Bad extra icons in Control Panel

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Two extra icons (look like the icon of a file with no extension) appear in my
control panel.
1. I can NOT open them
2. I can create shortcuts for them
3. There is not tip showing up when I put mouse pointer over the icon
4. They have NO names

How do I get ride of them??
My system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1

Thanks!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a scan on your
    system. Check for any malware on your system, download, install and run Ad
    Aware:
    www.lavasoftusa.com.

    If your system is clear of viruses and malware, try using System Restore to
    take your system back to a time before this began, Start\All
    Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore.

    --
    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1106ECBA-9B94-4B01-8352-C1FE7F4B357E@microsoft.com...
    > Two extra icons (look like the icon of a file with no extension) appear in
    > my
    > control panel.
    > 1. I can NOT open them
    > 2. I can create shortcuts for them
    > 3. There is not tip showing up when I put mouse pointer over the icon
    > 4. They have NO names
    >
    > How do I get ride of them??
    > My system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Hi Mike, I did virus scan, ad-aware scan, and tried system restore; but the
    problem persists. Thank you anyway!

    Martin

    "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a scan on your
    > system. Check for any malware on your system, download, install and run Ad
    > Aware:
    > www.lavasoftusa.com.
    >
    > If your system is clear of viruses and malware, try using System Restore to
    > take your system back to a time before this began, Start\All
    > Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore.
    >
    > --
    > Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    > Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    > DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >
    > "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1106ECBA-9B94-4B01-8352-C1FE7F4B357E@microsoft.com...
    > > Two extra icons (look like the icon of a file with no extension) appear in
    > > my
    > > control panel.
    > > 1. I can NOT open them
    > > 2. I can create shortcuts for them
    > > 3. There is not tip showing up when I put mouse pointer over the icon
    > > 4. They have NO names
    > >
    > > How do I get ride of them??
    > > My system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace

    Look at the ones with numbers not names.
    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.uscricket.com
    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1106ECBA-9B94-4B01-8352-C1FE7F4B357E@microsoft.com...
    > Two extra icons (look like the icon of a file with no extension) appear in my
    > control panel.
    > 1. I can NOT open them
    > 2. I can create shortcuts for them
    > 3. There is not tip showing up when I put mouse pointer over the icon
    > 4. They have NO names
    >
    > How do I get ride of them??
    > My system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Thank you David, but all of them have names. I can recognize they are all
    valid control panel icons.

    Martin

    "David Candy" wrote:

    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace
    >
    > Look at the ones with numbers not names.
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > http://www.uscricket.com
    > "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1106ECBA-9B94-4B01-8352-C1FE7F4B357E@microsoft.com...
    > > Two extra icons (look like the icon of a file with no extension) appear in my
    > > control panel.
    > > 1. I can NOT open them
    > > 2. I can create shortcuts for them
    > > 3. There is not tip showing up when I put mouse pointer over the icon
    > > 4. They have NO names
    > >
    > > How do I get ride of them??
    > > My system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >
    > >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Martin,

    Export the branch and post the content here (attachment)

    Also check the alternate path in HKEY_CURRENT_USER area. (does not exist by default)
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    --------------------------------------------
    Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
    --------------------------------------------
    The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    --------------------------------------------
    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6A4DCBE7-8AC9-4389-A62E-AB43390F26E9@microsoft.com...
    Thank you David, but all of them have names. I can recognize they are all
    valid control panel icons.

    Martin

    "David Candy" wrote:

    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace
    >
    > Look at the ones with numbers not names.
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > http://www.uscricket.com
    > "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1106ECBA-9B94-4B01-8352-C1FE7F4B357E@microsoft.com...
    > > Two extra icons (look like the icon of a file with no extension) appear in my
    > > control panel.
    > > 1. I can NOT open them
    > > 2. I can create shortcuts for them
    > > 3. There is not tip showing up when I put mouse pointer over the icon
    > > 4. They have NO names
    > >
    > > How do I get ride of them??
    > > My system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >
    > >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Ramesh,

    I can not find this
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace] in my registry.

    Here is the dump of
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]

    ---START---
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\Flags]
    "desk.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "access.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "hdwwiz.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "keymgr.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "inetcpl.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "joy.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "main.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "intl.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "mmsys.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "sapi.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "sysdm.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "telephon.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "timedate.cpl"=dword:00000001
    "powercfg.cpl"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\Accessibility_Options]
    "IconIndex"=dword:0000006e
    "Info"="Customizes accessibility features for your computer."
    "Module"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,61,00,\
    63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    "Name"="Accessibility Options"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\Add-Remove_Programs]
    "IconIndex"=dword:000005dc
    "Info"="Installs and removes programs and Windows components."
    "Module"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,61,00,\
    70,00,70,00,77,00,69,00,7a,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    "Name"="Add/Remove Programs"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\Date-Time]
    "IconIndex"=dword:000000c8
    "Info"="Changes date, time, and time-zone information."
    "Module"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,74,00,\
    69,00,6d,00,65,00,64,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    "Name"="Date/Time"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\Dialing_Options]
    "IconIndex"=dword:00000064
    "Info"="Configures telephone dialing rules for your location."
    "Module"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,74,00,\
    65,00,6c,00,65,00,70,00,68,00,6f,00,6e,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    "Name"="Dialing Options"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\Display_Properties]
    "IconIndex"=dword:00000064
    "Info"="Customizes your desktop display and screen saver."
    "Module"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,\
    65,00,73,00,6b,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    "Name"="Display"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\Internet_Options]
    "IconIndex"=dword:00001187
    "Info"="Configures your Internet display and connections settings."
    "Module"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,\
    6e,00,65,00,74,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    "Name"="Internet Options"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\Printers]
    "IconIndex"=dword:0000012c
    "Info"="Adds, removes and changes settings for printers."
    "Module"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,\
    61,00,69,00,6e,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    "Name"="Printers and Faxes"
    @="{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}]
    @="Taskbar and Start Menu"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
    @="Portable Media Devices"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}]
    @="Folder Options"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}]
    @="Network Connections"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}]
    @="Fonts"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}]
    @="Administrative Tools"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}]
    @="Scheduled Tasks"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}]
    @="Scanners & Cameras"


    ----END----

    "Ramesh [MVP]" wrote:

    > Martin,
    >
    > Export the branch and post the content here (attachment)
    >
    > Also check the alternate path in HKEY_CURRENT_USER area. (does not exist by default)
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP Shell/User
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > --------------------------------------------
    > Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
    > --------------------------------------------
    > The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    > http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    > --------------------------------------------
    > "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6A4DCBE7-8AC9-4389-A62E-AB43390F26E9@microsoft.com...
    > Thank you David, but all of them have names. I can recognize they are all
    > valid control panel icons.
    >
    > Martin
    >
    > "David Candy" wrote:
    >
    > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace
    > >
    > > Look at the ones with numbers not names.
    > > --
    > > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > > http://www.uscricket.com
    > > "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1106ECBA-9B94-4B01-8352-C1FE7F4B357E@microsoft.com...
    > > > Two extra icons (look like the icon of a file with no extension) appear in my
    > > > control panel.
    > > > 1. I can NOT open them
    > > > 2. I can create shortcuts for them
    > > > 3. There is not tip showing up when I put mouse pointer over the icon
    > > > 4. They have NO names
    > > >
    > > > How do I get ride of them??
    > > > My system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
    > > >
    > > > Thanks!
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    The REG export looks OK, except this entry (missing in my system)

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
    @="Portable Media Devices"

    Next option is to look for suspicious *.CPL files in Windows\System32 folder.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    --------------------------------------------
    Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
    --------------------------------------------
    The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    --------------------------------------------
    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4CA0BEA2-FB57-4AE0-95F4-68CA0DC5B857@microsoft.com...
    Ramesh,

    I can not find this
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace] in my registry.

    Here is the dump of
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]

    ---START---
    <snip>
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    I finally found it's cause by a file "SMSCPL32.cpl" under c:\winnt\system32.
    Don't know where it is from.

    Thank you all - David, Mike, and especially Ramesh.

    Martin


    "Ramesh [MVP]" wrote:

    > The REG export looks OK, except this entry (missing in my system)
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
    > @="Portable Media Devices"
    >
    > Next option is to look for suspicious *.CPL files in Windows\System32 folder.
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP Shell/User
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > --------------------------------------------
    > Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
    > --------------------------------------------
    > The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    > http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    > --------------------------------------------
    > "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4CA0BEA2-FB57-4AE0-95F4-68CA0DC5B857@microsoft.com...
    > Ramesh,
    >
    > I can not find this
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace] in my registry.
    >
    > Here is the dump of
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]
    >
    > ---START---
    > <snip>
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    You're welcome.

    Microsoft: SMS (Systems Management Server) - Extra icons left in Control Panel/Clien problems:
    http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=339750

    Smscpl32.cpl
    Windows 32-bit clients
    APA and the Advertised Programs Monitor program in Control Panel.


    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/sms/2/all/reskit/en-us/appendixes/smapa.mspx

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    --------------------------------------------
    Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
    --------------------------------------------
    The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    --------------------------------------------
    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0685AE07-95DC-40C0-8426-184E4EA17DBB@microsoft.com...
    I finally found it's cause by a file "SMSCPL32.cpl" under c:\winnt\system32.
    Don't know where it is from.

    Thank you all - David, Mike, and especially Ramesh.

    Martin

    <snip>
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Portable media devices is a SP2 specific thing.

    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
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    "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message news:%23bTMS4lxEHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    The REG export looks OK, except this entry (missing in my system)

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
    @="Portable Media Devices"

    Next option is to look for suspicious *.CPL files in Windows\System32 folder.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    --------------------------------------------
    Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
    --------------------------------------------
    The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    --------------------------------------------
    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4CA0BEA2-FB57-4AE0-95F4-68CA0DC5B857@microsoft.com...
    Ramesh,

    I can not find this
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace] in my registry.

    Here is the dump of
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]

    ---START---
    <snip>
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Thanks David.

    Saw the final test? A low scoring game overall.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "David Candy" <.> wrote in message news:ePZYa$lxEHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    Portable media devices is a SP2 specific thing.

    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.uscricket.com
    "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message news:%23bTMS4lxEHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    The REG export looks OK, except this entry (missing in my system)

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
    @="Portable Media Devices"

    Next option is to look for suspicious *.CPL files in Windows\System32 folder.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    --------------------------------------------
    Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
    --------------------------------------------
    The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    --------------------------------------------
    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4CA0BEA2-FB57-4AE0-95F4-68CA0DC5B857@microsoft.com...
    Ramesh,

    I can not find this
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace] in my registry.

    Here is the dump of
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]

    ---START---
    <snip>
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    No, overseas tests are only on Pay TV and I refuse to spend my life mesmerised by Asian Financial News.

    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.uscricket.com
    "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message news:%23O%238vynxEHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    Thanks David.

    Saw the final test? A low scoring game overall.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "David Candy" <.> wrote in message news:ePZYa$lxEHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    Portable media devices is a SP2 specific thing.

    --
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    http://www.uscricket.com
    "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message news:%23bTMS4lxEHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    The REG export looks OK, except this entry (missing in my system)

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
    @="Portable Media Devices"

    Next option is to look for suspicious *.CPL files in Windows\System32 folder.

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    "martin" <martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4CA0BEA2-FB57-4AE0-95F4-68CA0DC5B857@microsoft.com...
    Ramesh,

    I can not find this
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace] in my registry.

    Here is the dump of
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace]

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