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error message when selecting "control panel"

by scumo / January 26, 2004 12:24 PM PST

For the past month I have been getting the following error message when clicking the control panel button: Registry error - the system cannot find the file specified. I then click ok and I move directly to the control panel. Any idea how to remove the error?

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Re:error message when selecting
by David Chan / January 26, 2004 7:58 PM PST
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Re:error message when selecting
by Cursorcowboy / January 26, 2004 9:17 PM PST

1. Each tool in Control Panel is represented by a (name).CPL file in the Windows\System32 folder. Occasionally, Windows uses entries in the [MMCPL] section of the Control.ini file to load Control Panel files, which the most common are provided for information in the article, [Q313808]. You'll most like find others . . .

2. If you access that folder from Explorer, find those .CPL files, and then double click them one at a time, you'll most likely find that one of them do not work. It'll be up to you to ID what that one is specifically and either fix or destroy it.

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Re:Re:error message when selecting
by scumo / January 27, 2004 12:32 PM PST

I sincerely want to thank you for the advise, which I tried and found to successfully fix the problem. You've done a good deed my friend. Thanks

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can you help me pls.... i couldn find control panel
by Raghav1986 / February 10, 2008 12:14 AM PST

hi this is RAGHAV .... i couldn find control panel, i hav searched in start menu ,through run cmmand.... but i couldn open that..... i couldn even open display properties when i right clicked.... i am getin an eror msg if i do so....... i want a soln..

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Please make this is new thread.
by Kees Bakker / February 10, 2008 12:17 AM PST

And try to give a better description of your problem(s) with more details. This is much too vague to get any help.


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