unable to set display properties in Win XP
Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:44 AM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:26 AM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:20 AM
Go to control panel > Users
create a new user, make it an administrator....call it TEST....no password needed
Log off as you, log on as test...does problem repeat here?
Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:42 PM
Posted 09 July 2005 - 02:32 AM
Error: ActiveX component can't create object: 'wscript.sh-ell'
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
Posted 13 July 2005 - 10:56 AM
Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:30 PM
Look for "Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs" (Look for list item 128... then look to the right side of the screen)
Right-click on "Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs", and choose "save target as" from the drop down menu. Save the file to your desktop as a .reg file. (when you choose save target as, the name of the file will automatically show up in the Save As screen.)
Just add .reg to the end of the name so it looks like this... desktoptab.reg. Click ok.
Close all apps.
Go to your desktop and double-click the file. You will have to confirm yes to merge it.
You may have to restart your computer for the changes to take.
While this registry file looks similar to what the other posters have posted, it differs slightly.
Hopefully, it will work to correct your problem.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:16 PM
Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:19 PM
Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:09 PM
I did a search on my PC for the file "comctl32.dll".
There were 2 copies found. One was ~900 bytes, there
other ~585. The smaller file also appeared to be an older
version. I replaced the smaller older file with the
larger newer file, rebooted, and things were back to
Using Filemon, I found that opening Display Properties uses the file
COMCTL32.DLL. Also, one of the very many posts/articles I read
implicated that file, although it hadn't solved his problem.
I found two versions of it:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\comctl32.dll (545 KB)
So I tried copying the larger version to C:\windows\system32,
replacing the original. On reboot I had my tabs back.
Nothing to lose at this point... you might give it a try.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:15 PM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:34 AM
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