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Windows 7: Can't open Control Panel


08 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't open Control Panel

Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLi
Chipset : nVidia nForce4
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2400MHz
Physical Memory : 4096MB (4 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST3320620AS ATA Device (320GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : PHILIPS DVDR1640P
DVD-Rom Drive : DVD-16X DVD-ROM BDV316C
Monitor Type : VW222 - 22 inches
Network Card : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00



Hi i have done a reinstall of windows 7 32 bit
But couldn't boot from cd as usb keyboard would not work (can't get in to bios to change it)
So installed windows in windows it was ok till i updated windows
I must have installed on board sound and think it is now conflicting with my Xfire sound card
Can't open Controll panel as Explorer shuts it self down
And can't do a reset to another date as it says can' open a certian file

How can i uninsall a program by not using c/p
Thanks

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16450
Application Timestamp: 4aeba271
Fault Module Name: CTMLFX32.dll
Fault Module Version: 1.0.4.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 483f9682
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000094c5
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: a7aa
Additional Information 2: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d
Additional Information 3: a7aa
Additional Information 4: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d


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08 Feb 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you bring up a run prompt (hold the windows key and hit "R")? If so, type "appwiz.cpl" (without the quotations in both cases) and you should bring up the add/remove programs window.
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08 Feb 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you get to the point where you want to try re-installing windows as maybe a last resort, you could reset your BIOS to fail safe defaults with the motherboard jumper. The default setting for the BIOS option that enables BIOS USB keyboard support is usually "ON". another option is to borrow a PS2 keyboard so you can access your BIOS settings. If you do that also enable USB keyboard support, it may also be referred to a Legacy USB support. Once you enable that setting you will be able to access your BIOS with a USB keyboard.
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08 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for that
But C/P is still shuttig down after uninstalling on board driver

Was going to do a format but been an old board cant get sata drivers for it took me ages to load this H/D wouldn't see drive then after a few attempts it did think its time for an upgrade
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08 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
As maybe a last resort you could reset your BIOS to fail safe defaults with the motherboard jumper. The default setting for the BIOS option that enables BIOS USB keyboard support is usually "ON". another option is to borrow a PS2 keyboard so you can access your BIOS settings. If you do that also enable USB keyboard support, it may also be referred to a Legacy USB support. Once you enable that setting you will be able to access your BIOS with a USB keyboard.
Have just found a USB/PS2 will have another go
Thanks
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08 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This apparently works to fix the control panel win 7 control panel crahes
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08 Feb 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Also read this X-FI drivers possibly causing explorer.exe crash?
stormy13 has posted a .zip file with both 32 and 64 bit drivers
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