Control Panel Freezes XP
Posted on 2010-09-02
Client's machine completely freezes whenever Control Panel is opened. I've reviewed many different solutions or possible causes/fixes but don't have the time to try them all. Microsoft has an article but it doesn't refer to XP only other versions of Windows.
I have moved the .cpl files out of System32 onto "temp" on the Desktop, however we find that all the .cpl files seem to appear in System32 again. We've scanned her computer with multiple anti-virus and malware tools and it scans clean. She is showing some bad blocks (12KB worth) in CHKDSK.
1. Does XP automatically repopulate .cpl back in System32?
2. When we replace her drive, will we have to worry about imaging over the same issue, would a clean install be best?