I am in need of assistance, I have lost my mind trying to figure this out.
I am a windows 7 ultimate 64bit user.
Here is my issue:
Control panel is missing on my start menu.
Here is what i have tried.
1) Going to The customize start menu and setting it as a Menu or a link,Control panel is not available as an option in this menu.
2)I have tried using multiple Registry tweaks which i have googled to try an get it to appear on the start menu, including looking for "nocontrolpanel" in the Registry editor and changing its value from 1 to 0 and vice versa. which is not resolved the issue.
3)I have even tried a third party windows 7 tool called Ultimate windows tweaker,Going to personalization, and than selecting "show control panel", this does not work either.
4)I have even tried to manually enable it to display on the start menu via Group policy, this is also a fruitless effort.
5) A system restore was also done and still no luck.
I have picked up that my local admin account(when enabled), shows the control panel in the start menu, and I got a feeling that it has to do with my NTUSER.DAT file.
I have not tried the Windows user state migration as i feel that it might be a waste of effort.(I might be wrong)
I do not wish to format my PC or delete my user profile as i'm interested in finding the solution for this.
Can anyone please assist perhaps with this issue, Please let me know as i will be happy to provide screenshots on request.
Thx in advance.