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Control Panel Crashes vista ultimate x64

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Anyone know what causes this and how to fix it? It's a pretty common problem from what I hear.
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Boot up in safe mode 9keep tapping F8 when the pc's just booting up)

then, navigate to windows/system32

then delete a file called cpqikey.cpl

This should fix your problem. Though, I've read that there may be other offending .cpl files in the system32 folder. Start with this one though as it certainly did the trick for me.

cpqikey.cpl is actually malware, so delete it regardless!

search the pc for *.cpl
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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
Boot up in safe mode 9keep tapping F8 when the pc's just booting up)

then, navigate to windows/system32

then delete a file called cpqikey.cpl

This should fix your problem. Though, I've read that there may be other offending .cpl files in the system32 folder. Start with this one though as it certainly did the trick for me.

cpqikey.cpl is actually malware, so delete it regardless!

search the pc for *.cpl
Thanks for taking that EXACTLY from this post easily found by googling "control panel crashes vista x64"



Already tried and I couldn't find the file.
post #4 of 4
Hey,

I got the same problem. It's your x-fi driver. uninstall it completely and your crashing problem is solved. It even crashes the control panel with the driver from windows update. It problably is a combination of programs, I don't know.

If you do find the solution please let me know
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