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Control Panel / "Programs and Features" Won't Open

  1. #1


    NumberCruncher Guest

    Control Panel / "Programs and Features" Won't Open

    When I click on the "Program and Features" icon in the Control Panel window,
    I get the response "Windows Explorer has stopped working", then "Windows is
    checking for a solution to the problem", then "Windows Explorer is
    restarting". This happens every time I click on "Programs and Features".
    Re-booting does not help. Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas on how
    to correct this problem? Thanks very much.



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  2. #2


    SG Guest

    Re: Control Panel / "Programs and Features" Won't Open

    NumberCruncher,

    A post from Rick Rogers.......

    Quote:
    A fix would only be made available if it were broken for many people. For
    most explorer is not broken, however I have seen it broken by the addition
    of spy/ad programs, incompatible shell enhancing programs, and other
    software. You will need to selectively disable running programs to decipher
    which one is interfering with the shell on your system.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    End Quote:

    Also if you need to uninstall something without using Control Panel, may I
    suggest a program I use and is a standalone program which you do not need to
    install.

    MyUninstaller v1.37
    MyUninstaller is an alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove applet of
    Windows operating system
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/index.html#desktop_utils

    --
    All the best,
    SG

    "NumberCruncher" <NumberCruncher@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ADF46F0B-F58B-49D0-A861-9D584FBF4393@xxxxxx

    > When I click on the "Program and Features" icon in the Control Panel
    > window,
    > I get the response "Windows Explorer has stopped working", then "Windows
    > is
    > checking for a solution to the problem", then "Windows Explorer is
    > restarting". This happens every time I click on "Programs and Features".
    > Re-booting does not help. Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas on
    > how
    > to correct this problem? Thanks very much.
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    NumberCruncher Guest

    Re: Control Panel / "Programs and Features" Won't Open

    Thanks SG. That is some very logical advice.

    "SG" wrote:

    > NumberCruncher,
    >
    > A post from Rick Rogers.......
    >
    > Quote:
    > A fix would only be made available if it were broken for many people. For
    > most explorer is not broken, however I have seen it broken by the addition
    > of spy/ad programs, incompatible shell enhancing programs, and other
    > software. You will need to selectively disable running programs to decipher
    > which one is interfering with the shell on your system.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > End Quote:
    >
    > Also if you need to uninstall something without using Control Panel, may I
    > suggest a program I use and is a standalone program which you do not need to
    > install.
    >
    > MyUninstaller v1.37
    > MyUninstaller is an alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove applet of
    > Windows operating system
    > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/index.html#desktop_utils
    >
    > --
    > All the best,
    > SG
    >
    > "NumberCruncher" <NumberCruncher@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ADF46F0B-F58B-49D0-A861-9D584FBF4393@xxxxxx

    > > When I click on the "Program and Features" icon in the Control Panel
    > > window,
    > > I get the response "Windows Explorer has stopped working", then "Windows
    > > is
    > > checking for a solution to the problem", then "Windows Explorer is
    > > restarting". This happens every time I click on "Programs and Features".
    > > Re-booting does not help. Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas on
    > > how
    > > to correct this problem? Thanks very much.
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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