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Windows 7: Help please: Windows 7 control panel not showing icons (empty)

06 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Help please: Windows 7 control panel not showing icons (empty)

Lost the functionality of the control panel and windows update...not sure why ..cannot think of any addition to machine for this change. In the windows search box when selected in search box on start no update or control functions. In all file I see it but clicking on it does nothing. SFC shows nor problems- check disk also shows not probs. I guess I could do a restore but it may come back again. would rather get a windows fix or a reg entry.. Any?.

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06 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them
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06 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
Control Panel side menu

Thank you Andrew : I did sfc and a full scan with ESET but nothing was found and I also found that if I type in the word control I can get the control panle screen and from there I can use the update..strange ehl. Its the menu function sidebar that is empty so maybe its the icon or something. I have the fixit from Msoft and will use that next
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11 Feb 2015   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Try rebuilding your Icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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 Help please: Windows 7 control panel not showing icons (empty)

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