Control Panel Icons Missing in Windows XP
Some time when we get inside control panel we will be able to see the control panel icons but they would be grade out and we cant select or right click or delete or create shortcuts in this case we cant do any changes to the sys to avoid of this situation we can use the following method
1. Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT
2. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load
3. Look in the right pane and you’ll see the Control Panel Icons that have been disabled. You can either right click on the “don’t load” subkey and select Delete to restore all disabled icons, or you can right click on each of the items in the right pane and select Delete to selectively restore them. Scroll up to Control Panel Applets for a listing of what each one is.
4 .The change will be seen the next time you open Control Panel.