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Corrupt Control Panel (.cpl) file Repair?

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#1 xXHalfSliceXx


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Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:32 PM

So I need a tutorial or something on how to repair a .cpl file. A friend of mine's had a malware infection and it corrupted his cpl file.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:39 AM

I can't find any solution to this. Have you tried copying your .cpl files to his computer or running Windows XP Repair?
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#3 TcM


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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:40 AM

Is it disabled or corrupted?!
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:08 PM

I'm not sure if 'system file checker' will work but it's probably worth a go with the '/scannow' option.

after it's run check in event viewer to see if any files have been replaced, if they have you'll need to

re-register them with: regsvr32.exe. \path to file

If that dosen't work, you could copy the *.cpl files from the cd to your system32 dir and re-register them.

expand d:\i386\appwiz.cp_ c:\winnt\system32\appwiz.cpl


regsvr32 c:\winnt\system32\appwiz.cpl

this will re-register the 'add remove programs' control panel.

If this dosent work, try unregistering the files first using:

regsvr32 /u c:\winnt\system32\appwiz.cpl

then replace and re-register, you may have to boot into the recovery console and delete the file/s
first, i.e. delete appwiz.cpl then expand apwiz.cp_ c:\windows\system32\appwiz.cpl

I have just used appwiz.cpl as an example.

to re-register the control panel icons do:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_FillCache_RunDLL

more info here:

Replacing Missing Control Panel Icons

Add/Remove Programs tool displays installed programs incorrectly

PRB: System Properties Are Unavailable After You Install the Data Synchronization Update
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 04:46 AM

Start -> Run : write:

Inside, type:
sfc /scannow

What is SFC?

Microsoft® Windows XP Windows File Checker Version 5.1
© 1999-2000 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved

Scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

Notice: You may need an Windows XP CD.
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