Hope if you have Vista Control Panel Recovery on your computer, this guide will help you more.
- Click Start | Control Panel | System and service. Then click System.
- In the left sidebar, click System Protection.
- Make sure the system drive and each user drive are checked in the box next to the drive letter.
- Then click OK and exit the Control Panel.
Have you ever wondered where is the display settings icon or the network connections folder in the classic control panel? Why can’t you find them using the start menu? Because they are not allowed to load into the registry – that’s why.
Look, no display settings!
To fix this intentional error, open regedit.exe from the Start Menu Search box and navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Control Panel won’t load
When you’re there, you’ll see a series of items in the right pane. Make a backup copy of this key using the export function and then delete it.
desktop.cpl is the display configuration wizard and ncpa.cpl is the network connections folder. I will remove these two. Now if you click Refresh in Control Panel (or open it again) the Control Panel items will be restored:
You can even find them now if you search the Start menu search box, which made me very happy.
Note that you can alsoDon’t hide the panel items with the same button if you like.
What Is System Restore?
System Restore is a Windows feature that allows you to restore your computer to a previous state. These restore points can be installed automatically or manually.
This guide describes the recovery feature for the following Windows versions:
- Windows XP
If you’re looking for a recovery drive for your computer, see Loading a recovery drive.
Ways To Restore Windows Vista To Factory Settings
Performing a factory restore on a Vista computer requires a little patience and the following steps. Some of these methods require the computer to run in Safe Mode. However, there are options to run System Restore from the Start menu.