[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.

Content Summary

Solution 1: Update Windows
Solution 2: Uninstall IDT Audio Panel
Solution 3: Delete or Rename IDTNC64.cpl
Solution 4: Disable Windows Error Reporting Service
Solution 5: Open Control Panel via Run

Solution 1: Update Windows

Step 1: Check for updates and install the latest Windows Updates.

Solution 2: 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.

Solution 3: 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.

Solution 4: 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.

Solution 5: 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.