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jamesmag2325

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Display Control Panel is DISABLED
« on: May 25, 2006, 07:08:10 PM »
A made a few tweaks about two days ago and was surprised that I cannot access the Display control panel, anymore.

I’ve tried two things:
1. I right-click on the desktop; select properties. But no access.
2. I go to the Start Menu; select Display. But no access.

I keep getting this message, “Your system administrator disabled the Display control panel.” How do I enable the Display control panel?

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Re: Display Control Panel is DISABLED
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 07:14:05 PM »
Using a Restore Point from prior to the tweaks comes to mind as a possible solution.

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    Re: Display Control Panel is DISABLED
    « Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 07:34:21 PM »
    jamesmag2325.......  This should fix things up ........ [highlight]But remember to backup the registry before you start just in case you do something wrong .[/highlight]
    Click on START, RUN and type REGEDIT, press OK. This opens the Registry Editor. Be careful not to change anything!!!!

    Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - click on + to expand it.

    Click on - Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System.

    Then, under System, look for the file called NoDispCPL - this means it's the settings for displaying the Control Panel.

    Highlight NoDispCPL and double click - a box will appear called "Edit DWORD value"

    In the box called Value Data, it will have the number "1" - change this to zero "0".


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    « Last Edit: May 25, 2006, 07:36:27 PM by dl65 »
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    Re: Display Control Panel is DISABLED
    « Reply #3 on: May 26, 2006, 09:45:10 AM »
    Hi, dl65.

    I did what you suggested and it works. Well...sort of. I can now access the Display control panel but the drop-down options are all blank.

    Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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      Re: Display Control Panel is DISABLED
      « Reply #4 on: May 26, 2006, 01:00:35 PM »
       jamesmag2325..... Hummmmm ....What operating system are you using ?   XP ? ....... Home or Pro ?
      Is it possible to undo the tweaks you did which caused this issue ?

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      « Last Edit: May 26, 2006, 01:01:53 PM by dl65 »
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        Re: Display Control Panel is DISABLED
        « Reply #5 on: May 26, 2006, 02:57:41 PM »
        The question remains, what exacctly WERE the tweaks that you did and how (and why)?
        Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"