Control Panel locks up when I try to run it.
Posted on 2000-01-10
My control Panel locks up when trying I try to run it. When I click on the control panel in start or the control panel in My Computer it locks up while it is trying to load its Icons. It displays a searching flashlight and then it just stops. When I ctrl-alt-del, Norton system works gives me a chance to Anti-Freeze. When I do this the whole windows explorer goes down and I have to re boot. When I end task I get the same result. I have run scandisk and have no problems, I have defraged both hard drives, even though the system said they were ok (95%). I have tried deleting the temp files in windows, windows/temporary Internet files and deleted win386.swp. If I go and click on each .cpl file in windows/system then I can get the control panel to work. What has happened? I have a Pentium 200 mmx, Packard Bell plt2220, 48 meg of ram, plenty of extra hard drive.