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bugs489

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Control Panel was renamed to "Folder" by a virus i recently got rid of. Can anyone help me change back to "Control Panel"?

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I think the best method maybe to run system restore to an earlier point before your error.
Use this link to microsoft on how to do it.
http://support.micro...b;EN-US;Q306084
Be sure to use the "If your system can start". And follow the instructions closely.
Hope this helps.
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I wish i could, but the virus destoryed all my restore points. So unfortuantely, it's not even an option.

Thanks anyway.
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Possibly this will help :

How to Troubleshoot Control Panel Issues in Windows

CONTROL PANEL ACCESS PROBLEMS

These don't cover your exact problem of renaming the folder, but it has a lot of stuff you can do yourself to see if you can't correct the problem. Still working on a solution, but I don't use XP so what I try to do on my PC with ME doesn't always work for XP.

Possibly you either need to reinstall XP or see if you can find "Folder" in the registry that refers to Control Panel.

Exactly which do you need to rename : The Control Panel icon in the Startup menu, the folder that appears in the "My Computer" listing in Explorer, one on your desktop??? Hopefully it is just a shortcut icon, but I don't think so if it was renamed by a virus.

Maybe someone will come up with a good solution while I work on this.

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Deleted Post.

Edited by bugs489, 30 May 2005 - 10:36 PM.

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THe virus messed up all my restore points, so i can't use system restore.

Anyone?

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You already said this. Guess my post wasn't very useful.

R.
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Sorry "Major Payne". I didn't see your post. ;)

I'll see what i can do. Thanks for the suggestions, and your time.

The control panel in "My Computer" has been renamed.

THe control panel in start menu is still called "Control Panel".. but when i click on it it won't even open.. :tazz:

Edited by bugs489, 30 May 2005 - 10:36 PM.

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Unfortunately,the suggestions you gave me refer to Windows 2000. I tried some of the steps, but they didn't even work on XP.

Thanks for your time and effort.
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THe control panel in start menu is still called "Control Panel".. but when i click on it it won't even open.


Are you getting any error messages? (Micro$oft Support)

Possibly this is related :

About.blank infection

Don't know if this will work for you either :

System File Checker (it may correct your problem.)

Click Start
Click run
Type SFC /SCANNOW

SFC may ask for you to insert the Windows CD

I still think you have malware problems. You might want to go to the Malware Removal section of this forum and follow the instructions there.

Ron
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Ok. Thanks for your time, effort, and help.
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