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Anonymous
November 11, 2004 8:31:01 AM

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Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt to
launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems to hang
(hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the same application
(for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu and it works fine. Any
suggestions?

Thanks,
Gordon Staley
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 11:21:04 AM

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You do double click the control panel Icons don't you ?

"Gordon Staley" <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com...
> Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt to
> launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems to hang
> (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the same application
> (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu and it works fine. Any
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
> Gordon Staley
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 2:46:11 PM

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

Yes, I am double-clicking. When I do, it looks like nothing is happening,
but when I carefully single click on another icon the icon focus does not
change. If I move the cursor off of the control panel and then back on (no
clicking) the cursor turns into an hour glass. If I try to close the control
panel using F4 or the white X on red background, I get the dialog box that
tells me the program is not responding.

Gordon

"JerryM (ID)" wrote:

> You do double click the control panel Icons don't you ?
>
> "Gordon Staley" <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com...
> > Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt to
> > launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems to hang
> > (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the same application
> > (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu and it works fine. Any
> > suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Gordon Staley
>
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Anonymous
November 11, 2004 4:08:38 PM

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

You might try using SFC /SCANNOW to see if it can repair the program.

Be sure to have the XP CD handy

"Gordon Staley" <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:75AAF5FA-3B6F-4449-9B75-A3874FE1FADC@microsoft.com...
> Yes, I am double-clicking. When I do, it looks like nothing is happening,
> but when I carefully single click on another icon the icon focus does not
> change. If I move the cursor off of the control panel and then back on (no
> clicking) the cursor turns into an hour glass. If I try to close the control
> panel using F4 or the white X on red background, I get the dialog box that
> tells me the program is not responding.
>
> Gordon
>
> "JerryM (ID)" wrote:
>
>> You do double click the control panel Icons don't you ?
>>
>> "Gordon Staley" <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com...
>> > Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt to
>> > launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems to hang
>> > (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the same application
>> > (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu and it works fine. Any
>> > suggestions?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Gordon Staley
>>
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 4:40:17 PM

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

Control Panel stops responding in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;843551

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com,
Gordon Staley <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt
> to launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems
> to hang (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the
> same application (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu
> and it works fine. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
> Gordon Staley
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 11:35:01 AM

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

I did as you suggested. The program ran for a while (the progress bar moved
from left to right), and then closed. Sadly the problem still persists. I'm
going to post a response to the other thread on this as well. One other
symptom that I was reminded of was that when I right click on the desktop to
change the display settings the same symptoms occur. The system in all other
ways appears to run fine (Outlook, Excel, IE, Word, Messenger, ...) even when
Control Panel or Right-click on the desktop seem to be hung.

Still puzzled,
Gordon

"JerryM (ID)" wrote:

> You might try using SFC /SCANNOW to see if it can repair the program.
>
> Be sure to have the XP CD handy
>
> "Gordon Staley" <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:75AAF5FA-3B6F-4449-9B75-A3874FE1FADC@microsoft.com...
> > Yes, I am double-clicking. When I do, it looks like nothing is happening,
> > but when I carefully single click on another icon the icon focus does not
> > change. If I move the cursor off of the control panel and then back on (no
> > clicking) the cursor turns into an hour glass. If I try to close the control
> > panel using F4 or the white X on red background, I get the dialog box that
> > tells me the program is not responding.
> >
> > Gordon
> >
> > "JerryM (ID)" wrote:
> >
> >> You do double click the control panel Icons don't you ?
> >>
> >> "Gordon Staley" <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com...
> >> > Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt to
> >> > launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems to hang
> >> > (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the same application
> >> > (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu and it works fine. Any
> >> > suggestions?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Gordon Staley
> >>
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 11:47:11 AM

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

I looked this KB article over but it doesn't appear to apply to my situation.
I didn't see the application they told me to close in the task manager. I
checked for the latest update via the Windows Update web site, but was told I
was current.

While on the site I checked my update history and noticed that there was an
update that involved .Net. Given the KB article you listed, it did got me
thinking about doing a System Restore. I restored to a point just prior to
that update. This was after the XP SP2 update. Sadly, the problem still
persists.

In another thread to the origianl base note I mentioned another symptom that
I was reminded of in all this. When I right click on the desktop to change
the display settings the same symptoms occur. The system in all other ways
appears to run fine (Outlook, Excel, IE, Word, Messenger, ...) even when
Control Panel or Right-click on the desktop seem to be hung.

I'm giving consideration to doing a system restore back to a point before XP
SP2, but I don't have a great deal of confidence that will solve the problem.

Still puzzled,
Gordon

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Control Panel stops responding in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;843551
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com,
> Gordon Staley <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt
> > to launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems
> > to hang (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the
> > same application (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu
> > and it works fine. Any suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Gordon Staley
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 2:55:41 PM

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

Gordon,

What are you using for Display drivers? Are they the latest version?

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Right click causes an error and crashes Explorer.exe after installing
Windows XP SP2?
http://www.winxptutor.com/sp2/divxcrash.htm

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:C1D08081-D9D1-4FD1-9542-400CBC2D07B0@microsoft.com,
Gordon Staley <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I looked this KB article over but it doesn't appear to apply to my
> situation. I didn't see the application they told me to close in the
> task manager. I checked for the latest update via the Windows Update
> web site, but was told I was current.
>
> While on the site I checked my update history and noticed that there
> was an update that involved .Net. Given the KB article you listed,
> it did got me thinking about doing a System Restore. I restored to a
> point just prior to that update. This was after the XP SP2 update.
> Sadly, the problem still persists.
>
> In another thread to the origianl base note I mentioned another
> symptom that I was reminded of in all this. When I right click on
> the desktop to change the display settings the same symptoms occur.
> The system in all other ways appears to run fine (Outlook, Excel, IE,
> Word, Messenger, ...) even when Control Panel or Right-click on the
> desktop seem to be hung.
>
> I'm giving consideration to doing a system restore back to a point
> before XP SP2, but I don't have a great deal of confidence that will
> solve the problem.
>
> Still puzzled,
> Gordon
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Control Panel stops responding in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;843551
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> Wes
>>
>> In news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com,
>> Gordon Staley <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and
>> pecked:
>>> Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt
>>> to launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems
>>> to hang (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the
>>> same application (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu
>>> and it works fine. Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Gordon Staley
Anonymous
November 16, 2004 2:59:01 PM

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

Wes,

I requested a driver update through the device manager and one was loaded.
The control panel has improved but I can still force the problem. Now when I
reboot (just to get a known starting point) and launch control panel the
first time I double click on an icon (in this instance I chose add or remove
programs) it works just fine. Also right clicking on the desktop to change
display properties also worked fine.

Then if I close the first control panel app and try to open another one I
get the same symptoms described before. The control panel stops responding
and the control panel application I attempted to launch never comes up. At
this point if I right mouse on the desktop to adjust display settings it too
stops responding as do all items on the task bar, Start Menu included.

Still baffled,
Gordon

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Gordon,
>
> What are you using for Display drivers? Are they the latest version?
>
> Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
>
> Right click causes an error and crashes Explorer.exe after installing
> Windows XP SP2?
> http://www.winxptutor.com/sp2/divxcrash.htm
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:C1D08081-D9D1-4FD1-9542-400CBC2D07B0@microsoft.com,
> Gordon Staley <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I looked this KB article over but it doesn't appear to apply to my
> > situation. I didn't see the application they told me to close in the
> > task manager. I checked for the latest update via the Windows Update
> > web site, but was told I was current.
> >
> > While on the site I checked my update history and noticed that there
> > was an update that involved .Net. Given the KB article you listed,
> > it did got me thinking about doing a System Restore. I restored to a
> > point just prior to that update. This was after the XP SP2 update.
> > Sadly, the problem still persists.
> >
> > In another thread to the origianl base note I mentioned another
> > symptom that I was reminded of in all this. When I right click on
> > the desktop to change the display settings the same symptoms occur.
> > The system in all other ways appears to run fine (Outlook, Excel, IE,
> > Word, Messenger, ...) even when Control Panel or Right-click on the
> > desktop seem to be hung.
> >
> > I'm giving consideration to doing a system restore back to a point
> > before XP SP2, but I don't have a great deal of confidence that will
> > solve the problem.
> >
> > Still puzzled,
> > Gordon
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >> Control Panel stops responding in Windows XP
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;843551
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >> Wes
> >>
> >> In news:D 95FAB64-BAB9-43B3-BC50-836F1111705D@microsoft.com,
> >> Gordon Staley <GordonStaley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and
> >> pecked:
> >>> Whenever I launch Control Panel it comes up fine, but when I attempt
> >>> to launch an application from an icon within it, Control Panel seems
> >>> to hang (hour glass). I am running XP Pro SP2. I can launch the
> >>> same application (for instance Security Center) from the Start Menu
> >>> and it works fine. Any suggestions?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Gordon Staley
>
>
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