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IE 7 closes immediately not IE options in Control Panel

Q: IE 7 closes immediately not IE options in Control Panel

I have a XP Home machine that whenever I startup IE 7.0, it closes right away (within a few seconds). It looks like it will start
loading the page, then just closes. Also in my Control Panel, there is a icon for Internet Options (without the "Internet Options" text
lable), but I cannot click or do anything with it. I also can not right click on the IE icon and get to the properties. I have run Spybot
to no avail. I tried re-installing IE 7.0 (downloaded from another machine). It went through the whole install and said it installed
successfully, however it couldn't download the updates. I restarted and the windows update said their were updates available, but I
haven't installed them yet and that is where I sit. IE still does the same thing currently. I did notice in the hosts file there is a entry
of "216.203.102.48 SC00102". I'm not sure what that is, maybe dealing with my wireless connection? Before I reinstalled IE, I took
it out, restarted and it didn't make a difference. One thing (before I re-installed IE) I did was to put "c:\windows\ie7\intcpl.cpl" into
"c:\windows\system32\intcpl.cpl" and that got my Internet Options back (their gone again now), but it didn't fix the closing out issue.
Some things I have yet to try that I plan on doing after researching on the web:

- Making sure that Windows Firewall and SecureIT Firewall are both not running
- Run HijackThis and get rid of any BHO with no names
- Try to install the IE updates it says are available
- Try installing IE8
- Making sure there are no toolbar 'helpers' in add/remove programs
- If all else fails, I'll restore back to a earlier registry (issue is a week old or so)

Other than that I have really looked all over the Internet and haven't found many that have a solution to this issue. Does anyone have any
other ideas?

I REALLY REALLY appreciate any and all help. Thanks a LOT!!!!

A: IE 7 closes immediately not IE options in Control Panel

My guess would be that your system is infected...and I'm no expert.I suggest that you post at BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ If it turns out that you are not infected...that would be the time to pursue your system issues, IMO.Louis

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Like the title states, for some reason , whenever i open my control panel it shows the outer window then immediately closes, i can make admin decisions if they pop up , but whenever i need an uninstall or install its not letting me either... might be related to the fault control panel.. idk what it could be, can somebody help me out?

if so either tell me your aim, or we can just talk through the forums, whichever....

thanks a bunch
 

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Everytime I try to open the XP control panel it sends up an error message and shuts down ... see the following log. Any suggestions? Thanks

Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.1106, fault address 0x000267cd.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Fault bucket 22911098.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.1217, fault address 0x00025a58.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.1217, fault address 0x0000b2ab.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.1217, fault address 0x0000b2ab.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.1217, fault address 0x00025a58.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.1217, fault address 0x00025a58.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Applicatio n Error Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.1217, fault address 0x00025a58.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 Ap... Read more

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Does Anyone have any info on this issue, to date I have been searching forums and sites to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated

A:Control Panel Opens then Closes

Umm....could you be a little more specific in what is going on here? System specs would be great too.

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Hi all,
I am new to Vista and have had it on my new Toshiba Satellite L300D for only a couple months. There are SOME programs in my Control Panel such as Networking, Performance and System that, when I click on them, pop open for a split second and then close. Anyone seen this before? I have done a system restore with no change. I have run AVG scans, Windows Defender and nothing is found.

One day also, my Gadgets disappeard (not the sidebar, just the Gadgets) and the option to Restore Gadgets is grayed out. In general it is acting wonky. Any help? Thanks.

Gulfoyle
 

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Seriously. What?

I click Control Panel. The window then opens and closes really fast! I opened/closed other folders and programs w/o this problem. It's just the CP. Restarting doesn't help.

I haven't downloaded anything suspicious lately either. This PC was just built like less than a month ago and the install was a fresh one.

Thanks for any help.

Edit: btw the same thing happens when I search for control panel in the windows menu startup thing (... what is it called?) and click the link that shows up.
 

A:Control Panel windows closes milliseconds after opening it...

You could have a malware problem. I sugest running a complete virus, spyware/adware scan and download HighjackThis and post your log in the security section for someone to analyize. If you need a good spy/adware program I suggest Windows Defender. It is pre installed on Vista you may have to turn it on. It will let you know when you click on it in the start menu. I hope this helps you. Please let us know how you are making out with this.
 

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Ever since I visted a site called currentcodes.com I have had problems with my computer. My IE will open and then close real quick. Also when I try to click on the control panel it will not open and my screen just stays blank. Can anyone help?
 

A:Internet Explorer closes and control panel will not open

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Hi,

I'm following the instructions on what to do before I post a HJT log and can't seem to adjust the hidden file/folder settings.

This means I cannot ensure all hidden folders are displayed for the HJT log.

I goto control panel but cannot find a "folder options" file, I have also tried safe mode but still the same. I am using XP.

Any help is very much appreciated please.

Thanks,

Mark

A:Control Panel options

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

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For some reason unknown to me the accessibility options on the control panel of my XP Pro is not there.I tried "Add/Remove Windows Components" but the Accessibility is not among the choices outlined.I wanted the tabbed window as opposed to the wizard which is working BTW.

Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:No Accessibilty Options on the control Panel

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"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel"
Please tell me what this means and what to do.

A:Folder Options control panel

It means you tried to open a file with an extension unknown to WinXP. For instance, lets say you want to open a text file and view it's contents. The file will likely have a name, such as "Document", and an extension, such as, "txt". The entire file name would be Document.txt. In this case, when you click on that file, it would open in Notepad, the free text view supplied by Windows.

If you try to open a file with an extension unknown to Windows, you'll get the message shown in your post.

Most files with unknown extension are not meant to be opened by the user because they contain code and aren't really readable. They generally come as part of installed software. So, if you have, let's say, Quicken on your computer, the vast majority of files in the folder 'Quicken' would give you that message if you tried to open them as they are used by the program itself to operate.

File associations that ARE to be opened by the user, such as a jpg file (picture file), that you can download from the internet, need a program to open them. And generally, that association is set during install of a program. If the association becomes lost or broken, you can reinstall that program.

If you have a specific file you'd like to open, what is its extension?

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I'm really, really, really annoyed and puzzled over my missing control panel options. Is it actually possible to delete Control Panel options or something? And how do I get my options back?
 

A:Control Panel options missing in XP

Useful link to read

Also, try Tweak UI. You'll have the option to show the icons you want in the control panel.
 

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1 I keep getting a popup stating potential spyware operation
2 i can not open my control panel
3 can not open properties on my computer icon
says something about administrator rights
4 can not use regedit to look for anything

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:52:18 PM, on 10/25/2007
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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acachsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acautoup.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accoca.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exe
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I am new to forum and this may have been answered before ,but search did not find it.
In C.P click on Folder options and it does not respond. Right click allows to ran as Admin , still no response. Where is the fault ? OS is Vista home premium SP1. Michael

A:Control Panel-Folder options

Hello Michael, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if this may the issue and can help.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hey i have another problem and in my control panel it shows internet options without its name and the first icon and i cant rename or even open it, just blinks.
picture: http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss218/shadowking_00/help11.jpg
 

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My pc will not display the internet options nor can i open internet options in IE it justs flashes a second then does nothing. Tech support thought maybe it was maleware but thinks it is a software problem instead.

A:no internet options in control panel

Do you have the Windows XP Installation CD with you? If so, do a Repair Install.

Repair Windows XP by Performing a Repair Install (Part 1 of 2)

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hi,

i can't make the hidden files visible anymore.

i have a hunch that is the firewall that won't apply the saved changes but i am not sure.

here's what i do after i turn on the computer and log on to windows:

start>settings>control panel>folder options>then click on the "view" tab>hidden files and folders: i select "show hidden files and folders">click "apply">click "ok"

and here's what happens after i finish doing it: NOTHING.

the bloody settings just won't apply

anyone knows what's wrong and how to fix it?

thanks
 

A:folder options in control panel

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Hi everyone! Its my first time to visit this site find and Im thankful that my friend informed me about this. I just have a problem with my control panel. I cant find the folder options. I already used the MS-DOS> control folders but this keeps on prompting. "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions effect on this computer" . What should I do with this? I badlyneed this to figure out why my applications icon disappeared and looked like what is shown in the picture. All this started when I installed a desktop theme from microsoft website. Though I deleted and removed the program, still I cant revive the original application icons. Thank you very much and I hope someone can help me with my problem!!!!Thanks again!

A:Control Panel>folder Options Gone

All this started when I installed a desktop theme from microsoft website.Any chance of using a restore point from before it happened?http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...temrestore.mspx

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Where do I find it? I keep getting E-mail attachments that I cannot open which give me the same need for an application which I am supposed to rectify at the Folder Options Control Panel They have different postscripts ie ttx pps etc.
 

A:folder options control panel

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How do I satisfy a requirement to create an association in the Folder options control panel for an attachment to be opened from an E-mail. the .xls is new to me
 

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I am 79 yrs old. Previously i could set the power options to shut down the monitor after 10 min. I have tried everything but it will no longer shut down. I have XP HomeSP3 w carbonite for backup.

A:power options in control panel

See if this helps:

How to adjust sleep settings in Windows XP - YouTube

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I installedOpen Office and Microsoft Encarta on my laptop and when I try to register them I get the following error message appearing.

"This folder does not have a program assosiated with it for performing this action. Create an assosiation in the folder options control panel"

I know how to get into the file types in the folder options control panel but I don't know what to do from there to remedy. I don't even see Open Office 2.2 in there its still version 1.1. The same could be wrong with Encarta as it was a newer version of it that I installed also.

Can somebody point me in the write direction here.

Many Thanks

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I recently had my Lenovo Ideapad 100S-14IBR serviced and there was a swap out of the motherboard and harddrive.   Before the servicing, my machine had an Elan touchpad.  After the servicing, I now have a Synaptics touchpad.  This is all well and good, but I have no control over customizing the scrolling and clicking of the point.  I am able to open the Synaptics Control Panel, though the options for changing "Tap," "Drag & Drop," and other functionalities are not available to me to customize (i.e. they are greyed out).  I've updated the driver with the options available for my machine from the Lenovo website, and I have tried to update the driver via the files available from the Synaptics website.  However, no success.  Granted, this issue is not critical when it comes to the functionality of my machine, it is quite annoying and does make typing / navigating the interface difficult.  Any advice/insight would be appreciated. 

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Dear Sir

Suddenly I noticed this small problem in my computer.
Clicking on -Start-Control Panel-Other options- I discovered that the option "Software explorer " is dissapeared .
I dont know if there is a connection but recently I've installed and run Kaspersky KIS 2009 and Windows deskbar. The first program has find out some vulnerability but anyway has removed nothing the second did simply his job and now I've the research bar on my screen.
For the rest I did nothing unusual and so I don't understand what's happened.I'd be very glad if someone could give me a tip.

Many thanks in advance.

A:XP control Panel other options software explorer

I don't see a "other options" in control panel in xp. The closest I can see is in Windows Vista and it's called "additional options" but I don't see a "software explorer" in there.
I think software explorer is accessible from within Windows Defender, under tools, unless you have a control panel applet installed by a third party program.

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So yeah, this problem started a few days ago. My college has had trouble with a virus lately and i know i picked it up on my pen drive, i didnt beleive i had caught the virus when i put my pen drive into my computer but there was a big rumble with my firewall trying to block it.

Anyway, now if i try to open "Internet Options" in the control panel or in my browser, nothing happens except for a window appears to flash on screen for less than a second.
Also, i am browsing the internet using IE7 at the minute because when i try to load firefox, my screen freezes and i have to restart via the button on my computer. I originally could not delete firefox from my computer, but i have managed to now, i also tried to reinstall firefox and see if it did anything, but the problem just stays the same.

I am aware there are similar threads to this claiming that they cannot open their control panel, which made me think it might not be the virus afterall, but none of the solutions seemed to work and i have heard nothing about their internet browser freezing. I also find it strange that i can run IE7, so i think it must be something to do with my default browser.

Also, i have ran AVG and Adware etc, they found a few things and got rid of them but it has not fixed the problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated guys, sorry about the essay i've written here :P.

A:Cannot open internet options in control panel

Hello and welcome to TSF

I would recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.
Good luck

Please also remember DO NOT post your logs in this thread, please start a new thread here. (Just click on the coloured link.) and post the logs.

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Hey! To delete my files/cookies etc from the computer I normally go to Control Panel then click on Internet Options. But recently when I click on internet options, it pops up on the screen for less than a second then it closes. It used to work perfectly before so I can't explain why this keeps happening, I really need to delete stuff from my pc but the internet options screen wont stay up long enough to allow me to do this!

Does anyone know why this is happening?

Thanx
Jeri

A:[SOLVED] **Help** Control Panel -> Internet Options

Hello Jeri, Welcome to TSF!

Please try this workaround (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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Hi - How do I "re - activate" the internet options icon in the control panel ? thx. -

A:no internet options icon in control panel

Hi

The Internet Options Control Panel Extension is the file called inetcpl.cpl and can be found under C:\Windows\System32.
Check to make sure the file exists.
If the file does not exist you can run System File Checker.
To do this go to Start -> Run -> type sfc /scannow -> ok
SFC usually requires your Windows XP CD. Insert it when requested.
SFC should replace the inetcpl.cpl file as it is one of the protected Windows files.

Note that you could also have a restriction in place that prevents the Internet Options icon from displaying in Control Panel.

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I really hope someone can help me with this. I have Windows XP and the Internet Options in the control panel will not open. Same when I try to access it on line through Tools and Settings... still won't open.
 

A:Internet Options in Control Panel won't open

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I have only just noticed this issue when trying to open Sibelius 6 (music notation software) or Sonar X1. They both hang on starting and I have also noticed that in Control Panel, the Sound tab itself is unresponsive and won't open the next menu level. The same with 'manage audio devices' in the sub menu underneath it. I have a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB interface, which plays back audio fine. I have tried reinstalling the drivers for the Saffire to no avail, but this seems more like a Windows problem. Has anyone got any clues, as my work relies on me creating music and I just can't see another solution except reinstalling Windows, which would be a pain given the amount of stuff I have installed already

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:Sound options in Control Panel unresponsive

I have Sonar X1c and a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 (firewire) and an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R (USB).
I only use the Saffire Pro 40 or Fastrack Ultra 8R for recording. I have a separate PCI sound card that I use for "regular" PC audio.

I did have some problems with other ASIO devices in Sonar. I used to have a SoundBlaster sound card and that had ASIO drivers. When Sonar started it would look for the SoundBlaster and set that as the default device in Sonar. I finally dumped the SoundBlaster card for an HT Omega Striker 7.1 sound card for PC sound. The Striker 7.1 does not have any ASIO drivers. That fixed the Sonar problem.

First thought with the Focusrite unit is to make sure you have the latest Windows 7 drivers and also that it is showing up in the Windows Device Manager as "working properly", to start. USB devices, if the "Safely Remove Hardware" is not used to stop the device before disconnecting or powering off can cause the device status to be corrupted. When this happens you can connect the unit but instead of it showing as an audio device, it will show up as an "Unknown Device" in the Device Manager USB section. When this occurs, you have to uninstall the device in the Device manager, then physically disconnect the unit from the PC, restart the PC and after Windows starts, connect it and Windows should detect new hardware and reinstall it. This usually fixes this type of problem.

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I'm not able to access the options under the internet option icon? Running Avast & ran superantispyware..nothing but cookies came up. Looked through forums with nothing similar, any ideas what this could be? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:37:58 PM, on 2/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Nova Development\Greeting Card Factory Deluxe\ReminderApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
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A:Internet options in control panel not accessible

bump. Still no luck.
 

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HI. thanks for the opportunity to ask.

I have 5 kids. the teenagers are very computer saavy. i stink at this stuff. i want to know when i create new user accts in my control panel, how can i prevent the kids from making themselves "computer administrators" i want to be able to have only my husband and i to be able to change things around. the kids know how to get into the control panel and how to use it.
 

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Gudday all
I have just noticed that I cannot open the power options via the control panel in XP Pro on my laptop.
The power options is visible but clicking on it has no apparent effect i.e. nothing happens.
I noticed it because I wished to change the behaviour of the laptop itself.
I hadn't loaded any XP updates lately so I am assuming that that is not an issue.
I do not have an XP Pro disc as I brought the laptop 2nd hand.
Would I need that disc to repair anything? I do have a couple of XP Home discs.

A:Loss of power options via control panel XP Pro

try sfc /scannow on cmd prompt after running it as admin.

if that does not work you might need to obtain a copy of an XP cd and repair

your windows, places that sell computer software / hardware would be a first

place i would look for.

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Hello, I'm using Win7 x64 Ultimate edition.
 
Three days ago I did a clean install of my OS because it was having STOP messages regarding memory dump problems and issues with some drivers I had updated because I thought it would fix something. Anyways -- as I was setting everything back up on my computer and doing several hundred Windows Updates, before 100% of them were complete I installed Microsoft Silverlight, which failed to install (I had installed a few other programs like Java, Flash, Flashwave.) I know I know, I should've been more patient. But the only one which failed to install was Silverlight, the others were completely fine.
 
So yesterday I was going to watch something on Netflix and then I remembered my Silverlight hadn't properly installed. So I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, but got an error saying it didn't install properly. So I uninstalled again, then manually checked my C: drive and the Silverlight folder still had a bunch of files. I tried to manually delete them, but I got a warning box saying the files can't be deleted or moved because they are corrupt or don't exist.
 
I ran chkdsk with auto-repair enabled and it indeed killed the corrupt Silverlight files, BUT it also ate the Power Options from my Control Panel, which kinda sucks because I wanted to change the settings on how long my display stays/sleeps and whatnot. Power Options shows up under All Control Panel Items as an existing thing, but to the left of it the icon was a que... Read more

A:Chkdsk Ate Power Options in My Control Panel

Have you made sure that you don't have hardware issues such as a failing hard drive or bad ram?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 600238 MB, Free - 429472 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell BV, MCP73PVT-PM
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Updated and Enabled.

Internet options missing from control panel, can't reinstall IE9

Please help,,,,I think I lost the above after Windows Update installed. Following is hijackthis log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 02:38:02, on 02/07/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\zatray.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCTray.exe
C:\Program Files\PACKARD BELL\SetUpMyPC\SmpSys.exe
C:\Users\currys\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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A:Internet Options in Control Panel missing

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Help! I can't open internet options in IE 7 . It opens for a second and then disappears. In the control panel the icon is there, but when I click on it nothing happens. Any ideas?
 

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Some of the items in Control Panel (ie: Add & Remove programs) generate an error of "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing the action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

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Well...the sounds is mostly working, but I can't get into the SOUND options or the REALTEK HD AUDIO MANAGER in device manager. Oddly enough when I click on SOUND (and nothing happens), if I put the computer to SLEEP and then Wake It Up, the SOUND window then pops up. I tried updating the driver from the website etc.

Any ideas?

Thanks

A:Can't Acceses Sound Options in Control Panel

Hi All,

Bumping this 'cause I have the same problem. First with integrated Realtek, then with Audigy SE.

Gigabyte_GA_EP35_DS3L
W7 64

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I have been trying to get help. When you go into control panel and press Internet and network connections, then internet options, it doesn't load, execute, etc. The other icons are working but not that one. What do I do? I called Microsoft, they want $$$$$$$$$$$. I think it disappeared after trying to download the Internet Explore 7 which is another problem.
 

A:Help Control Panel Internet Options won't execute

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I have the same thing going on with my control panel! this is what my log from hijackthis has on it. can you HELP?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:02:17 PM, on 10/19/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QAgent\QAGENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\gtbuie\My Documents\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Internet Options Missing From Control Panel

Can you open Internet Options inside Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options?

If not, try: Restore Internet Options

Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Reboot.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

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 Since online vault downloaded on my computer I cannot remove it. I went into control panel to choose internet options but it will not open. Now it even doesn't show up in control panel only an icon with the globe and two check marks. What can I do?

A:I cannot click on internet options in control panel

Online Vault appears to be an application you installed.
 
See http://www.onlinevault.com/Faqs.aspx , scroll down to Online Vault Application for Windows® operating system.
 
Louis

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I cannot find the "Internet Options" in Control Panel.

Not sure why it's gone...How do i get it back?

Thank you!

A:Internet Options Missing from Control Panel

I figured it out on my own. I just had to re download IE 8

Not sure how to close this question?

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hello, i have a HP pavilion 05 5.1- 2600 build with windows xp professional service pack 3. system type x86
yesterday i restored it back to a july 17th restore point because it was getting slow and didn`t want to respond and was freezeing up, it seemed to work a lot better after the restore,then all at once i couldn`t get enternet explorer,then i tried the media player.i can`t get any program to load,now security anti-virus is gone.i tried to reformat but when i put the disk in it won`t load either,says there`s nothing on the disk.but there is

the strangest part about this is this computer system has c&d partitions on it, all this happened on d partition and i`am typing this and sending it on c partition.can any one help me get the d partition back ? BTW i tried OS disk in the c drive and it wouldn`t load there either.

mOLe tried to help me in the am i infected? forum but we didn`t fix it.he sujested i post here.
would someone like to try and help me get my computer to work any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:INTERNET OPTIONS missing in control panel

Have you run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic?

Free Hard Drive Testing Tools - Hard Drive Diagnostics - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/tophddiag.htm

Louis

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In Windows XP Pro, if I double click on the Folder Options ikon in the Control Panel I get an "Open With" window asking me to choose the program I want to use to open the file--in other words, I don't get the Folder Options window. The other applications in the Control Panel all seem to work ok. Also, I am able to access Folder Options ok in the Tools menu in Windows explorer. Can you tell me how to fix this problem?
 

A:Can't open Folder Options in Control Panel

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Hi,

I have recently upgraded from an ATI graphics card to an Nvidia 650ti and have noticed since the last time I had an Nvidia card, that quite a few options seem to have gone from the control panel is it normal to have only now have the options shown the screenshot?

A:Nvidia Control Panel Options Missing

No, it's not and here's mine:
Did you do a full install ? You might want to re-install the driver.

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Dear Forum,

I am in the process of checking that my devices and that when i go to my control panel - when i go to select - Indexing options - it will not let me.

It will let me operate all the rest of the items - but just that button.

I have operated SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - and there was no result.

can anyone suggest any fixes?

A:Control Panel - Indexing options - button not operational

Hi ,
A little more information will be helpful.
What is happening after you click it?

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Ok..

I'm working on a client's office computer... I was called in because the user had a fake A/V popup, so I ran a couple programs (Super Anti-Spyware and Malware bytes anti-malware) and cleaned it up. About 1 1/2 weeks later, I get another call because the user somehow got Incredimail on her computer and it kept popping up messages, and she can't get into a work-related site (the link wouldn't open, other users in her office can open the link). I removed Incredimail after much searching on how to do it. Their off-site 'corporate' IT personnel mentioned they couldn't help her... a day or two later, I hear that she and her boss tried to do a system restore to fix the issue (system restore came up after reboot saying it couldn't restore to the previous point)....

Now, when the user attempts to open IE7, a IE7 window without any of the regular "file/options/view, etc..." buttons or any toolbars appears, tries to load the home page, and the IE7 window closes. Also, there is no internet options in the control panel

Here is what I tried:

un/re-install of IE7 ---- no luck.
Installed Firefox, works perfectly, so problem is limited to IE.
Took drive home, installed as USB external drive to my laptop, ran three different anti-malware scans on it, came out relatively clean.
Checked HKCU/Control Panel for the 'don't load' key, and the inetcpl.cpl is not listed.
Nothing in the control.ini file at all
Tried chkdsk /R, di... Read more

A:Solved: IE7 issues/ no internet options in control panel

Ok, got this solved... uninstalled SP3, no dice, then uninstalled IE7... tested everything under IE6, worked fine, Internet Options back in control panel, able to browse successfully in IE6. Installed IE7, rebooted, installed updates (but NO IE8), rebooted, IE works fine now....
 

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I do not know what or even how I did this but whenever I try to access certain things like my web-cam, windows messenger or even add and remove programs I recieve a message that says "This File Does Not Have A Program Associated With It For Performing This Action" I cannot open system restore. or even Safe mode, I press f8 and it takes me to a screen that says my keyboard may not be plugged in correctly (and it is) and then has a press F1 to reboot , but cannot get to safe mode.. not really sure what to do there if I could...Please help.. all the information about my computer is in my account settings...thank you
 

A:file association /folder options in control panel

I do not know if I posted my forum correctly, could you please check to make sure? Thank You
 

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Power problem
 
Hi, Im having a few issues with my... POS computer :/ now, I need to look at my power options because my computer keeps shutting down unexpectedly like *Snaps finger* That. yah know?. its not like my game closes and the computer goes to shut down. it just ..Turns off. now i have a suspicion that its my power box that's doing this. to much power is being used and it..well, shuts off. or my graphics card is too hot or something and it shuts off because of that perhaps. But sometimes it does this and my card is cool.
 
But anyways I need to look at my Power options but when i click on it ...Nothing happens. that little loading sprite appears on my mouse cursor for like, a split second and then nothing. IT JUST WON'T OPEN.
I looked at other forums that showed me where a spare copy of power options is deep in the computer's files, i clicked on that and same thing happened, Nothing. it just won't let me get into my power options. idk wtf is going on with that. like, is there a way to FORCE it to open? O_O idk do something that makes it open? is there a program i can download to fix this? theres one for the Recycle bin. :/
 
Search function
 
It's the same with my Search function as well, i click on it and it won't open. there isn't even a loading sprite, it just doesn't work. I click on My computer/preload C: and there's this other search option available in the left side, i click on "Search for files or folders" it takes me to a little window wi... Read more

A:My Power options in The Control panel WILL NOT open (among other things)

If you are unable to open certain system windows, I would suspect system file corruption. However, you probably shouldn't start in power options, as these options generally control your pc when idle. You should start by looking in the event viewer for any error messages.When your system restarts randomly, it is essentially BSODing, but the current settings tell it to automatically restart. This usually happens due to faulty hardware or corrupt drivers.
 
control panel --> administrative tools --> event viewer --> system filter (on left of window) please respond with any error messages that appear around the time of random restarts.
 
 
Also recommended:
 check your hard drive for errors:
 
windows key + R --> type in cmd --> press enter --> type "chkdsk /r /f c:" --> press enter 
 
This will take a good bit of time depending on the size of your HDD. It will check and attempt to repair errors on your hard drive.
 
Check for system file integrity:
 
In the same command prompt --> type "sfc /scannow" --> press enter. (you may need to place your windows cd/dvd in the drive for this)
 
This will check the windows files to verify that they are authentic. (i.e not corrupt/hijacked by virus)

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Hello.

I am having some difficulty describing exactly what my problem is, because the many issues I'm experiencing seem to be unrelated. I'll just give a list of the symptoms that I have noticed:

1) Some things simply do not work. When I click "connect to...." from the start menu, I sometimes get a blank window which simply freezes and does not respond to alt+f4. This is also true for vista's backup and restore center and the "system restore" option. This isn't even always true; Sometimes they load, but just extremely slowly.

2) When I use ctrl+alt+delete, and select task manager, the task manager seemingly loads (it appears in the taskbar), but I see no window and right clicking and left clicking does nothing. This also happens when I load the task manager directly from system32.

3) I'm trying to install spybot search and restore right now. It stalls forever on one of the steps. (specifically, getting file information during 'download') Hitting cancel brings up "Do you want to cancel this download?" Hitting yes either does absolutely nothing or takes an extremely long time to cancel the install (I ignored this window for about 5 minutes and was surprised when I saw it had closed seemingly on its own.)

4) Some programs seem to be taking much longer to get started, but not taking longer after that.

5) Turning off the computer either takes forever or a very very long time.

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A:Task manager, several control panel options, and more don't work.

Let me update: Spybot eventually managed to completely install; I'm sure the results would be similar for other restore, too, if I don't interfere by trying to exit early. This seems to be a result that is new due to the system restore.

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i ws able to remove all the viruses in my computer which are outlook.vbs and RavmonE.exe. these viruses must be responsible for the missing of my 'Run' (in Start Menu) and 'Folder Options' (in Control Panel). i was able to remove the viruses already using Norton and McAfee but the Run and Folder Options are still gone. pLease help me retrieve them. what can i do without reformating my computer. thank you.

A:'run" In My Start Menu And 'folder Options' In Control Panel Is Gone

Some reading materialBleeping Computer - RavMonE.exe - Program InformationBefore even considering repairing we have to be sure that you are clean therefor we urge you to please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO N... Read more

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Hi guys. I have a strange problem. I've seen lots of people complaining about the Internet Options Control Panel icon vanishing, but in my case I still have it, but the label has vanished (image attached).

The internet options item is still available in Internet Explorer, and in both cases the options dialog appears as normal. I have IE7 but a few weeks ago I installed and then uninstalled IE8. I wonder if that could be the culprit (I hadn't noticed the Control Panel problem before today.)

I checked the registry entry at:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A3DD4F92-658A-410F-84FD-6FBBBEF2FFFE}

and couldn't see anything obviously wrong. The "LocalizedString" entry seems a likely candidate for giving the control panel title.

I don't believe I have a malware problem. I keep my system pretty well protected and clean.

Any ideas?
 

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Hi! I have a Samsung 2333HD monitor and 2 SLI'd 3GB GTX 580 GPU's. I was checking out the settings in the Nvidia control panel yesterday and noticed RGB color was set to 16-235, every time I update the drivers it reverts to that setting. Well I have had it that way for months and didn't realize it, so I switched to Full 0-255 and it made a night vs day difference! Played some (modded) Alien Isolation and the colors were way better! Then I noticed another setting today called "Output Color Depth" and it only has 8bpc as an option, while some others online seem to have 10,12 and 16 bpc options. I've heard something about this before when I read Alien Isolation was designed to support higher color depths. So I guess what I'm asking is what exactly is bpc and how do I get the higher settings? Do I need a better HDMI? Or does my monitor just stop at 8bpc?
I rarely game only playing occasionally every few weeks so I'm not to concerned whether or not my games support it. Though I use my PC daily to run an image slideshow and would like the best possible color.
Thanks guys!

A:Nvidia Control Panel Color Depth Options

Oh I should have mentioned the Nvidia Control Panel has a "Desktop Color Depth" option which is set to 32Bit, and then a "Output Color Depth" option which is set to 8bpc. I'm concerned about the "Output Color Depth".

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Hi Everyone,

I have been struggling with getting my SLI to work.

System:
| i7-2770k 3.5gHz | ASUS P8Z68-V Pro | 2x4gb Kingston Hyper X | PoV Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Cougar 750watt PSU | Windows 7 Enterprise |

The VGA cards are:
Connected via SLI link.
Connected to power.
Connected correctly on the Mother Board.

My Mother Board is SLI compatible.
My PSU is SLI compatible.
My drivers are installed and up to date.
I have re-installed my drivers as well.
I have updated my Bios as well. (During which my Primary drive got corrupted and I had to start all over)

Nvidia Control Panel is STILL not giving me any SLI configuration options. It detects that both VGA cards are connected and I can select which core to use, but nothing about SLI.

I'm stuck and need to be pointed in the right direction.

Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Nvidia Control Panel doesn't show SLI options

I know you said you've updated the bios but have you checked for settings related to SLI in the BIOS? There may be a setting to enable it.

Also from some of the forums I've read, people have resolved a similar issue by rolling back the Realtek Ethernet driver, apparently this is related to the Z68 boards. May be worth a shot at least since updating the driver would be simple enough.
 

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I cannot access Internet Options. This is missing in the Control Panel???
 

A:Solved: Internet Options Missing From Control Panel

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hi to all:

i'm using a Dell Latitude D600 notebook with W2K SP4

my problem:

when i click the Adminstrative Tools and Fonts icons using the Control Panel Folder (path:Start Button/Settings/Control Panel/Administrative Tool OR Fonts), no Administrative Tool nor Fonts folders come out.

i already checked the path the Fonts icon uses and it shows the correct path i.e. WINNT/FONTS. As for the Administrative Tool, I have no idea at all.

2ndly, when using the Explorer, I used to have the Advance Tab in the Folder Options, but for some reason, after I uninstalled most of my softwares, approx 28 uninstalled softwares ( I decided to run and maintain a 'lean' notebook), whenever I open the Folder options menu in the Explorer, I only get the File Types and Offline Tabs. It's important for me to get the Advance Tab back since I use this tab in conjuntion with the improved Advance option reg file found in MDGx.com.

The odd thing is everything acts normal except for the 2 'quirks' aforementioned.

Any help is much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Messed up Control Panel and Folder Options

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I'm posting a new thread because I've also lost my sound and get the rundll32.exe error and see no answers in other threads.
This is a seven year old Dell 8300 running Windows XP with a Pentium 4 processor and what the invoice refers to as "Integrated Audio". We played an old version of You Don't Know Jack a year or so ago and lost the sound almost immediately thereafter (coincidence?). I subsequently installed a new sound card from an abandoned computer and had sound for about five minutes. When I restart the computer my speakers make a brief 'blurp' on opening Windows. I've tried every troubleshooting possibility imagineable thus far but to no avail.
It occurred to me to uninstall the old driver but when I attempt to access the "install/uninstall" option from the control panel I receive an error message: "Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe". This error message also pops up when I attempt to access most any option in the control panel. Could these problems be related and is there a common fix..? It would be nice to work again with my iPod, etc. Thank you for any help..!
 

A:No sound & inability to access Control Panel options

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I opened Encarta Encyclopedia 2004 and typed in "Ireland" and clicked. The "Ireland" page appeared and when I clicked on a box titled "Listen to radio from Ireland" I received the following message:

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

How do I create such an association?

I believe that this problem may have resulted from something I did last night. I downloaded a program called MYIE2 and did not like using it, so I removed it. Afterward when I clicked on my IE desktop icon I received the following message:

Program Not Found
Windows cannot find MYIE.exe. This program is needed for opening files of type 'File.' Type in the executable file to be used instead.

I figure that removing MYIE2 almost certainly caused this problem and may also be the cause of my Encarta problem described above.

Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Bill
 

A:How do I create an association in the Folder Options control panel?

You need to install that program again and then remove it cleanly by using the Add/Remove in Control Panel or else follow the instructions in any readme file that comes with it. It should restore the functionality of your Desktop IE icon when uninstalled properly.

Since this problem just started last night, you should try running System Restore and selecting a date earlier than the problem. That would be the easy out.
 

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I have been having problems connecting to my modem and this morning I entered Control Panel - Phone and Modem Options and have error report saying "unable to open - may affect your telephoney". How can I reinstall Phone and Modem Options? Running Win XP Home Edition with service pack 3
 

A:Solved: Control Panel - Phone and Modem Options

Go to Start > RUN
Type in services.msc
Click OK
Scroll down to Telephony
Highlight Telephony to determine whether it's started. If it's not started, start it. You can right click the item and select Properties to view more details.
 

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Windows Vista 6.0 SP 2
IE 8
Dell Inspiron 1525

For the last couple weeks, I haven't been able to access the Windows Update page, or many other control panel functions. If I click on Windows Update, Backup and Restore Center, or Security Center (among others), nothing at all happens. I've tried to go to the Windows Update webpage, and it looks like it will open, then immediately closes. If I go to the Microsoft Update page, it's completely blank. No error codes or anything, just blank. Also, on Facebook, I can't "like" anything, or comment on someone's status. Several of the games aren't working either.

Probably not coincidentally, at about the same time, I started getting a message at startup saying something (I don't remember the exact phrasing) about reverting back to the original theme due to a conflict with another program, and also one that says "Runtime Error - Program: C:\Program Files\Dell|Media Direct\PCMService.exe" stating that the application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.

When this started, I was running AVG Free, not sure which version. When an AVG scan didn't pick anything up, I switched to Norton 360, which didn't find anything either, so I re-installed AVG Free 9.0. In addition to AVG and Norton, I've run Spybot Search and Destroy, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender (although I get an error when I try to update it). None of them have found anything. I did run a Hijackthis scan, but I have no ide... Read more

A:Can't access Windows Update or many Control Panel Options

http://pcsupport.about.com/b/2009/05/25/sf...he-easy-way.htmworth a shot also try thishttp://www.filehippo.com/download_autoruns...7e131b126c8faa/ok here is a working link andthe second link is for 7zip you canget it here http://download.cnet.com/3001-2250_4-10045...00421fd44c78103http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder,or your desktop. sorryevery link i post for autoruns is killed by this sitei think2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe". 3: Click on the "Everything" tab4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete. 5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions. 6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.7: Attach to your next reply.?Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).?It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.?Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.?Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe

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Hi,

Does any one know how to fix the User Account control panel when it has fewer options like this to make it back to normal?
It should have options like 'Change your password' 'Remove your password' 'Manage Another Account' 'Change Account Name' and 'Change Account Type'.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I used to use Outlook Express and now use web based email (comcast.net) I switched my default browser from IE to Google Chrome, but when I click on any web page's link to email... Outlook Express opens. I went to my "control panel, internet options, programs, email" and only Microsoft products are shown as choices. I would appreciate some help on this.
 

A:Solved: Control panel, internet options, programs, email

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Hi,

Does any one know how to fix the User Account control panel when it has fewer options like this to make it back to normal?



It should have options like 'Change your password' 'Remove your password' 'Manage Another Account' and a few others.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 User Account Control Panel has limited options

Select the Control Panel from the Start>Search option. Instead of the Control Panel you're receiving, you should get the all control panel items version

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Hey Guys,

I'm struggling with this problem in the last couple of days. My control panel lets Windows Explorer crash when I click an option inside the CP. I did few virus scans but there's no threats detected.

Here's a little preview I had captured:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkq16E70keA

Solutions will be greatly appreciated...
my specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
ECS GF8200A
AMD Athlon X2 64 5200+ 2.7GHz Brisbane
inno3D GTX 260 216 Freezer X2 448-Bit 896MB
4GB (2GB x2) G. Skill DDR2 6400 @ 800mhz (5-5-5-15: 2T, 2.04v)
Corsair 1000HX PSU
1x 320GB S-ATA HDD
2x 160GB IDE HDD
1x Ext. 2TB HDD
 

A:Solved: Control Panel crashes Windows Explorer in some options...

I like the youtube video. It shows us exactly what you were doing and what happened.

You can access Event Viewer from Start > Run and type eventvwr.msc so you don't have to access it from Control Panel. Look for red errors in System and Application that occured at the same time as your problem. The event logs may contain useful information about the cause.
 

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I accidently deleted the recovery folder. The one it says not to delete. I need to download something asap so if anyone knows how to fix this that would be amazing. Compaq Presario CQ56 model CQ56-115DX AMD V140

A:Recovery Folder deleted. Cant use control panel options or download.

Welcome to SF.

Try using the system restore function to a date before you deleted the folder.
I don't see this as a driver issue. If it is, then please explain how.

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The lenovo power manager left some pieces behind:

Does anyone know how to remove those items from the left side bar? Thank you.

A:Remove control panel power options side bar items

welcome to the forums a1manarme!

Let me say this before I say anything else, I am NOT a fan of registry cleaners. I do not trust them BUT of the registry cleaners out there the safest and least intrusive by far is the one built into Ccleaner. I would recommend you try running that to see if it helps. You can also check out Revo uninstaller as it will clean up this kind of thing as it uninstalls.

Or you can just follow the path's and delete them manually.

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i lost my folder options from both control panel and tools menu.
there is nothing wrong with group policy.
how can i recover it?

A:wanna recover my folder options from control panel & tools menu.

Welcome to TSF....

You might want to try this:

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

(The Windows? XP CD will be required for this procedure.)
(Recovery discs are not recommended with this procedure.)

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner does not delete any Personal Files, it just 'repairs' the core of the installation.

Restart the computer and as soon as it starts to 'fire up' continually tap the Delete key so that access can be made into the BIOS...once in here, reset the boot order this way...
• CD/DVD
• HDD (or IDE0)
• Floppy/Other device (if you don't have a floppy).
Insert the Windows? XP SP2 CD in the Drive; then, Save and Exit the BIOS.

Reboot the computer; a screen will appear, that says. .. Boot from CD.... Press any key to Boot from CD... follow the instruction... it will then progress to a Blue screen and load the basic drivers.

A prompt will appear to press r to enter the Recovery Console...PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS, as another option will come up to allow the option to 'Repair' the installation, and select the partition that needs repairing... please select this option.
Once that's done, it will continue to load; then, it will want to reboot, so just let it!
The computer will then be returned to the previous "Black Screen" saying Press any key to boot from the CD.. .this time DON'T... just let it reboot itself and it will then go to the next phase of the... Read more

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control panel > system and security > power options, {change when computer sleeps option is missing}. I have tried to dig into the related tutorials and forums for this problem. This is a desktop PC. Win 7 Pro 64 bit. 8 gb memory and a Seagate barracuda 2TB Hdd. The problem is The radio button to [choose when the computer sleeps] is missing that normally resides just below The radio button titled {choose when to turn off the display} I would really like to get this restored. Please see the attached file for a visual reference. win 7 pro 64 bit was just installed 2 days ago on a new Hard drive. Your help is needed .

A:control panel>system and security>power options, change when computer

What about if you click "change plan settings" next to the high performance plan?
Also what about in the "Change advanced power settings"

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Hi, I could use some help. When I try to open msconfig it closes immediately. When I search for a file on my pc the search closes to. When I uses the internet it will close when certain words are searched for. some of the words are; virus, trojan, avast. I'm using Firefox for the browser fyi. When I turn on my pc and sign in I get a message saying install NETframe.com v4.0  Honestly though, I think I uninstalled this myself by accident
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16686  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Sparks at 16:54:59 on 2014-05-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8152.6622 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\AUDIODG.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\hmpsched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork... Read more

A:msconfig closes immediately internet closes to

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

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

Cheers

Forto
 

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

So dev mgr shows a-ok?

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

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Please help. I tried everything, some were advised by HJT Team. i used mcaffe and norton AV to remove outlook.vbs and other viruses like ravmone.exe. now i don't have viruses. i also ran super anti-spyware in safe mode and i also ran the online virus scanner. i will run late the ccleaner. but i still can't find the command prompt in start menu and my folder OPTIONS! my folder options in control panel is important for me bec it hels me delete hidden files. thank you HJT

A:My 'run' In Start Menu And Folder Options In Control Panel Is Missing But Accdg To My Norton Av The Computer Has No Vir...

Hi,Open notepad and copy and paste next present in the quotebox below in it:(don't forget to copy and paste REGEDIT4)REGEDIT4[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]"NoRun"=-"NoFolderOptions"=-[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]"NoRun"=-"NoFolderOptions"=-Save this as fix.reg Choose to save as *all files and place it on your desktop.It should look like this: Doubleclick on it and when it asks you if you want to merge the contents to the registry, click yes/ok.(In case you are unsure how to create a reg file, take a look here with screenshots.)Also, since you were dealing with this flashdrive infection, although you said you cleaned it, I strongly recommend you run nextt tool to get rid of the leftovers:http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/s...Disinfector.exe

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Oy, these cyber hackers are driving us CRAZY.

Here is my HiJackThis log. Every time I load IE, it comes up for a sec. or 2, then closes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can use any other internet browser fine.

Thanks in advance.

- Ray
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:44:36 PM, on 9/21/2006
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:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Grxp4exe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATI9FA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\SEC\Natural Color\NaturalColorLoad.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ray\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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A:IE closes immediately closes when opened.

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I am getting an exception errror relating to a powercfg.cpl problem on a WindowsXP Pro SP3 system. (Sony VAIO laptop). I can run other .cpl files but I get an error message about powercfg.cpl when I try running "power Options" in the control panel or running the .cpl file from Start|RUN. I have backed up the 3 powercfg related files in system32 and replaced them with files from my XP Pro SP3 desktop system but it still works the same.

The exact error message is <An exception occurred while trying to run "shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\WINDOWS\system32\powercfg.cpl",">

I really don't want to reload the system for this small error...but I don't just want to live with it either.

Someone please help. I am a Windows/Linux Sysadmin.

A:"Power Options" in control panel deosn't work

Hi ne1scott and welcome to TSF !

Go to start => run and type
powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies

source : Power scheme options are unavailable on a Windows XP-based computer

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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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Did a search for "Indexing service" and was shown one result to see what was being indexed. After clicking the link, nothing happened. Tried it again, same result. Also, "Indexing Options" is not listed under control panel.
What's the problem here ??? Would appreciate HELP !!!!!!!!!!

Windows 7 HP

A:Control Panel Does Not Show "Indexing Options"

Hello Bej,

Double check in Windows Features to make sure that you have Windows Search checked. If you turn it off, this would remove Indexing Options in the Control Panel.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am running XP - and I tried to uninstall a photoshop program, and found that I have no more uninstall / remove "toggle" buttons in the "uninstall/remove programs" list??? (only 1 program out of about 35 still does...Microsoft Office program has these toggles available)

just fyi...another issue came up at the same time - website shortcuts in a desktop folder make the whole folder window freeze when I double click on the shortcut. thanks in advance
 

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Hi there. I have been trying to open Internet Explorer and it tries to open and then just closes without loading. I looked at previous posts, and I realized I cannot open Internet Options in the Control Panel either. I have tried to run the sfc \scannow and a black window opens and closes before I can read it or even see the words in the window. I have tried to run in safe mode and that does not work either. I have tried to boot in Safe Mode with Networking and it says that my internet connection is working fine (and my Mac laptop is connecting to the internet through the same connection). Also, McAfee will not load and I cannot uninstall it. I think McAfee might have it's own virus that is causing the problems. Please help!

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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....

To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:

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....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
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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Good evening,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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I have downloaded IE11 directly from Download IE Here Before that though I tried getting IE9, 10 and 11 through the Windows Update process. IE8 works on my laptop but I cannot get Direct x to function properly on http://www.moac.microsoftlabsonline.com I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling via the "Turn Windows features on or off" section of the control panel. Also reset IE through the control panel. Followed the instructions from this page as well. Internet Explorer opens, flashes, and then closes immediately when you start it Here is the link to the thread that suggested I seek help here.

Other browser (Firefox) works fine. I rarely use IE and only need it now to do the lab work for the 2 MOAC courses I am taking.

dds log:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126
Run by JohnnyD at 0:55:48 on 2014-07-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2942.1807 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Disabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Disabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServic... Read more

A:IE 11 - When opened, immediately closes

jdougs,

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your logs. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Please be patient with me during this time.

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This is primarily a informational post for those interested.. I found this post http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...regedit-msconfig-closes-immediately-upon.html and wanted to reply but it was closed.

I just copied my drive over using Western Digital's Data Lifeguard utility. Upon rebooting (and making sure the new drive was selected in the bios to boot from) I encountered 2 problems..

1: the boot menu (which had not previously been enabled) now showed two entries for "Default system", both which worked, but was annoying to me..
2: msconfig would not work for me to check the startup and boot.ini.

I ran through a lot of steps trying to get msconfig to work again.. copied the file to a different location, rename it as a different filename, check for virus/malware, even copied it from my laptop, and checking the registry entries.. Nothing would let this program run!
As far as antivirus programs, I run Avast! .. I was POSITIVE I had no virus malware, etc. Even still, I ran a boot time virus sweep. NOTHING found. Even ran HijackThis.. again nothing. After MUCH searching on Google and even these forums, I simply resigned myself that I was going to need to do a repair install (which I hate doing). I decided to check one last thing first.. manual edit of the boot.ini.

When I opened it up and compared to my laptop running the same version of the OS (Win XP Pro sp3) I noticed it was missing an entry .. the information under [operating systems] (second entry) was b... Read more

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When I try to use Hijackthis, it closes withing a maybe two seconds. I'm not exactly sure what's wrong.
When I managed to get the log by quickly pressing the button, the log hadn't work either until I changed the name of the file. Also, certain websites that deal with hijackthis, closes my explorer immediately. D:

But here's the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:55:18 AM, on 7/18/2007
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:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
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A:Solved: HJT closes almost immediately.

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I was trying to install updates on our desktop last night and had to roll back because the XP3 update could not install. Now IE does not work. I try to install IE8 through automatic updates and it cannot finish the installation. Also when I first logon to my machine, I get the messages cannot find and could not run or load C:\windows\inet2003\winlogon.exe.

A:IE opens then immediately closes

Its wise to make sure when you are doing updates and Service Packs to make sure the system is 100% malware free. With that said, why wold the SP3 not install? Did you recieve an error and if so what was the EXACT error message?

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Whenver I start msconfig it immediately shuts down. I know its a virus and ive seen other boards on it but none of it helped me out. I used Hijackthis but dont know what to do now. This is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:06:36 PM, on 4/23/2013
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\acer\epm\epm-dm.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\OSDCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\Wbutton.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\28463\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\AutoProtect\DrvMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.318\SSScheduler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\XP-1B65F206.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

A:msconfig.exe closes immediately

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

Hi, you need first to download Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24
You are missing out on important Windows Update and your Pc is not protected.
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Once you have installed SP3 - restart your Pc and check for Windows Updates.

When that is done - post a New Hjt log.
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Download Security Check by screen317 from
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Or
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
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Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
 

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Internet Explorer closes immediately after loading on my ThinkPad. I have run a virus scan using my installed Internet Security scanner (Comodo), but it has found no threats. Following the instructions for this forum, I have run dds.scr and gmer.exe. DDS.txt is pasted below; ark.txt and atttach.txt are zipped together in the attachment. Any guidance would be most helpful.


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by asquared at 13:48:30.78 on 27/01/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3037.2317 [GMT -8:00]

AV: COMODO Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {043803A5-4F86-4ef7-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}
FW: COMODO Firewall *enabled* {043803A3-4F86-4ef6-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ATK Hotkey\GFNEXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ATK Hotkey\LFKAS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnp2uvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenov... Read more

A:IE closes immediately after loading

Hello XEyedBear,

I see you also ran ComboFix. Are/were you being helped at another forum?

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I am having the same problem. I have tired resetting, I ran sfc and no issues were found. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling. Also tried the tweaks from majorgeeks.com. I have tried IE9 via update and IE11 via update and also from downloading. Also I just finished a clean install on a tower and have the exact same issues there. I am desperate here. I need IE to complete MOAC labs. Both machines are running Win7 64bit. Laptop has Home Premium and the new tower is Pro. Both machines have the OS on one partition with registry point program files to a second partition.

A:IE 11 - When opened, immediately closes

Moved to a thread of your own, please do not hijack another thread, making one of your own will get you help specific to your issue.
Do you have any other issues, where did you get the copies of windows that are installed, have you tried running a startup repair. What about other browsers do they have the same problem.

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Hi All,

Internet Explorer (7 and 8) will open and close immediately under Vista Home Premium. I have tried the following:

1) Run IE in no adds-on mode. Does the same thing.

2) Reset all settings under the Internet Options Panel---when it gets to the third part 'Applying Default Settings' it fails.

3) Run Malware Malabytes in Safe Mode---nothing detected.

4) Install IE8 (wasn't working back when it was IE7), still no luck. Uninstalled back to IE 7, no working, and then back to IE8.

So, any ideas? I normally use Firefox and Opera, but there is one specific work-related website that requires some ASP scripting that neither Firefox or Opera can handle!

Thanks!

-bea

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:20:46, on 26/08/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\W... Read more

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Also Outlook Express if I select to display images on HTML e-mails, or reply or forward an HTML e-mail. Firefox runs just peachy!
I hope I did all of this right. I really appreciate the assistance!

Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:38:42 PM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Novadigm\AXF\Bin\XFSrvcNT.Exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CmgShieldSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\SPA\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\SPA\snac.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ccs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Communication Now\2119264\Program\ServiceWrapper-2119264.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\iPass\iPassConnect\iPassPeriodicUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ssonsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework... Read more

A:IE closes immediately upon launching

Bump.

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Unfortunately I need IE7 for a stupid little app I'm running. IE6 and IE8 just won't work with it :-(
Machine is XP MCE-SP3 and was recently formatted so it's pretty clean.
Anyway same old story, IE6 works...IE8 works...IE7 opens for 500ms or so and disappears.
The process closes so it's not an issue where the window is simply hidden.
**********
I don't use this machine to get on the net
PC Functions:
Run MCE
Run IIS
Run an MS SQL DB that keeps tabs on my movies
Some video encoding using VirtualDub
Non MS Software Installed:
K-Lite Codec Pack
PowerISO
XP-AntiSpy (tweak)
Winrar
--Nvidia Drivers
MS Software installed:
MS ForeFront Client Security (AV)
MS SQL Server 2005
**********

Scanned with MS Forefront Client Security...nothing found
Scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware......nothing found
Machine preperation for further troubleshooting:
1) All Run items removed (HKCU, HKLM, Startup Groups)
2) AV Service Completely disabled,
(no other security or spyware apps installed)
3) No toolbars or add-on's installed but I still checked disable all third party add-on's in Inet options.

Troubleshooting:
===Stage 1===
Downloaded IE7 setup to local drive
Uninstall IE7
Reboot
Install from local file
Reboot
Hit [Tools>Inet Options>Advanced>Reset]
===Stage 2===
Create new local admin account and login with that account.
I rip out out 7, reboot and IE6 works fine again.
Install IE8 it works great.
Rip out 8 back to 6 works fine
Install IE7 again... Read more

A:XP SP3 - IE7 opens and closes immediately

What is the app that you are trying to run? Is there not an update that will work with IE8, or at least a bug fix?

When was the last time this program was working properly?
 

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Unfortunately I need IE7 for a stupid little app I'm running. IE6 and IE8 just won't work with it :-(

Machine is XP MCE-SP3 and was recently formatted so it's pretty clean.

Anyway same old story, IE6 works...IE8 works...IE7 opens for 500ms or so and disappears.
The process closes so it's not an issue where the window is simply hidden.

**********
I don't use this machine to get on the net
PC Functions:
Run MCE
Run IIS
Run an MS SQL DB that keeps tabs on my movies
Some video encoding using VirtualDub

Non MS Software Installed:
K-Lite Codec Pack
PowerISO
XP-AntiSpy (tweak)
Winrar
--Nvidia Drivers

MS Software installed:
MS ForeFront Client Security (AV)
MS SQL Server 2005

**********


Scanned with MS Forefront Client Security...nothing found
Scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware......nothing found

Machine preperation for further troubleshooting:
1) All Run items removed (HKCU, HKLM, Startup Groups)

2) AV Service Completely disabled,
(no other security or spyware apps installed)

3) No toolbars or add-on's installed but I still checked disable all third party add-on's in Inet options.



Troubleshooting:
===Stage 1===
Downloaded IE7 setup to local drive
Uninstall IE7
Reboot
Install from local file
Reboot
Hit [Tools>Inet Options>Advanced>Reset]

===Stage 2===
Create new local admin account and login with that account.
I rip out out 7, reboot and IE6 works fine again.
Install IE8 it works great.
Ri... Read more

A:XP SP3 - IE7 opens and closes immediately

You can try to run the following command to see if any DLL files are missing/damaged.

sfc /scannow

Try also the install folder of the app you use with IE7, if there is a DLL called PSAPI.dll
if there is delete it or rename the file.

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I just installed AIMMusicLink and all of a sudden AIM won't work. I try to run it and the screen flashes really quick and then closes. I uninstalled the music link program, reinstalled AIM 6.8, uninstalled 6.8 and installed 6.9 beta and then gave up and started using 5.9 which does work. Any ideas to why 6.8 won't work? I even searched the registry and deleted everything that had to do with musiclink but it still didn't work.

A:AIM opens and then immediately closes

meebo works if you cant fix aim meebo.com

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IE 11 opens and then closes immediately. The only way to open IE 11 is to right click on IE shortcut, select properties, then set to open minimized. Then click IE 11 on toolbar, and it opens. Setting IE 11 to Normal or Maximized causes IE 11 to open then immediately close. I have removed then re-installed IE 11, ran malewarebytes and ccleaner but IE 11 still has the same problem. I turned off GP rendering. I am out of ideas, does anyone have any other methods to try?

A:ie 11 opens then closes immediately

Run CCleaner-Slim or CCleaner-Portable & remove everything it finds, then try IE11 again. If that doesn't do it, go to Internet Options > Advanced tab, then click the reset button located near the bottom.https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...

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I am unable to access IE (Win XP home edition)
The IE white screen opens and then closes after a few seconds. I have tried to do a system restore - and I can't even get that to open.

I have attached the output from Hijackthis. When I attempted to run the dss tool, it was unable to complete. I tried several times and recieved a Windows error - "dss.exee has encountered a problem and needs to close".

Please help!!

Thanks

A:My Ie Opens And Then Closes Immediately - Pls Help!

Hello brownth01,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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