I have reason to believe that these problems have been cause by my recent installation of Doom 3. I have LOTS of trouble installing it, (The comp continualy froze during the arduous attempts at installing) I finnaly got the intal to work by selecting to remove windows installer, via add remove software wizard. Now I can conferm that the Control panel problem occured before the instalation finnaly finished, but if i restore my computer to a time BEFORE that first attempt to Install, the control panel pops up, with no problems.
Now I would really like to fix the problem WITHOUT un installing Doom3 (At least till I beat the game
Thanks for any help!