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

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

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

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

please help

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I have two XP computers with the same problem, I can not access Control panel or Regedit  all I get is "canceled due restriction...call your administrator" for Control Panel and Regedit disappears after a few seconds when I try to run it. I called my admin and he said he didn't put any restrictions on any of the computers.
I managed to bring back Control Panel icon in start menu via Group Policy settings but I still cant use it, I get the same message as before.
So my question is - does this look like malware or someone just played with restriction settings?
What are the best tools to use to fix this kind of problem? Any ideas?

A:Control panel and regedit not accessable

Worth A Look .

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I'd like a description of what everything in that regedit folder means so i can customize my scroll bar. Have any of you come across a list that says what everything does/have some knowledge on this?

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I posted this in the Windows XP Forum but I think I have major virus/malware issues...so here goes:

You are my last hope...I've bought Norton 360, xoftspySE, and RegCure all to no avail. I cannot access task manager/control panel (can't even see them on my computer any more) nor do I have access to regedit. Every time I try to "run" a fix it says it has been disabled by my administrator. This is my home computer.

I would appreciate any help.

A:Disabled Task Mgr/regedit/control Panel, Etc.

Have you tried using System Restore or System Restore from a command prompt in "SAFE MODE" to return to a previous state before your problems began?Those issues can be caused by some viruses/worms/Trojans which target msconfig.exe, regedit.exe, cmd.exe and taskmgr.exe. "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" error message occurs if there is a restriction in the registry.Are you getting any strange popup alerts or browser redirections? If so, please let us know as that could be a clue as to what type of infection you have.What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"? Are you doing scans while logged into the Administrator's account or an account with administrator privileges? You can also Use the "Run As" Command to Start a Program as an Administrator.You need to start there first. If you cannot run these scans, then download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (This program is for Win XP, 2000, NT only)Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover.During the installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.Double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch the program and select Check for Updates.If prompted, click Download to receive the latest updates. When completed, close the update window.Select "Scan" and the program will walk you through the remaining steps.Next, download RatsCheddar.zip and save it to your desktop. This is a Policy Controller program written by ... Read more

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You are my last hope...I've bought Norton 360, xoftspySE, and RegCure all to no avail. I cannot access task manager/control panel (can't even see them on my computer any more) nor do I have access to regedit. Every time I try to "run" a fix it says it has been disabled by my administrator. This is my home computer.

I would appreciate any help.

A:Disabled Task Mgr/regedit/control Panel, Etc.

You are my last hope...I've bought Norton 360, xoftspySE, and RegCure all to no avail. I cannot access task manager/control panel (can't even see them on my computer any more) nor do I have access to regedit. Every time I try to "run" a fix it says it has been disabled by my administrator. This is my home computer.I would appreciate any help.ThanksKaceeAre you able to log in as Administrator via safe-mode? If so try this Go to Control Panel | User Accounts | Click on the effected account | Then select change account type and toggle Limited and click Change Account Type. After which repeat this process but now select Computer administrator. This has work in the past for me on customers systems displaying the message "This has been disabled by the administrator". This basically reset the permission for that account.

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I am running windows XP and my computer seems to be possessed; I can't even see my control panel and every time I try ctrl+alt+dlt it says my task manager has been disabled by my administrator. This is a home computer. I continue to get the following pop-ups/error msgs: Your computer is infected! It is recommended to start spyware cleaner tool.NOTICE: Your computer has tracks of all adult sites you had visited...would you like to install DriveCleaner to check your computer for free? (Recommended)Access violation at address 0000000:00F754D2Your computer is infected! Install Windows Anti Virus as soon as possible. The system can be damaged.Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page my not display.My wallpaper/background arbitrarily changed to some interactive web page background and when I try to disable it I get a msg saying that is locked by the administrator.I have run the following programs to no avail:xoftspySERegCureNorton360adawarespybotmcafee avert stingerratscheddaratf-cleanersmitfraudfx.exe (wouldn't run because the administrator won't allow registry access)rr-free.exeWhen I go into Safe Mode the screen is black (no desktop icons).Here is my hijackthis file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:48:07 AM, on 9/21/2007Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss... Read more

A:Disabled Task Manager/control Panel/regedit Etc.

Hi kacee, I will be handling your log and helping you to get cleaned up.Please take note of the following:1. Please do not make any system changes yet. as any changes you make may well alter your log.2. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean.3. If there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.4. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Please give me some time to look over your log and I will get back to you as soon as possible.Starbuck

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Hello to TSG - hopefully this will be an easy malware removal but it is my first experience with one so I have no reference...
'Puter started running slow and quickly found I lost access to:
Date and Time: "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Contact system admin."
Task Manager: Greyed out in Windows Security Manager Window
Control Panel: Gone from Start Menu and Explorer
Regedit: "Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator"
Lord knows what else I cant get to... but no command line string opens any control panel items (ie "control inetcpl.cpl")

ZoneAlarm detected Trojan.win32.agent.ali (aka "EldyCow L" I believe) and kept finding a text file that would regen - the name was "xxx1333.txt" where xxx is a random - that seems to have stopped, ZoneAlarm has no issues currently, but the restrictions are still in place. This is now day 3 of the problem and I cant find any guidance anywhere so... you are my only hope Obi Wan...

I will get some of the common tools to get started...

Thank you all in advance for your assistance and time.

<Hijackthis Log File>

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:16:43 AM, on 8/20/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINN... Read more

A:Help! No date & time, task manager, control panel or regedit!

OK - I did a combofix out of desperation and it seems to have done the trick. No props yet, heres the log file...
ComboFix 07-08-17.2 - "Administrator" 08/20/2007 12:26:03.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional 5.0.2195.4.1252.1.1033.18.42 [GMT -4:00]
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\APPLIC~1.\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\3MH53UQJ\www.broadcaster.com
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\APPLIC~1.\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#www.broadcaster.com
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\Desktop.\internet explorer.lnk
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-07-20 to 2007-08-20 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2007-08-20 12:23 51,200 --a------ C:\WINNT\nircmd.exe
2007-08-18 03:47 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Windows Live Safety Center
2007-08-15 23:59 512 --a------ C:\ScanSectorLog.dat
2007-08-15 23:41 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\APPLIC~1\MailFrontier
2007-08-15 23:38 3,867,168 --ahs---- C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\fidbox.dat
2007-08-15 23:38 27,936 --ahs---- C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\fidbox2.dat
2007-08-15 23:24 1,087,216 --a------ C:\WINNT\system32\zpeng24.dll
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

99-12-07 08:00 32528 --a------ C:\WINNT\inf\wbfirdma.sys
98... Read more

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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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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)


Default plug and play = (name of card)

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


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

When I went here ...


.. 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?


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,

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Dear Folks,It looks like my desktop computer is infected by a virus called KHATRA.EXE. Also CONTROL PANEL is disappeared from WINDOWS. I'm not able to access REGEDIT also.Please help me in fixing this problem at the earliest as I'm really struggling with this problem.I've followed the steps mentioned in the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help, Instructions for receiving help in cleaning your computer" which is located @ http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html1. Data Backup - Done2. Verified that my computer is infected by KHATRA.EXE virus3. Step 3 is done4. Step 4 is done5. Step 5 [Enable a firewall] could not be done; because I'm not able to access CONTROL PANEL.6. Step 6 [Disable your CD Emulation Software] is done7. Step 7 done; Downloaded DDS and scanned my computer.8. Step 8 done; GMER log is taken.Please find the log from DDS.txt file which is pasted at the bottom of this message.DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86 Run by user at 19:10:54.65 on Sun 10/17/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2036.1580 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1351 [VPS 090927-0] *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.e... Read more

A:Computer infected by Virus KHATRA.EXE, Control Panel disappeared, regedit not accessible.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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


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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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

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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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 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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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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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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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?

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

SLi Bridge connector:

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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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.

Harvinder Singh

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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.


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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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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I run a server from home and im thinking of giving a few of my very good and trusted staff members access to my server machine but would like to disable the control panel first.

can it be done ?

A:Disable the control panel

Take a look this
How To Disable Control Panel in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

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Hello,guys.I have a LAN (cable) internet connection.Two days ago my computer slowed down,but the only obvious error seemed to be the disability to control enable/disable property of the internet connection.Apparently,though the connection was enabled and I could access internet,it's icon showed disabled.The only time when the connection icon showed proper status was immediately after starting up the PC.Since I have Kaspersky Internet security,I ran the complete system scan.Kaspersky detected two trojans and removed them.The successive scan showed no infections.I ran Ewido anti-malware with the same result.Still,I can't control the internet connection enable/disable option.I'm wandering wether it has something to do with the previously detected trojans.I would appreciate some help with this.Thanks in advance.

A:Not able to control Enable/Disable LAN option

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What I am trying to do is find or create a script or batch file that changes the "When I press the power button on my computer" option - to always be set to Shut down - this is under the Power Options Properties Advanced tab.

What we are looking to do is push out this to several laptops to ensure when the power button is pushed it shuts down and does not go into standby.

My question is does anyone know of a script or registry edit that I can do to accomplish this as the company is running Server 2003 which does not offer a group policy setting or template and powercfg does not have this option.

I've read that I can use a program like regshot to look for the changes in the registry but it appears that the system when changing between "standby" and "shutdown" changes some binary and hexidecimal settings all of which I would like to try to avoid editing if possible.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

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My Audigy 2 I got back in 2003 finally died... now Im trying to use my onboard soundcard. My motherboard is a Asus p5g41t-m lx3. I installed the lastest realtek drivers and all, connected it to the rear panel coz my front panel isnt working, Im not getting any sound plus the option to disable front panel detection in the Audio Manager is not there :/ Please help
1 hour ago - 4 days left to answer.

A:Your Open QuestionShow me another » No option to disable the front panel in Realtek A

LOL dont mind the 1 hour ago thing i just copy pasted my post on yahoo answers <#

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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.


Any improvement?

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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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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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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.



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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I have a computer that I would like to restrict access to control panel to just administrators. Is there a way to do this without third party software? I am running Windows XP Pro.

A:Can I disable Control Panel for users in XP pro?

This registry entry should help. Let us know what happens


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

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

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

A:Disable icons in control panel


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

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

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I'm currently working on a Windows 7 system for someone but I have a problem/question.

The account has 3 accounts, one "systemadministrator", one "administrator" and one "normal user". The normal user MUST not have access to the control panel, not have the permission to use "run" or "cmd" and things like "regedit".

I've changed something (I don't know what) but even the "(system)administrator" can't access the Control Panel now.

Any help and ideas about how to fix this are welcome.

Kind regards,

A:Disable CMD, Control Panel, Run question

Hi Dropbox,

Are all users on the machine unable to access the Control Panel, or just the systemadministrator account? What is the exact error message you receive upon attempting to open a Control Panel?

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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.


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


8. Killing CLI.exe process, the new Control Panel does not load at all, no error message or anything... Read more

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I'm attempting to disable the ThinkVantage button from bringing up the control panel since I installed a custom hotkey to it, but I don't seem to be able to.  I'm on a T430, Windows 10 latest update. I have most of the Lenovo tools installed. Is there a setting somewhere that I'm missing?

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how to disable control panel in stat menu
im already disable control panel in registry and gpedit but after restar pc not change
still show control panel in stat menu

A:[ask] disable control panel in start menu

Hello lioncava,

You could uncheck the "Don't display this item" for the Control Panel in your customize Start menu settings to remove it.

Start Menu - Customize

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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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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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Hi. I want to disable the control panel on the guest account (or a standard user account, whichever will work) on Windows 8, but all the instructions I have found require that you use Group Policy, which isn't available on the version of Windows 8 I am using.

Does anyone have any idea how I can do this?

A:Disable control panel for guest account in Windows 8

Windows Key +R>Run gpedit.msc>User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Control Panel>Prohibit access to Control Panel and PC settings>Enable
Now when you really need to get into the CP, just unenable. This covers all users and is easier than a Registry hack.

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I do NOT want Java to automatically check for updates. I will do so manually. But I have a problem turning off this automatic update. My laptop has two accounts: an admin account and a user account with no administrator privileges. If I run the Java Control Panel in the admin account, on the Update tab I can uncheck the "Check for Updates Automatically" box. However in the user account, this check box is grayed out. How can I disable automatic update for the user account? Registry change? Something else?
Thank you.

A:Java Control Panel - Cannot disable automatic update

Do you have UAC disabled? If a standard user wants to do something that affects the system or other users, they will get a UAC prompt to provide the administrator's password before being allowed to do so. If UAC is not turned on, then the standard user will not be allowed to do so.

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How do I disable Windows XP Power Option?

I have a Toshibia Laptop. Whe I go to use the Power Option in the Control Panel, I get a screen that says I have to disable the XP power option feature. How do I do that? Thanks.

A:How to Disable XP Power Option

What error do you exactly get?Describe briefly.

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I am 79 yrs old. Previously i could set the power options to shut down the monitor after 10 min. I have tried everything but it will no longer shut down. I have XP HomeSP3 w carbonite for backup.

A:power options in control panel

See if this helps:

How to adjust sleep settings in Windows XP - YouTube

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OS=Windows XP Professional SP3 ; Default Browser: FireFox

Using the Control Panel/Power Options, I have set "Turn OFF Monitor in 1 hour".

After that time, the monitor Screensaver comes on. When I go back to use the PC, I will touch any key or the mouse and the Monitor does not respond. The only way I can get access to my system is to turn the PC power switch off then back on which causes a boot.

Is there any other setting I need to look at?


A:Control Panel > Power problem

Set screen saver to "none"

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Good Evening,

I have been using a Series L 755D unit for several years with a Win10 O/S.

I find the Power On facility rather annoying and would like to disable it. Earlier versions of Windows had a disable facility within the HW Setup facility, but this is not obviously available with Win 10. Is there an alternative facility to disable this feature.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.



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Hello everyone, I have a big problem I can not solve. In Control Panel am only the voice BALANCED, HIGH PERFORMANCE ENERGY SAVING and there are no, what can I do to view them?

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I have received an email with an attachment. I have Power Point on my computer, but when I try to open the attachment I get a message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Association control panel. There is a .pps in my Set Association control panel, but I don't know what to do next. Please help. Thanks.

A:Set Association Control Panel & Power Point

Hi hellie68,

Which version of PowerPoint (Viewer?) do you have? Also, are you able to open the PPS file after fist saving it to a folder?

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