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Desktop tab shutting down Display Properties


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While a minor problem, it's an irritating one: every time I try to go to the Desktop tab in Display Properties, the whole thing closes before I get a chance to do anything. The error that pops up is "Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience," information might be lost, etc. It's ONLY the Desktop tab that's doing this; the other ones work fine. I'm running Windows XP Home SP1 (upgrading to SP2 didn't resolve the issue).

I'm trying to get my computer in shape for sale and would like this resolved as soon as possible. Help?
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Download and open restorealldisplaytabs.reg (from Kelly's Korner) to merge it with the registry.
The problem should be fixed now.
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Nope, no good. Now it closes without any kind of error message at all.
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Download and open disabledisplaytabs.reg. And then run the .reg file in Post#2 again.
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That's a negative, Captain.
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Lets look for missing\corrupt dlls
Follow the steps below:
Start->Run. Type cmd. Press Enter.
In the Command-Prompt Window, type sfc /SCANONCE. Press Enter.
Follow the instructions by the System File Checker.
(Note:The scan will done on next reboot, so u will be prompted for a reboot.)
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Aaaand... what happens if I'm not GIVEN any instructions, just a notification that no changes will be made until a restart?
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The scan and whatever changes that have to be made will be done on next resboot.
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New problem: It wants my Windows XP CD.

I don't HAVE my Windows XP CD.
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