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Ask a question Charli - Last answered on Mar 10, 2017 at 07:40 AM by Frederick
Hello, it seems that I can't get into my control panel through clicking on the button. Everytime I click on it, a blank screen flashes up and then just goes away. Is there any way I can fix this?? Thanks!
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type control.exe into your "start search" box - that should start the control panel, unless a virus has modified things.

You can go directly to these common functions within the Control Panel:

start cmd Function
appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs
hdwwiz.cpl Add hardware
ncpa.cpl Network properties
nusrmgr.cpl User accounts
powercfg.cpl Power configuration
sysdm.cpl System properties
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Charli- Jan 16, 2009 at 09:36 AM
Thankyou for your reply... Have just tried that, with still no luck. It just flashes up and disappears straight after. I must have a virus. Is there anything else I can do instead of reinstalling windows vista?
Charli- Jan 16, 2009 at 09:43 AM
Have just been looked through the direct routes of the control panel and most of them work so i'm getting somewhere! Thankyou!
help- Mar 28, 2010 at 03:19 PM
click start menu then click RUN then type command then enter. Now you have power to open most files including the ones listed above to directly open these files/progams like taskmanager which is taskmgr then enter .Type control enter if wont open type the files above to use control panel functions
randomperson- Apr 19, 2010 at 10:54 PM
Ty! This helped me as well!
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Goto services.msc and start the following service

SL UI notification service

and restart Software licensing service.

Hope this works for all.
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I have had this grouble for months and HP and MS could not find problem.
I went in on windows update and when the window open, up in the address box, it says conrol panel, system and maintainence, and windows update. I clicked on control panel. When it opened I CLicked on edit and and when the window opens, I noticed the "undo delete" was highlighted. I clicked on it and everything has been working great since. It worked for me. Hope it works for you.
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type control.exe into your "start search" box - that should start the control panel, unless a virus has modified things.

You can go directly to these common functions within the Control Panel:

start cmd Function
appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs
hdwwiz.cpl Add hardware
ncpa.cpl Network properties
nusrmgr.cpl User accounts
powercfg.cpl Power configuration
sysdm.cpl System properties
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i can do anything on computer it said to go to control panel go to folder options so I can set uo internet but nothing at all in control panel will let me get in help

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