[Solved] Unable to Open Windows 10 Control Panel


Problem: There are a lot of users complaining about not being able to open the control panel, control panel will close immediately after few seconds.

To fix unable to open control panel problem, perform the following steps:
Step 1. Check for updates and install the latest Windows Updates.

Uninstall IDT Audio Panel
Step 2: Hold Windows key and press R.
Step 3: Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
Step 4: Locate and double click Sound, video and game controllers.
Step 5: Locate and right click IDT audio panel or IDT High Definition CODEC.
Step 6: Select Uninstall and follow any additional on-screen instructions.

Delete or Rename IDTNC64.cpl
Step 7: Hold Windows key and press E.
Step 8: Type C:\Windows\System32 in the address bar (located at the top mid) and press Enter.
Step 9: Locate the file IDTNC64.cpl
Step 10: Right click IDTNC64.cpl and select Rename.
Step 11: Rename the IDTNC64.cpl to anything you want but we will suggest renaming it IDTNC64.oldcpl.

Disable Windows Error Reporting Service
Step 12: Hold Windows key and press R.
Step 13: Type msconfig and press Enter.
Step 14: Select the Services tab.
Step 15: Locate and uncheck Windows Error Reporting Service.
Step 16: Click Apply then select Ok.
Step 17: You should be able to see a date in the Disable Date column.

Open Control Panel via Run
Step 18: Hold Windows Key and press R.
Step 19: Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
Step 20: This will open the Uninstall or change program screen of Control Panel
Step 21: Type Control panel\all control panel items\ in the address bar.
Step 22: You should be able to see a list of control panel controls. Select any of the options from the drop down list to open the page.