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# Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

Q: Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

There is a weird thing in my control panel called Akami Netsession interface control panel, how can I remove it?

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A: Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

Hello Josh,

http://www.akamai.com/html/solutions/client_faq.html

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,
Shawn

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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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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?

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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

A:control panel missing, my control panel dissapeared and i can't use mi adm. rigths

Welcome to TSG....

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.

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I have lost the mouse control panel in the control panel of XP PRO SP2. Any help would be appreaciated.

A:restore mouse control panel in control panel

Here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000136.htm

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The ultra-sensitivity of my Dell laptop trackpad has driven me mad. How to reduce the sensitivity. I read forum advice that said go to control panel,mouse, and there will be a trak pad sensitivity adjustment. But..there was no adjustments for track pad on the mouse section. anyone know where it is??

Thank you!

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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:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19295458.aspx
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/p/18112824/18235810.aspx#18235810

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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Hello!
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:

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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Hey, hopefully this is the right place. I can't open control panel from the button on the start menu ( problem with associated files or something ) and once ive opened it, some things wont work.
I can't open themes/screensavers etc, it comes up with an error saying it cannot find control.exe

here's the hijack this log, not sure what else i need to do - any help would be great

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:21:54, on 13/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
E:\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.... Read more

A:Control Panel Problems - Cannot find control.exe

Hello, owain182
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
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Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your... Read more

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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.

Can I do this any way while minimising possible damage? We are running an NT4 network with some 95 and some NT workstations.

many thanks

Tony

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HOW CAN I install Appearance&Personalization,or have it installed in my control panel?

A:CONTROL PANEL

Hello,

What view setting are you using in Control Panel? Look in the top right corner for view by:

Right-Click on the desktop and choose Personalize and you can change the settings also.

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Did a clean install and got almost everything re-installed last night, but one program puts an icon on the Windows Control Panel. Win 7 is giving me the new Control Panel category view and I can't find anything. In 7100 RC I am almost certain I had the old traditional Windows Control Panel. Can I get that in Win 7 RTM and if so how? Seems like my rusty memory is telling me there was a way to chose which display you wanted in Vista????

A:Old Control Panel Available?

welcome back to 7!

try this...

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Control panel keeps popping up can,t get it to go away, won,t let me use computer

A:Control panel

Do you have a stuck key on your keyboard? Restart and press F8 boot into Safe Mode, does it still happen?

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switching from 98 view to xp view is not there any more help please

A:Control Panel

I am at a loose. What is it you wish? I will take a guess and guess that you wish to change the vu in Control Panel from classic view to catagory view. When you first open Control Panel on the left there is a window on the top that shows a statement "Swotch to Catagory View" - just left click once and you are there.

I hope I guessed correctly if I did not please post again with the error message or question that you wish answered.

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my control panel is not responding, i have tried to open it through explore and just clicking to open.

A:Control Panel

Hi ale.Press and hold ctrl+alt+del and click the proccesses tab.If you see "Conime.exe' running, end the process and see if control panel opens.Related Article:Control Panel stops responding in Windows XP

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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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Hello. Just recently I went into the Programs and Features to uninstall a program. A few hours later, I went to uninstall something else, but in the Programs and Features, it only showed a few programs. I tried messing with the views, but it didn't solve the problem. I know these programs are installed, for I can still use them. My friend told me to use this program that uninstalls programs, but the same thing happened. The program didn't show all my installed programs. I am really stuck and don't know what to do. I cant find any answers online, and I really need some things uninstalled. If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

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Earlier there used to be a B&O sound manager to provide graphic equaliser and other functions. but after a windows update its gone. i can't change audio settings.

A:B&O control Panel is gone

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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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Why is it that the last time I went to the control panel to uninstall a program it was no longer listed, And a lot of my programs weren't listed. Why is this ? it makes it impossible to uninstall most of my programs that I no longer want. I hate Windows 8.

A:Control Panel

Programs or apps? Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8

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I have a vista system and when clicking the control panel the exployer stops working and restarts...Is there a fix? Thanks!

A:Control Panel

Possibly a Firebird Control Panel extension?

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I've got a similar problem to the one described in this thread: no control panel appears in my start menu. The computer tells me certain options are "cancelled due to restrictions on this computer." I can't access desktop background (which has disappeared) or open control.exe. Here's my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:30:21 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
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\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless-G Music Bridge\WMB54G.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe

A:No control panel

One more thing: Active X controls are disabled, preventing me from running Housecall

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Here is my HijackThis Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:42:14 AM, on 10/11/2007
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

A:No Control Panel...Joy!

Nobody can help?

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Every time I boot up, I get this message:
"Please go to the control panel to install and configure system components"
I don't know where this came from or how to get rid of it. Any suggestions??

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Hi

I am hoping someone can help me, i cannot find my control planel and my computer keep bringing up popup saying that i have a spyware infection

Autorun.exe
and
Fastfind.exe

I keep trying to delete these files from my startup folder and they keep coming back, please someone help me

here is my hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:26:26, on 14/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWireless\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe

A:No control Panel

Hi, yhaneef

Welcome

Please go to Start->Run, copy and paste the entire following command on the run box and click OK:
Code:
REG add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system /v DisableRegedit /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\shell.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {90760CFD-C55E-4938-85E3-C93B90ADF94C} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Flash Module - {CD2F34B8-D2A1-4573-855A-464E276BA89D} - sockver1.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Printer] C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [System] C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernelwind32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smgr] mgrs.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows installer] C:\winstall.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spoolsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolvs.exe
O4 - Global Startup: autorun.exe
O7 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mil.txtii.it
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = mil.txtii.it
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mil.txtii.it
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = txtii.it,mil.txtii.it,crm.txtii.it,bar.txtii.it,gen.txtii.it,vic.txtii.it,... Read more

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I can't get to my Control Panel, I tried from the start panel ....a little jump (like when an ad is blocked.
Then went to My Computer and tried to get in that way through the little list on the left hand side....took me to the/my start page???
Any help will be as always much appreciated.

La Princess

A:Control Panel

Try using RUN (Either click Start--> then Run, or Push WindowsKey + R). Then the control panel commands are as follows:
Run commands for Windows XP:

Control Panel Item Run Command
Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
Display Properties control.exe desktop
Findfast findfast.cpl
Folders Properties folders
Fonts control.exe fonts
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties control.exe keyboard
Mouse Properties control.exe mouse
Network Connections control.exe netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Open Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Open Display Properties desk.cpl
Open Fonts Folder fonts
Open Mouse Properties main.cpl
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control.exe printers
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
System Properties sysdm.cpl
User Accounts nusrmgr.cpl

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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

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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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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Hi

I am hoping someone can help me, i cannot find my control planel and my computer keep bringing up popup saying that i have a spyware infection

I keep trying to delete these files from my startup folder and they keep coming back, please someone help me

here is my hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:26:15 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe

A:No Control Panel

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
· After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
· Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
· Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
· Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
· It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
· Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
· When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
· Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
· Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log

================
You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe... Read more

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A:control panel gone

I was able to get online and run the hijack report. could someone tell me what to do next?

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My control panel is gone, I have win xp and im looseing my mind. please help me.

A:control panel is gone

First off, have you installed or uninstalled anything since the last time you saw the control panel?

Also are you trying to access control panel from the Start menu or from My Computer? If it is the start menu, the control panel link can be hidden.

If that dosen't work there are a lot of sites that report this same problem, this one seems to have a fix:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114010.html

It seems to involve a lot but it is one of the only ones that seem to have the problem fixed.

There are also these, but they don't seem to have confirmed fixes, although they may be a good resource.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...xp-182341.html

Sorry if this is too much info. Give it a good look over if you can.

Hope it helps.

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I'm operating Vista and i have downloaded and installed the latest update. My control panel when it is set on "Control Panel Home" I see all the icons System & Maintenance, Security, etc but if i click on any a blank page comes up saying "There are no items to display". Everything is there in classic view and works, I like using the other version but have no idea whats happened.

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Hi Friends.
I have been new to this site.when I first visited this site.I got the link of something like' regchedder.exe' or regcjecker.exe'. to resolve this issue.I dont remember where is that link.I would humblaly request to the person who posted that link to resolve that issue to once again paste that link in this thread.
Thank You.

A:NO Control Panel

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I had a Hijack and the damed thing turned off some of my system resorces like my control pannel
when I try to access the control panel thru run this message comes up.

OK how do I remove the restrictions, and how do I turn on my control panle again HELP PLEASE need to do some system maintance and can not get to my system management tools also
Draw

A:Control Panel

How to reset the registry permissions: http://winonline.blogspot.com/2005/11/rese...issions-to.html

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Now I did it.. I loaded what I thought would help, "tweakui", I didn't like it, so I unloaded it. Now my control panel won't let me get my icons back. I only get the generic sheets. Can anyone help me out, I've tried all the views, I'm sure thats not it. Thanks. Silverado.....

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Win 7/8 users can uninstall this now but just out of interest I'm going to leave it be for a while on my one Win 8.1 system. You can never be certain with M$A:Gwx Control Panel I'm keeping it on until after I get August updates installed and before I make my images. You aren't the only person suspicious of MS! 2 more replies Answer Match 100.38% How can i delet a shell icon in my control panel, i have a shell looking icon with no name in my control panel i don't know where it came from as no name, i want to take it off delet it from control panel can someone please help. Thank you in advance. A:Control Panel Hello computerworld,I would use a tweaking program for this job, http://www.tweaknow.com/WinSecret.html select the control panel group. 3 more replies Answer Match 100.38% I have had a problem with the control panel for over a month now. Whenever I click on an icon in the control I get the following message: 'Windows cannot find 'C:\windows\system 32\rundll32.exe' From the control paned I also cannot access Accessibility options, add hardware, automatic updates, date and time, display, game controllers, internet options, java, keyboard, mail, mouse, network setup wizard, power options, quicktime, realplayer, language options, security center, sounds and audio devices, speech, system, user accounts, windows firewall, and network wireless setup. I have run many malware apps and still have the problem with the control panel. I corresponded with chryssi2001 at this site: BleepingComputer.com > Security > HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal and under this topic: Access to control panel, cannot access any programs I ran Hijackthis, Copmbofix, Kaspersky, and several other programs but none corrected the problem. I cannot remove any programs from my computer, cannot change the resolution, etc. I am currently running Stopzilla, Comodo internet security, avast on-access scanner. Currently I am connected to the intenet but the local area connection icon says: "Acquiring network address" but I am connected. I have had to reboot lately to even get online. The computer starts but doesn't connect unless I disable Comodo and reboot. I would appreciate any help I could ... Read more A:Control panel Do you still have a open HJT Log? If you do then you shouldn't make any changes to your computer unless it is requested by the HJT Team member that is helping you. 7 more replies Answer Match 100.38% 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. http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html 1 more replies Answer Match 100.38% hey guys could anyone help me I have recently been experiencing trouble using many of the features/ options in the control panel. when i go to open them it says "these control panel option are not available...contact system administrator". But i used to be able to use them? any help would be appreciated cheers A:cant use control panel Hello and welcome. have you ruled out Malware,which is very possibly the problem? If not let me kknow and I will move this and we'll scan.The next possibility is this; This article helps you restore the security settings to the default settings for a system recovery scenario in Windows XP Professional ONLY.http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313222 5 more replies Answer Match 100.38% Just discovered that the "control panel" icon is missing from my start up menu. Is there a way I can put the icon back and/or is the another way I can access the control panel? Any help greatly appreciated. A:Control Panel WARNING:This is a registry edit.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(I highly recommend, you make a copy of this article.)See if this helps:kellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the Left 1 more replies Answer Match 100.38% hello I have a HP Compaq nx7010 running Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I was browsing the web searching for a medicine properties and I guess it was when the virus entered my computer. It has been almost 4 weeks now. The virus was a Trojan (Winavxxx or something like that), it appeared as a yellow triangle with "!" sign in the middle resembling windows alerts; alerting me of potential spyware action. Minutes later a pop-up appeared and if I click on it (which I did by mistake, was chatting and hit the enter key when it poped-up) it will re-direct me to a home page which I never used. I also got my homepage changed (hijacked) to google. I had tried various anti-virus softwares (Norton, AVG, McAfee) and it didn't detect the Trojan nor it avoided its entrance. Now I have Avast! I have tried many things to kill the virus and work normally. I downloaded SPYNOMORE (by that time I was aware of the Trojan and its big power), I had to re-start my computer and then all got worse. When I started in Safe Mode, I was not able to see the Control Panel icon anymore. I tried to uninstall the SPYNOMORE but it didn't let me do it since I was working in Safe Mode. Finally I downloaded SPYBOT SEARCH&DESTROY, and run it. It found many undesirable files and removed them. Same thing with SPYWARE TERMINATOR, it found many problems and claimed it had solved them. But it did not. The system was still working slow with the same pop ups and yellow triangle when I tried to st... Read more A:please HELP!!!...no control panel 11 more replies Answer Match 100.38% I can't access my control panel. When I click on it I get a message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." Where do I find that and how do I fix this? A:control panel Hi and welcome to TSG, 1st try to access it from safe mode. The best way is to fix this with control panel. Ha ha, and that seems to be your problem so try get in from safe mode and we will continue. Neb. 1 more replies Answer Match 100.38% When I open my Control Panel, I see this folder icon. It's blank, and I don't know what it is. I'm tempted to delete it, but since I have no idea what it is, I don't want to risk damaging my computer because of my hasty decision. Could anyone tell me what exactly it is? Many thanks.Here's what it looks like: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/237/cpxa6.jpgAlso, sometimes, I get random music/noises whenever I'm on my computer. I have no idea where it's coming from. Some examples are techno music, this buzzing noise, and noises that sounded like someone was taking pictures. Why am I getting these noises and how do I get rid of them? @[email protected] A:Control Panel If you right click on the folder and open it, what is inside? Or is there nothing at all (you can check the folder properties)? Cheers, John 4 more replies Answer Match 100.38% I'm helping my husband with this issue, so I might not have all of the details, however, I'll do my best to describe the problem. 1. It started with a pop-up for Spyware. 2. No Control Panel 3. Disabled Norton 4. Installed Spy Sweeper 5. The pop-up stopped, but Still No Control Panel I know that this problem has previously been solved for other users, but it appears to require a tech person to check various logs unique to the particular computer to insure that the pc is free of all viruses. Can you help me? A:Still no Control Panel 16 more replies Answer Match 100.38% I saw another post regarding this but can't reply to them. My control panel/privileges are gone. Actually this is my daughter's computer. I ran the "hijackthis" program posted previously and here is my log. Can anyone please help? Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 1:37:44 AM, on 9/20/2007 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:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

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You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning pr... Read more

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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.

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Hi..Today I had my control panel become unusable, whenever I clicked on anything...it says I basically lost my Admin on my account. I also kept getting this stupid pop up every 10 minutes..so I ran all my programs...ad-aware, spybot, avast, registry cleaner, etc...it got rid of all the viruses, and all the spy-ware...so no more popups, slow internet, etc..thats all gone. The problem I'm having now, is that my control panel is completely gone...and when I type in "control.exe", the error I was getting before comes up...saying I'm restricted from opening it...however, I can open add/remove programs and the system info...

I was reading other posts in these forums, so I downloaded HiJack This...and here is the Log from that:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:38:01 PM, on 9/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe

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Hi,
I can't find Control Panel anywhere on my PC (Windows XP). It's just gone. Can someone help.

A little history:
I had a Trojan worm not too long ago and was able to get most of it I think. I installed a few malware detectors from downloads.com and they seemed to help (it took a while but it worked). Now I can't change my date or time, access my calendar or find Control Panel so far. HELP!

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like a previous poster, downloaded a spyware product and ever since my control panelhas been missing, when trying to invoke a control panel from command prompt told it was an illegal act (contact adin) i have since loaded your hijackthis.exe, ran it, and saved the following results.. any help will be appreciated
thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:27:07 PM, on 9/19/2007
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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1157079435\ee\services\safetyCore\ver2_5_4_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dynex Wireless G Enhanced Adapter\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE

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Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Please print these instructions for reference, as you will have to restart your computer during the fix.

Note: You will need to run this tool while having an Internet Connection. The tool will download other files while running.

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts.
Once the desktop loads a text file will open (report.txt).

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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.
cheers
Johnboyh
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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WHEN I TRY TO CUSTOMIZE MY DESKTOP SUCH AS GOING TO SCREENSAVERS AND BACKGROUNDS, THEN I RECEIVE A MESSAGE SAYING,,, WINDOWS CANNOT ACCESS THE SPECIFIED DEVICE, PATH OR FILE. YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE APPROPRIATE PERMISSIONS TO ACCESS THE ITEM..... AND I AM USING WINDOWS MELLINIUM. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM? PLEASE...

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Try posting in the "Windows 95/98/Me" forum....

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For some reason I can't access control panel. When I click to open I keep getting

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Quote: Originally Posted by Bowflex

For some reason I can't access control panel. When I click to open I keep getting

BF

Have you run a virus scan lately? More than likely it is DEP (in system control panel) but since you cant get there yooou options are limited

Do you have a backup that we can restore?

Do you have the win 7 dvd to do a reapir install?
Ken J+

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not all my programs come up on control panel add remove section. im always getting bad gateway messages every time i try to do something . what should i do.

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Can anyone explain to me why that every time i open and close my control panel,some of my icon on the task bar disapeares

Thanks for any info

A:Control; Panel:Need Help:

and go to post#2 and go through MFDnSC's outline as a first step.

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Hello,
I am running XP on a Dell laptop. Just recently, when I try to open Control Panel, it starts to open, then all of the icons and toolbars on the desktop disapear sor a second, then everything reapears and the Control Panel has not opened. If I reboot, I can get to the Control Panel for one or two tries, the the same as above all over again. This seemed to all start when I was trying to set up a parallel-to-USB printer cable, but that could be coincidental.
I think the laptop has Service Pack 2, but I do not have it in front of me to confirm. Can anyone send me in a direction to start investigating the problem?

Thank you for your help and thanks to all the folks that make this such a great board. I have been "lurking" for a while and have been very impressed with the level of help available.

Polyman

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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.

Thanks

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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;

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.

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,

Thanks

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First of all, im running XP Pro SP2. What i did was installed Brico Pack Vista Inspirant and then soem additional Vista Visual Styles and everythnig was going great until i went to uninstall a program and tried to go to the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and it wouldn't open, just make the error beep and nothing would happen. Also these 3 things just appeared in the Control Panel as well. And they don't open anything as well. And i even have one more wierd thing, all of a sudden my wireless status indicator thing for windows (The wireless manager build into windows) has a wierd icon. Its labeled wierd on my screencap. I have one more thing, in my System Preferances, i don't have all of the tabs at the top, I have includwed another screencap.

Screencap:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/trocker767/Desktop.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/trocker767/Desktop2.jpg

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uninstall the app
shell apps are dangerous
the 3 icons are like that cause windows cannot id them and or the program-s they where for are gone
have you right clicked on tray icon to id it
if they are on sourceforge probably OK but you never now about spyware

thank you for beta testing our software

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I found it. thanks If you would like to see it , here is the site knhttp://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=681&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=47ca03895efa76fb58fb612e912108c0ow

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Hello all,

Just the other day i went to my control panel, and instead of clicking on control panel to open the window for it, it opens up in a list like accessories would? i dont like this and would like it to open in a window like it did before.
I have spent some time tring to figure it out but to no avail, hope you can help.
Also while on the subject of problems, when i type ipconfig and ping in my CMD window it give this reply: ipconfig is not a recognized as an internal, external command, batch file.??
i get this with ping too.
Thanks very much

sys:
win xp pro
cable connection

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I am having several problems with my computer. I will start with one problem and see if we can fix it. When I click on the start button and then try to into my control panel I get an error message telling me that windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. Then it will ask me to send the error report and I have not been able to get into my control panel now for at least 3 days.

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Hiya,

If I'm wrong, I'm certain I will be corrected, but I thought Smitfraud was also malware,spyware.

Have you tried system restore to get back to an acceptable system condition.

Regards,

Tony.

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For some reason my background changed and I can use the control panel or look at properties and a lot of other things I rand a Hijack scan and here's my log file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:52:53 PM, on 1/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Documents and Settings\Anthony\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://url.adtrgt.com/cpv.jsp?p=112...selectedKeyword=ron&selectedListingId=7066014
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784... Read more

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Hi and welcome

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
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1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
...
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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.

**Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

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Trying to bring back my daughters laptop without doing a complete restage as her boyfriend is certainly causing her (and now I!) some grief.

I've added her to my Zone Alarm Security Suite (get 3 PC's ) and ran both spyware/virus which cleaned up a lot. Had to run SmitFraudFix which I found on a helpful forum and it ran to completion to bring back the control panel in safe mode. Still can't get the control panel back in regular mode though. Also still have other unexpected restrictions. Does this hijack log give any indication of why or whether there are any other problems?

Once I get this all cleaned up (if possible) I'll bring her current with Windows updates and SP's.

Presario 2500, Win XP Home SP1

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:13:25 AM, on 2/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\regsvr32.exe

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Hey guys can ne one tell me how to access control panel i used to be the admin for my comp b4 but its not there ne more on the start menu. i cnt add or remove ne progs it says contact ur system administrator which is me but thre is no control panel. can ne one help im usin XP operation system

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Hello Rock316, you mentioned you were the administrator before, are you not the administrator now? In order to make changes to your system you will have to be the administrator.
See if this will help. Right-click on Start>Properties, on the Start Menu tab click Customize. Now on the Advanced Tab there is an option to display Control Panel, click Display as a link. Reboot.

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Suddenly, when I try to access the control panel, all that happens is the control panel icon shows on the task bar but I can not open it. Nothing happens when I click on it. I've rebooted several times with no change.

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Try clicking on C:\Windows\System 32\Control.exe ----- OR----- Hold down the windows key and push "R" to bring up the run menu and type in "Control.exe" and then hit enter. Hope this helps.

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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.

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hello everyone i am new to this site. i just have one question for now my laptop is running vista i cant get into control panel or change programs help please.Thanks

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Welcome to BC.
What changes before this happen and what programs do you happen wanted to change?

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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.

TDOT

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there is no task bar at the top of the window http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/thricefanatic19/pic001.jpg

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

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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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Hey guys ,

I can't see any of my control panel items/folders. I suspect a virus but don't know what symptoms these are. I have win 2K and when its connected to the network it takes forever to arrive at the login box . Any solutions guys?? thanx a mill!

Mudmaster

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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 /

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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?

A:ati control panel

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'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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All of a sudden, something keeps popping up on my pc, saying that my computer is making unauthorized copies of my files, and now my control panel is just gone. HELP

A:Control Panel Is Gone

I cant really understand what is going on but you might want to give this one a try.

a) at RUN> type control panel

If nothing pops up, then try to be detail about the situation. Good luck.

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Suddenly unable to use control panel. Get message: The system cannot find the drive specified.
C:\Windows|system 32>

A:Can't use Control Panel

Dell Windows XP sp2

and then I will be in a better position to advise you

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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.

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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

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:\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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe

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I have no control panel - I have followed the advice in some of the other posts, did the smithfraudfix deal, etc., can someone please help. I've been fighting this thing for 3 days now and it's gotta end..

thanks

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I have the same problem..and here is my regkey...hope you can help me and many thanks in advance.....
Error: Key: software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\policies does not exist!
SteelWerX Registry Console Tool 1.0
Written by Bobbi Flekman © 2005

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun REG_DWORD 145 (0x91)
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)
NoWindowsUpdate REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)

SteelWerX Registry Console Tool 1.0
Written by Bobbi Flekman © 2005

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Explorer
NoCDBurning REG_DWORD 0 (0x0)
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\NonEnum
{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF} REG_DWORD 1073741857 (0x40000021)
{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1} REG_DWORD 32 (0x20)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Ratings

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system
legalnoticecaption REG_SZ !"$%&$#!%&$#!$#%!&$#&%!$#%\$"!DF!CXY!DWCER"!
legalnoticetext REG_SZ
shutdownwithoutlogon REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)
undockwithoutlogon REG_DWORD 1 (0x1)
DisableRegistryTools REG_DWORD 1 (0... Read more

A:No Control Panel

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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I purchased a new computer with Windows 7 - Home Premium. The computer went to sleep, and I would have to punch it on and wake it up. This was no problem until I put a slide show on my desk top. When my computer went to sleep and I turned it back on, the pictures were going by on the slide show but my icons and start menu did not show up. Knowing very little about settings, I finally managed to find a place in the control panel that said to restore to defaults, so I did. I turned the computer off and back on and my icons and start menu appeared, but now I cannot open my control panel. When I go to start and click on control panel, it takes it down to the task bar, and when I right click on it, some lines of text appear with various things listed in the control panel, but I cannot get them to do anything. Now I am unable to get into my control panel at all in order to try and make any changes. Thanks, Dawn

A: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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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.

HELP, Jo

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=\ I'm sorry if there are a lot of reports going with Control Panels missing, and I would get "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

I did the scanning and the SuperAntiSpyware stuff. Then did the HijackThis report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:02:51 PM, on 10/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Explorer.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE

A:Control Panel

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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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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.

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\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j... Read more

A:Control Panel

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