[Guide] Fix Control Panel Crash on Windows 10



Control Panel and all of its applets crash. When you try to open them, Explorer restarts and nothing opens.

Common characteristics:

  • Windows 10 (Version 1511)
  • Nvidia graphics card
  • Display scaling is set to 175%


This is likely a compatibility issue between the GeForce drivers and Windows 10 1511. The problem only appeared after the November Update, version 1511. The problem doesn’t occur in Safe Mode or when the GeForce drivers are not installed.


  1. Right click on desktop.
  2. “Display settings”.
  3. Change “the size of text, apps, and other items” to something other than 175%.

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