Re: Unable to Access Control Panel Selections
> I'm running Vista Home Premium x64, 2GB memory, NVidia 8600 GT with ASUS
> M2N motherboard. My problem is this: About four days ago I started my
> system and left the room. When I came back the monitor was blank even
> though the computer was running. I had to do power button shut down. It
> started back up without a problem. Later on I tried to open the device
> manager from the control panel and got a half second flash of a screen
> but it would not open. That started me looking at other shortcuts in the
> control panel (classic view). I have since found that I cannot access:
> Auto Play, Backup and Restore, Default Programs, Ease of Access,
> Network and Sharing Center, Parental Controls, Performance Information
> and Tools, Personalization, Power Options, Speech Recognition Options,
> System, User Accounts, Welcome Center, Windows Anytime Upgrade, Windows
> Sideshow and WWindows Update.
> I haven't been able to find any information about this particular
> problem anywhere I've looked. I had the UAC turned off and always got a
> warning after startup that it was disabled. I turned it back on and can
> now access the device manager but everything else is still inaccessable.
> I'm still able to use my system but it's driving me nuts knowing it's
> not 100%.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Let's start with system restore. Go back 5 days ago.