what runs is:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\Windows\System32\appwiz.cpl",Add or Remove Programs
all on one line. To execute this "manually", click Start, click Run, and copy and past the above line in the "Open" box, then click OK.
If that does not work, then I would suspect that either rundll32.exe, shell32.dll, or appwiz.cpl is faulty.
If it does work, then something went wrong with the way the function is called.
This may not solve your problem, but it may show you what it is suppose to be doing.
I am hopeful that someone can tell me how to get my "Add/Remove Hardware" button to function once again. I am using Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2.
One day the button worked and then the next time I needed to use it, it didn't. I have tried restoring to a previous date ( as far back as I can go) it does nothing. When I go to "Control Panel" it shows as an icon, however it cannot be clicked on. Have I lost a driver or something? I recieve auto updates. I just wondered if I can fix the problem. Thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to help.