Get error when trying to access 3D Prophet 4000 card


some time after installing my new 3d prophet 4000 vidio card i noticed i could not access my display through to control panel. i get a message that says an error accured while windows was working with the control panel file c:\windows\system\desk.cpl. is there some way to correct this with out reformating or loosing any information on my computer? i can access the dispay in safemode some times.


This question was answered on November 9, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Desk.cpl is the file that is used when you r-click the desktop to get into monitor settings...if this file is gone, you can't get into display properties...

Here's what I did...use and searched for desk.cpl...I downloaded the file and put it into system32 folder...rebooted and everything was fine...You should also be able to do a start-find and get it off your w98 install disk...

good luck

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 9, 2004