Is Your Microsoft® Windows® Control Panel Missing?
How to locate missing Windows Control Panel and solutions to fix the issue
The Control Panel is a part of Windows graphical user interface. It has the settings like adding hardware, add/remove software, controlling user accounts, and setting accessibility. The control panel has Classic View and Category View. In some cases the Control Panel can go missing. You can find it even in the Run button. For this you have to do basic troubleshooting like cleaning and repairing files. Another extensive method is to download hijack this from spykiller site. Install the HJTsetup.exe and navigate through to reach Select Addition Tasks dialogue. Launch Hijack This by completing the installation. Then scan the system and save log file. Complete the steps by navigating through the steps. This can fix the issue. Lastly check the settings of system whether there is any error in the settings.
The following details give you information in locating control panel as follows:
- Grading out of control panel icons
- Virus Infection
Grading out of control panel icons
Go to the Start and then take Run. Type REGEDIT in it. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl Paneldon’t load. In the right pane, you will see Control Panel icons disabled. You can delete to restore all disabled icons or select ‘don’t load’. You can custom select which icons to delete. You can see Control Panel Applets. You can see the change next time you load control panel.
Follow these general steps. In IE clean the cache and cookies and close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer. Now delete the cookies from the Internet Options in the Control Panel. Delete the temporary files and cookies from all browsers you are using. Do complete viruses scan of all your drives and removable media. It can remove virus, malware, and adware to fix the issue.
Firstly, download SDFix.exe and save it your desktop. Double click SDFix.exe and this will extract files to %systemdrive% that is to windows directory. Reboot the system in safe mode. Now open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script. Pressing Y will start the cleanup process. This process will remove Trojan Services and repair Registry Entries. PC will restart and again log in safe mode. Select Remove Authentium Web Installer.
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