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Windows 7: Control Panel error

10 Aug 2010   #1
omon115

Windows 7
 
 
Control Panel error

Hi everyone!

Everytime i open the Control Panel in Windows 7, the computer is blocking. I need to restart the "exlorer.exe" process. Any ideas in resolving ti'his problem? Please help.


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10 Aug 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Do you get any error messages?
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10 Aug 2010   #3
omon115

Windows 7
 
 

No. It's just blocking. Not everytime, but very often.
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10 Aug 2010   #4
tezlewis

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Does it do the same thing in safemode? Definatly something to try. Have you any system mods that are extra other than what windows installs?
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11 Aug 2010   #5
omon115

Windows 7
 
 

tezlewis in Safe Mode is doing the same. I have installed on my laptop only Googe Chrome and Office 2007. That's it.
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11 Aug 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Has it always done this, or did this just start happening?
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11 Aug 2010   #7
omon115

Windows 7
 
 

It's just happening. The OS is newly installed: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x84 Integrated July 2010 OEM
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11 Aug 2010   #8
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

One thing I've come across in the past is that a corrupt .CPL file can also cause explorer.exe to crash if you try to open the control panel. Its a right pain finding the culprit, though, since you have to delete and replace each file one-by-one.

If you go into your System32 folder and arrange your files by type you can group all the .CPL files together. Then by double-clicking on each one you may come lucky and find a corrupt .CPL file(s).

Have you very recently (just before this started) installed Java?
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11 Aug 2010   #9
omon115

Windows 7
 
 

No, Java is not installed on my notebook.
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11 Aug 2010   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can try doing a system restore to a point before the problem started happening and see if it clears it up ... you can also run sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt to check the integrity of the windows core files...
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