Can't open several items in control panel

I have a strange problem and I hope that I am not just being dumb and overlooking something. Several items in my Vista control panel will not work. When I click on them it working icon spins for a few seconds, stops, and nothing happens. Items that are not working are Auton play, back up and restore, system, and several other. A few work fine. I have ran several virus and Malware programs and nothing has been found. Anyone have any ideas.

Thanks..
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  1. bartlett said:
    I have a strange problem and I hope that I am not just being dumb and overlooking something. Several items in my Vista control panel will not work. When I click on them it working icon spins for a few seconds, stops, and nothing happens. Items that are not working are Auton play, back up and restore, system, and several other. A few work fine. I have ran several virus and Malware programs and nothing has been found. Anyone have any ideas.

    Thanks..


    no ideas anyone?
  2. Try booting into safemode w/ networking. Download malwarebytes. Update Malwarebytes. Run full system scan.
  3. Ok, I tried that and it found nothing. I had done several various virus and Mal-ware scans already (not is safe mode) and had discovered nothing of importance. I am really stumped by this, I am not really sure when the problem started. I have had this computer only a few months and have not messed with a lot of the control panel items yet. I can recall that using most of it when I first got the computer and it worked fine.
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