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My control panel is a list, not icons HELP

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

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

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

You need to change your views.
See attached image:

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The icons in my windows Control Panel keep changing back to list view after I have changed them to icon view. I have list view applied to all folders accept My Computer which is in icon view and it stays that way, but for some reason Control Panel wants to stay in list view which I find very annoying!
Any ideas anyone please
 

A:Control Panel icons automatically change to List view

have you already checked the help files, and MS's online knowledge base?

i'll look and see if it does that on mine and get back to you.
 

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I have a Home Vista Basic, I loaded a spyware /internet security program from my Internet provider. The spyware diagnostic tools will not start/work and one of the suggestions is to reinstall the program. I tried to uninstall the program and it is not listed/found in the control panel. I can see that the program is is in the program files but cannot uninstall it as the control panel is not showing it, therefore cannot be selected for uninstalling.

Help will be appreciated please..

A:Control Panel will not list program to uninstall

hello

Is it listed in your start menu in all programs? click on it. it may have an option to uninstall there.

good luck

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Trying to uninstall some apps. Some are missing from Control Panel uninstall list of apps
How can I find them? Windows 10

A:Programs Missing From Control Panel List

Originally Posted by NOPD


Trying to uninstall some apps. Some are missing from Control Panel uninstall list of apps
How can I find them? Windows 10



Don't you mean Start then All Apps
If they are missing then they must be uninstalled already.
If I have got it wrong then please explain more of what you are trying to do and what Apps you are trying to remove.

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The list of programs that appears when I attempt to uninstall a program has become truncated and I must scroll down through a long blank space to find the remainder of the list. Since I do not use this feature that often I have no idea what I may have done to trigger this problem,... Any ideas out there for a means of correction?
 

A:Wdos XP Control Panel Add/Remove List

Two fixes ...
If you have had autocad installed on your computer go here:
Add/Remove white space caused by autocad - Kelly's Korner
There are two fixes there.

Otherwise, this one:

Line 226-right
Add/Remove white space - general - Kelly's Korner
 

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When displaying installed programs in the control panel it stops after those starting with o
the programs like windows live do not appear yet they function fine.
is there some way to fix this?
I have run so far run adwcleaner, junkwareremovaltool,and rkill and although it did find many items and deleted them I still have a installed programs list that does not list beyond Oxxxxxx
I did get this from another post on SevenForums before starting this post.

Larry

A:programs not displayed in control panel list

Did you un-install a program just before this happened?

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We have Windows 7 x64 SP1 in around 200 systems.
We need to get list of installed software from each system exactly same as in Control Panel
Till now :
1 .We have tried using registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
but it couldn?t list all softwares as in control panel and total count of software differs as in control panel and registry.
2. Tried using wmi query using power shell command
 get-wmiobject
-class ?Win32_Product? -computer
$computer
But it is not recommend to run this command on productionas per
 link
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/11/13/use-powershell-to-quickly-find-installed-software.aspx


So, How can we achieve this to get exactly same list as in control panel
Thanks

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I have on board sound Realtak, I finall got them working by they are not listed on the control panel. What do I need to do to get Windows 7 to list them?

The recording device in Windows 7 does not work with my headphone/mic set.

A:Windows 7 will not list my head phone or mic in control panel

Did you get software with the set and install it? Are you using the ports on the front of the case or on the back?

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I've just uninstalled Photoshop CS4 (after installing CS5).

However, the program name 'Adobe Photoshop CS4' is still listed in Control Panel/Programs list and it's annoying me!

The item was 300Mb+ and is now showing as 3.77Mb.

How can I get rid of it? I can't right click/delete. Is there another way?

Thanks.

D.

A:Removing item name from Control Panel/Programs List

Hello Dinarius,
It may be that the registry key was not deleted.
Download this free app and clean the registry.
Reboot and check.

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download (Backup Registry When Prompted).

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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

A:Control panel icons

Greetings

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

Cheers

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

[email protected]

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

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

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

A:Control Panel Icons

Hi allen....

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

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hello,

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

Thanks so much for any help.
Boutros
 

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

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

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

Good luck.
 

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

A:No Icons Appear In The Control Panel

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

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

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

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

A:Control Panel Icons?

Showolf said:


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

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

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

According to this it appears you may be infected.

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

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

A:Control Panel Icons

Hello Stoj,

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

Removed link, use the one below instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

A:Icons in Control Panel

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

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Hello gang,

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

Thanks

A:Control Panel Icons

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

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

A:Icons Control Panel

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

Thanks,
Kukag

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Ok, so I noticed that for a while I haven't been here my microsoft sounds when I boot up and shut down my machine. At first I thought that I didn't have the sound files but that wasn't it.

I went into control panel, sound and audio devices and click on the sound tab. Under the program events list, I notice that many of the program events were missing such as windows start up and windows shut down. This is why I wasn't hearing any sounds when I would shut down and start my computer.

My question is, how do you get those items back on the program event list?

I use windows XP home edition computer.

Any help or suggestions? The thing is the a lot of the items in the program list are missing. So lets say I wanted to change the sound that I hear when I turn my machine on, I would go under windows and highlight windows start. But on my program list, it is not there. Hence I have no sound when my computer goes on. It is a stupid thing I realize that but I am curious how the items were lost and wondering if I can get them back. But hey, my computer is 6 years old and still runs great. I should just be happy with that.

A:Missing items on Program list in Control Panel Sounds

i have the identical problem. i have discovered that if i create a new user account, all the program events are available. if i try the run command for sfc / scannow it asks me insert the windows xp install cd but won't recognize it when i do. I don,t think there is anything short of doing an xp repair that will solve my problem. if you come up with something let me know.

Thanks, Jeff

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In my control panel, the list of programmes is just 4 programmes, instead of many I used to have. I have reinstalled windows 10 (keeping my files intact) but that has not helped. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3976 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 448 GB (253 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, VA50_HW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi Hound,

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

Many thanks and good luck.

Swilkenman

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

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

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Would appreciate some help here.

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

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

A:[Solved] XP Control Panel Icons

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Hi,

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

Many thanks

A:Duplicate icons in Control Panel

G'Day Bob, Welcome to TSF!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind Regards,

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

Anyone have any other suggestions? This is very troubling.

A:Missing Icons in Control Panel

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

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

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

What to do???

HELP!
Benji
 

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

A:[SOLVED] Control Panel Icons

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

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

Thank You
MilGar

A:Lost Icons in Control panel

Originally Posted by milgar


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

Thank You
MilGar



Welcome to the Vista x64 Forums

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

Let us know if that helps you.

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

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

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

A:Disable icons in control panel

Hi

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

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

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

A:Changing Icons in the Control Panel

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

A:Where are the control panel icons stored in XP

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

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

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



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


Thanks

A:Control Panel icons without any name or address

Hello Jefry, welcome to Vista Forums!




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


How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Vista

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Hello,

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

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

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

Salyut!!!
 

A:Icons From Control Panel Going Missing

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

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

A:duplicate icons in control panel

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Hi

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

Please Help

A:Control Panel Icons Sometimes Go missing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 7LuvsMJ


Hi

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

Please Help



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

Are you buying the same brand of computer?

It is something in common with both computers.

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Hi, I'm hoping that you can help.

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

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

Any help you can give will be much appreciated!
 

A:No response to some Control Panel icons

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

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

*.cpl

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

c:\windows\system32\joy.cpl

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

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

Thanks
 

A:Duplicate Icons in Control Panel

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

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

*.CPL

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

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

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Hello All,

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

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

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

Happy Troubleshooting !
 

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

A:sort icons in control panel

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

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

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

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

A:Control Panel Icons Have no text

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

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

A:Control panel will not open icons

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

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

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

I receive no error messages or anything.

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

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

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

A:I cant click on any Control panel Icons!

Hello,

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

Regards,
Sysesc

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

A:double icons on control panel

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

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

A:Two Control Panel Icons on Taskbar

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

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

A:Missing Control Panel Icons

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

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

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Hi Guys,

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

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

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Andrew

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