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get error message in control panel

I'm running XP home. When I open the control panel, and then open the performance and maintenance page, and select the system icon, I get the following error: An error occurred while Windows was working with the Control Panel file C:\WINNT\system32\sysdm.cpl. What gives?


Donald Brown

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Any more information?
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sorry, no GEPEDIT message. also the adjust visual effects button renders the same message. everything else works fine.


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Sorry what is the error message?

I see just the dll noted but what is the "error message." Also when did this start? One member found it was some XP Vista makeover package. Fix? Uninstall that.

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sorry, An error occurred while Windows was working with the Control Panel file C:\WINNT\system32\sysdm.cpl.

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i noticed the problem sunday nov 30 after returning from a 5 day thanksgiving trip

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All I can find are

Notes about Norton interfering with a Service Pack install.

Their claim was to disable Norton, then install SP2 again.

Does this give you any clues that you thing apply?

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no norton

no norton in computer

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You need to think beyond my reply.

Change the word Norton for "protection." Please do not make me ask if you have any one of the dozen others. Think about what these can do to interfere with a service pack updating that file.

-> In closing I see you have a discussion in computer help. To stop duplication of effort I will make this my last reply here.

In parting, if anyone was tinkering with SERVICES I suggest you put them to "stock". How? Read

PS. Continuing discussion at;forum-threads

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