August 24th, 2003, 18:06 PM
Missing Display Properties Dialog Box!
When I right click on the DeskTop and then click on Properties, nothing, no display properties dialog box!
So I open control panel, click on the display icon and have the same problem!
Another Windows XP mystery.
August 24th, 2003, 18:28 PM
Welcome to Techzonez.
A couple of questions.
Can you remember the last thing you installed/uninstalled before this started happening?
Have you tried system restore?
Is it a clean install of XP,or did you upgrade from a previous OS?
One quick fix that may work,is to re-install your video card drivers.Then reboot.
August 24th, 2003, 19:48 PM
August 24th, 2003, 20:21 PM
You may have some corrupted or missing system files.
Go to Start > Run,and type in sfc /scannow make sure you leave a space between sfc and / . Hit enter.
During the scan it may ask for the XP CD,so have it on hand before running the command.
August 24th, 2003, 20:33 PM
if that doesn't work try this.
Open a Command prompt. (via Start > Accessories> and type this after the flashing cursor ftype exefile and press enter.
You should see this exefile="%1" %*
if the asterisk * is missing from the end,download the attached zip file below,and unzip it.Double click the enclosed reg file which will then add the value to the registry.Then reboot.
August 24th, 2003, 21:37 PM
Ran sfc /scannow - Reported no problems - Re-booted - problem still there.
Ran command prompt " ftype exefile " and exefile="%1"%* was noted.
August 24th, 2003, 22:49 PM
You could try fixing it by installing/reinstalling SP1
August 25th, 2003, 00:46 AM
I will re-install SP1.
I just remembered, I think it was last week when I started having this problem, I got an error saying something like "Run a Dll as an APP" referencing RunDLL32.exe. I don't know if this will shed any light on my problem or not but there it is.
I know there are different programs I can use to work around my problem, but it will bug me to no end to know that the problem still exsist.
I suppose the bottom line will be to re-install XP. That will be a big BUMMER for me. Trying to prevent this.
August 25th, 2003, 00:53 AM
Just do an XP repair, install SP1 and the win updates and be done
August 26th, 2003, 19:19 PM
August 26th, 2003, 19:37 PM
What you could try is uninstall your vid card from Display Adapters in device manager.
Then reboot and let XP find the relevant drivers.
August 26th, 2003, 19:48 PM
Reverend is correct
You need to force windows to detect and update your display adapter.
You can try to uninstall the display drivers and force and install of the standard display adapter.
Next you can go into safe mode and remove any multiple display drivers that may be in the system properties of device manager.
An old hewlett packard i had lying around had 12 video display drivers installed so it would be easier for the techs to place an upgrade in the model
You should also enter the bios and try to change the default IRQ or you can enable/disable pallet snop to really force xp to re-install the device.
It sounds like you have some kinda of conflict.
August 27th, 2003, 16:47 PM
August 28th, 2003, 03:40 AM
all bets are off...
Glad you got that sorted.
Doesn't lynchknot use Windows Blinds? And if so, hasn't it caused him problems? Lynch?
January 27th, 2004, 20:14 PM