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    mr man Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 26, 2007, 10:21 PM
    Control panel display not working or desktop properties and screen flickers
    Um every time I try 2 go into display it doesn't load anything(not even folder)
    And when I try to got to properties on the desktop it doesn't load anything either and my screen keeps on flickering

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    HVAC888 Posts: 674, Reputation: 75
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    Feb 27, 2007, 09:42 AM
    Possibility need to update drivers. Boot into safe mode, by pressing "F8" just before the Windows loading screen appears. (You have to be fast!). A menu should appear, then select safe mode.

    Are you still getting the same problems? Report back with more details if possible.

    I found this link that may be the solution you need.
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    mr man Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 25, 2007, 01:58 AM
    Nope that didn't work. Next!
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,514, Reputation: 1860

    Apr 25, 2007, 02:26 AM
    You have a few options that may help:

    When was the last time you did some serious system maintenance on your machine ?
    Here's my usual C&P for cases like this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Curlyben's maintenance tips
    When was the last time you did some serious maintenance on your system ?

    System maintenance includes:
    FULL patching
    Virus scanning
    Spyware scanning
    removal of rubish files

    Defrag is an inbuilt function in XP.
    Open My Computer > Right click C: > Tools Tab and its there.

    To make sure everything is running fine run both anti virus and anti spyware apps in normal AND safe modes. (make sure that they are updated first ! ;)) (AVG is good and free AV)
    (A couple of good removal tools are Spybot and Adaware)

    ALso an on line virus and spyware scanner is Trend Housecall

    Just a note: actively running two AV's on one machine can cause problems.
    So if you are thinking about it make sure your current one is disabled first.
    Same thing applies to online scanners as well.

    Removal of junk files is easy with CCleaner a free app that does exactly what

    If all this fails then a repair install may be in order:

    Here's the official Micro$oft way of doing it,
    and Here's one with screen shots.

    Basically this installs windows over the top of your current setup.
    So you don't loose any information you already have.
    This lot should resolve your issue.
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    mr man Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 21, 2007, 12:45 AM
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,514, Reputation: 1860

    Jul 21, 2007, 02:33 PM
    Did you try EVERYTHING that is on that list as I very much doubt it.

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