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Windows 7: control panel is not opening


14 Feb 2010   #1

windows7
 
 
control panel is not opening

when i m opening control panel from start menu as a link, i get an error everytime from Explorer.EXE- "This file does not have a programe associated with it for performing this action. Please install a programe or, if one is already installed, creat an association in the Default Programe control panel." , But as a menu it opens. Can anyone suggest me how can i fix this problem? I also tried to solve this problem by making another user account, or by using system restore point, but problem is not solved.

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14 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Abhay, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using the EXE download in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

If not, then you can do a repair install to fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

The file that is failing is C:/Windows/System32/control.exe... Can find it manually through Windows explorer?

Edit: Getting slow in my old age! Since Brink is looking at it I'll step aside...


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14 Feb 2010   #4

windows7
 
 

thank you for quick reply. tell me, for this problem which extension i have to download?
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14 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

All input is welcomed Ken (Win7clutz). Please add anything that you feel can help.


Anhay, try the EXE download.
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14 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

There is no extension... Locate and manually run control.exe
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14 Feb 2010   #7

windows7
 
 

i have got control.exe file. and it is opening control panel. but how can a join it to start menu option as a link?
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14 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Unlike setting associations with installed apps like Word, Excel, etc, this is a system link and I don't know how to correct it!

Hopefully BRINK or another MVP's here can assist...

EDIT: I assume that if this association is corrupt, you'll have issues that will show up day to day. That would tell me to do a repair intsall.
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14 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abhay View Post
i have got control.exe file. and it is opening control panel. but how can a join it to start menu option as a link?
I guess it would be quiet hard to re-link the Control Panel link try to Create a new User Profile and see whether you have the same problem there.

Good Luck,
Captain
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14 Feb 2010   #10

windows7
 
 

Is there any solution except repair install?
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