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If your PC displays an error message regarding problems with the Windows 8 Control Panel, check out these troubleshooting ideas.



Hello Gangadhar

Welcome to the Microsoft Community, where you can find answers to all your questions about Windows.

Your description states that you cannot open Control Panel on a Windows 8 computer.

I want you to answer a few questions to give you the best possible support.

1. Is a third-party antivirus installed on your computer?

2. Did you make any changes to your computer before the problem occurred?

This may be due to some file corruption on your computer.

I recommend you follow these steps and check it out.

Method 1:

Step 1:

I recommend that you boot into Safe Mode and see if it works. I have a link here explaining how to boot into Safe Mode.

Windows Startup Options (including Safe Mode)


Step 2:

If it is running in safe mode, perform a clean boot to determine which application is causing the problem.

Clean Boot: to fix reportedFor errors and other problems, you can start Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This type of startup is called a “clean startup”. Clean Boot helps you get rid of software Conflicts. Here is a link for reference on how to do a clean restart.


Note. Follow step 3 of the knowledge base to keep your computer in a normal boot state after you fix the problem.

Method 2:

Disable and check third-party anti-virus software.

If you are using a third party antivirus, I recommend that you disable and check.

Important note. Antivirus software can protect your computer from viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you should not turn off your antivirus software. If you need to temporarily disable it to install other software, You should turn it back on when done. If you are connected to the Internet or a network with your antivirus software turned off, your computer is vulnerable to attacks…

Method 3:

I also recommend that you run sfcscan and test it.

The sfc / scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces the wrong versions with the correct Microsoft versions. When the scan completes, the System File Checker will report if any integrity violations were found. For violation of integrity detected, you can use the System File Checker tool to fix integrity violations

Follow these steps to run sfcscan.

a. Press Windows Key X and click / pressCommand line (administrator).

b. At an elevated command prompt, enter the followingsfc / scannow and press Enter.

NOTE. It may take some time for the process to complete.

Method 4:

I recommend that you create a new user account and verify it. Follow the link to create a new user account.

Create a user account


User Accounts Frequently Asked Questions

http: // windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/user-accounts-frequent-asked-questions

Hope this helps. For other Windows-related questions, please contact us anytime.

Fix # 7: Scaling Resolution Can Cause Problems

Sometimes the oddest reasons can be the cause of this problem.

Depending on the size of your monitor, for example 15, 21, etc., etc. Fundamentally different from permission. In Windows 10, this can be done as follows.

Start> Type “screen resizing applications” and double-click the first result. Go to Custom Scaling and reset the value to 100%.

windows 8 control panel problems

This might fix an issue on Windows 10 where text and app scaling is one of the provided features.

SportHow To Repair The Control Panel

The following steps should be taken. The control panel may start operating after performing any of the following operations. If not, try other steps.

  • Using the Command Line – System File Checker (SFC)
  • Using standard Windows system recovery.
  • Using a third party malware removal tool – Combofix



Is Window 8 still supported?

Support for Windows 8 ended on January 12, 2016. Learn more. Microsoft 365 apps are no longer supported on Windows 8. To avoid performance and reliability issues, we recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 or download Windows 8.1 for free.

Where is my Control Panel on Windows 8?

To open Control Panel from the Windows 8 Start screen, go to the Start screen and type Control. When the search results appear, click on the settings category as shown below. Now click on the control panel option. This will open the classic desktop control panel as shown below.

How do I run a diagnostic on Windows 8?

Press Windows Key R. Then type perfmon. Then right-click on System Diagnostics or System Performance (depending on the report you are generating) and click Start. This will fix the report. Then click to display it.