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Control Panel Opens then Closes

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    Control Panel Opens then Closes

    Does Anyone have any info on this issue, to date I have been searching forums and sites to no avail.

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Re: Control Panel Opens then Closes

    Umm....could you be a little more specific in what is going on here? System specs would be great too.

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    Re: Control Panel Opens then Closes

    This has happened on 2 machines that I am aware of, When you click on the Control Panel Icon from the Start Menu, it opens and then closes imeadiately. However the Admin Tools option can be launched from the RunBox. Control Panel we have tried to launch from the RunBox with no success..

    System Specs are:
    Machine #1
    Gateway GL5674 Desktop
    Windows Vista 32bit Home Edition
    AMD Athlon Dual Core CPU
    Smart Media reader
    Built on Sound and Video
    3gb Ram
    250gb SATA Hard Drive

    Machine #2
    HP Laptop
    Windows Vista Business Edition
    Intel Core Duo 2.33
    CD Rom Drive
    Hard Drive
    2gb Ram
    80GB Hard Drive
    Express Card Slot

    This doesnt seem to be a machine specific issue,
    These 2 customers stated windows defender was possibly
    disabled.

    This is all the info I have available.

    In the past the only solution was to format and reload the OS.

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    Re: Control Panel Opens then Closes

    Hi Webdevil,

    If a System Restore does not help, you might give this hotfix Resolution a try even though it says it is for the Nero InCD program. People have reported that it has worked for them.

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

    Shawn

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    Re: Control Panel Opens then Closes

    I was asked to look at a Windows Vista laptop computer where the Control Panel would not stay open. I also found that the Windows Update would not run. I tried two system restores which did not resolve the problem. I also tried restarting the License Service which did not work. I did find that Control Panel ran in Safe Mode.

    I then went to Microsoft and downloaded the Vista SP1 and installed it. The problem was resolved by installing the Vista SP1.

    If you already have Vista SP1 installed, try system restore prior to Vista SP1 and then go to Microsoft to download the Vista SP1 and reinstall.

    I also ran AVG and Spybot and found nothing.

    Hope this helps others having this problem, Frank

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