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Control panel won't come up

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    Control panel won't come up


    Suddenly, when I try to access the control panel, all that happens is the control panel icon shows on the task bar but I can not open it. Nothing happens when I click on it. I've rebooted several times with no change.

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    Try clicking on C:\Windows\System 32\Control.exe ----- OR----- Hold down the windows key and push "R" to bring up the run menu and type in "Control.exe" and then hit enter. Hope this helps.
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    It's working again buy I don't know why. I ran Malwarebytes and it found nothing but when I rebooted again, I could access the control panel. I'm getting to the point where I'm considering going back to Windows 7. More productive.
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    I heard that !!!!
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