Control Panel and Windows Explorer Problem!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Moondog2010, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Moondog2010

    Moondog2010 New Member

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    Every time i open the control panel a message window opens saying that windows explorer has stopped working!

    Then any option that window offers resets my desktop and bye bye control panel!!! :mad:

    Very annoying problem...

    Anyone else have this problem and know of a solution or workaround for it?

    Thanks

    Moondog2010
  2. JackHayward

    JackHayward New Member

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    Try backing up all files and re-installing Windows 7.
  3. Moondog2010

    Moondog2010 New Member

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    That was the first thing I tried. Twice and on two PC's for good measure... Thanks anyway. If this kinda stuff is what i can expect from Windows 7 it's back to Windows XP Pro for me...

    Maybe they will get it right in Windows 8?? :)
  4. JackHayward

    JackHayward New Member

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    Windows 7 is a fantastic OS, it's just a shame you're having problems

    Jack
  5. Moondog2010

    Moondog2010 New Member

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    Yea i agree it looks great and I like the new features. But not being able to access the control panel is a real pain in the brainpan! I will keep trying to find a solution...!!!

    Ralph
  6. Moondog2010

    Moondog2010 New Member

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    Ok! problem solved!!! I am using a Sound Blaster card but Windows decided to install drivers for my on-board sound card.
    Realtek AC'97 Audio and Windows 7 don't play nice together!!


    Disabled it and control panel is back!!! :D

    Ralph
  7. stueycaster

    stueycaster Millennium Celebration Award Winner Premium Supporter

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    Realtek AC'97 sound works great for me. I could understand Sound Blaster and Realtek not getting along but my W7 Build 7100 works flawlessly with all my hardware.

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