Windows Vista forum

General discussion

Unable To Open Control Panel

by gatlboy / November 4, 2009 7:41 AM PST

When I click on the Control Panel tab - the window opens, but it's blank. There are no icons / apps to click on. The window remains open a few seconds and closes automatically. I've never experience this problem before. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Unable To Open Control Panel
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Unable To Open Control Panel
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Anti-virus
by jeff_windows_team / November 4, 2009 8:02 AM PST

Scan your computer with your anti-virus and a program like Malwarebytes. Let us know if it finds anything.

Collapse -
Unable to Open Control Panel
by gatlboy / November 4, 2009 9:18 AM PST
In reply to: Anti-virus

I ran my anti-virus program (cyber defender) and nothing was detected.

I do keep getting a pop-up window that states a website wants to open web content using this program on your computer.
Name: csc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

I'm not sure if this is somehow related or completely unrelated.

Collapse -
Hint
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2009 9:50 AM PST

Try the titles noted above. Your antivirus may overlook spyware and malware.

Collapse -
malware infection
by fazalrehman / November 5, 2009 3:58 PM PST

this is because of some serious virus infection
this problem also occured with me. there r some
solutions but these r not permanent u will have to
reinstall the windows after formatting the windows
drive how ever before doing this try the follwing
measure so as to repair the issue if possible.

open the task manager go in proces tab
and chek out if there are some files of the
format like this 1257353.exe
if these are found then end process all
of these files. if these are there then
it means that the windows have been hijaked
by malware after doing dis save your data and
reinstall the windows and a strong anti virus

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?