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  1.    03 Jun 2016 #1
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    Cant open control panel / explorer refreshes


    Not sure when this issue arrised but i tried to adjust my sound devices today going to start>control panel and the screen blinks while explorer refreshes...?

    I did an SFC /SCANNOW and it found some corruption and repaired it. I rebooted and same problem.

    Did a virus and malware scan to no resolve.

    Optimized my SSD's

    drive error checking comes up with nothing.

    any other ideas please?
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  2.    03 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Go to Run and punch in word control.exe, maybe that shortcut is bad.
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  3.    03 Jun 2016 #3
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    That works, wonder why the normal way through start doesn't work
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  4.    03 Jun 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    That works, wonder why the normal way through start doesn't work
    As I said, probably that shortcut is bad. If you want you can pin it to taskbar and/or desktop.
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  5.    03 Jun 2016 #5
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    Would this bad shortcut be fixed through sfc scannow function? I mean should it be? Hmm can I do a refresh without losing anything?
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  6.    03 Jun 2016 #6
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    Try this: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    Also to just change sound settings, right click the speaker icon in the system tray.
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  7.    03 Jun 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    Not sure when this issue arrised but i tried to adjust my sound devices today going to start>control panel and the screen blinks while explorer refreshes...?

    I did an SFC /SCANNOW and it found some corruption and repaired it. I rebooted and same problem.

    Did a virus and malware scan to no resolve.

    Optimized my SSD's

    drive error checking comes up with nothing.

    any other ideas please?
    Try this - right click start button, select control panel.
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  8.    03 Jun 2016 #8
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    That's what's not working..Just causes explorer to blink and refresh the desktop.
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  9.    03 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    That works, wonder why the normal way through start doesn't work
    I don't have an answer for you except a suggestion :

    If you don't want to go through several clicks to open Control Panel and until you have the problem solved, why not create a desktop shortcut ?
    I am sure you know how to do that, so I won't bore you with the "how-to".
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  10.    03 Jun 2016 #10
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    It's curious thing that it's happening, I tried to replicate it but couldn't. I can left or right click on it and it opens in both cases so I don't know of a way to find how it's linked to CP because obviously the link is broken.
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