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Services Don't Show In Control Panel

Q: Services Don't Show In Control Panel

I'm using NT Server 4.0 SP6a

Suddenly (it's posssible I had a break in?) some of my services don't show in Control Panel's "Services" applet. In particular none of the Exchange (5.5 SP4) services and the RAS service no longer show there. I know the services are running because e.g. Exchange works. What can I do to get these services to show again in Control Panel's "Services" display? BTW, other services (e.g. DNS Service) *do* show in "Services".

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Preferred Solution: Services Don't Show In Control Panel

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I have WinXP Pro. When I try to open Administrative Tools, Services I get a pop up that says " Windows cannot open this file" it is the popup you get when a File Extensiion does not have a registered application to open it. The Services Shortcut in Control Panel Shows the target to be %SystemRoot%\System32\services.msc /s and it shows the Start In to be %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%. None of this has helped me to determine why I have the problem but i'm hoping somebody will understand it and at least point me in the right direction.

A:Cannot open Services in Control Panel

Welcome to TSG!! Classic...any other weird problems? This sounds as tho you may have picked up a worm or virus. On the other hand....make sure you are logged in as the ADMIN account. Assuming again this is WinXP Home or Pro.

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Hey,im in some trouble here. I tried to conect my TV to my PC (already did alot of times and it always worked) but it didnt recognize it. So i think i selected the "split screen" and now i can open everything normal on my monitor,except the control panel. Control panel goes to the right,like there was no end to the monitor. Also if i move a icon out of my monitor in the right,the icon disapears like its on a imaginairy screen. Now all this would be fine,if my pc would recognize my TV after all this,but no. So im stuck with a monitor which thinks it never ends in the right side. How can i fix this?

A:Control panel wont show up

Its 1AM here and i totally forgot about selecting the control panel at "my computer". My problem is solved

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Sammy69 on 2008-07-21 23:55:58
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
12: 2008-07-16 04:54:31 UTC - RP135 - Windows Update
11: 2008-07-12 03:31:49 UTC - RP134 - Scheduled Checkpoint
10: 2008-07-11 00:39:04 UTC - RP133 - Windows Update
9: 2008-07-11 00:30:04 UTC - RP132 - Windows Update
8: 2008-07-07 09:28:09 UTC - RP131 - Windows Update

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-06-18 06:44:34 UTC - RP124 - Windows Update

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Sammy69.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:00:22 AM, on 7/22/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1, v.165 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.16549)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtr... Read more

A:Computer won't show me the control panel at all!!! Please help...

Hey you'll have to post this in the hijackthis log help forum rather than the vista help forum.. and could you give us more info on what happens when you try and open the control panel?

And could you try add it to the start menu to see fi that opens?

- Right click the orb
- Click properties
- in the start menu tab click "customise"
- click "display as menu" under the control panel area
- click Ok
And see if it opens there?


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I have a few previous programs that left behind some of their crap within the 'services.msc' control panel and was wondering how I can deep six those entries for good.

Below is a screen-shot of the offending entries.



A:RE: How to remove old entries within the 'services.msc' control panel

Hello Tim,

The tutorial below can help show you how to delete the services.

Services - Delete - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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is there a solution for this coz i really like it at first glance coz its a full screen control panel and i like that metro style

A:Control Panel App doesn't show up nor open

Hello Skream,

Do you mean that the Control Panel app is not on the Metro Start screen?

Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
If so, then you could create a Metro Apps shortcut from the first tutorial below, create a shortcut of Control Panel to pin to Apps, then pin it from Apps to the Metro "Start" screen in the second tutorial below.

Metro Apps - Open from Desktop in Windows 8


Hope this helps,

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Odd problem. Yesterday I wanted to check the status of the batteries in my Microsoft wireless mouse, so opened Control Panel, and clicked "Printers and Other Hardware" (whose icon actually shows a mouse). Choices are Pick a task: View installed printers or Add a printer. Under "or Pick a Control Panel icon, I have only Printers and Faxes, and Scanners and Cameras. THE MOUSE ISN'T A CHOICE, AS IN NOT THERE! In order to get to the mouse, I have to switch to classic (Win98) mode, which contains an icon for the mouse.

Wasn't that way we I first got the computer. Why doesn't my mouse show on the XP style of the Control Panel?

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Hey I have a irritating problem. I have a laptop that I just recently got rid of a nasty trojan. After removal, it will no longer let me open up the control panel or go to My computer properties. The error reads:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.
Same error goes for the my computer properties.

Here is my HJT log.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:28:49 AM, on 9/7/2007
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\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\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\BellSouth Internet Tools\blsloader.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Control Panel and My Computer Properties Won't Show Up.

Hi toolage and welcome to TSG.

It looks like you certainly had a nasty trojan previously.

Scan with HijackThis and place a checkmark in the boxes before the following entries:-

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=
O2 - BHO: IEHlprObj Class - {ABCDECF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000} - blank (file missing)
O7 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache...up1.0.0.15.cab
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/289ca1f1...p/RdxIE601.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: xxyxw - xxyxw.dll (file missing)

Close all other windows except HijackThis and click the "Fix Checked" button.

Restart your machine.
Download WinPFind3U.exeto your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind3u on your desktop.

Open the WinPFind3u folder and double-click on WinPFind3U.exe to start the program.
In the Processes group click All
In the Win32 Services group click Non-Microsoft
In the Driver Services group click Non-Microsoft
In the Registry group click Non-Microsoft
In the Files Created Within group click 60 days Make sure Non-Microsoft only is UNCHECKED
In the Files Modified Within group select 30 days Make sure Non-Microsoft o... Read more

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I have ended up with both the control panel and printers under the "D" drive instead of the "C" drive. any help in moving it back to the C drive would be apprec.

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Saw this and thought I would share-

Control Panel, Task Manager, Device Manager are a few system applications which we use frequently in our daily computer tasks. Wouldn't it be great if we can access them quickly by right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop?
Today we are going to share a registry script which will add following shortcuts in My Computer context menu:
Programs (Add/Remove Programs)
Control Panel
Device Manager
Event Viewer
Registry Editor
Task Manager
Add Control Panel, MSConfig, Registry Editor, Services Manager and Other Useful Shortcuts in My Computer Context Menu - Tweaking with Vishal

A:Add Control Panel, MSConfig, Registry Editor, Services

Really cool share man =P +Rep!


EDIT : Is it possible to remove this?


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I install windows and driver with the <g class="gr_ gr_321 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="321" id="321">thai</g> installer. Now I want to change the language to English. I
changed Home location, Language for non-Unicode, Language for display and copy to welcome screen and new user. I tried to reinstall the driver but it still Thai. Sorry for my English. Thankyou!
Image : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kx65ohGYVL5ANtZOMXKL5lCOS40q02Ii/view?usp=sharing

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16379 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 119 GB (44 GB Free); E: 465 GB (99 GB Free); F: 465 GB (99 GB Free); G: 465 GB (99 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P55A-UD3
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I have 3 portable hard drives on a 4 port USB dongle that
show per the subject line, but not in My Computer. Any ideas how to fix?

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Hi Everyone,

I have been struggling with getting my SLI to work.

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks in advance!

A:Nvidia Control Panel doesn't show SLI options

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

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

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When I open control panel it doesn't show the size of my games/programs.

A:Control Panel doesn't show size for some files

It's normal.

Control Panel not showing sizes 0f installed programs

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Recently uninstalled The Weather Channel's desktop weather program. Also uninstalled it's accessory program, Weather Services. But I still have a Weather Services icon in my control panel. How do I remove it?

Dr. Michael

A:Solved: Unwanted Control Panel Icon - Weather Services

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I'm having problems opening a program and I've been told to check that Event Log is turned on.

Unfortunately, Event Log is nowhere to be found.

In the list of items in Services, I see Distributed Transaction Coordinator, DNS Client and the I should see Event Log. But, the next item in the list is Expat Shield Monitoring Service.

Any idea how I can restore Event Log to the list?

Many thanks.


A:Event Log missing in Control Panel/Admin Tools/Services

Event log is not one of the listed services. I do not have it either.
Go to search by the start button and type event log.
Tell me more about the program, I may be able to help.

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Hi Windows Seven Forums,
I'm walking through what should be a very easy FTP server install from the Windows 7 Features. This walkthrough is great...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrzNPq-B6Ts

Unfortunately, when I click on:

Control Panel
Programs and Features
Turn Windows features on or off
Internet Information Services plus sign
FTP server plus sign
FTP Extensibility check box is clicked which highlights all FTP server check boxes
Click OK.
Microsoft Windows then says Please wait while Windows makes changes to features. This might take several minutes.

Once installed, I click on:
Control Panel
Administrative Tools (click on View by: Large icons if you can't see Administrative Tools)
...and no Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager?

I have restarted the PC and removed unchecked the FTP server and restarted...what's happened?

A:FTP server doesn't show in control panel, administrative tools?

It looks like when clicking the
Web Management Tools and
World Wide Web Services
aswell, that FTP Server comes up. Fixed.

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Okay, i have a custom build PC by myself and i don't own any Synaptics products at all. But today, it show " Synaptics Pointing Device Driver in my control panel, and i try to uninstall. However, it keeps saying " There was a problem starting C:\Program Files\ Synaptics\SynTP\SynlDLL.dll". I try to search the entire folder inside Program files but is unable to find. What i try next is the search box on file explorer, and the result is none. So any help?

Also, i didn't install any Synaptics Pointing Device Driver at all. It just randomly show up on Control Panel today.

A:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver show in Control Panel but i don't have it?

Go to device manager, right click the pointing device, select properties and click uninstall in Driver tab.

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When installing applications they appear to install correctly. An icon is created on the desktop and I can access the program.

In control panel under programs and features... the application is not showing up. I cannot uninstall the programs, because they aren't showing in programs and features to uninstall.

Yes, workarounds can be used to delete the program, but there is something wrong. The programs are not installing properly.

I ran sfc/ scannow as admin no problems indicated
After a couple hours messing with this:

Thought I should add this... When I right click on the installer/setup exe file and select to run as administrator the installer works and does show up in programs and features... Also, I can delete the program as well from programs and features.

I have never had to do this before even though I am admin...(in name mostly) unless I am willing to allow more vulnerability to my system by turning on all the time. Still having to run as admin does seem a bit much for installing programs. The worst part...the installer will run, installs the program, yet leaves off the ability to uninstall or change in the programs and features page of control panel

A:application installed doesn't show control panel - programs & features

Have a look at this MS website & see if there is anything there to help you. There are some links you can follow & there is a "fixit" there as well in one of those links.
Injudicious & over use of registry cleaners is one of the causes.

My Control Panel Doesn&#39;t Show All Of My Installed Progams - Microsoft Community

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How to open "All Control Panel Items" from the command line? thanks...

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

Is this what you are referring to?

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands

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

Windows 7 HP

A:Control Panel Does Not Show "Indexing Options"

Hello Bej,

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

Hope this helps,

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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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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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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
Screenshot by Lightshot

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 been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions assumed that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions d that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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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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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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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
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.... Read more

A:Control Panel Problems - Cannot find control.exe

Hello, owain182
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please 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
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Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your... Read more

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

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

many thanks


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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FS570 laptop, and when I turned it on yesterday, it booted up to my desktop and I could move the cursor around the screen, but none of my icons or the taskbar showed up. Ctrl-alt-delete didn't work, so I booted it in safe mode and ran chkdsk. It found one problem with .lnk file and fixed it, but the problem remained the same. I was able to open the task manager in safe mode, and I noticed that services.exe was using 99% of the CPU most of the time.

I have symantec antivirus software installed, I run Malwarebytes and regcure at least once a week and left them fix any problems. I am running Windows XP home with service pack 3 installed.

Can anyone help me?

A:Desktop doesn't show; services.exe using 99% CPU

Regcure may be the cause of it all. It's a myth, crapware and will never do anything useful for anyone, ever. As an aside, advocates that use it need to be directly confronted as often as possible due to the fact that their ignorance causes similarly uninformed people to use it and have serious problems. It SHOULD be classified as malware, not so much because of what it does, or what it claims to do, but due to the fact that so many ignorant people use it and then have problems.

Continue to run chkdsk in order to find out if the HD is consistantly good, or is giving regular errors as an early-warning sign of pending failure.

Have you used the Safe Mode menu to boot to "Use Last Known Good Configuration" ?

What happens when you use Task Manager to kill the process using 99% of the CPU ?

You should not have both Symantec and Anit-Malwarebytes. AV software frequently conflict and cause probems. Further, the effect of doubling your AV scanners does not double your protection. If it increases it at all, that increase is marginal. However, it DOES double the load on your computer resources, and slows your machine down. Uninstall one or the other.

If possible, running a System Restore may fix the whole problem. It's possible a Windows Update failed and an SR will send the machine back to when it worked.

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I from to Viet Nam and i don't known speak Englishs. Sorry
My computer today when open windown defender and click start now then show error : " the specified services does not exist as an installed services. ( error code 0x80070424 ) " beacause I don't often update windown defender.
This is error :
All key : Scan, history, tools were disable

An hour ago, my computer is loading then shutdown and automatic restart and windown defender was disable.
I were restart computer many times but unavailing.
This is images folder and services.msc in my computer. I think trojan but i don'n find. I don't use antivirus. I use windown defender !
link : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
What is happening ?
Please help me !
Thanks supporter so much !

A:Windown Defender Win 7 do not show in services.msc and ...

You might need Windows 7 install DVD, or, a factory restore -- that would be "worst-case." Do you have any System Restore Points? Or, do you have any full image backups on any external media? What you have made or did not make before this happened to Windows Defender will determine next course of action.
Meanwhile, just to make sure you are not a victim or virus or malware, have you run any anti-virus and anti-malware scans?

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I was just checking in the services.msc and noticed that Ready Boost isn't in there. I remember in Vista it was but it would appear that's not the case in Win 7.

Why did MS remove it from the services ?

Superfetch is there though

A:Why doesn't ReadyBoost show up under Services ?

Hello Jordan,

It's a process now instead of a service in Windows 7. That's all.

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Hello. Recently had AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 return info on traces of backdoor.hupigon.

Looking through Services Panel, I noticed this listing:


from this location:


Needless to say I think it's bogus. The file in the Temp folder seems to be missing.

Worried about Trojans, etc. Any help much appreciated.

Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:55:54 PM, on 8/21/2007
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\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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But it does show up in the control panel. Is that normal?

Basically, I was trying to follow this guide: Windows XP - Disabling the Security Center But I couldn't do the "Turn off Windows Security Centre" part because the security center isn't listed. Is this a problem, and if so what should I do to try and fix it? Thank you.

A:The Security Center doesn't show up in services

Hello Actraiser

Security Center being disabled may be related with malware, but I'd like you to answer a few questions before we can decide on that.

Is your computer running slower than usual? See too many ads/pop-ups while browsing? What anti-virus software do you have installed? Have you tried doing a System File Check? When did this start happening?

I'm assuming you are on Windows XP.

See if all the dependencies of Security Center are also set correctly. See this (link to BlackViper's website) guide for help.

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I have two xp pcs. A printer is attached on one of the xp machine. Sometimes I get print error messages and the documents are not printed in the network machine. I want to gain access of 'services' of that computer (in which printer is attached) and stop/start the 'Print spooler'. So that I could delete the error print jobs from my computer. I tried computer management to stop 'print spooler' service to delete the error print job but I got a error.

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I've searched through several forums and cannot find anything that looks like this problem.

>>> REMOTE ACCESS does not show up at all in control panel.


Top half of screen shows - REMOTE ASSISTANCE

Bottom half of screen is blank - there is no REMOTE DESKTOP

Totally puzzled. Advice appreciated.

A:REMOTE DESKTOP does not show up in CNTL PANEL

Start remote desktop

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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 had multiple problems with spyware and malware, and i feel like i have finally got rid of the majority of them. There is still one major problem and that is, i cant open the control panel and access my computers properties. when i ran spybot, one of the problems that appeared was;


would it be alright to simply delete that file?

i've gone through the registry and changed the binary value to 0 and i've been able to access the control panel after restarting. however, after awhile it just changes back to 1.

also, almost everytime i turn on my computer i get a warning that says "C:\WINDOWS\shell.exe" cannot be found.

here is a copy of hijackthis log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:45:03 PM, on 11/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
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A:no control panel

Hi, bballpaulwall.

Welcome to TSG.

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 3.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.

Note: In the event you already have Vundofix, this is a new version that I need you to download.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
You will receive a... Read more

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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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A:No Control Panel,


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I'm helping my husband with this issue, so I might not have all of the details, however, I'll do my best to describe the problem.
1. It started with a pop-up for Spyware.
2. No Control Panel
3. Disabled Norton
4. Installed Spy Sweeper
5. The pop-up stopped, but Still No Control Panel

I know that this problem has previously been solved for other users, but it appears to require a tech person to check various logs unique to the particular computer to insure that the pc is free of all viruses.

Can you help me?

A:Still no Control Panel

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

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

Thanks in advance!

A:Control Panel GONE!

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

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

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


A:Control Panel

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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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