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Aug 3, 2005

Sometime today, the listing under "My Computer" in Windows Explorer has changed from listing only drive (floppy A, hard drive C, and CD-RW E), shared files, and Liz's documents to listing "Control Panel" with the other items. I did not do anything that I'm aware of to put it there, and the checkbox under Tools, Folder Options, View for "display Control Panel under My Computer" is NOT checked. I have tried checking and unchecking it, rebooting, using GoBack to go back to the settings in effect when I booted the computer this morning, to no avail.

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Cannot Remove Program Using Add / Remove In Control Panel

Dec 7, 2007

I use Windows XP. I have two problems using the Add/Remove function in my Control Panel: specifically I want to remove a program called "Creative Zen V Series (R2). The prompt after attempting to remove comes back with "The specific module could not be found" and leaves the program showing. I need to get rid of this entry. Secondly I want to remove "Calendar Creator 9" and when this is selected to remove, I get a prompt that says "To install the program it must first be removed using the Control Panel function Add/Remove. This is frustrating as that is exactly what I'm trying to do, NOT INSTALL the program again.

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Sep 2, 2005

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Jan 17, 2007

On Win XP system. When I try to run the Add or Remove Programs applet in control panel I get the following error. "Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close." Get same thing when I do run: appwiz.cpl. Tried SFC /Scannow then Chkdsk c: /f. Also through scan for virus and spyware using McAfee and Spy Sweeper. Nothing seems to work.

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Sep 16, 2005

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Mar 30, 2010

Can somebody in the house help me with solution to my PC. I just discovered that My system is having problem. I want remove some programme that arre not necessary to me. When i click on control panel and try to enter rthe add/revmove programme the following messages will appear " Windows cannot find 'C:WINDOWSsystem32rundll32.exe', Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click Search". This has being the messages being displayed each time i try to the add/remove prog. Besides, Now i want to add the system to a group of PCs in a network the messages will display.

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Sep 14, 2007

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Feb 6, 2007

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Mar 28, 2005

After adding various .dll from an earlier Win2K installation (trying to correct an unrelated problem) to C:WinNTsystem32, discovered that Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel won't open. Rest of Control Panel works.
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Mar 20, 2007

I use Windows XP Media Edition and yesterday the Add/Remove Programs function on my control panel quit working. The message comes up please wait while the list is being populated and then nothing else happens. The longest I waited was 45 minutes while I went off and did something else. The list never appeared. All of the other functions in the control panel seem to be working.Everything seems to have slowed down on my computer. It is a Pentium(R) CPU 3.60 GHz 2 GB of RAM Service Pack 2 Version 2002 I bought it at Frys Electronics. Does anyone have any suggestions for the Add/Remove Programs glitch? Am I about to lose a hard drive?

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Oct 17, 2007

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I just acquired a used toshiba M45. Windows XP-home. In attempts to "clean" the drive, I encountered the problem with no "change/remove" button option in control panel. I followed the advice found here to change values in the registry as outlined at . The problem is that when I get to the final branch of uninstall in the registry, there are no programs listed there to change the value. I can't find any solution here, or with mr. google.

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Sep 1, 2005

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I have searched to see if this was asked before without any success. Maybe someone has run into this problem before. When I open "my computer" or "control panel" after I close automatically goes into Internet Explorer as a blank page. Most of the time, when I close the IE blank stops responding and I have the control-alt-delete to "end the program"

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I have not been able to access the display configurations in my control panel. I click on the icon and nothing happens. Anyone know what happened?

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When I try to open "Control Panel" it gives me an error dialog box that says Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. "Control Panel" has been taking longer and longer to load, but now it just stops. Running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

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