Windows Vista forum


control Panel "Appearance and Personalization

by have?? / July 7, 2011 2:13 AM PDT

I have Window's Vista. Downloaded a Virus Trojan: Win32/Fake Sysdef. from browser. I have gotten rid of it. Have be unckecking "Hidden files",
So far getting thing back to normal...EXCEPT I can make not changes
in the control Panel "Appearance and Personalization". I still have a Black Screen.

Message: This feature has been disable...Please contact your system administrator.

I have no Idea how to enable this feature. I'm suppose to be the administrator right? But don't know how to enable.
Hope someone can help.

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Tried Fixing The Problem Using A Registry Edit?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 7, 2011 4:04 AM PDT

1. Click Start, type regedit and hit ENTER.

2. Browse to this registry key:

3. Check if the key contains any of these values (on the right pane). If so, delete them:


4. Repeat steps 2-3 but check for the entries above in this registry key. Once again, if they're there, delete them.:

5. Browse to this registry key:

6. Check if the key contains this value. If so, delete it:


7. Repeat steps 5-6 but now browse to this registry key:

8. Close Registry Editor, restart your computer, and you should be able to access the Control Panel icon mentioned.

Hope this helps.


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control Panel "Appearance and Personalization
by have?? / July 7, 2011 4:58 AM PDT

Thanks Grif,
Nothing there... all but one said (Default) Reg_SZ (Data) Value not set) the other was my
user name desktop.

Trying to get the desktop background I had before this happen... the Blue/green color one.
everything works except the background feature.


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Then Try This...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 7, 2011 6:08 AM PDT
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control Panel "Appearance and Personalization
by have?? / July 8, 2011 2:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Then Try This...

Grif...It didn't help me. So I restored it took about 2 hrs. to go back 7days. I guess
it was a mess Happy Everything looks normal now. The only problem I keep noticing is
Win IE is acting strange. It keeps redirecting my searches. When I click on a search
it takes me back to the same page or I will get a blank page. I did run melware and cc cleaner.

Thanks for your time in helping me,

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Try Hitman Pro 3.5
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 10, 2011 2:23 PM PDT

It's free for 30 days and tends to do a good job with the redirect problems..

Here's the link:

Hope this helps.


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control Panel "Appearance and Personalization
by have?? / July 10, 2011 3:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Try Hitman Pro 3.5

Thank you! I hope I downloaded the right one Hitman Pro, there was another one on the page.
I hope this one helps.

Appreciate your help very much,

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control Panel "Appearance and Personalization
by have?? / July 11, 2011 12:10 AM PDT

Downloaded Hitman it was a 1 scan and not a 30 day trial. It only found
cookies and you had to purchase to clear that. Maybe I downloaded the
wrong one.


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Still 30 Day For Me
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 11, 2011 6:29 AM PDT

I tried the steps again just to make sure I was right.. After downloading the file from the link below and running it, it automatically connects to the internet and updates the definitions files.. Once done, it gives you a few screens to pass through, and a license agreement, which gives you the options to choose a one time scan or make a copy to scan daily with..

The license agreement here still mentions 30 days free and it does allow for removal of "bad" items if found.

Hope this helps.


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control Panel "Appearance and Personalization
by have?? / July 11, 2011 1:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Still 30 Day For Me


Thanks again for your support...Is that a "bug" <span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> ??
or a Link that didn't show up correctly.


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(NT) My Fault.. I Forget To Remove It
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 12, 2011 9:57 AM PDT
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