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  • Question

  • My control panel will not open from the start button. In order to get there I have to open my computer. How do I get this fixed?
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:44 PM Moved to proper forum category (From:Windows Vista Setup)
    Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:35 PM

Answers

  • I wonder if a registry key setting is incorrect.

    Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type regedit, press Enter and in the left pane navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

    In the right pane look for three registry keys, right-click > Modify and make each of them 0 (zero). They are NoControlPanel, RestrictCpl and NoSetFolders. If they are not there it must be another problem, and if you are denied entry to regedit it’s a classic symptom of infection and you should run your ‘anti‘ programs.

    I suggest you create a System Restore point before making registry changes, just in case something goes wrong.

    • Proposed as answer by Sabrina Shen Friday, November 12, 2010 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Monday, November 15, 2010 7:48 AM
    Sunday, November 7, 2010 8:21 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Please refer to the hotfix in the following KB article:

     

    Icons are missing from Control Panel, or you cannot start Control Panel, the Welcome Center, or games in Windows Vista

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


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    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Monday, November 15, 2010 7:48 AM
    Monday, November 8, 2010 6:55 AM

All replies

  • I wonder if a registry key setting is incorrect.

    Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type regedit, press Enter and in the left pane navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

    In the right pane look for three registry keys, right-click > Modify and make each of them 0 (zero). They are NoControlPanel, RestrictCpl and NoSetFolders. If they are not there it must be another problem, and if you are denied entry to regedit it’s a classic symptom of infection and you should run your ‘anti‘ programs.

    I suggest you create a System Restore point before making registry changes, just in case something goes wrong.

    • Proposed as answer by Sabrina Shen Friday, November 12, 2010 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Monday, November 15, 2010 7:48 AM
    Sunday, November 7, 2010 8:21 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Please refer to the hotfix in the following KB article:

     

    Icons are missing from Control Panel, or you cannot start Control Panel, the Welcome Center, or games in Windows Vista

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights. |Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Monday, November 15, 2010 7:48 AM
    Monday, November 8, 2010 6:55 AM