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unable to set display properties in Win XP


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I can't find any nvidia entries in add/remove programs. Should i continue with the other actions?
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yes
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Everything went well with the cleaning and installation processes but the tabs are still missing...
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all righty then....

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?
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Creating a new user doesn't change anything...
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unzip and run this....does it make a difference when running shell?

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I got this error while running shellfix.vb script: C:\Program Files\Shellfix\shellfix.vbs
Line: 1
Char: 1
Error: ActiveX component can't create object: 'wscript.sh-ell'
Code: 800A01AD
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
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Could anyone please help me?
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I am having the exact same problem, following through every step as you go with the exact same result. I to am hoping for an answer. Thanks so much for the help so far.
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Go to Kelly's corner>>> http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm

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.

good luck,
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Tried kelly's corner fix before. It seems that nothing works for my problem...
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Thanks Makai, hope Phantomass has better luck with this one, didn't help me. Will greatly appreciate any other ideas.
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Google groups search reveals... a COMCTL32.DLL fix.

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
normal.


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)
C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0
.0.0_x-ww_1382d70a\comctl32.dll
(900 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.

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Thanks Makai, hope Phantomass has better luck, this one didn't help me either. This is getting really discouraging. Rather unique that every single thing Phantomss had tried on this thread, I have had the exact same response. Thanks again.
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I found this comctl32.dll fix on google too but i can't use it. Comctl32.dll is part of the operating system and cannot be accesed. So this means i have to get a real- time command prompt by restarting in ms-dos mode. The only problem is that i don't know how to do this...
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