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My Control Panel crashes when I switch views.

I recently got my computer restored and everytime I open my control panel and click on switch-view, it crashes. I have to "end the program" using task manager, then when i try to re-open the control panel, it IS on the new view. If i switch-view again, it'll do the same.
Why is it crashing? How can I fix it? PLEAASE.

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Please try to open control panel in safe mode and let me know what happens?
you can go to safe mode by tapping f8 when computer is starting up.
If safe mode works fine then any of the the start up item, third party service,spyware or useraccount is causing the problem.

To find if startup item is causing the problem we need to use the msconfig command on run and click on startup item and disable all apply close click and restart on prompt and try to open control panel on normal mode.

please let me know the safe mode status.



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Figure 1. Creating a restore point
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