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    How to avoid the issue of freezing Windows XP PC when trying to open Control panel?

    Hi, i am unable to open control panel on my windows XP. When clicking on icon then PC will be freezed and i have to shut down it and then restarting will be last option. How to avoid this error permanently? Need help on this matter!!



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    Re: How to avoid the issue of freezing Windows XP PC when trying to open Control panel?

    HELLO FRIEND ,

    It could be caused by a corrupted third-party entry, try this:
    Create a folder, say, TempCPL in My Documents. Using Windows Explorer,

    navigate to \Windows\System32 and display the files as Details. Click View > Arrange by Type and look for files with .cpl as the extension.

    You may have to Show Extensions in Folder Options > View Tab to see them.


    Check from their Properties which are not Microsoft.

    Move the non-Microsoft .cpl files one by one to the new folder and open Control Panel after each move to see if the problem has gone.


    ALL THE BEST

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