Control Panel and Windows Explorer Problem!

#1
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
Try backing up all files and re-installing Windows 7.
 


#3
Try backing up all files and re-installing Windows 7.
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
Windows 7 is a fantastic OS, it's just a shame you're having problems

Jack
 


#5
Windows 7 is a fantastic OS, it's just a shame you're having problems

Jack

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
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
 


stueycaster

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#7
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
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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