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How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

Q: How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

I need to block/hide/disable in the control panel the option "Change Adapter Settings". I have a DHCP server and I dont want my users configure a network adapter with a fixed ip.

I am looking for registry section or a directive that makes the trick.

Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

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A: How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

I found this software, but I wonder how it is made the trick.

I need to apply "it" throw an in-house application.

Edit Windows 7 Registry Software, Customize Windows XP Registry Settings, Tweak Registry Editor

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

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A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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right now it's at "list" and it's too small to read. can i change the font size or maybe to
"small icons" or something readable?

thx

A:how can i change the "views" in control panel

Hello miltk,

If you like, you can switch the Control Panel to show in large icons view to help.

Control Panel View - Category or Icons

If you like: Control Panel Icons View Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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First of all, sorry if this is a duplicate thread, I attempted to search for an up to date thread for my question.
I am using an HP pavilion G series laptop running Windows 7.
When I go here --> Network and Sharing center/Change adapter settings
The window that opens is completely blank and does not show any adapters.
What I'm trying to accomplish: I am attempting to bridge my wireless internet connection between my laptop and my Xbox 360, which I have done many times before. I'm not sure what happen, I didn't make any system/hardware or driver changes since the last time I had my bridge connection working. I have tried a few things that I found on an old thread on this forum but nothing has worked. I am at a loss and am really close to restoring Windows all together. I can supply an IM or Email address to get support if needed. Any help on this issue is very much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: "Change adapter settings" is not showing anything

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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I have searched to see if this was asked before without any success. Maybe someone has run into this problem before.
When I open "my computer" or "control panel" after I close it...it automatically goes into Internet Explorer as a blank page. Most of the time, when I close the IE blank page...it stops responding and I have the control-alt-delete to "end the program"
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:closing "my computer" or "Control Panel" open internet explorer window

Possibly malware - anything openning ie on its own raises an alarm in my books. Post a HJT log to the malware removal section of the forum and let the experts take a look at it
 

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The "Idle-time Full System Scan" in Norton 360 v4 is bogging down my computer constantly, and there is no option to turn it off in "Automatic Tasks".

I contacted Norton and (after several attempts to find someone at Norton who could understand what I just said above and getting "hung-up" on over Norton chat. Inexcusable!!!) I was able to get a hold of a technician who told me that Norton intentionally removed this option "for security reasons, because they didn't want people turning it off".

The problem is, people will then be forced to turn it off by turning off ALL scheduled tasks (under "Settings/Scheduling/Schedule:Manual Schedule") and that is an even worse security problem than the relatively small one that would be created by turning off idle-time full system scanning.

Once the system has completed a full system scan, all files are on-access scanned anyway, so running a full system scan every 3-4 days is rather silly and extremely annoying--especially, because it will continue to try to run every time the system is idle if you cancel it.

A warning urging the user to not turn off idle-time full system scans without fully understanding the risks, and after explaining the risks, would be VERY preferable. Or at least the option to run the full system scans when the system is idle on a certain day of the month/week! The schedule for idle-time full system scans really needs to be separate from other tasks. In fact, t... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I've run into an issue that I can't seem to find answer to on the net.

When I open My Computer, Control Panel or any folder no files or directories display, after first there is a green loading bar on the address bar and little magnifying glasses (searching icon) on the left side directories but never displays anything.

The files I can see in other folders are unable to be opened and have white blank page icons next to them.

I can still run application so I'm not sure what the issue is. I ran a scan for virus with nothing found and I have also ran a windows update but have not restarted my PC yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


PC/Desktop Custom Build

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 C

PU Intel Core i7-2600k @ 3.40GHz

Motherboard Asus p8z68-v pro

Memory 12gb

Graphics Card(s)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Hard Drives
P1: M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA
P2: WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 ATA

A:When I open "My Computer" or "Control Panel" nothing displays.

Please run this and tell me the results following option 2 in this tutorial:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did a SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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A:Cannot open "my computer", "control panel" recycle bin, etc

Hello and welcome to TSF

Apologises for the delay getting to your log. The helpers here are all volunteers and we have been very busy lately. If you are still having malware problems, follow instructions below.

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You are using an outdated version of Hijackthis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Do not post that log, instead, do this next:

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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... Read more

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I accidently posted this in "Vista" so I'm reposting it here as the operating system I have is XP Professional.

I'm having a problem with "Display" in the Control Panel. Yesterday I visited a website and opened a file. After I did that, my wallpaper changed and it appeared to be whatever the website was. I was able to somehow get it off (don't ask me what I did, I couldn't tell you). Now, when I click on "Display" in the Control Panel and go to "Desk Top", the only thing that I can change is the color and I can also click on "Customize Desktop", but I cannot change the background or click on "browse...". Can you help?
 

A:Solved: Problem with "Display" in "Control Panel"

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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Hello,

I am a Frenchman leaving in Estonia.

My Vista Control Panel seems to have 2 big problems (the following 2 icons are blank and do not open) :

- Problems Reports and Solutions : I get the error message : "is not a valid win32 application" !!!
- Device manager : I get the following error message : "MMC couldn?t create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly. CLSID:{74246BFC-4C96-11D0-ABEF-0020AF6B0B7A}"

How can I get everything back in order, please ? These errors are chinese to me and I just do not understand what there is to be done . !

Looking forward to getting some kind of information, I send you my best wishes.

Shaan

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!
 

A:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
Notes....
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
 

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It seems to keep rolling back to 802.11d after I click okay. If you need more information from me I would be happy to fill you in a bit more there.

Some basic specs:
- 32-bit Service Pack 2
- Acer
- AM5620-E1204A
- Intel Core 2

Any additional help to further assist would be appreciated!

A:Can't change advanced settings from "802.11d" to "wireless mode"

This appears to go along with your other post at http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...-mode-eee.html

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


We
are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I can't see "Security" in "Control Panel".

I think before it was there. how will I get it back in control Panel.
 

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Second time I've tried to post this. First try disappeared.
I have a big, fast 1 1/2 year old HP with a SB Live 5.1 upgrade. I use the "WHAT YOU HEAR " recording option all the time, but recently the check mark frequently disappears and nothing is recorded. I use two different programs to record; ABSOLUTE MP3 RECORDER and ROSOFT AUDIO RECORDER (registered version.) I have reinstalled the software to no avail. Any answers to my problem would be appreciated.
 

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I have read quite a few threads talking about this both here and elsewhere and none of them seem to give me any advice that both applies to my specific situation and resolves the issue.

I am using an XFX 5770 card with a dual monitor setup and would like to be able to run theater mode l did in the past on my old system with a 4650 card (XP installed on the old system).

The two monitors are the same that I used on the old system when the theater mode worked as are the cables (HDMI to a 52" Samsung and DVI adaptor to VGA cable for a small regular monitor). Since the cabling and the monitors are the same as they had been when it was working on the other system I ruled them out the cause of the trouble.

I have tried the 10.6 and 10.5 CCC versions and nothing seems to work.

Here is a screen grab of what the CCC looks like for me without the theater mode option:

Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/j8snip6j

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

A:ATI Catalyst Control Center (CCC) not displaying "Theater Mode" option

Welcome to Seven Forums fru. I don't have CCC so can't really help. All I found mentions having 2 monitors and theater mode only working with Overlay, and also certain media players. Bumping this hoping someone can help.

A Guy

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Hi

When I right click My Computer on Vista Start menu the page says "The page failed to load"

I enclose a screenshot of the error.

I was also get "the application has failed to start because WINBRAND.dll was not found" when running

SystemPropertiesAdvanced

From RUN

This has now been fixed by downloading WINBRAND.dll and copying it to c:\windows\system32

But "The page failed to load" still happens when right clicking My Computer and choosing properties.

I did a SFC / Scannow and something weird happened. The Command Window had an error (apologies - forgot to note which but will rerun in a moment) however the CBS Log File showed no errors and indicated SFC ran successfully.

I will post the results of SFC in a few moments

Thanks for your help.

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A:Solved: "The page failed to load" Control Panel > System

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When I either right click the desktop and choose Personalization or access through the Control Panel it's blank. Then when I try to access it again it says it's trying to find a solution to the problem and restarts explorer (not MSIE). But that doesn't allow me access to Personalization. Anything I should try?

I searched and didn't find anything here. Thank you.

Vista Home Basic SP1, Dell Inspiron 1525

A:"Personalize" part of Control Panel causes explorer to restart but still is blank

As it turns out, it may be a problem with using the Zune theme, which may be for XP. I'm not sure on this though. It disappointing because I really liked how things were looking.

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Hi

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a Lenovo T510.

Every single time I do a Properties on My Computer, I get this pop up message that "Windows Control Panel has stopped working". Oddly, I just cancel that window and everything otherwise seems to work normally. But it happens every time and I can't figure out why.

Anyone else experience this?

Thanks

A:"Windows Control Panel has stopped working" on My Computer Properties

Hi

This usually happens when you dont remove the software completely, some process are attached to the Windows Explorer ... thats causing this.

Try using Autoruns and look under Explorer... and look for file that highlighted in yellow.. usually should say "File not Found". Uncheck or delete these and restart you computer.

Try these and let me know.

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Cannot run some Control Panel apps.

AV tools will not "update"

rundll32 errors on some programs

also "undeliverable" email bounce backs from my address.

I will perform http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Overview
then report back when completed!

Initial scans are below prior to Malware R&P overview:

Erck

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HJT reported :
C:\DOCUME~1\gillisgi\LOCALS~1\Temp\bis1BB.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.en skipped
C:\DOCUME~1\gillisgi\LOCALS~1\Temp\bis7B.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.en

however files are not found.

So I have a trojan or virus in c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe (kbyte file size and dates are wrong). Cannot delete unless safe mode is on, replaced with new version from XP CD sp2 with "expand \i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe

but at startup file is agained back to virus/trojan.

Ran HJT, Kaspersky log and onliner scans as well as downloads of AdwareAlert
RegCure XoftSpySE etc...

all report that my "normal" tools like, VNC, VMWare etc are suspect but these are clean installs from CD.

thanks,

Erck
 

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I'm looking for a way to actually remove the folder for "Games" under "Turn Windows Features on or off" in Control panel. We need to completely remove the folder from the list so that our users can't just go in and re install the games. Thanks.

A:Remove folder from "Turn Windows Features on or off" in control panel

Do not give your users administrative power. Done.

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Hello,

I would like to know if there is a way to "close" an open Control Panel Applet via a command line reference?I know a couple ways to open the window -

"c:\windows\system32\mmsys.cpl" OR command mmsys.cpl

but I would like to also close it via command line. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
SKK

A:Command line to "Close Control Panel Applet"?

Enter taskkill /? from a Elevated Command prompt. That is one way.

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My 1 yr old Toshiba notebook connects slowly (sometimes at 9600), & has trouble staying connected to complete even a slower download. I have also had problems getting "locked up" and had to allow the thing to just run down the battery in order to get it unlocked and turned off (not good - I know). I was told to go to the Control Panel, dbl click the Network icon and re-load the TCP/IP protocol. But when I got to this point I found that my system had two TCP/IP protocols listed, as well as two adapters listed. Could my system be getting confused by too many settings on this tab? - you know not knowing which to use, therefore getting bogged down in some way? I am a little fearful of removing something I need. One of the pairs references like this.....TCP/IP->Intel(R) Pro/100+ Mini PCl looking as tho it matches up to an adapter with a similar Intel(R) PRO/100+mini PCl. The other pair that look to go together simply say.... TCP/IP-> dial-up adapter and Dial Up Adapter. Sorry if this is confusing. I'm just trying to list what is sitting on this tab. P.S. On this system I have recently de-fragged and done routine system mtc. to speed it up, but it doesn't seem to help.
 

A:Configuration in Control Panel, "Network" Protocols and Adapters

Are you using DSL or Cable? An external Modem for either dialup or broadband? The lockups are more than likely RAM generated (the lack of).

The Mini entry could be a external modem adapter, a Network Interface adapter or DSL or Cable modem adapter (usually external on the DSL, cable or other external modems) the other two (TCP/IP-> dial-up adapter and Dial Up Adapter) are standard and would have to be there for the external or internal modem, Ok? So those three entries will not slow you. A internal modem would

At the least:

Enter Dial-up Networking (DUN); Right-click delete your connection there (and all connections but 'Make a new connection'; Restart your computer; Enter DUN; click Make New Connection and follow the on-screen instructions. Or use the wizard to make a new connection in Start; Programs; Accessories; Comunications. You could safely remove all the procols and adapters in the Networking control Panel after deleting your DUN connections; restarting, then start from scratch.

In other words, re-do your connection after deleting the old one and restarting. I'd clean it all up in DUN and the Networking control panel but scan for virus trojan or variant befor creating a new connection. If you remove the Networking protocols and adapters they'll be re-created by Windows when you create a new connection.

Be sure and update your anti-virus before you delete your connection.

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The following does not take the place of a good firewall like Fr... Read more

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Help! I keep having problems with a little error at the bottom of the Windows Explorer Page that says "Loading Java Applet Failed". I found out how to change the settings which is listed below, problem is: There is no Java Plug In Folder in the Control Panel. Is this normal?
Click the Start menu
Select Settings
Select Control Panel
Double click the "Java Plug-in" icon
Click the "Proxies" Tab
 

A:"Java Plug In Folder" missing from Control Panel

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afternoon everyone, here goes the first post.

i have what has become a very frustrating problem with a pc. it is one a friend has given to me to fix but i'm not having much luck at this point. the pc is riddled with various malware/viruses and i've managed to clean the majority off. there is obviously some still laughing at me on there though because i am unable to access the control panel, this is either from the start menu, typing in the run textbox "control.exe" or navigating to C:\windows\system32\control.exe.

This is the admin account of the pc.

Following instructions I have found on this forum and others i have run a scan using hijackthis which is posted below.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:05:49, on 28/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos\S... Read more

A:unable to open control panel or "properties" of My Computer

Can you get to the system properties if you go into Control Panel > System? (Classic View)

Also, you can try opening regedit (Start > run type "regedit" w/o quotes) and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Delete the keys:
NoPropertiesMyComputer
NoControlPanel

If the NoControlPanel key is not present you can find it most likely in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

As far as your log goes, please re-post it in the HijackThis forum section. Please click on the 5 Steps link below for instructions on posting a log. The HijackThis analysts will help you remove any additional spyware from your system.

BMR777

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Hi,

I'm trying to set Notepad++ as the default program for *all* file types that it can open, using Control Panel > Default Programs > Set Your Default Programs. I want to make N++ open every file type it can open, and so I don't want to do this by individual file extension.

Notepad++ does not show in the list of programs that I can set defaults for, and I see no option to add a program to the list. I've Googled this question to no avail. Can anyone tell me how to set a program that doesn't appear in the list as all its defaults?

Thanks.

A:Adding a program to "Default Programs" in Control Panel

When I right-click on a file to open it, I get the option to "choose the default program", and in there, you can eventually open a browser to use to find the app you want. That app then becomes the default program for that file extension.

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Hey everyone, I'm having problems with a System Security Center control panel that ended up on my computer. Ive run CCleaner, AdAware, Spybot, norton antivirus and windows defender and all show no problems. Any help would be appreciated, here's my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:53:11 PM, on 2/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IDU\awServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Can not remove "System Security Center" Control Panel

Hi coupon,

Welcome to Tech Support Forum!

I apologize for the delay getting to your log. The helpers here are all volunteers and we have been very busy here lately. If you are still having malware problems, I will be glad to help.

OK, let?s do this first.

Go to the Start menu, and click on Control Panel. Choose Add/Remove Programs and remove any of the following that are listed:

NetMeter


NEXT:

Please run HijackThis and click "Scan". Place a check (tick) next to the following entries (if present):

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Personal Security Center Monitor] C:\WINDOWS\system32\psc_mon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NetMeter] C:\Program Files\NetMeter\HooNetMeter.exe


Close ALL programs and browsers (including this one), leaving ONLY HijackThis open, then click "Fix checked".

Then please exit HijackThis.


NEXT:

Please go to: VirusTotalAt the top of the page you'll find a "Browse" button. Click the "Browse" button and browse to next file:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\psc_mon.exe

Click "Open".
Then click the "Send" button at the top of the VirusTotal page.
This will scan the file. Please be patient.
Once scanned, copy and paste the results in your next reply together with a new HijackThis log.


NEXT:

Using Windows Explorer, please navigate to and delete the following FILES (if they exist):

C:\WINDOWS\system32\psc_mon.exe



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Hi, I'm having Windows Cannot find errors when trying to open things inside the Control Panel. See screenshot: http://s7.postimg.org/kqndp5knf/screenshot_6.png

The error message on top is "Allow an app through Windows Firewall". If I simply click "Windows Firewall" nothing happens. If I click "Network and Sharing Center" nothing happens. However, "Sound" for example, works fine.

the second error message is when I try to right click my desktop and "Screen Resolution".

I have already tried dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth and sfc /scannow
Neither of them solved it.

A:"Windows cannot find" errors inside Control Panel

Anyone have any ideas what can it be?

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Hi

Not sure if this is the right thread for this post.

I am unable to open "Uninstall a program" through control panel. Everytime when I try to open it, I get the following error message

"Windows cannot find '::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}...:{7B81BE6A-CE2B-4676-A29E-EB907A5126C5}' Make sure you typed the name corerctly, and then try again.

However, I can open this in safe mode. Unsure why this is the case. Have tried googling for help but none found.

I use Win 7 64bit.
Please help me here.
Many thanks

A:Unable to open "Uninstall a Program" through Control Panel

Hello jason & welcome to SevenForums!

Have you been trying to deleting this program by deleting the folder in the DATA path? It would probably fail after trying to uninstalling in the control panel then.
Try looking for the path and see if it's there!

Also, try this well popular software, for a perfect uninstallation of a software:

Revo Uninstaller

Best Regards,
FredeGail

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I have been searching for the causes of this problem. when I right-click on my desktop it says "administrator disabled the display control panel." Also, by the clock on this computer it used to read "Virus Alert!" so I'm positive there is/was some type of infection. I ran Mcafee On Demand Virus scan and it found 17 problems and either cleaned/deleted them but the computer is still acting weird. Here is the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 01:54, on 8/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TODDSrv.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
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A:HJT log - "System administrator disabled the display control panel"

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My m-in-l's computer crashed so I brought it to my house to reinstall everything for her. I am almost to the point of setting it back up at her house, but I am still having a couple of problems. I've searched and searched for all three but nothing has worked yet, so I thought I would post on here.

I noticed a yellow circle with a "!" in the middle of the yellow circle under device manager of her Display adapters/Video Controller (VGA Compatible)". In the system tray it says "Found New Hardware ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series". So I went to Gateway website to get the specific drivers for my M-in-law's GT5222e Os XP and their was a chip driver for the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series so I downloaded it & extracted the files into Cabs like the instructions said to and now I am getting the error message

"Severe - Setup was unable to complete the installation. Try to set up your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup."

So I closed that window and a new window popped up saying:

"The ATI Control Panel failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed, or ATI driver is not working properly. The ATI Control Panel will now exit."

Any suggestions would be appreciated to how & where do I fix this.
 

A:Hello everyone! Error message "The ATI Control Panel failed to initialize..."

Hello and welcome to TechSpot.

The subforum you posted in is for new member introductions only, so I have moved your thread to the relevant forum so others can best assist you.
 

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Hi

Not sure if this is the right thread for this post.

I am unable to open "Uninstall a program" through control panel. Everytime when I try to open it, I get the following error message

"Windows cannot find '::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}...:{7B81BE6A-CE2B-4676-A29E-EB907A5126C5}' Make sure you typed the name corerctly, and then try again.

However, I can open this in safe mode. Unsure why this is the case. Have tried googling for help but none found.

I use Win 7 64bit.
Please help me here.
Many thanks
 

A:Unable to open "Uninstall a Program" through Control Panel

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Admin Tools shortcut is broken in Control Panel.
Also Computer>Right Click Context>"Manage" does not work

I can open 'run commands' such as: COMPMGMT.MSC, SERVICES.MSC & DISKMGMT.MSC from the start button>search window but I can not access the general AdminTools page from Control Panel.

Tried start>properties>start menu>customize> "use default settings" but that didnt do squat.

Plz Help. Tnx

A:Broken "Administrative Tools" link in Control Panel

Hello Brian,

These tutorials may be able to help with restoring the Administrative Tools folder, and fix Manage.

Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

and

Manage - Fix "File does not have a program associated"

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm unable to access the Control Panel on my Win7 built-in Administrator account. On all of my other admin and non-admin accounts, I have no problem.

The control panel icon does not appear at all on my Start menu - if I do a search for "control panel", and then click the Icon, I get this message:

?This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.

This message is then followed by a popup which says "Explorer.exe Unspecified error".

Any advice on how to fix this problem would be appreciated.

A:Unable to access the control panel - "this operation has been cancelled... etc"

If this just started try a System Restore. Otherwise from one of the User Accounts put Administrative Tools in the Start Menu and see if this gives you access.

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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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Hi,
The search function does not provide matches for relevant keywords which match the given situation,
thus opening of this thread. Solutions found in net for this or similar problems did not help.

On several occasions my Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64Bits generates following message error
or quite similar one. The network location "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools not accessible".
Below all known occasions when the problem occurs
-) Uninstall Oracle JRE
-) Uninstall Microsoft Lync
-) Uninstall lot of other software
-) Open Administrative Tools from Control Panel
-) Log file of some Microsoft Update, Sept. '15
Administrative Tools is also enabled to be shown in Start Menu. However the Start Menu position
called Administrative Tools is empty, means just "empty" item list shown on hovering
mouse cursor to Start Menu > Administrative Tools

Sysinternals Process Monitor shows few suspicious operations.

Code:
"Time of Day","Process Name","PID","Operation","Path","Result","Detail"
"blabla","explorer.exe","1616","CreateFile","C:\Windows\""C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ Programs\Administrative Tools""\desktop.ini","NAME INVALID","Desired Access: Generic Read, Dis, Options: Sequential Access, Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Non-Directory File, Attr... Read more

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The "Desktop" tab has disappeared from the display portion of control panel.

I am running WIN XP on a Compaq with 512 megs of ram and a 2.1 gig processor.

Thanks,
 

A:"DESKTOP" tab missing in display portion of control panel

Desktop Tab Missing from Display Properties
 

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I'm having a bit of a problem. As far as I know, my comouter is completely free of viruses and spyware. For about a month and half now, I've been receiving the error message "Windows cannot open user accounts control panel" every time I double-click on User Accounts in Control Panel. I've been to many sites and I'm still stumped. I think the problem lies in the file nusmrgr.cpl being damaged or defective. If anybody can't offer me some advice or point me in the direction of a download or a recommended piece of software, I would really appreciate it.

P.S.

My computer is (obviously) Windows XP and I've already tried System Restore and Roxio GoBack.

I need help!!!!
 

A:"Windows cannot open user accounts control panel"

HI..and welcome...
Run a online Virus scan just to be sure...http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
If you haven't got already Spybot..A-Aware..links below..
Check fpr up-dates..scan remove what they find..
Run a HJT log...www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTsetup.exe
Close all windows let it scan>save to notepad>edit>select all>edit.copy>paste on your thread..
 

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I recently noticed I have duplicate icons :

Does anyone know how I can get rid of one please ? Both are clickable and provide the same function as usual.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Duplicate "sounds and audio devices" icon in control panel ?

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Hi,

I am trying to fix my friend's computer (the key word here is *trying*) and I ran across some things that I have no idea how to fix. First off, I used Spybot Search and Destroy in Normal mode and Safe mode to try and get rid of as much as possible. Even after doing this, I am still getting the world's most annoying messagebox with the title of "Windows Security Alert" The body of the messagebox reads as follows: "Warning! Potential Spyware Operation! Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to pervent any unauthorised access to your files! Click YES to download spyware remover . . ." I have no idea how to get rid of this.

Also, when trying to go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, I find that i can no longer access Control Panel (it says that the operation is cancelled due to restrictions on this computer, but there is only one account and it is admin). Now, Control Panel no longer shows up anywhere!

Posted below is my HijackThis file. I would appreciate any help with this matter. Thanks!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:11:20 AM, on 3/21/2002
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

A:"Warning! Potential Spyware Operation!" messagebox and unaccessible Control Panel

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

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please 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, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

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

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

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

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

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I am running XP SP3. When I go to Control Panel, "Add or Remove Programs", and check mark "Show updates", there is no entry for "Windows XP - Software Updates". NOTHING. I have searched the Web and have not found a fix. Can somebody please help? I would like to see all those Windows XP - Software Updates. My intention is to remove Windows Media Player 11. Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP - Software Updates missing from Control Panel's "Add or Remove Programs"

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Hey, I used the thread search here and found out how to remove the peper trojan my dad had on his computer, along with HSA.

The spyware has been removed, the computer is running splendidly. However, entries still remain in the "Add/Remove Programs" Control Panel. They all seem to be related to HSA, because like the entry for HSA, all they really do is open your browser and go to a page where it says you can download an uninstall program.

Does anyone know how to remove these entries from the "Add/Remove Programs" screen?

EDIT: nevermind, found out how to do so here
 

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the title says it all
on every attempt to bring system window from control panel or right clicking my computer explorer.exe crashes, problem is no minidump is created to include, and i do have it enabled from "sysdm.cpl\advanced\startup" so any suggestions ?
p.s : not really sure if dump files are created with normal crashes and no bsod , so if there is another way to trouble shoot this thing please indicate .

A:Explorer crash on running "control panel\system" no minidump created

Hello Nightmayor and welcome to Sevenforums.

Explorer Crashing

Here are some tips and tricks you could try troubleshooting the kind of problems you're experiencing.
Having crashes upon the .explorer usually reveals problems in the Windows Context Menu. I'd suggest you to download a software called ShellExView. The idea of ShellExView is to figure out, what shell extension is causing your explorer to crash.Use the software with this procedure- Disable one extension that doesn't belong to Microsoft. In many cases there are running 3rd party shell extension along Windows, and may cause the crash. If the crash persist, undo the selection, and proceed to the next non-Microsoft extension. Keep doing so, until you've found the culprit.

Download Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will investigate malware and worm targets, and try to remove them. It's very handy in that manner.Run a full scan of it twice or more. In many cases it won't detect malware in the first shot.

To ensure Windows isn't broken, we'll recommend the sfc /scannow command.Here's how- Press Start | search 'cmd' | Right-click it
| open as Admin | type SFC /SCANNOW

SFC /scannow

If the steps didn't work, Create a new User Account on your system. The current user account you're using, may be broken and corrupted.

Best Regards,
Frederik.

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