Control Panel freezes/locks up

Jeffsta

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I've only been using 8.1 for a few weeks. When I right click where start button on XP was (not sure what it's called on 8.1), and select control panel, it freezes. I see the borders of the control panel, but a white screen where all control panel stuff should be. I can't close the window, because it's locked up. I can still do everything else (use IE, chrome, File Explorer, Computer Management, etc.). I have to restart my computer to get rid of locked control panel screen. The computer restarts real slow after this happens.

Any suggestions?
 

Jeffsta

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In case someone else has the same issue. My problem was caused by AVG. After my internet modem was acting up, I received a popup from AVG claiming a 'general behavior detection error'. I clicked the option 'Let AVG fix it'. As it turns out, it messed something up. I can verify this because I've been creating a lot of system restore points on my new build. Mainly because I'm unfamiliar with 8.1, plus I've been installing a lot of drivers/programs on new build (Creating system restore points along the way).

The system restore point prior to the AVG incident fixed the problem.
 

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