missing items at control panel

  1.    15 Nov 2008 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2008
    Posts : 2
    Vista Ultimate x32
    Local Time: 12:44

    missing items at control panel


    I am running Vista Ultimate SP1.
    Today I had a look at the control panel to uninstall some software. Unfortunately the control panel didnīt display any items. It was just gray shaded.

    What I tried to solve the problem:
    1. restart PC -> same result
    2. system restore 3 days: most of the items are back , BUT 3 are missing.
    text to speech, index options, offline folders

    Could anybody explain to me how to restore or to reinstall or to create new items?

    I would imagine that all items were there two weeks ago and I have no idea what I did wrong.


    P.S. I am admin and I there is no virus or spyware on the machine.
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  2.    15 Nov 2008 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2008
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 2,760
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
    Local Time: 19:44
    england uk yorkshire


    Re: missing items at control panel

    Hi Alcone and welcome to Vista Forums

    It is possible that some of the items have been set as "hidden", so have a look at the following Tutorial to see if it helps you to restore them: Control Panel - Hide Icon
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  3.    15 Nov 2008 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2008
    Posts : 2
    Vista Ultimate x32
    Local Time: 12:44

      Thread Starter

    Re: missing items at control panel

    thanks for replay.
    No, it is set as "not configured."
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

missing items at control panel

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