I cannot access my Control Panel

  Costis 20:28 11 Sep 2004

Dear Sirs

Details of Computer:
Dell computer XPS 1000, cpu 1GHZ Memory:526 RDRAM,OS: Windows 2000 Professional, Version: 5.0.2195 Service Pack4 build 2195,bios version 06/06/00, Prossessor:x86 Family6 Model 8 stepping 3 Genuine Intel ~ 997GHZ. The hard drive is only half full.
1)When I try thru "settings" or "my computer" to go to my control panel I receive the following message: Explorer.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows. You need to restart the program. An error log has been created.
1a)How can I go to my control panel?
1b)Where shall I find this error log?
2)I tried to shut the computer and go to the same page via safe mode but the following message appear: Stop:0x0000001E(0xC0000005,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)KMODE_E?CEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.
2a) How can I recover access to my safe mode?
Notes ( in case they might be useful): I)I have not noticed any anomaly in running my applications or working on line.
II)Few days back I have changed my regional settings and encoding to GREEK as I wanted to read some subjects on the internet.

Please advise on 1a,1b,2a above

Thanking you in advance


  neko 21:29 11 Sep 2004


I would type your error message in to google and see the microsoft links it gives. If you can follow what they recommend do that. If like me you have not got a clue what they are on about get someone who does or save your data and start again.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:58 11 Sep 2004

First try repairing Internet Explore (I know explore gave the error message but they are linked)click here

  Cuddles 23:00 11 Sep 2004

Start > Run > Type in cmd then type sfc on the dos screen.

  pc moron 23:01 11 Sep 2004

If you've been changing the fonts in Win2K and you have Adobe installed then check this out click here

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