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My Control Panel Shows Nothing - How To Fix

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    Windows XP Pro

    My Control Panel Shows Nothing - How To Fix


    I go to my Control Panel and want to fix something and when I do, none of those tools are visible let alone accessible - the entire page area is blank. I want to go in and fix my thumbnail preview as no images are visible on those folder icons. Windows 8.1 (64 bit) is what I use and it's very frustrating - any insight would be appreciated.....

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Run sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt also see here:
    Control Panel or System Restore window blank in Windows
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows XP Pro


    thanks I tried that and it scanned successfully (took a while) but the final result was that no problems were encountered and scanned successfully. I rebooted and went to Control Panel and it is still the same. Can you suggest anything else? WAIT! addendum: I just went back a second time and clicked CP; ALL IS VISIBLE and seems that worked....why the delayed reaction? BUT, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your welcome.
    It needed time to reconfigure itself.
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