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Windows 7: Problems - Control Panel and Personalize do not open


05 Aug 2009   #1

W7 RC
 
 
Problems - Control Panel and Personalize do not open

I am running both the 32-bit Windows 7 OS on one machine and the 64-bit OS on another machine. Love it!, BUT on the 32-bit machine a lot of commands don't seem to work. For example, when I click on Control Panel nothing happens. Same is true with Personalize. Anybody got any ideas what the problem is and how to fix it. I may be posting in the wrong place, but this seemed like as good a place as any.


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06 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista Windows 7 Windows XP
 
 

Have you tried running the System File Checker? Type CMD.EXE in the search dialog box at the bottom of the Start Menu, hit Ctrl-Shift-Enter to Run as Administrator, then type SFC /SCANNOW at the DOS prompt.
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06 Aug 2009   #3

7600 x86
 
 

are you running a 3rd party file manager that takes over for explorer?
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06 Aug 2009   #4

W7 RC
 
 

I ran sfc /scannow as administrator and got back "no integrity violations" and yes, I am running a third party file manager "Directory Opus", but it is set to NOT replace explorer.
Any other ideas will be appreciated.
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06 Aug 2009   #5

W7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
are you running a 3rd party file manager that takes over for explorer?
I checked Directory Opus and sure enough it was replacing Explorer. Once I fixed that and rebooted the problem was solved. Many thinks. CC
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06 Aug 2009   #6

7600 x86
 
 

haha i thought Opus might be the culprit. i use it myself.

glad you got it fixed
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29 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 32-bit Contol Panel & My Computer don't open

I have a similar problem that is similar to the above and I ran the check that was noted and got some errors. I don't know where to go and I don't use any special explorer other than the stock.

This is preventing me from reinstalling necessary programs that I have.
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30 Sep 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ryan,

Keep running SFC until you get a clean bill of health. If after 6 goes you still don't get a clean bill of health,you will probably need to do a repair install.

Repair Install
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