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Windows 7: Windows Explorer - Control Panel and Computer windows empty on opening


20 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Explorer - Control Panel and Computer windows empty on opening

Hi everyone! I am having a problem with Windows Explorer that upon opening the Computer window or the Control Panel, the screen is blank with 4 icons (Favorites, Libraries, Homegroup, and Computer) in the left pane.

Windows gave me a notice about MS SkyDrive was causing a problem, but uninstalling it was of no help. Any suggestions?

PS: Maybe I should remove DreamScene?
UPDATE: DreamScene removed with no change.



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20 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Note the green in the Address bar at the top. Wait for it to complete (goes all the way to the right) then you should see content in the right window.

This happens to me some times as well but I have no idea why.
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20 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply. Tried that and with no luck as the bar became stuck at the approx. 95% mark and has not moved for at least ten minutes now. However, a small workaround that I have encountered is to press Start+E twice which will bring me to two Computer windows, one which seems to be immune to the problem, the other one with the problem of being blank. This is not an ideal solution though (at least for me).


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20 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When you removed dream scene it didn't set the file back the way they should be.
This might. sfc /scannow run from the cmd prompt/cmd Run it three times and boot after each. It's Windows 7 way of checking it own files and repairing them if it can.
What you call your Start key is properly called the Windows Flag Key.
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20 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Running first system scan now...
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20 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Windows BlueScreened at the 20% mark of the System File Checker.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFFA804FA65C8A
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF800037E361C
BCP4: 0000000000000005
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\082012-31683-01.dmp
C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-70200-0.sysdata.xml

I'm attempting the sfc /scannow once more.

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21 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

sfc /scannow did not find any errors. Still facing the problem.
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21 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

One possible fix is to do a System Restore to before you installed DreamScene.
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22 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The problem was not caused by DreamScene, nor was it related to DreamScene at all. However, making a new User Account solved the problem, I may just migrate to a new Account.
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22 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am migrating to a new account. Problem solved!
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