Thanks for the reply Have you tried uninstalling the printer driver/software, rebooting, and seeing if that clears the issue? Sometimes a faulty driver or bad piece of software can render the device manager inoperable.
Not a problem! At least we narrowed down that it's not the printer that caused itHi, I have uninstalled all the printer softwear but still the same, the only thing I did at about the same time was I downloaded Viper antivirus production
Not a problem! At least we narrowed down that it's not the printer that caused it
What I need you to do is to try the following:
1.) Go to Start -> Run -> Type "gpedit.msc" (without the qutoes) and press Enter
2.) Click on Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Double click on Prohibit Access to Control Panel
3.) Select "Disable" and click OK.
4.) Reboot your system and check and see if the Control Panel is accessible.
I look forward to hearing your results.
Not a problem! I think I may have a solution, but I'd like you to try something first. Note that because this is unique to everyone, we have to try to figure out what exactly is causing it, which means experimentingHi, I don`t have a run opption so I typed run into search then typed in gpedit.msc the opptions are "ok" or "browse" if i click ok it says windows cannot find or " browse"which brings up a list of folders but nothing i can make into anything sorry about this.
Not a problem! I think I may have a solution, but I'd like you to try something first. Note that because this is unique to everyone, we have to try to figure out what exactly is causing it, which means experimenting
If you go to Folder Options in Control Panel and select a different view, does anything appear? Like if you try selecting "Classic View", and click Apply and OK, does the Control Panel icons appear? Sometimes the Index system can be super slow, and it will cause folders and even the Control Panel to not display.
If that doesn't work, try running System File Checker by typing:
in the search box. When the Run dialog appears, type:
into it and click OK. A new explorer window should appear. When it does, navigate to C:\Windows\System32. Scroll down until you see "cmd.exe". Right-click it and choose Run as Administrator.Code:
When the command prompt appears, type:
and let it scan your system completely. After it finishes, reboot and see if it's back. Depending on how many files you have, it could take a while, so let it finish and then reply back with the results