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If XP Pro, there are settings in Group Policy for Control Panel.
Have a look at all of them.
Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
Navigate to >>>
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\
Prohibit access to the Control Panel
[[Disables all Control Panel programs.]]
Also check TweakUI if you have it.
TweakUI | Control Panel
Also scan for viruses and scumware.
Hope this helps. Let us know.
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Rich <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
| I'm unable to open the Control Panel in Windows XP Pro. There are no
| error messages appearing and every other function in Windows seem to
| be working. --