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Windows 7: Cannot access Control Panel

08 Jun 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ron6962 View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. I have run Malwarebytes and completed the sfc /scannow process. Neither found any issues. I also tried the "repair file associations" from the link above, and was not sure which files to download....there are dozens. Tried the exe file, downloaded and processed it, and that did not make any difference. Is there another I should try...oir do I need to do them all?
I would do exe, com, dll, all the standard "system" types.

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08 Jun 2011   #22
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Well you confused me with this sentence:
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unfortunately, the only Windows 7 disk I have is Pro 32bit.
Of course a repair for Windows 7 home premium 64bit is not going to work with a pre-installed Windows 7 Pro disk Dell OEM disk.

Which one was pre-installed?
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08 Jun 2011   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ron6962 View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. I have run Malwarebytes and completed the sfc /scannow process. Neither found any issues. I also tried the "repair file associations" from the link above, and was not sure which files to download....there are dozens. Tried the exe file, downloaded and processed it, and that did not make any difference. Is there another I should try...oir do I need to do them all?
No more fancy ideas from me.

How about rebuild your icon cache. It could be corrupted.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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08 Jun 2011   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 

To Jacee...I appreciate your desire to help. If you read all the thread, you will see I sais the laptop was pre-installed with Windows 7 Home. I do not have that disk. I do have a Windows 7 Pro disk, and have already determined I cannot use it to upgrade from Home 64bit to Pro 32bit. Tomorrow I hope to get a Home 64bit disk and try a restore with it. I started the thread in hopes there was a way to repair the problem witjout a reinstall.
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08 Jun 2011   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 

To MacGyver.....you da man! I tried your suggestion to reinstall all the "system" default programs from the link you sent.....and it worked!! I don't know which one did it, as I downloaded and installed several.....but Windows is now working normal again. Thank you for hanging in there with me.....I just knew there had to be a more practical solution than a reload!
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08 Jun 2011   #26
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Ahh... okay, confusion on my end is now explained.

You most likely have a rootkit that was uninvited by a 'drive-by' fake, anti-spyware rogue. Or you may have received it using someone else's infected usb/DVD to install a program.

If you have access to a known 'clean computer', then download Trinity Rescue kit
Trinity Rescue Kit | CPR for your computer
and burn the .ISO at a [U]slow speed[/B] to a CD. You can then perform a repair/recovery operation.
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Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines
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09 Jun 2011   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ron6962 View Post
To MacGyver.....you da man! I tried your suggestion to reinstall all the "system" default programs from the link you sent.....and it worked!! I don't know which one did it, as I downloaded and installed several.....but Windows is now working normal again. Thank you for hanging in there with me.....I just knew there had to be a more practical solution than a reload!
Glad to hear!
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