Control Panel

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The edges of my desktop icons look very... choppy. Also, my control panel is stuck in the Classic view as opposed to the Categorized view.

I have a Killer NIC which helps my gaming, but when I turned on the computer this morning, my computer showed that the network connection for the card was disconnected. When I accessed the tray icon for Killer and changed it to "Gaming" mode, I could not access the internet..

P.S. I have a new Alienware custom built PC with 2 GB RAM, 2.66 Intel Core 2 Duo, and 320 MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS.

What could be the problems?
 

A:Control Panel, Desktop Icons, Killer NIC...

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Since I installed Windows 8 (on top of Vista x64 Ultimate) I have two Control Panel icons in the Taskbar.

If I right click and choose Delete to the one on the left, nothing happens.

If I right click and choose Delete to the one on the right, it deletes, but it reappears after a Reboot.

This is driving me nuts. I only want one icon.

How can I achieve this?

Thanks.

D.

A:Windows 8 x64 - Two Control Panel icons in Taskbar..?!

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look at this tutorial:
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

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A computer at work would not start this am. I do not know how my boss got it to start.

It is an HP. It was giving him some sort of setup option when he got it to start. He did not want to, but accidentally clicked enter. It seems to have wiped all our data, programs, etc. It appears to have on it what came with the computer only. It behaves like a new computer, telling us to register online, etc.

In the control panel we do not have an icon for security center, windows firewall, wireless network setup. Also multi-channel sould something and Quicktime. I am comparing icons with another HP we have.

It currently shows Windows XP Home, service pack 1 (I think we had SP2 before).

Does anyone know how to get these icons back, or can I access them from somewhere else.

(obviously I am new... I am posting here because I thought this might be due to infection. Is there a place to post when you don't know where to post?)

Thanks, Cheryl

A:missing icons in control panel after crash

It seems to have wiped all our data, programs, etc. It appears to have on it what came with the computer only. It behaves like a new computer, telling us to register online, etc.That's exactly what he did. You will have to re-install service packs, updates and all of your extra programsNo, there is no way you can go back

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My PC suddenly does not allow me to access any of my desktop icons or the My Computer or Control Panel functions. I am using MSN Explorer to send this message, but I miss my Internet Explorer desktop functions.When I click an icon I get " Windows Explore has encountered a problem and must close" box". Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Desktop Icons and Control Panel locked Up

First please get Spybot S&D to clear out most of the spyware.

Short tutorial and download link here:
http://tomcoyote.org/SPYBOT/

Fix everything SpybotSD labels in red.

Then after reboot:
Download 'Hijack This to its own folder http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
__________________
 

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When I'm in the Classic vies, almost all of my icons in Control Panel (and the Control Panel icon itself in the taskbar) are showing up as generic rather than the specific icon that is usually displayed. When I switch to Category view, they show up normally (e.g., the eighth note and speaker for Sounds, Speech, or the shield for Security Center); switch back to Classic, and they don't display correctly. I'm wondering if there's a corrupt file somewhere, but I don't know where to look. Thanks for the help!

Steve
 

A:Control Panel icons not dispaying correctly

Try running sfc.exe from the command prompt.
 

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Hi everyone! I searched to try to find this problem but didn't come up with anything. In my control panel, I have three system icons, two keyboard icons, two 'add hardware' icons, two mouse icons and two 'Internet options' icons. I'm pretty sure there aren't three systems on my computer! In fact, they all open to the same thing. Oh, and it won't let me throw any of the extras away.

I thought maybe it had something to do with the restore points so I deleted the old restore points (at least I THINK I did!).

Any ideas?

(Actually, the title should have been "Triple" system icons but it's been a long day..

A:Double System Icons In Control Panel

Never mind! I used TweakUI to take the extras off of the control panel. Thanks!!!

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UGH! I am running Home Premium x64, and went to use my control panel, in "Home" view, and can not see any icons...but, I can in classic view....how do I replace the icons? I see others have the similar issues, but can not seem to find a solution to this issue.....

A:control panel home icons disappeared?

Hi Jerry and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at the following Tutorial: Control Panel - Hide Icon

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I know I'm being picky since this is more of an aesthetic rather than usage problem; but I wonder if anyohe knows the solution.

After a tricky install of Sun Microsystems Java Plug-In I found that I had two icons for the Java Plug in Control Panel; only one of which links to a functioning control panel.
Is there a way to delete the duplicate icon?

In a related problem which I know many have encountered;
Is there a way to remove invalid items from the "Add or Remove Programs" List?

I have one or two programs which have already been deleted but remain on the list.

Please let me know!
 

A:[Resolved] Duplicate control panel icons in XP

Hello fellow TSG Forum readers! I found the solution to at least part of my own question.
I found a web site with instructions on how to remove items from Control Panel. It does not remove the program links themselves but hides them from view. I was able to get rid of the duplicate icon:

http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/display.asp?id=179
Now, if anyone knows how to get rid of invalid items on the "add or remove programs" list, I would be very grateful!
 

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My control panel's icon are going blank. I've attached an image of it here
 

A:Solved: Control panel's icons = mess

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Hello everyone, I have a question... today I noticed that there are 2 Network Connection icons available in my Control Panel for Windows XP, both have the same network adapter, with the same settings... When I try to disable one, it disables my connection to the net (either icon). I know that there isn't supposed to be 2 icons in the control panel, so my question is, how do I get rid of 1 of the icons?

I also checked the device manager, and the settings there are correct, there is only 1 Lan card installed...

any info is much appreciated...
 

A:2 network connection icons in control panel...?

I would write down the settings and delete both then use the Connection Manager to create a new one.
 

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If I turn on the Desktop Toolbar in Windows 7, it shows up but has two icons for the Control Panel.  Both do the same thing; they open the control panel.  I can get one to go away, but it always comes back.  The other cannot be removed.  If I right-click on the icon and select Delete or shift-Delete, it asks if I am sure, but when I click Yes, nothing happens.  If I go into Personalize, the checkbox for Control Panel is UNchecked.  If I check it, Apply, OK, exit, go back in, uncheck and Apply, etc., nothing happens; the icons remain.  Is there any way to get this to go away?Because of where I work, I am on an RTM version of Windows 7.  I have found forum postings indicating that this issue has been around since Beta, but have not found a fix for it.

A:Two Control Panel icons on Desktop Toolbar

Hi, it's easy, you must delete a Regkey. Create a File "delCPIcon.reg" with: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}] Execute that File, close "Desktop Toolbar" and open it new, done. For more "Desktop Toolbar" Tweaks, look at: Tweaks

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I just went into the Control Panel for something and noticed all my icons are really messed up... take a look:These are all software that I have installed, but I don't know what the hell is going on...

A:Vista Control Panel Icons Are Messed Up

To anyone reading this post, I've fixed the problem. Here how in case it happens to you:Kill Explorer.exe process.To do so follow this procedureclick Start button > Hold down Ctrl+Shift & Right Click on empty area in the Start Menu > Click ?Exit Explorer?.Click Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys and open Task Manager.Click File > New Task > cmd.exe > OK. This will open the command prompt.Type cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\LocalClick OKType attrib ?h IconCache.dbClick OKType del IconCache.dbClick OKType start explorerClick OK.Your Vista Icon Cache would have been rebuilt.

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Hello all! I've recently run into some trouble with my computer. I cannot access most of the icons in the personalization menu (Screen Saver, Sounds, Mouse Pointers, Theme, Display Settings) I can change my background and access the "Window Color and Appearance" icon, but not the "Open classic appearance properties for more color options" link therein. I am unable to choose default programs to open files. Many of the icons in the control panel are similarly afflicted.

When I try to open these, I receive this message: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium with IE8 on an HP Pavillion dv2000 laptop. Mine is the only account, and has full admin privileges(supposedly). I've run Comodo and CCleaner scans which have found nothing. I can supply more information if asked.

Can anyone help? Many thanks!
 

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Odd problem. Yesterday I wanted to check the status of the batteries in my Microsoft wireless mouse, so opened Control Panel, and clicked "Printers and Other Hardware" (whose icon actually shows a mouse). Choices are Pick a task: View installed printers or Add a printer. Under "or Pick a Control Panel icon, I have only Printers and Faxes, and Scanners and Cameras. THE MOUSE ISN'T A CHOICE, AS IN NOT THERE! In order to get to the mouse, I have to switch to classic (Win98) mode, which contains an icon for the mouse.

Wasn't that way we I first got the computer. Why doesn't my mouse show on the XP style of the Control Panel?
 

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I use an application that installs itself as both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I have no idea why, just bad programming I guess (I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit). As such its control panel shows up twice in Control Panels. It's a small complaint I know but for the sake of having OCD I'd rather there only be one version of the cp.

Despite Googling for a while on this subject I can't find a proper solution. I've seen plenty of suggestions mentioning removing/renaming the associated cpl file but, this control panel doesn't appear to use a cpl file, I can't find one at any rate. The only thing I can even vaguely find referencing it is in the Registry. I tried deleting those keys but the 32bit control panel persists (so I restored them for now).

Those registry keys mention a DLL file, inside the program's installation folder, and sure enough there are two, one called ControlPanelResources.dll and the other ControlPanelResources64.dll. As stated the app is configured to install itself twice, seemingly, the 32bit and the 64bit version, all in the same place -Program Files (x86).

I have also looked in the registry under the usual areas relating to control panels; HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Control Panel, but there are no keys in there referencing these control panels. The keys I found are elsewhere in the registry.

Any ideas? All I want to do is remove the 32bit instance from control panels, nothing else. But clearly the cpl (if there is one) is h... Read more

A:Removing a control panel that doesn't have a CPL file?

Hello Cartilpone, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to hide the Control Panel icon using the method in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

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is there a solution for this coz i really like it at first glance coz its a full screen control panel and i like that metro style

A:Control Panel App doesn't show up nor open

Hello Skream,

Do you mean that the Control Panel app is not on the Metro Start screen?

Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
If so, then you could create a Metro Apps shortcut from the first tutorial below, create a shortcut of Control Panel to pin to Apps, then pin it from Apps to the Metro "Start" screen in the second tutorial below.

Metro Apps - Open from Desktop in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I wanted to delete one of my user accounts (Windows Vista) But when I clicked User Settings, it refused to respond, so I tried the other opinions, They didn't work either. EVERYTHING with a little shield beside it does not respond. on the recent tasks it will say what I clicked, but that's pretty much it. I really need to know how to fix it.
 

A:On the control panel, anything with a shield beside it doesn't respond

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Hi ,

I don't know what had happened , i just on my computer and a couple of error messages appear. I can't open control panel now, when i clicked on it , it just open and closes by itself in 1 second.
I also can't update windows , an error message will appear.

It says :
You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. To use all microsoft windows features , such as all updates from windows update; get the latest updates and receive product support, your copy of microsoft windows must be validated as genuine.

Go online and resolve now : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=64187 (seems like they gave me a broken link)

I also can't use my snipping tool to take a screenshot of the error. I don't know why it can't even open.

I used windows defender and they found an error : code0x8024402c

Please help. Thank you !
 

A:Solved: Control panel doesn't open

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Hi I'm a new user on this forum so let me know if I'm doing anything wrong by posting here. Thanks!


I recently installed the 306.23 whql driver for my nvidia geforce gt 525m on my laptop. After the installation I can no longer open up the nvidia control panel. I also had the issue of slow right-click on my desktop but I solved it by following this thread here: Right Click on Desktop lag issue

Would really appreciate your help and happily welcome your guidance, thank you in advance!

A:Nvidia Control Panel Doesn't Open

Woot I got it solved after reinstallation, might of been been the run as admin problem or a corrupt installer but either way it's resolved! Thanks for taking interesting into my issue if you did.

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Windows XP SP2 Control panel icons missing

Recently loaded Norton SystemWorks 2005 Update & its NortonGoBack. Immediately ran Norton Antivirus and defrag. Then went to MS Control Panel and found only the Time/Date icon in Control Panel. Then looked in Windows\System 32 folder and correctly found all the .cpl files. From internet got advice to Run Registry editor and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load. “Now look in right hand panel and you’ll see the Control Panel icons ‘disabled’”. Not sure what that meant exactly. So checked with 2 friends and found their right hand panel had exactly the same 3 entries as mine, but they of course had all their icons in Control Panel. So did not follow further advice to Right click on “don’t load” subkey and Delete.

Further suggestion was to use MS System Restore to a date before the NSW installation. Tried 4 different dates, but always came back with “Cannot be restored”.

Now thought of uninstalling Norton SW, but Symantec say must be done through MS Control Panel. So can’t do that either.

Apart from “no icons in Control Panel” everything on my system, so far, seems to be running OK.

Symantec “SUPPORT”, by the way, after giving me a case reference number with contact promised ‘within 24 hours' have still not come back to me after 9 days despite two further chasing emails!

Any bright techie out there who can solve this problem?

Regards

Fotopete
 

A:Windows XP SP2" Control Panel icons missing

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Hello
Please help, I have been trying to fix a colleague's computer that has been infected with a virus. At the moment I have no access to the control panel or task manager (ctrl alt delete won't work) the computer will only boot up to the wallpaper - no desktop, no icons, no start menu.
No keyboard shortcuts will work.
I cant put the computer in safe mode as I get a stop message with all permutations.
I cant load any anti-virus software from either a CD-ROM or memory stick. I have tried to load cccleaner. I can't even get to a log file to post it here.
I am at my wits end- has anyone any suggestions please (other than taking to it with a hammer!)
Thanks for your help
 

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have windows xp sp2 & ie7. after microsoft update 5-11-07 i can only use explorer icon on desktop. have ran norton anti virus, sbybot, updated spy blaster, xsoft found 2 urgent archivosex..net & removed. installed regcure & fixed those problems but nothing changed. auto-protect for norton has been disabled & will not enable by clicking on enable. is puter ready for trash bin. found this site by typing windows cannot access specified device, path or file. one cure listed was exefix08 in earth link site but that was not for xp. not tried hijack this since don't know what i'm looking at plus cannot copy & paste to send copy. a complete nerd. thanks for any help.
 

A:canot access control panel, desktop icons or use run

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:34:38 PM, on 24/09/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Telstra\Cable Login\bpcService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWNETSUP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWEEPSRV.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mqsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\George Jarman\My Documents\Downloads\Programs\HijackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: IDM Helper - {0055C089-8582-441B-A0BF-17B458C2A3A8} - C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMIECC.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motherboard Config] Ati2xxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigPondCable] "C:\Program Files\Telstra\Cable Login\bpcable.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft IIS] C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

A:No Start Menu/Icons or Control Panel HJT log included

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Lost the functionality of the control panel and windows update...not sure why ..cannot think of any addition to machine for this change. In the windows search box when selected in search box on start no update or control functions. In all file I see it but clicking on it does nothing. SFC shows nor problems- check disk also shows not probs. I guess I could do a restore but it may come back again. would rather get a windows fix or a reg entry.. Any?.

A:Help please: Windows 7 control panel not showing icons (empty)

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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You know what would be nice? If windows 7 (or, really, all versions of windows, I still run XP on another machine) allowed one to change the order of one's control panel icons (drag/reorder), so you could group similar features together (in "all control panel items"/"small icons" view).

This should not be that difficult, if facebook can do it in photo albums, surely microsoft can figure it out in explorer?

It would be much faster and easier to administrate my system if I could group similar items in the control panel nearby one another, instead of having to skim an entire page of randomosity to find the one thing I need to access.

A:Suggestion: Allow reorder of control panel icons (drag)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Phaewryn


You know what would be nice? If windows 7 (or, really, all versions of windows, I still run XP on another machine) allowed one to change the order of one's control panel icons (drag/reorder), so you could group similar features together (in "all control panel items"/"small icons" view).

This should not be that difficult, if facebook can do it in photo albums, surely microsoft can figure it out in explorer?

It would be much faster and easier to administrate my system if I could group similar items in the control panel nearby one another, instead of having to skim an entire page of randomosity to find the one thing I need to access.


That is "more or less" the concept of the Category view. Not as flexible as you may prefer, but it's in the "outfield" of the "ballpark".

In regards to your last statement, I don't find an alpha list, using small icons view, that difficult to use when trying to locate an item.

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I had a problem where some spywear or something turned off my windows update and fixed it following the instructions in this post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/147466/windows-update-turned-off-cant-turn-it-back-on/ . Now, before finding a solution to the problem I was following some Microsoft instructions were they asked to copy some command to the registry trying to make WU and the Backgroung Intelligent Transfer Service to "work". I remembered I tried several times and entered the registry command. Now when I open up my Control Panel, there are 5 Windows Update icons additional to the original one. The icons do not have the text below and do not do anything . How can I get rid of them???
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A:Multiple Windows Update icons in Control Panel

I manage to erase the icons via this article http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-r...-control-panel/ . Still the space where the icons were is still showing. How can I get rid of it??? Thanks in advance...

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Hopefully someone can help me.
I got infected with a Vitumond and I think I removed it but now every time I try to open my control Panel or other windows options all my desktop icons disapper and there is just the splash screen. The icons come back after a while but still do the same thing every time I try to use them.
I have set up two Admin. accounts and this only happens on one of them. The other two user accounts I have work fine.
 

A:lose my desktop icons when I open control panel

Now I think it has moved to the other two accounts because I get RunDLL messages on my other admin ccount and my guest account shuts down by ut's self.
Also when I tried to run HJT there was an error that said no memory. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!
Here is my HJT Log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:59 AM, on 2/20/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\Shared\HPQTOA~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP Connections\6811507\Program\HP Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\explorer.exe
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