It won't let me open Control Panel [Solved/Closed]

Charli - Jan 15, 2009 at 08:29 PM - Latest reply:  Frederick
- Mar 10, 2017 at 07:40 AM
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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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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xpcman 18570 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus February 18, 2018 Last seen - Jan 15, 2009 at 09:42 PM
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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
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 > 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!
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
Ty! This helped me as well!
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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.
Ambucias 49587 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus February 18, 2018 Last seen - Jul 3, 2010 at 05:21 PM
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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