My Device Manager Is Disabled

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by triplling755, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. triplling755

    triplling755 MDL Novice

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hello All,
    Just to share with you, ever since I have upgraded my Windows Operating System from Windows XP to Windows 7, I got a lot of computer issues. Just recently, I am having a problem with my Device Manager. Whenever I access it, I am getting a pop up that my Device Manger is disabled.
    I am thinking, before this happened, my Lenovo laptop was attacked by a virus, which I can’t remember the name. I was able to fix the virus, by updating my Antivirus software and running a whole system scan, but it left a problem though I am not sure.
    Can anybody help me on how to get my Device Manager working? My login is the administrator in the PC.

    Thanks In Advance
  2. Boooooo

    Boooooo MDL Novice

    Jul 4, 2011
    A friend of mine had a very similar problem with windows XP some times ago: device manager was completely blank!
    I searched for virus/spyware/trojan in that computer but nothing......the solution was very simple:
    the service named "Plug and Play" was disable and not running at startup!

    So the solution was simply enable that service and set it automatically running at startup (from services.msc)