Control Panel Missing



hub cap
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Somehow the control panel is missing from all views (start menu, explorer,
etc). When I double click on a .cpl file, I get a message that I don't have
permission, to see the administrator). I am the only user on this machine and
I am the administator. How do I reestablish this? XPHome, SP2

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Are you use a third-party tweak program or so?

This problem happens if the NoControlPanel policy is enabled.

1. Create a registry backup or a System Restore point
2. Start Regedit.exe and navigate to these locations:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
-and-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

3. Delete the NoControlPanel value in the right-pane
4. Close Regedit.exe and restart


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"hub cap" <hubcap@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:41F0E849-AAAF-4DD6-BE67-A7C5BFFF7131@microsoft.com...
> Somehow the control panel is missing from all views (start menu, explorer,
> etc). When I double click on a .cpl file, I get a message that I don't
> have
> permission, to see the administrator). I am the only user on this machine
> and
> I am the administator. How do I reestablish this? XPHome, SP2

hub cap
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Thanks, this fixed the problem. TweakUI seemed to be the culprit.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Are you use a third-party tweak program or so?
>
> This problem happens if the NoControlPanel policy is enabled.
>
> 1. Create a registry backup or a System Restore point
> 2. Start Regedit.exe and navigate to these locations:
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
> -and-
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
>
> 3. Delete the NoControlPanel value in the right-pane
> 4. Close Regedit.exe and restart
>
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>
>
> "hub cap" <hubcap@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:41F0E849-AAAF-4DD6-BE67-A7C5BFFF7131@microsoft.com...
> > Somehow the control panel is missing from all views (start menu, explorer,
> > etc). When I double click on a .cpl file, I get a message that I don't
> > have
> > permission, to see the administrator). I am the only user on this machine
> > and
> > I am the administator. How do I reestablish this? XPHome, SP2
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:34 AM
You're welcome. I'm unsure if TweakUI offers this option. Anyways, it's the
user that have enabled this restriction.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


"hub cap" <hubcap@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C53CA3BA-239B-4988-958B-A428567DBDF7@microsoft.com...
> Thanks, this fixed the problem. TweakUI seemed to be the culprit.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Are you use a third-party tweak program or so?
>>
>> This problem happens if the NoControlPanel policy is enabled.
>>
>> 1. Create a registry backup or a System Restore point
>> 2. Start Regedit.exe and navigate to these locations:
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
>> -and-
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
>>
>> 3. Delete the NoControlPanel value in the right-pane


Control Panel Missing