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    Unable to open "Control Panel" through start button in windows 7

    I am windows 7 user and currently facing a weird issue. When i clicked on "Start">>Control Panel, my computer flashed an error message "windows explorer has stopped working" & "windows is checking for a solution to the problem". Just after few seconds, it shows another message "Windows explorer is restarting". I am using windows 7 Home Premium after upgrading windows vista. What should i do to resolve this issue?

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: Unable to open "Control Panel" through start button in windows 7

    You haven't provided enough information about your windows and resources you are currently using on your system.The problem can also be caused due to antivirus. Disable your antivirus temporarily and check whether it fixes your issue. If it fix your issue then uninstall that antivirus and use some other antivirus program. Normally this kind of issue arises due to corruption issue which can be fixed by running "sfc /scannow" command. For doing the same,open command prompt as Administrator and use "sfc /scannow" command and hit the enter button on your keyboard.It will fix your issue.

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    adityaonline Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Re: Unable to open "Control Panel" through start button in windows 7

    Dear freind it is clear that the windows installation has got corrupted.

    You could even restore the system but the control panel is not starting and hence you can not.

    You should format and reinstall the windows.

    Follow these steps.

    1. Configure the windows to boot via dvd.

    2. Start the windows setup.

    3. During installation select custom.

    4. Format the c drive and then choose ti to install the windows.

    5. Now your windows is back and your control panel is working well.

    For the further help post to my viitor massage.


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    solution Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Unable to open "Control Panel" through start button in windows 7


    To resolve this issue follow the below lines

    press windows key+r now, type Rstrui and press enter key

    and click next ....after that choose recommended restore point( if you already create the restore point )

    other wise create the restore point and continue the process

    If you have recovery Image then choose different restore point and click next

    then choose the Image recovery

    and click next ...Finally click on FINISH button

    then the process will begins.........and wait until the completion of process

    then your problem will be resolved

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!

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    development Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: Unable to open "Control Panel" through start button in windows 7

    Hello My Dear Dude ..

    You will definitely see the Control panel by following the below steps

    Open the Start menu

    Then you will see the " Control Panel " option

    If you are not getting in this follow the other method

    Go to the ALL USERS

    Then click on the User Configuration

    After that you will need to Select the Administrative Templates

    Then you need to go to the " CONTROL PANEL " option

    That is it


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    saurav bharti Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Re: Unable to open "Control Panel" through start button in windows 7

    hello friend,
    If your control panel is missing, then click on start and right click it and go to properties
    ->Select 2nd tab ie: start menu
    ->click on customize button
    -> now from the list given select control panel, then display as a link
    -> now click on ok

    now control panel will be visible and click on it to open it,
    if still there is problem in opening it, then i think you need to install windows again

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