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Windows 7: Problem with Control Panel

11 Oct 2012   #1
barracuda0707

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Problem with Control Panel

I can access Control Panel but when I click any of the items nothing is happening now.

Has anyone else experienced this and how did they resolve it?

Malcolm


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11 Oct 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello barracuda and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the problem just started you may be able to use System Restore to roll back your computer to a date/time prior to the problem.

System Restore

As to why you're having this issue it might be because certain system files became damaged or corrupt. Malware could damage system files. Run a full scan with your anti-virus suite. It wouldn't hurt to run a second scan with the free Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes

So could a glitch when installing Windows Updates. It was just a couple of days ago that Microsoft released its latest updates. Did the control panel issue start right after installing the updates? If yes, you could uninstall all of the updates and then just install a few at a time. Reboot the computer after each group to make sure things are working correctly. Then install the next group. If problems occur, you'll know which group is at fault. Uninstall that group and reinstall just one at a time and reboot after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know exactly which update is the problem. Save it for last and resume installing the remaining updates.

If you find out it's not related to Windows Updates you could run a system files checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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11 Oct 2012   #3
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

You can try doing a sfc /scannow command, which is a system file checker.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't work, and you do a full scan with your AV, you'll most likely need a system restore point or repair install. If that doesn't, you'll need a clean reinstall.
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11 Oct 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think I'm seeing double.
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11 Oct 2012   #5
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I think I'm seeing double.
Which is why I gave him rep I didn't see his post, I just read the OP and posted what I thought, then saw we posted identical things
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12 Oct 2012   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I think I'm seeing double.
Which is why I gave him rep I didn't see his post, I just read the OP and posted what I thought, then saw we posted identical things
Just proves that great minds think alike!
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