Device Manager empty

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Delusion, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Delusion

    Delusion MDL Novice

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    I recently had to do a system restore in windows 7 since then when I go into device manager its just empty. Ive tried various ways to get it to work and googled it the best I could come up with was that plug N play service needed to be on which in my case it is. Is there a way to repair or anything that does not involve a complete re-install of windows? Thanks for any tips or tricks

    Its Win 7 Ultimate x64 if that makes any difference
     
  2. Delusion

    Delusion MDL Novice

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    Thanks I also found that and gave it a try. Unfortunately all those settings were already in there so it must be something different. Thanks for your time though.
     
  3. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Despite what anyone including M$ say there are some times when nothing but a reinstall seems to work - could be one of those times.
     
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  4. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Just going to throw an idean in here. Run command prompt as administrator and enter:
    sfc /scannow (enter)

    This will scan for any corrupted system files and if any are found they will be corrected. With any luck this might help you out. Be aware though any theme / resource mods may be overwritten.
     
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  5. Delusion

    Delusion MDL Novice

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    No dice here either it says it did not find any intergity violations. Oh well I guess its re-install time. Thanks for the help though~
     
  6. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    As soon as you get your system installed and stable with minimum software such as security software you should back it up to a system image that you can restore from before Windows starts.
     
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