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Windows 7: Weird Control Panel Error

06 Feb 2009   #1
Davib

Windows 7
 
 
Weird Control Panel Error

Hi All,


I am having a problem with the Control Panel....I cannot get to it. Each time I try to open it i get a Visual C++ Runtime Error (see attached). It was working a few days ago but have installed a few things since then.

Any Ideas?




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06 Feb 2009   #2
scaramonga

 
 

Check to see if the 'Software Licensing Service' in 'services' is not disabled, if so, enable it.

ATI drivers are known to cause this problem also.

System Restore would be another option to try, if you have it enabled.
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06 Feb 2009   #3
Davib

Windows 7
 
 

Ok..forgive my ignorance but how do I get to that "services" area if I cannot open Control Panel so I can check that?
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06 Feb 2009   #4
scaramonga

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Davib View Post
Ok..forgive my ignorance but how do I get to that area if I cannot open Control Panel so I can check that?
START/Run - type 'services.msc' (without quotes) - hit ENTER.

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06 Feb 2009   #5
Davib

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I have no "Software Licencing Service" Only software protection service.

A restart of this made no difference. I have no ATI drivers so Im guessing system restore is my last option.

Thanks for your time
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06 Feb 2009   #6
scaramonga

 
 

Quote:
It was working a few days ago but have installed a few things since then.
What have you installed since last working?
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06 Feb 2009   #7
Davib

Windows 7
 
 

Its definitely got to do with Adobe CS3 (Acrobat)

System restore had a hell of a time, it wouldn't restart then it attempted another repair.

I can now get to Control Panel but Adobe Acrobat wont work. I'm trying a reinstall of this to see if it happens again
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06 Feb 2009   #8
scaramonga

 
 

Well now at least you know whats causing the problem. I had a friend who had problems with Acrobat on Win7, cant say I've had any problem with Acrobat, are you installing version 9? as that seems to work just great.
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06 Feb 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Just so you know. You don't have to bother with the Run command box. That little search box at the bottom of the start menu can do most anything the run box can do and a lot more. Hit windows key/ type: services.msc. (no need to click in the white box it will enter automatically)/ hit Enter.
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06 Feb 2009   #10
Davib

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scaramonga View Post
Well now at least you know whats causing the problem. I had a friend who had problems with Acrobat on Win7, cant say I've had any problem with Acrobat, are you installing version 9? as that seems to work just great.
Yeah I have 9 now installed but the original was Acrobat 8 which comes with CS3
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