If you try to open Control Panel control panel should open. It would be highly suspect if Internet Explorer did open instead.
May I rephrase your question as "control panel doesn't open, if I try to open it from the Start Menu".
- Tell what does happen. Nothing or an empty window or an error message? There are different things.
- Do as I asked Dorothy to see if the individual applets work: first 2 paragraphs of http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6618-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=25213&messageID=284748
- Post the contents of control.ini in the windows-folder. It could be that all applets are in the dontload-section.
My internet explorer doesn't respond when I try to open my control panel.Why?
I have an ibm aptiva 500mhz with win98