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Control panel missing in windows xp pro

I seem to be missing my control panel is there a way to get this back or do I just need to reinstall?
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  • pinkydo May 22, 2008

    Thank you so much this totally fixed the problem the only two that I could set and find where the

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    => is there an entry called NoClose and what's its value ? If it's different from 0 then set it to 0.
    and


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    => in each location is there an entry called NoControlPanel and what's its value ? If it's different from 0 then set it to 0.
    Thank you again for all your help!! you made my day
    thank you
    pinkydo


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The problem in the registry. Go to start => run regedt and navigate to the following entries :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
=> is there an entry called Start_ShowControlPanel and what's its value ? If it's different from 2 then set it to 2.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
=> in each location is there an entry called NoControlPanel and what's its value ? If it's different from 0 then set it to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
=> is there an entry called NoClose and what's its value ? If it's different from 0 then set it to 0.
and then let me know
there is one more way if this thing doesnt work pls let me know

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