Control Panel opens and closes in Windows 8 Pro


  • I just intalled Windows 8 Pro over my W7 Ultimate and when I try to open the control panel it just flashes for less than a second. I can see the icons but closes.

    I have uninstalled all the programs that could cause conflict and the issue is still persisting. Any ideas?

    Saturday, September 01, 2012 4:00 PM

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  • I even tried to lauch it from System32/control.exe in possible manners, tried changing permisions and nothing.

    Always learning.

    Saturday, September 01, 2012 4:42 PM
  • Run ProcessMonitor in background and look what control.exe and Explorer.exe do and why the process closes.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Sunday, September 02, 2012 8:35 PM
  • Dear Andre,

    Thanks for your reply, this is what it shows each time I try to open control.exe:

    19:44:06,1963482    explorer.exe    6968    RegOpenKey    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\control.exe    NAME NOT FOUND    Desired Access: Read


    Always learning.

    Monday, September 03, 2012 12:49 AM
  • Hi,

    This information cannot narrow down the root cause. Please search cmd and run as administrator. Then type sfc /scannow command. Meanwhile, you can check logs in Event Viewer.

    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012 8:12 AM
  • Save the file as PML, zip it, upload it to your SkyDrive and post a link here.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012 9:24 PM