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Q: speed and control panel

1) lately noticing pc very slow. trying to type something takes forever whelther on internet or not.15min. goes by before see 1 letter on screen.
2)also, i can open control panel and but i can't open anything inside. Things like "Add/remove programs", "Display" etc... things inside control panel will open when clicked on but close right away. can't get them to open and stay open.
3)can't empty trash or cookies
4) i have Mcafee virus scan , i try to scan for virus, but it stops in middle and kicks me off. Try to re-download, but that to stops and kicks me off.

could i have spyware or virus? or both/

should i reformat harddrive? and reinstall eveything? I'd rather not if i don't have to.

Preferred Solution: speed and control panel

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Please help. Either a virus or malware has removed my access to the Control Panel & Task Manager, and also within the last day or so, I have this Internet Speed Monitor which pops up and is not blocked by my Defender Firewall/Spyware/Virus program (it is not worth purchasing)
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:12:46 PM, on 9/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Defrag\bin\defenderProDefragService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:2 probs- no Control Panel/Task Manager, and Internet Speed Monitor

NOTE: If you have downloaded ComboFix previously please delete that version and download it again!

Download this file :

Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log

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

Download Superantispyware (SAS) free home version


Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.
Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:
o Close browsers before scanning
o Scan for tracking cookies
o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
o Please leave the others as they were.
o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.
On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.
On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.
Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.
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How to open "All Control Panel Items" from the command line? thanks...

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

Is this what you are referring to?

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands

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Good evening,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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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:


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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There is a weird thing in my control panel called Akami Netsession interface control panel, how can I remove it?
It says Application not found when I click it.

Screenshots: Screenshot by Lightshot
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A:Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

Hello Josh,

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


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

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps,

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

A:restore mouse control panel in control panel

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

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

A:No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
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A:Control Panel Problems - Cannot find control.exe

Hello, owain182
Welcome to TSF

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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

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

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

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

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

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

many thanks


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I cant go to my control panel it says I dont have access..It keeps saying "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator... HELP plus I keep getting this pop up that claims its from windows but it takes me to trustedantivirus.com .... Please help...

I should have put on here that I am using XP Pro and it wont let me do the restoral back to before the problem.... I am at a loss please help

A:I Cant Get Into My Control Panel :'(

Please print out and follow the generic instructions for using "SmitfraudFix".(If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously, please delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!)-- If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move smitfraudFix.exe to the root of the system drive (usually C:\), and run it from there.Please download MsnCleaner.zip and save to you Desktop. In addition to removing infected files, it will remove certain restrictions on your system often disabled by malware.Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop. (click here if your not sure how to do this) but DO NOT use it yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8. To do this restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A boot menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Double-click MsnCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the "Analyze" button.A report will be created after the scan and will be saved to C:\MsnCleaner.txt.If it finds an infection, click the "Deleted" button.Reboot normally and post the contents of MsnCleaner.txt in your next reply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

the following are all applications that were created 11/06:
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any help would be very appreciated

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

A:xp control panel help

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

To run System File Checker

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

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When I click on control panel it opens and closes straight away. If I go into Computer and click expand it does show me the contents of the control panel. it wont however do anything if I click explore. Could anyone tell me how to restore my Control panel please

A:Control Panel

If you are using XP or Vista you can try a system restore back to a point where it worked.

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

A:Control Panel

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

A:Control Panel Is Gone

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

a) at RUN> type control panel

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

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Like a few guys before me I have picked some malware (these scumbags suck our precious air) that denies access to the Control Panel and I get the message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions.............Please refer to System Administrator" I am Sys. Admin. (stand alone pc). I have reset the settings for NoControlPanel in my registry and tried to open control.exe, which gave me same message. (These suggestions I found on an earlier thread). Tried everything (except putting an axe through the box), still get this same error message and I'm still locked out. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

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I have windowsXP.. When I went to a site that was for cleaning up viruses, spyware and /or whatever,, it asked to 'extract my files' before doing so , so I clicked on yes.. I had been searching for anything to enable my music in the pc to be heard in a music chatroom in Paltalk.com ..program, which I haven't been able to do. After leaving this PCMightyMax site, I found that my control panel had been extracted or was missing.Now I can't access it no matter what I do. I wanted to get rid of my cookies and temp. files and I'm not sure how to get to it , if I can. With my limited knowlege of the workings of this pc I messed things up. It's been to a repair shop and they did solve a few things and cleaned up problems but still can't get my music played into the paltalk music room or find my control panel, for starters. Hope I've made things clear

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

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

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

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

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



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found your site by searching my problem on my spare computer. i have read in your forum the EXACT problem i am having with my toshiba laptop and it is being solved by downloading a 'highjack this' however, i cannot download anything, or get online with my laptop now! do i have to completely 'take it down' to when i first bought it? if so, could someone tell me how? it all started a few days ago, i kept getting popups saying i had spyware and to download something. i never downloaded the trueantispyware.com like it said, but now my control panel is completely gone, and my computer will not let me do certain tasks and now it won't connect to online at all anymore. it keeps saying it will not perform due to tasks in affect on the computer and to contact the administrator. help please! i can't follow your directions to download, because i can't download anything on it. any suggestions? thanks so much for your time.

A:control panel gone

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

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

A:control panel

sfc /scannow

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Hello. I wasn't entirely certain where to put this because I'm fairly new, so forgive me. My problem is I encountered a virus a couple of days ago (winavXX.exe) and a couple of others. I did a little research online and found that it could be pesky and needed immediate removal. I downloaded Prevx 2.0 and it removed all of the components without any trouble.

The problem is my taskmanager and control panel no longer appear. I did some further googling and found the "Lost Control Panel" thread by 'HarleyGirl14.' I followed the initial instructions and downloaded Deckard's System Scanner. The scan worked fine and I got the two text files. After she sent the extra file, she was told to download Combofix.exe and follow the instructions. I've downloaded Combfix but will not run it until you've seen my extra file. Here it is below.

Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by Owner on 2007-09-16 17:22:44
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
34: 2007-09-16 22:24:41 UTC - RP462 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
33: 2007-09-15 23:35:34 UTC - RP461 - Installed Prevx 2.0 Agent
32: 2007-09-15 07:53:15 UTC - RP460 - System Checkpoint
31: 2007-09-13 11:16:38 UTC - RP459 - System Check... Read more

A:No Control Panel

Will you now run ComboFix and post the log....

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

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

A:no control panel

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


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For some reason when I open my control panel and go to add/remove programs it is not giving me the option to remove most of the programs. And it also has alot of weird things in there that were not there before. I did have kodak easyshare on my computer but did go to the program and delete it as I think that was part of the problem. But I have things in there like:

What are these and how can I go about removing these? Help!1

A:Need help w/control panel

Hi, Most of those items are required, parts of drivers for hardware like Sound, your memory card reader for pics...and parts of Windows, other software that is OK.

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

A:Control Panel

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

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Ok, so whenever I try to run "control panel" it tells me that "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I restored all settings to their default, and I still can't get to the control panel. Also, I have a virus on my computer that says (Misspellings and all):"Warning! Potential Spyware Operation!Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to pervent any unathorised access to your files! Click here to download spyware remover...Yes No"I found a program to fix it called "Smitfraudfix" but when I try to clean the registry with it, it says that the administrator won't let me. If anyone can help me, that'd be awesome. Thanks in advance.~Moved from Windows XP~ TMacK

A:Can't Use Control Panel


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

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



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This is my first time actually posting on any forum for help so I don't know if I am posting under the right forum!

I keep getting a pop up that says: "Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\syster32\proper.exe" and a pop up about rundll or something. Also, I keep losing the control panel option from time to time. I tried to install microsoft sp2 but it does not let me install it.

Here is the HijachThis log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:47:39 PM, on 2/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:pop ups and no control panel

Hello and Welcome. Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

If you still require assistance for this issue, and since it has been a few days since you first posted, please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
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Now I did it.. I loaded what I thought would help, "tweakui", I didn't like it, so I unloaded it. Now my control panel won't let me get my icons back. I only get the generic sheets. Can anyone help me out, I've tried all the views, I'm sure thats not it. Thanks. Silverado.....

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the control panel on my windows xp system no longer on system.

A:control panel gone

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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

can't seem to find a way

thanx in advance

A:control panel pin

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

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

Any wizards that could help me - please ?

A:Control Panel

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

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my control panel is missing from my start
i just noticed it last night and dont know what happened

A:control panel

What happens if you do a:
Start / Run / Control (enter)

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

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

A:control panel

IF you are running XP.

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

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

A:Control panel

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

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

A:NO Control Panel

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

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

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

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsch... Read more

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Hello all,

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

win xp pro
cable connection

A:control panel

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

A:Why is my control panel gone?

Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.


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

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

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

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

here is my hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:26:15 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
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A:No Control Panel

Download http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe and save it to your Desktop.

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

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

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

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I can't access my control panel. When I click on it I get a message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." Where do I find that and how do I fix this?

A:control panel

Hi and welcome to TSG,

1st try to access it from safe mode. The best way is to fix this with control panel. Ha ha, and that seems to be your problem so try get in from safe mode and we will continue.


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Help Guys,

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

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


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My control panel is no where to be found and most things i click on, like add/remove programs, the clock, always say that the operation has been canceled due to restrictions on the computer. I am the administrator and dont know whats goin on.... ok... i did the steps to get started but when i run the GMER rootkit scanner, it always closes before it finishes scanning.

here is the contents of dds.txt

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by GOLDBERG at 10:55:14.92 on Sun 06/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2800.1106
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.1.1252.1.1033.18.447.149 [GMT -4:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-N Network Monitor\NICServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
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A:control panel... MIA

Hello and welcome to TSF

Let's try to get a GMER log. You must have extracted gmer.exe to your desktop for this to work.

Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into Notepad:


@echo off
copy /y gmer.exe omer.exe
start omer

Save this as run.bat Choose to "Save type as - All Files" next to gmer.exe
It should look like this:
Double-click run.bat & allow it to run.

Then, use these settings to produce a log.
If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent .
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click NO.

Click the image to enlarge it

In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ... Sections
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it to your next reply.
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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