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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Jim tj View Post
    I was considering running a registry cleaner, perhaps CCleaner ?
    Yes. That might work. I use it weekly. I ran it right after 8.1 upgrade. Some stuff left behind. Make sure you use the backup option.

    All the other links work?

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  2. #12


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Hi HippsieGypsie. So far the only way I have been able to open control panel is via file manager, (thanks for your help there) nothing else works.
    I ran CCleaner after first backing up the registry with Regedit. This has made a noticeable difference to how fast Windows opens but didn't help with my problem.
    As I said earlier all the links work in safe mode so I'm guessing something that's opening/running in the background is inhibiting the links. Any thoughts on this ? Any easy way to turn off everything that opens on start-up ??
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  3. #13


    Well, at least we made some progress on your speed!

    What you're saying makes sense for sure, but it could be a service as well, not just a program? It's getting a little bit beyond my knowledge, but startup programs would be in system configuration > Startup tab I believe. I'm on my phone now and can't check.
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  4. #14


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Also on my phone (nice app BTW) and at work so I'll check it out when I get home and get back to you. Thanks for your help so far.
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  5. #15


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Well, more progress, of sorts. I turned off everything that runs at start up, and the links work. Then I turned them back on 6 at a time and rebooted each time until the links stopped working again, then I worked backward turning them off two at a time. Frustrating as all hell, I ended up with them all turned off and the darn links didn't come back .. Sighhhhhh
    So, I've just come to accept that the only way I have (I should say my wife has) into control panel is through file explorer, at least its a way ...
    Thanks for your help HippsieGypsie ... I give up ! .. lol
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  6. #16


    Yes, you gave it your all I see. Software is finicky. Who knows, someday it may just simply start working.

    Good luck to you and your wife and happy computing.
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  7. #17


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks again HippsieGypsie. If I do figure it out I'll be sure to let know.
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  8. #18


    You're welcome. Please do let me know. It bugs me not to know the bugs.
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