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Q: Wifi connection option on control panel is missing

So all of a sudden I can't connect to the Internet. I have my wifi switch on my laptop turned on, I've done everything so far so I could get my wifi back on, but it just won't happen. I've rebooted my laptop three times already, did the same thing with the modem, and nothing.
Refreshed and still nothing.
I've uploaded an image so to have a clearer picture of things. Hope it helps.
Please help. I need internet on my laptop.
My OS is win7

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Hi
Ive just switched From win 2k to xp pro (no sp yet) so i hope this isn't just me being dumb

I'm trying to resolve some hardware issues by installing / reinstalling but when i go to the control panel all there is is "ADD HARDWARE"

unless I'm mistaken this panel should read add remove hardware? This is the same for all user accounts including the default administrator account which i have never used or altered.

Please could someone give me a clue as to how to restore this option, or let me know if I'm being dim and its supposed to be that way.
 

A:Solved: missing control panel option ???

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Hello All,

I have been trying to solve a Zone Alarm problem, but the fix seems to have turned into a Windows problem. I hope someone can help me.

I've used ZoneAlarm Security Suite for several years now, but during the past year I have been unable to install upgrades. Usually the process gets stuck during the uninstall of the old version. SO this time I tried to manually uninstall first. It seemed to work (via Add/Remove Programs) and then I tried installing the new version, but it got stuck while copying files over.

On the Zonealarm Forum I got some help from someone who gave me some instructions to follow to "completely" uninstall all zonealarm (zonelabs) files. Following these instructions (which I'll post below) appeared to have removed Zonealarm, but I still could not install the new version - it got stuck at the exact same point while copying files over.

So now I don't have the old version and can't install the new version.
Now to the Windows problem. (Thanks for your patience)

Everything else on my PC seems to be working fine. Email, internet, other programs...but then I went to use Photoshop Elements and it started up by showing me the user license and asking for acceptance (which it hasn't done since I installed it over a year ago). I accepted it and then got the following message:Your Adobe Photoshop Elements username, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application can not continue and must close.So I figured this m... Read more

A:Missing Add/Remove option in Control Panel

Hello and welcome to TSF


Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<Program Name>
( <Program Name> here is Adobe Photoshop Elements)
*
In the right-pane, do the following:

Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable
info

This should help with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Now, for ZA.

Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.

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Hello i need some help my control panel in the start menu dissapear, first of all i had a virus that didn't allow me to launch the antivirus, so i download AVG and i unninstall my old program and i think that an infected file that have, something to do with the control panel was removed with the antivirus, and i do not know what to do, please help me
 

A:control panel missing, my control panel dissapeared and i can't use mi adm. rigths

Welcome to TSG....

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

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.
 

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How can a remove or add options to the control panel? in Xp Sp3. Freeware maybe? thanks
 

A:Control Panel Option Removal

what options? You can use group policy to hide/show the control panel and/or allow/stop users fiddling with it.
 

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I have been trying to get bluetooth to work on my computer but keep failing.

When I went here ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883258

.. I noticed there should be a bluetooth option in control panel requiring it to be activated. I dont have this and I am running XP with SP2.

How can I get this onto my computer?

Thanks
Dz

A:No Bluetooth Option in Control Panel

Hello Dezzmo, Welcome to TSF!

Have a look at this article... A User's Guide - How to navigate the Windows XP Control Panel.
(Click the coloured link.); then, scroll down to around Figure 20: and I think you will find the answer, under Portable Media Devices.

Post Back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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1. When trying to open existing or new graphic email attachments, the following error message appears: "This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action. Create an association in the Folders Option control panel." Where do I find this?
2. Have not been able to download Adobe Flash Player. Each time I click "Download" nothing happens. Could the Norton security program be part of this problem?
 

A:Folders Option control panel

Right click on the attachment that won't open and 'save as', save to your desktop. Right click the file and go to 'open with' and choose which program you would like to open the files as a defualt. Make sure the 'Always use the selected appication for files of this type' checkbox is checked and open. Now when you open the attachment in outlook, it should load in the application you selected.
For Flash, go to www.adobe.com and search for standalone flash install. You should find the download page and be able to download a setup file to run locally which shouldn't be affected by norton or any other programs,
Hope this helps,
Stu.
 

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Quick question, i am using a ATI radeon 700064mb pci and i was wondering what is the difference between, Display:

Plug and play = (name of card)

and

Default plug and play = (name of card)

What happens when i put it on default, more graphics, sound better, faster load times , what?

thanks.
 

A:Question about an option in my control panel

Hi U2K,
My guess is probably nothing. If the default means regarding a monitor that doesn't return a plug and play code to the os, it only allows the most common refresh rates at common resolutions.
If the card identifies the monitor properly, it should disable any resolutions or refresh rates that that specific mon can't or shouldn't run.

Just my .02
 

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Dear Team,

I want to disable Date Time Option of Control Panel in Administrator User of Windows 7 on more than 100 Individual Computers which are located on different Places.

I can do with help of Group Policy on Single Computer but I want now Automated Process (Like Batch File etc.) which I can made and run on Multiple Computers to Enable and Disable Date Time Option of Control Panel

Please Support for same.

Regards,
Harvinder Singh

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Recently I started getting the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Option Control Panel" when trying to access several files such as Favorites, shortcuts, my databases, etc. and I don't know how to eliminate the error messages. Any help?
 

A:Solved: Folder Option Control Panel

What file or program are you having a problem with?

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I have XP Home SP3 generally running quite nicely but the other day I noticed when I opened Control panel that the Task Pane no longer gives the option of viewing it in either Classic view or category view.

I have it set for classic view as this is my preference. So there is no problem from my angle. It's just not possible to switch back to category view if I ever choose to in the future.

Kelly's Korner gives a tweak to set the view either way but this does not reinstate the option on the task pane.

Just in case someone is going to suggest it, No I can't do a system restore because it is turned off.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Cheers

A:Control panel no longer gives a viewing option

Hello jackisback

This may be what you are looking for.

Open Control Panel > click tools > select Folder Options > under General tab select

"show common tasks in folders"

This should get the task pane back if you want it back in the future.

Hope this was helpful

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My Control Panel has for some unknown reason changed from showing the Icons and Titles in rows, left to right to a single column list. I cannot get it to view in the manner I prefer (left to right in rows). There used to be a clickable way to change it back and forth but nothing is allowing that change anymore.
Edit addition: I also notice that in Control Panel I no longer have a "Display" icon.
 

A:Solved: Control Panel view option

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A:Not able to open Add/Remove option in COntrol panel

hai....

os windows 2000 pro if u want to shutdown the system auomatically rastart the system but not shutdown. what kind of problem pls anyone idea please tell.

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I would like to uninstall a number of programs which I think may be running on start up - the problem is there is no uninstall option when I click on the program in the control panel there is no uninstall option in the program group. Some programs have this option - some dont.

The programs include Yahoo Messenger, McAfee Anti Virus, Norton Internet Security and a few more.
 

A:There is no option to uninstall many programs in Control Panel

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Hi, A few days ago, I made a small purchase.
I bought 2x ZOTAC nVidia GTS 450's and a SLi Bridge connector.

I've read around that the SLi enable option should be available under the 3D section, with the PhysX configuration, but it's just simply NOT there.

Even GPU-Z says that SLi is disabled!

The video cards are installed, I disabled my onboard video from my Motherboard Bios.
But still, it does not let me SLi those bad boys to squeeze max performance out of my pc.

What should I do?


Code:
Video Card:
2x http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500187&cm_re=ZOTAC_GTS_450-_-14-500-187-_-Product

Code:
SLi Bridge connector:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10450BD3820&vpn=SLI-12CM&manufacture=ARCTIC%20COOLING

A:Dual GTS 450's in SLi. Option does NOT appear in nVidia Control Panel.

For starters you cannot run SLI on an AMD chipset, you need a motherboard with a Nvidia chipset. Short of replacing your motherboard or running a single card, there isn't much you can do other than returning the cards and going with a single card or getting two AMD cards to run in Crossfire if you want dual cards.

Personally I would return them and go with a single card. For what you paid for those two (or at least the price on Newegg at the moment) you could have got a GTX 470 or HD 6950, either of which performs about the same (or a bit faster in some cases) as 2 GTS 450's in SLI.

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Hi, I came across this issue while trying to solve another, the issue of the annoying on-screen caps lock indicator (solved using this method). Many of the solutions I found involved going to control panel-->Display and choosing "Advanced settings" or right click on desktop-->screen resolution-->advanced settings.  My computer does not have a "Display option" in the control panel:It also does not have an "Advanced settings" or similar option in the display settings in the settings menu/through right clicking on the desktop and selecting screen resolution. Why is it seemingly impossible for me to edit anything to do with the display beyond a very basic level? Thanks. 

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i want to disable access to the power option on my pc u know where u can change the power button to do a certain thing cos i want to block safe mode with networking on my pc

1. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable safe mode in windows 7

2. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable the power options in control panel

A:how can i disable power option in control panel via cmd or regedit

please help

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I have a Creative Labs and a Logitech z-5500 5.1 sourround system. Originally, everything worked fine so I know this is not a hardware problem. I've recently had to reinstall Windows 7 Ult 64, and now I'm only getting stereo sound out of my 5.1 system. Going into Sounds/Diagnostics in control panel I see there's only an option for STEREO, not 5.1 Surround. When I go to the Creative diagnostics and switch from 2/2.1 sound to 5.1 sound, the drop down menu immediately switches back to 2.1. Any suggestions on how to get my sound system fully functioning? I've disabled the onboard sound in the BIOS of my motherboard and made sure the connectors are installed correwctly.

Thanks!

Chris

A:Stereo only option in Sounds applet in Control Panel

Download the correct 64-bit driver from the Creative support website if you haven't already.
The one installed by Windows 7 Setup may not allow the device to be fully functional.
Creative Worldwide Support

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Nothing happens when I click on Add/remove programs in Control Panel.
I am also getting a dialog box at the end of log in saying" Error loading C:\Windows\System32\NvCpl.dll. A dynamic link library initialisation failed.

A:Add/remove programs option in Control panel does not respond

Hello; Try this:

Click Start, run, type cmd /k and press enter.

Type regsvr32 appwiz.cpl and press enter.

Type regsvr32 mshtml.dll and press enter.

Type exit and press enter.

Reboot.

Any improvement?

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Do you see an option in the Nvidia control panel for the card specs / increasing clock freq, fan info, etc?
(it is set to Advanced mode)
I removed .75, rebooted into plain VGA and put these new ones on and did another reboot - but i dont see all the info that I used to see previously...?

A:Nvidia control panel option for the card specs?

Cards ID and driver versions should still be there. Increasing clock freq, fans etc is handled by a seperate program - nVidia System Tools with ESA Support. Reinstall this program.

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Catalyst 5.11 drivers were the last to be bundled with the old control panel. At least with 5.11, there was an option between the old control panel and the new CATALYST .net control panel. We are up to version 5.12 and 5.13 and you are now forced to use the new .net Control Panel, the old control is now not an option anymore. By signing this petition you are telling ATi you might be boycotting future purchases of ATi hardware.

If it's possible, spread the word.

http://www.petitiononline.com/ctrlpanl/petition.html





To: ATi

It's time to boycott purchases of ATi products until the old control panel is brought back. We want the option of the old control panel back.

I am an outraged customer of a Sapphire ATI Radeon 9500 Pro. The last set of drivers to support the old (good) control panel has disappeared in Catalyst drivers 5.12 and 5.13 and you are forced to use the CATALYST .net Control Panel. Bring back the old control panel

The new Catalyst Control Center, is

1. Slow

2. Memory hogging

3. Unresponsive

4. Crash prone

5. Requires the Microsoft .net Framework which is a 23.1MB download from microsoft

6. Takes longer to download than the old control panel.

7. Loads unneccary processes to your system (CLI.exe) which can't be disabled anywhere in the new Control Panel, no for reason at all CLI.exe is loaded

twice.

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My monitor uses the resolution 1024 x 768, but this morning it's on 640 x 480?
I try to change the resolution back, but the Resolution option is greyed out?
A warning underneath says: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768, some items may not fit on the screen.

Any ideas how to fix yet another Windows problem?

A:Windows 7\Control Panel\Display greyed out my resolution change option

Check your display adapters under Device Manager (Right click My computer>Properties>Device Manager). If there is an exclamation mark next to your video adapter, then there is an issue. Try resintalling the driver (online or CD that it came with, doesnt matter to start). After the install, reboot the system and then verify that the resolution can be changed.

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I'm running windows xp home edition, up to date on critical updates.

grisoft free, free zone alarm, ewido free spyware, spyware blaster, etc etc and none of them show a infection.

computer is about 3 years old a compaq presario with 512k real memory.

It came pre installed from compaq with XP home so I do not have a windows xp install diskette altho I think I did make the cd restore copies when I got the computer new.

My problem is when I go to control panel, remove software option, the screen displays Please wait while the list is being populated and it just runs and runs. I do a ctrl alt delete and bring up task manager and it shows 100 percent CPU utilization with rundll32.exe showing 99 percent cpu utilization.

computer seems to be runing ok, except for this.

my question is does anyone know what is causing this? If I delete rundll32.exe, can I restore it from somewhere as I do not have the XP install disk due to the factory XP install.
 

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I am using a Dell dimension desktop operating on Windows XP. About one month ago my control panel dissappeared (not just an icon - the entire control panel is gone). I run Trend Mirco and cleaned my computer. If I try to access my control panel, right click on any admin features, I am locked out and advised that I do not have administrative access. I tried to re-instal windows XP home get erros that my SCSI drivers are missing then I get stuck.I need help! Any ideas out there?I know it is one of these ugly viruses I've read about on the formums. Can you help?Here's my log. Thanks in advance for the help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:28:09 PM, on 3/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Applicatio... Read more

A:Missing Control Panel

Hi and welcome,Sorry for the delay but we are really swamped with logs.If you still need help; I'll need new logs.Please follow instructions here for the logs we now require.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/Thanks Blender

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I have some malware from files I've downloaded. It created a fake "scan for spyware now!" popups that I can't get rid of. One is called scprot4.exe in c:\Program Files\SecCenter\, and it won't let me delete it. And the big problem is that I can't access my Control Panel. It's mising from the start menu, and when I tried to access it from a link (by attempting to delete a shortcut that was still attached to an installed program) it said: "Restrictions. This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

Here is my HJT log. Thank you for your help!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:10:52 PM, on 11/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
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A:Control Panel is missing!

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Please Help..

My control panel is missing and i can not open task manager. A pop up appears saying "The operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact the system administrator." But i am the system administrator. I know i must have a virus or worm or something but i do not know how to solve this problem. I also have this windows antivirus pop up appear every 10 seconds and i am getting really frustrated. This has been going on for a while but just got hooked back up to the internet and i would love to solve these problems... Can anyone point me in the right direction? It would be greatly appreciated.

A:Control Panel Missing

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have a smilar situation to others whereby my control panel is missing and restrictions have placed telling me to contact system adminstrator.
Please can you help, i have run hijackthis.exe and pasted the results below.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:04:21, on 10/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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I was cleaning viruses and spyware off a customer's computer and after that was completed, I noticed that the was no way to access the control panel. I am not sure if this occurred before or after the scans. Anyway, all the links on the Start button are removed. I can't access it through My Computer or Windows Explorer. Does anyone have any idea how I can get it back for them without having to restore their system? I have never seen this one so I am completely stumped.
 

A:Control Panel is missing

You can start CONTROL PANEL at the RUN line by typing: CONTROL.EXE

If you can get to Microsoft's site, go here:
http://download.microsoft.com/downl...a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
and download the TWEAKUI app. It will help repair your missing Control Panel link.
 

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Hi,
I ran Norton Internet Security and cleaned my system. I have noticed that my control panel is missing from start menu. I downloaded hijack this and have copied below. I appreciate any help you can give.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:59:07 PM, on 8/27/2007
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\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\VPNremote for Windows XP\AvVpnService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\explore.exe
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A:Control Panel is missing

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I can't find the control panel. When I try I get a message..."you must be logged on as administrator". Please help!
Thank you!
 

A:Missing Control Panel

Welcome to TSG

You probably have malware on your computer, that usually doesn't happen unless you do.
Download the enclosed folder. It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a policy Controller. Save and extract this program to the desktop. Once extracted, click on the RatsCheddar.exe file. Enable everything then click on Exit.

Warning: This program was developed for Windows XP ONLY. Do not run this program in any other Operating System.
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Download TrendMicro Hijackthis from Here to your Desktop.
Double-Click on HJTInstall.exe
Follow the prompts and allow it to create TrendMicro folder in Program Files.
Check Create Desktop Icon.
On your Desktop, Double-Click on Hijackthis.exe.
Click on Do A System Scan and Save a Log File.
In your next reply, copy and paste the Hijackthis log.

 

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Hello!The control panel is missing and I keep getting messages that I should contact my administrator as it will not allow me to open certain programmes. Having looked into this I have run a Hijack This and got the following log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:35:56, on 21/05/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ARPWRMSG.EXEC:\Program Files\HP DigitalMe... Read more

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Hello juliabick and welcome to BC. Let's see what we can find. Please follow the steps below in order:Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download OTScanIt.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).In the Drivers section click on Non-Microsoft.Under Additional Scans click the checkboxes in front of the following items to select them:Reg - BotCheck
File - Additional Folder Scans
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Hello i hope someone can help. I cannot access my control panel anywhere or set program access and defaults. Says contact system administrator. Cannot get anywhere. HELP PLEASE

A:control panel missing

Me too
The control panel is not in the start menu anymore.
Any ideas??

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Does anybody know how to restore a missing control panel for Windows 2000 Professional? It seems to have gone missing on my dad's Dell laptop. Thanks!
 

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Hi

I am using Windows XP (5.1 Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254: service pack 2) on my laptop and early this week i started only to realize I did not have the log off / shutdown bar and the control panel link.

I Have researched on the web, tried out a few fixes (Hijack this, Spybot and even downloaded tweakui.exe). I do not seem to be getting anywhere. Will I have to re-install the computer?

Its the first time i am expriencing such a problem. I can see the data on the computer and Msoffice appears to be running fine. However Control panel is a significant cog on the day-to-day running of the computer.
Can someone please help me out ?

A:Control panel missing in XP

Hi kalulu and welcome to TSF !

Do you have an XP install disk or a recovery CD ? What's the brand and model of this laptop ?

Run a check disk : start => run => chkdsk c: /F /R (if c is the volume letter that corresponds to your system drive). Answer no when it asks to unmount the volume then yes to schedule the test at next restart and reboot the laptop. You can use the task manager (press ctrl+atl+del) to access the shutdown command.

Create the recovery disks if you have none, check whether there's an i386 folder on the root of the CD and if there is then go to start => run and type sfc /scannow. This should replace missing or corrupt system files with a good copy. It will ask you for the CD if it can't find a backup of the file on your drive. If sfc asked for the CD and the recovery disk you have didn't work then find a friend who has an XP CD that's the same version as what you're using (Home SP2 if you're using XP Home SP2) and redo the sfc scan.

The problem may also lie in the registry. Go to start => run and navigate to the following entries :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
=> is there an entry called Start_ShowControlPanel and what's its value ? If it's different from 2 then set it to 2.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
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hi,

the control panel is missing from my start menu.

even when i right click go properties..it says

Restrictions

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. please contact your system administrator.

(this message appear twice)

it's windows xp..and home pc..so d administrator is me rite?

n is there any way to solve this problem without formatting the pc?

Please help me!!! Thank you

Computer illiterate.
 

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I was repeatedly having a Pop Up Dialog Box telling me that my computer was infected with spyware and 'click here to scan'. Also the control panel was missing. When going to Start, Run, Control.exe, I received an error message that this action was only allowed by administrators. I am the administrator.
I found on this site info to run SDfix and Smitfraud. The pop up dialog box is now gone, but the control panel is still missing and I still get the access rights error message.
I consider myself an adnvanced user but this is beyond my scope of capabilities. I need help please.
Here is a dump of my Hijack this log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:21:10 AM, on 11/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Control Panel Missing

I downloaded combo fix and ran it. Here is the Combo fix log and a new hijack this log.
ComboFix 07-11-19.3 - rose 2007-11-22 10:43:39.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.140 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\Temp\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

C:\Program Files\WinBudget
C:\Program Files\WinBudget\bin\crap.1191363928.old
C:\Program Files\WinBudget\bin\matrix.dat
C:\Program Files\WinBudget\bin\matrix.dll
C:\Program Files\WinBudget\bin\matrix.dll.1192277546.old
C:\WINDOWS\xlavba6.exe

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-10-22 to 2007-11-22 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2007-11-22 10:38 1,545,623 --a------ C:\Temp\ComboFix.exe
2007-11-22 10:19 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2007-11-22 10:19 812,344 --a------ C:\Temp\HJTsetup.exe
2007-10-31 21:55 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT
2007-10-31 21:54 552 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3d8caps.dat

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2007-11-20 04:50 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Lx_cats
2007-10-31 03:12 --------- d-----w C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TuneUp Software
2007-10-30 23:27 --------- d---a-w C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
2007-10-27 13:02 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE
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Hello,
Can you pls help me access my control panel? It is not even on my start menu. I have WinXP. I have gone into several topics and followed some of the steps to try to retrieve but I had not luck. I can post any reports b/c I can not open HIJACK and I was unable to open DSS. I must say I am so not computer savy. Any help you can provide is greatly appeciated. Thanks!

A:My Control Panel Is Missing

I would try downloading and running the Remove Restrictions Tool.

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Noticed that my control panel was missing yesterday. Aside from the virus and spyware pop-ups I keep getting a program called "Ultimate Defender" pop-up. When I try to access control panel from C drive it says I'm not allowed (even though I'm the administrator)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:38:55 AM, on 12/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\qwerty12.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Protection Server\WinNT\spnsrvnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio ... Read more

A:Missing Control Panel

1. Download this file - combofix.exe2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply with a new hijackthis log.Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Help,

in my pc, can not open control panel, add/remove programs, change time etc., always comming pup-up with a reference to antivirus site. Please Help!

log file of HijackThis:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:15:43, on 2007.11.03
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\proper.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TILDES~1\Pianists.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TILDES~1\MDICTION.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
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Hi Members, I am getting what seems to be a common message-Restrictions: This operatioin has been cancelled due to restictions in effect on this computer. Please contact system admin.Here is my hijacked log file. Thanks for your help.FloydLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:24:35 AM, on 11/3/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG... Read more

A:Control Panel Missing

Hello fsuder,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

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

Thanks,
tea

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I just realized that the Control Panel is missing from Start -> Settings. It was there only two days ago, but now I can't find it anywhere. I am running Windows XP Home Edition on a hp pavilion zv5000. Below is the most recent HijackThis log file -

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:09:23 PM, on 11/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\WS_FTP Pro\ftpsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\NICServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
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Quote:





Originally Posted by kalulu


Thanks for your reply. Here are the answers to your questions.

The laptop is a Toshiba Tecra A3. I asked the owner who works as a consultant with us about the XP install Disk and he only gave me the recovery CD. He is also apprehensive that with a re-install he may lose some rare programs because he does not have the license numbers.

As such I am trying as much as possible to get back the control panel without messing his data/programs.



In the registry, the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
=> there is no entry called Start_ShowControlPanel.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer =>there is no entry called NoControlPanel

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
=>there is an NoControlPanel entry whose value is 01 00 00 00

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
=> is there no entry called NoClose.

its the first time I am experiencing such a problem and i appreciate your help





I had the exact same problem. This PC had been horribly compromised by infection, and I had no access to the control panel, desktop properties, or My Computer properties. I could run services.msc, but I would get an Internet Explorer active x error, which I could click past.

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HiA few days ago my control panel went missing, when i try and ise it i get an error message saying 'not available due to restrictions on your computer' and every few minutes I get a Malware pop upMy log files are as follows:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:19:09, on 02/11/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\proper.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associate... Read more

A:Missing Control Panel

Hello DReeves,NOTE: If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again! Please download SmitfraudFix Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htmYou 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 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, double-click SmitfraudFix.exe 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. T... Read more

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About a few month ago, I've recently encountered a virus that stopped my CMD and Control Panel. It says a message like "Control Panel is missing" when I open the CP. As for CMD, I need to run "command prompt" to get the DOS box, but all the functions and commands are not working. ComboFix.exe doesnt work for me either, since ComboFix uses DOS Box. (Green bar finishes loading, then nothing happens)

DDS.scr uses DOS box, doesn't work

The GMER also has a problem



Stops there every time. If I use the settings shown in the First Time User tutorial, gives same error, except Shadow2

I've attached my logs for HJT, Random/Random, and ReelRepeal. Please review it for me, thanks!


Logfile of random's system information tool 1.06 (written by random/random)
Run by Kenneth at 2009-08-25 20:50:33
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium Service Pack 1
System drive C: has 53 GB (23%) free of 227 GB
Total RAM: 3068 MB (54% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:50:36 PM, on 8/25/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 4\VAIOUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\1.exe
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A:Missing CMD and Control Panel

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Hi, Thanks for the time.

I am on WINDOWS XP Home.

I am having this problem of missing CONTROL PANEL for the past few days. On startup this message appears "Cannot locate WINDOWS/system32\proper.exe file"

I also cannot perform "System Restore"

Hope to get some help, please.

Thanks

Kangul

A:Missing Control Panel

TweakUI, which is part of Microsoft's power toys might allow you to get your Control Panel Back, but because of the proper.exe missing, it leads me to believe that this is a virus issue, for which you need to read these directions and post a log in a appropriate section.

I've seen this problem in a few posts already so it might be that there is a solution already, if not, post a log in the highjack this section and someone will get to it shortly.

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i think this is a common bug that people have been getting. i just reinstalled windows and its still missing. in fact, since i reinstalled windows i can't install my sound driver. formatting really isn't an option for me, i've attached a hijackthis log, can someone please help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:24:46 PM, on 10/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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