control panel is not opening............

i am having some problem in opening control panel.when i click on the control panel a window pop up with no icons..only a blank white page.wn i click again it shows not responding..and it ask for end i hv to click on dt.n i hv to restart my computer every z over 10 there any link with .cpl files?my window is up to date.i hv alredy restored many times bt all in no avail ..please answer...i hv window vista home premium 32 bit

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 916 Applies to:

What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on your machine? Include all you ever had including
those you uninstalled. (These can leave remnants which can cause strange issues.)

Do a search for all .cpl files most will be in "C:\Windows\System32" however you can have others. Click on
each one at a time and see if one does not start - if so Right Click on it and rename it using cpZ as the extension so it is east to find. Retry Control Panel - if no joy keep trying all your .cpl files. (Note the others found under other Folders under C:\Windows should not be tried as they are not active.)

A few of these are appwiz.cpl, firewall.cpl, desk.cpl, powercfg.cpl, inetcpl.cpl, timedate.cpl and others.

Try these in case general corruption has a role :

Start - type this in Search Box ->  COMMAND   find at top and RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

Enter this at the prompt - sfc /scannow

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log

Run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista


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

The control panel window will not open in Windows Vista

There have been reports an updated driver has blocked it as well, so have you updated drivers
lately? Also check for driver updates in Windows Updates.

Hope this helps.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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