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Haz

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Hi
When i try and use the controll panel i get the message Explorer.EXE - Application Error and the normal memory address's on MS errors and cant use CP again usally the first time i use it after boot up it works then not again, no virus or wares that would be messing it up as far as i know, have AV and firewall and XP is upto date, any iders as this has happend before so it must be somthing i am doing with config or a config a tweaking program is doing. Any help would be GREAT!
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temporarily copy all files ending in .CPL from the c:\windows\system32 folder...open control panel...it should be empty, If it opens, slowly add a couple back until the error repeats.

When the error repeats, you should be able to isolate the problem child. You will need to restore it from an original source (depending on what it is, the source will be different).
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Thank for the advise i tryed it and the files just reapeared once i removed them, any other iders? Or should i do it under safe mode? Would AV or any other program keep putting the files back?
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dang, so it does....darn that windows file protection anyway.....well, crud. I do not think it replaces third party control panel applets.

Can you do a print screen of c:\windows\system32 with the cpl files highlighted...
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Yeah sure (see below) i did just remove the 3ed party ones but still got the error. By tweaking XP could i of screwed it up?
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Edited by Haz, 17 January 2006 - 05:47 PM.

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did you already remove
tweakxp3
sijo.cpl
imagedrive.cpl
quicktime.cpl
nvtui.cpl
?

These are not windows default cpls....I do not think Windows file protection will replace them
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Ok removed all of them and just left the ones that come back. and these where left (see below) so the are 7 that dint go back.
But now when i click on CP it dont load atall nothing.
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Ok just went into Network Connections and clicked up and got the same app error as before.
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While starting your computer tap the F8 key once every second during the memory count up, or during the system spash screen where you see the system maker's name (HP, COMPAQ, DELL....etc.)

This will result in a text based menu. Use the curors/arrorw keys to navigate to SAFE MODE and hit enter.

Does the problem recur in safe mode?
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