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windows 7 device manager is blank (empty)

Question: windows 7 device manager is blank (empty)

Running Win 7 64bit Home Premium with Toshiba laptop with 4gigs of memory. My Device Manager is blank. I can not install my Canon scanner or other devices. I have tried to make devices visible in the device manager without success. Can anyone provide a solution???

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Answer: windows 7 device manager is blank (empty)

How long has it been blank?Checking online I found these links one, two, three, four.The easiest check is to do a system restore to a recent point where the device manager is working.Hopefully one of the links will provide a solution to your problems.Google is your friend.Rich

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Well, recently I found out that my graphics driver (SiS M760GX) needs some updates, so I went to download the drivers but at the installation it would give me an error saying that the system couldn't detect the device (my graphics card?) at the start.

Went to check out device manager to see if everything was alright, but unfortunately, it was empty/blank. I think that might be the problem for that error in the installation.

I went then, to find some solutions. Tried to edit the registry (according to a guide in Microsoft forums by Jason or whatever) by changing permissions in Enum but it gives me an error everytime I try to check "Replace permissions..." saying it couldn't set security in the key currently selected, or some of its subkeys. Also tried to see if Plug and Play in services.msc was set to Automatic, and it was.

I also find strange that when I connect a device (like a usb flash drive), it doesnt popup that a new hardrive has been connected and doesnt show that icon in the task bar which can be used to remove the hardware safely.

Any help with this? Would really appreciate.

Thanks in advance.

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Backup your registry before attempting.

You have to gain permissions to change that item by right click on the left size column in the subfolder click permissions then edit the permissions so you have access to them. But this is risky backup your registry before changing anything also remember what you change by writing it down before changing it.

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Device Manager Blank

Sony Vaio VGN-NW120J (4GB, 2.1 GHz, Intel Core2 Duo T6500)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit, Service Pack 2
When I open Device Manager no devices are shown. No error message is given.

I am using a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 bit updated to SP2 (system is updated to most recent config.)

Plug and play is set to automatic and is started. Enum permissions in Registry are correct.

Device Manager View is set to 'Devices by type'.
Device Manager Blank. Box appears with icon and title in upper left corner, pull down menus and tool bar buttons, but main body of the box/window is blank.

I do not know what to try next. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Got a user that reports a problem with modem connection. First thing I check is the hardware list in Device Manager. But, it's empty. No icons, nothing. So, I boot in safe mode. Now, I have icons. So, I reboot normally. Icons bye-bye.

Any ideas?
 

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Scroll down and make sure Device Manager is really empty, could just be a blank white area.

What do you have showing on the desktop?

Steve
 

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Hi Malware Specialist!

I started out in the "Am I infected?" Forum and a junior specialist sent me here to get further help, here is the link to the 4 logs I ran for him:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic428124.html/page__p__2477667__hl__polarsnowfall__fromsearch__1#entry2477667

For several days I have been trying to complete the preliminary steps required by this forum, I can not back up to windows/microsoft program (Backup Configuration not valid 0X8100029), but hopefully the two other programs I used were successful, namely cobaine and driveimage. At the end of the driveimage session, it frozen and there was "Globalroot\device" followed by various endings. Then it completed and said finished. Also it went to blue screen the firsttime I tried to run GMER and rebooted.

The main problems of slow programs from startup, no devices in device manager, no audio device and no printing capability began after I ran some kids software games that kinda of frozen the computer, although I believe whatever is making my computer upset has been there for awhile and may have something to do with remnants of roxio 2009 and other shared folders. In services it says "Configuration Manager machine selected for remote communication is not available at this time."

Yesterday:
Reliablity Performance Monitor stated failed system services: audio srv, EMDMGmt, Mccicm service, Shared Access ICS, SysMain, Tapisrv, Wudfsvc and LanmanWorkstation ... Read more

Answer:Globalroot\Device causing empty device manager? No audio and print?

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Sometimes, windows may just return blank results. We have already sen how to fix blank System Restore or Control Panel boxes and blank Windows Updates panel too.
If your Device Manage appears blank, Microsoft suggests you try this:
1. Open Registry Editor
2. Maximize the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" window.
3. Scroll down to "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum"
4. With "Enum" selected click the "Security", "Permissions" menu.
At this point you will probably notice there are no permissions on this key.
5. Click "Add".
6. Add the group "Everyone" and the user "SYSTEM".
7. Select "Everyone" and check "Read" ONLY!
8. Select "SYSTEM" and check "Full Control".
9. Click the "Advanced" button at the bottom of the window.
10. On the Advanced window check "Reset permissions on all child objects..."
11. Click "OK"
12. On the warning window click "Yes"
13. Close REGEDT32.
Hope it helps!

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blank device manager in windows vista 32

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Hello welcome to TSF! We need more information. Starting with the make and model of your machine. What were you doing when or before your issue started?
Did you install anything before this happened?

Is this a new installation of Windows Vista?
What have you done to try to resolve the issue?

As mentioned your description of the issues, or details are vague.

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Device Manager is blank in Windows Vista ?

Help ???

Answer:Device Manager is blank in Windows Vista ?

What the heck?

Try a repair of Vista with your disk....

~Lordbob

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Device manager is empty. Tried the plug & play fixes. This shows normal and running as it should be. WinXp fix is no use for Vista.

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"Device manager is empty." I find that hard to believe, if there's nothing in there, then nothing would be working, as that's where all your devices are, hdd's, cd/dvd, video gpu, usb etc. Maybe you have some strange virus.If it's as you stated, then I suggest you run the repair startup by booting with the Vista disk, failing that a complete reinstall. Remember to save your files first.

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My computer had a bunch of virii and spyware on it. I ran Symantec Anti Virus and got rid of a few things, mostly Win32.Trojan's, but when I boot into non-safe mode for some reason 1) my graphics card isn't detected (desktop -> properties -> settings says "Default monitor on [blank]"and won't let me change the resolution past 1024) and 2) My device manager is empty when in non-safe mode.

Here's my HJT log, hopefully someone can help.

Code:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:51:43, on 14/02/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20935)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\New\Desktop\spybotsd162.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\New\LOCALS~1\Temp\is-IT0MD.tmp\spybotsd162.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.ANONYMOUS\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Micros... Read more

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I should also mention that I've tried the various methods to restore my Device Manager to its former glory, including actions regarding the Plug and Play service and ENUM registry keys.
 

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I have no idea what happened, but when I open device manager there is nothing there. My roadrunner connection also doesn't show in my network connections, just the dial up. Could someone please help
Thanks!
Karen
 

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When I open Device Manager, nothing shows up. The area where all my devices should be listed is empty. A search of Microsoft's knowledge base says that this can occur when Plug 'n Play is disabled. The thing is though, Plug 'n Play is not disabled on my machine. Are there any ideas about what can cause this?
 

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I'm not sure what the entire problem stems from, but there are a few issues with my Presario S4330NX... I cannot connect to the internet, but... when I hit Ctrl./Alt./Del, it shows that I am receiving 100 mbps from my router... I have pinged the ip address of the tower with my laptop, and it came back 100%. I then started to question the hardware, but... when I go in through my computer to the device manager, there is nothing on the list... How do I re-populate this list, at this point, I have nothing to go on. I have been re-installing drivers via flash memory from my laptop to the tower. I'm running out of options here, and, as well, for some reason, the help files are unavailable.

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When you reinstall the drivers - do the devices show up in Device Manager?

I'd suggest downloading a free antivirus program (and it's definitions) along with a free anti-spyware program (and it's definitions) and installing them on your system. Then perform a complete scan of the system to ensure that this isn't an infection (it will also be a "double check" on your current protection).

Once assured that the system is clean, there are other steps that can be taken to "refresh" your view in Device Manager.

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My "Device Manager" box is empty!
Peripherals still seem to be working to a point
Would really appreciate some help with this.
Many thanks.

Answer:Device Manager box empty!

No Items Appear in the Device Manager List When You Open It

Use that first.

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running windows vista suddenly device manager is empty no that good so must be something i`v done help please.
 

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Hi joan and welcome to PCHF

Can you tell me what was the last thing you did before this all happened? Did you install a new piece of software or new hardware?
 

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I know there are a couple threads about this already but they dont have the same symptoms that I seem to have.

My device manager is completely empty. Its also empty in safemode as well. The Plug and play service is started and i've tried stopping it and starting it over again but that didnt work. I did the permission changes for HKLM ENUM and that didnt work.

I tried the aproposfix.exe and that didnt work. I have super antispyware and and AVG free 8.0 and both come up clean. I tried to restore it back to a previous point and that didnt work either.

Anyone have anymore ideas?
 

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So if you right click on "My Comp">>>>Properties>>>>>Hardware (tab)>>>>>Device Manager it is coming up with a blank screen?

Maybe open your run window and type "service.smc" and then compare them to this this guide and get everything setup as it was in "Default Home" mode as a start.
 

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My Dell XPS M1530 Vista SP2 all of sudden had the icon for volume/sound disabled. When I did some investigating;
- The machine seems to be working fine but it appear to be very slow, backing up my machine took for ever, sometimes it see my external disk and other times it didn't
- I received a message stating that I need to check windows latest update and I tried to install an important SP2 but it failed
- Device Manager is showing no device, it's looks completely empty
- called Dell support, they were unable to figure it out, even though I have 3 year warranty they are saying they will have to charge me for s/w support, which was never a problem before.
- I tried to do restore but it states there is no restore points
- I tried to see if I could start the Plug & Play but it gives error
- I tried to install the Audio driver from the Dell Disk and that gives errors

I really need some help!
thanks
jpita

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The first thing I would do is to make sure that the problem is not bigger than it appears to be. Run an antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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My first time on this forum, I am hoping for help, I have recently been on an other forum trying to get help, but i feel like I am waiting for a bus that never comes, it seems that the admin staff that was helping a US guy would only answer my posts a 4am, and I would have to wait for replies the next day a 4am, I am posting from Denmark, but I am Irish, my problem is
no device manager, slow when trying to access the net, My computer takes ages to open, my internet connection window is empty of connections, but I do have a connection, this problem started a week ago when my son connected his nokia mobile via usb with nokia pc suit, we have done this numerous times without problems, this time i noticed first that my online connection on my startbar was gone, thats when i started to investigate,and found other problems as I described above, all mt HJR are good all spyware
scans good, ran panda and rootkit revealer everything seems fine all services are started on auto, plug and play etc. registry enum set on full permission.
but I do seem to have about 4 CurrentControlSet/Enum all set on full permission, Ran backlight beta found 2 suspicions SFCDWWIN.EXE, and
imambios.sys, the previous forum did'nt get back to me about those, so I have not changed them, would someone please give me something new all options have been tried, this is doing my head in, I hate the words paste HijackThis I must of sent about 10 along with other scan reports HELP
 

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Hi, I have tried to access the device manager by way of computer right click manage, when i go to click on device manager the page is blank. I have tried several different suggestions, That i have found on here but none of them work. I have spyware and virus scanned and nothing.The suggestions were turn off restore and restart and then turn back on. didnt help. Another was to download devicemanger registry fix, I backed up my registry and then merge the fix into my registry and then restarted.Didnt help. Another was to download a apropos fix. boot into safe mode and start the fix.Did it Didnt help!i have tried live one care nothing.HHHHHHHHEEEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPPPP!

Answer:Device Manager Empty

Hi Patty,I googled the issue and found a Microsoft Knowledgebase article. Take a look at this and see if it helps...KB311504 - it's an old fix, but it is worth a look.

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I am using windows xp. When I turn on the computer, the toolbar on the bottom is grey. I can use most of my programs, but cannot get online or use system restore. The device manager box is empty. No devices are listed. When I turn off the computer, DDE server window is not responding. Please help!!!!
 

Answer:device manager is empty. Please help

read microsoft knowledge base article
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311504
 

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Runnig Win 7 on a laptop.

Device Manager shows nothing.... and neither does Devices and Printers. Except for not being able to print, the laptop is functioning properly. My printers are actually connected to another Desktop PC on a home network. I can see the printers under Network, and open files on the Desktop from this laptop. I also have a second Win 7 laptop on my home network which doesn't have this issue.

This is an intermittent problem. Sometimes if I power down the modem and router the problem clears itself. Sometimes it doesn't. Lately, this solution doesn't work at all.

I have cleaned the registry (CCleaner & IObit Advance System Care) and run various other malware and virus removal software (Malwarebytes & Spybot). This has been happening for several months. There don't seem to be any other issues... Programs, Internet and system speed all appear normal. I also tried the following suggestion I received:

1. Go to "Start", "Run", and enter "regedt32"
2. Maximize the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" window.
3. Scroll down to "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum"
4. With "Enum" selected click the "Security", "Permissions" menu.
5. Click "Add".
6. Add the group "Everyone" and the user "SYSTEM".
7. Select "Everyone" and check "Read" ONLY!
8. Select "SYSTEM" and check "Full Control".
9. Click the "A... Read more

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Hi

Check in Services that Plug and Play is set to Startup type Automatic and is running then reboot and check if the list is populated.
 

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I am running windows xp w/sp3. A few days ago my sound stopped working, went into my device manager which came up empty. I checked my services and my PnP is enabled, I am now booted on in safemode but my device manager is still empty. I have read a few old threads here with the same problem but didnt see anyone get it fixed. I have tried a few of the things that were recommended but nothing fixed it. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Sandy
 

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All the icons in my Device manager are gone! Any ideas??
 

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reply quick, i have also d same problem
 

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Hey there.
Compaq Evo N600c
old notebook, reformatted with Win XP Pro. No other programs except Office XP Pro, and some ATI drivers.
Well, I'm trying to set up a wireless network with a linksys USB adapter but i can't because my Device Manager is empty. Nothing in the Network Connections either. I tried restoring back to when I installed windows and its updates, but to no avail. I've connected to the net before via ethernet, so I'm not sure if this problem was existing then or not.
Anyone want to take a stab at it?
 

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Hello! I know that you guys are probably really busy trying to help everyone and I really appreciate any help that you can give me! Last night I restarted my computer and everything just went nuts! I don't know what happened but when I went to device manager, there was nothing there. I went to Administrative Tools then to Services. EVERYTHING was disabled so I just changed everything to Automatic start and enabled and started everything. Everything is working now but my computer is running really, really, really slow! I have no idea what to do now to get my computer up and running right. I have Windows XP and I connect to the internet with a cable modem through Comcast. My computer usually is really fast and I miss it! If anybody can tell me what to do to get everything running right I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!

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Hi,

This is strange. I am thinking malware might have played a part, but why don't you try a system restore to before this happened first. That should fix the Windows issues.

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Running win2000. When I look in the device manager folder, it appears empty. Any suggestions? Tried looking from right click my computer and also from control panel settings.Was ok before.

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this is for xp though click here

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I went to look at the device manager cause I am having problems with a camera, it was blank! I am a little confused. Anyway, anyone know how to fix a blank Device manager? PNP is started in services....

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Do a repair install would be my suggestion....

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Windows XP Pro SP2

I hope this is the right forum, but could anyone tell me why my Device Manager is empty? Now that I look, My Network Connections is empty too. What can cause this? Is it viral? I run SPS&D on a regular schedule and I've been using Norton SystemWorks 2004 for my AV/Utility purposes.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

-gk-
 

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My device manager is empty (I mean totally blank). Also, sound and internet do not work. Can I do something? I'll probably reinstall windows tomorow. I don't want to, but I don't know what else to do. Thanks. I know its a not virus or malware problem. My hjt log is clean.

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Hi cout12

Have you tried using System Restore yet? You'd restore to a date when the Internet, sound, and device manager were working.

It sounds like problematic entries in your Registry. Even if you no longer have any malware present, if you've had to clean any in the past, this may have left damaged entries.

If System Restore isn't an option for you (no restore points go back far enough, for example), try a Registry Cleaner like CCleaner (cnet's download.com has it). Then, if Device manager, sound, and Internet aren't back - you can try removing the kelley's corner fix for Device Manager http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...gerrestore.reg [that file is from this webpage http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm]. If Device manager then works, remove/reinstall your sound devices from Device Manager. Then try the same for your ethernet device (if your Internet is broadband), followed by a repair install of IE.

If none of this helps, is it a Re-install of Windows XP or a "Recovery Disk" you are considering? If it's a "Recovery Disk" - be sure to follow your vendor's instructions exactly (and unplug from networks, printers, cameras, scanners, memory-card readers, joysticks, etc. - until you're done). If it's a "Reinstallation", have a look at a few guides first, it can help you avoid losing your data unnecessarily http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=151522 http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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I, too have the same problem. However using run>services.msc I get the followiong error message

"Unable to open service control manager database on."
"Error 5: Access is denied."

Do you folks feel this is a malware problem as well?

At the same time the Device Manager problem started I also lost access to System Information. Using run, msinfo32 I get nothing, nada, zip.

Win XP Pro SP 2
Pentium 4 2.80 gigahertz
Maxtor HD 41.11 GB
516 MB memory
Connected to internet by cable
 

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Are you logged in on an administrator account?
 

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after an incorrect windows xp clean boot.my device manager is empty.pls help
 

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have a read here please
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311504
& this too if need be
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953791
 

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i've been trying to install this new USB 2.0 card on my computer. the driver CD has soooooo many drivers for different chipsets. i found out what my chipset is and opened the right folder, but there's no driver for windows xp sp2, only sp1. im getting frustrated then i see this readme file on installing it on xp.

ok, so it says open up the device manager. i do and......... its empty! ok, not completely empty, there is one icon, my computer. and thats it. i dont know whats wrong. ive opened up the device manager before and it was fully populated.

oh, AND there is not plus sign on the left of my computer icon to open it and display whats there.

whats happening? how do i fix this? coz these USB 2.0 ports are driving me half crazy!

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This issue seems to be related to missing permissions in the registry.

You must use regedt32.exe in Windows 2000/XP AND be logged on as the local administrator to perform this task:

1. Go to Start, Run, and enter regedt32 and select OK
2. Maximize the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE window.
3. Scroll down to SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum
4. With Enum selected click the Security option from the Top of the screen then the Permissions menu.

Note: At this point you will probably notice there are no permissions on this key.

5. Click Add
6. Add the group Everyone and the user SYSTEM
7. Select Everyone and check only the Read box
8. Select SYSTEM and check Full Control
9. Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the window.
10. On the Advanced window check Reset permissions on all child objects
11. Click OK
12. On the warning window click Yes
13. Close REGEDT32

Re-boot the system if necessary and then check the device manager to see if everything is showing now.

If not, then Click start, select run, type services.msc in the run box, hit your enter key.

Look in the list of services for Plug and Play. If plug and play is turned off, device manager won't list any devices and of course, most of your devices like a printer connected to USB wont work.

If it is turned off, right click it and select start.

http://www.askmarvin.ca/forums/index.php?showtopic=1790

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i am trying to fix a computer for someone. it does not connect to the internet, and when i open the device manager it is blank. there is nothing listed there at all. the cd rom drive works perfectly, but when i plug in a usb flash drive the pc does not detect it. the light on the flash drive turns on, but when i go into my computer it does not show up. i also tried plugging in a usb mouse. it also does not work. is this a sign of a virus or something else? right now i installed antivirus and running a scan to see if anything comes up. how should i fix this problem?
 

Answer:Device Manager is empty

This issue seems to be related to missing permissions in the registry.

You must use regedt32.exe in Windows 2000/XP AND be logged on as the local administrator to perform this task:

1. Go to Start, Run, and enter regedt32 and select OK
2. Maximize the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE window.
3. Scroll down to SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum
4. With Enum selected click the Security option from the Top of the screen then the Permissions menu.

Note: At this point you will probably notice there are no permissions on this key.

5. Click Add
6. Add the group Everyone and the user SYSTEM
7. Select Everyone and check only the Read box
8. Select SYSTEM and check Full Control
9. Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the window.
10. On the Advanced window check Reset permissions on all child objects
11. Click OK
12. On the warning window click Yes
13. Close REGEDT32

Re-boot the system if necessary and then check the device manager to see if everything is showing now.

If not, then Click start, select run, type services.msc in the run box, hit your enter key.

Look in the list of services for Plug and Play. If plug and play is turned off, device manager won't list any devices and of course, most of your devices like a printer connected to USB wont work.

If it is turned off, right click it and select start
 

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I am having a few problems with my OS (XP) First my network connections went away. When I tried to get them back, I looked in my Device Manager and there is nothing there, even if I turn on the unhide key, still nothing. Any one with any ideas?

Answer:Device Manager Is Empty

According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311504To resolve this behavior, set the startup type for Plug and Play to Automatic. To do so, follow these steps:Click Start, click Run, type services.msc and then click OK.Double-click Plug and Play. (If you receive a Configuration Manager message, click OK. )In the Startup Type list, click Automatic, and then click OK. Close Services.Restart the computer.

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I have been battling a real piece of catastrophe called "spyware guard 2008" nastiest piece of malware I have ever gone up against and it looks like its finally gone after a week of booting into safe mode and going back and forth between computers looking for fixes...anyways now Im stuck with a blank device manager..no network..no audio=no fun.

I have tried numerous different things and Im almost to the point of reformatting but I have always been able to fix my computer regardless of what it was so Im not going down without a fight...if anyone has any ideas no matter how crazy they are Im willing to try.
Thank you
 

Answer:device manager empty?? help!

I know what you mean about fighting against formatting. I feell exactly the same way. I can think of two things that may help. One is reregistering the dll

Click Start > RUN > type:

regsvr32 dmocx.dll

click OK

Two perhaps the service is stopped.

Click Start > RUN and type:

services.msc

then click OK.

Look for the item that says Plug and Play and double click it.

The path to the executable should be (assuming windows XP)
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

The Start up type should be set to Automatic.

No start parmeters should be set.

Click apply and reboot.
 

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Running Windows XP Home SP2, No malware on the system found from thorough scans... When I open device manager it is totally empty. The mouse pointer isn't an hour glass either so it's not like it's just stuck loading the info. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance...
 

Answer:Device Manager empty.

Discussion here may help at the link below.
http://www.askmarvin.ca/forums/index.php?showtopic=1790
 

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On occasion my computer crashes and I get the BSOD. I get a message which says that the Blue screeen error is caused by a device or driver. I go to the Device Manager and it is empty. To reactivate the Device Manager I have enabled Plug and Play, enabled Window Services, edited the Registry permisson so that it shows Systems and Everyone, downloaded and applied Microsoft's fix KB953979I since I have Service Pack 3 and finally I disconnected all peripherals excluding the screen, mouse and keyboard from the CPU to see if that would work. My Device Manager is still empty. I regularly scan my computer with AVG 8.5 and Ad-aware. I started getting these errors very infrequently about a year ago after installing several programs including Google Earth and Virtual Earth. Now the crashes are much more frequent. Appreciate any advise you can give about what to do now.
 

Answer:Device Manager is empty

When you get the BSOD what code is displayed? This sometimes will give you a clue to what's happening.
 

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hi when i go into device manager it is empty i dont see anything but the pc runs fine.
i have rebooted and still the same.
any ideas ?

thanks J
 

Answer:Device manager empty

Many posts about this the last few days.

Look on the third page of this thread and try the AproposFix. It worked for me and many others who were having empty device managers.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=418251&page=3&pp=15
 

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I saw a thread on this in December of last year, and have tried all the things listed in that thread, but I still have nothing in my Device Manager. Running XP Pro, SP1. Noticed it yesterday when I got a USB error. I had the choice of hitting "Reset" or "Close". When I hit Reset my USB ports went dead, and they're still dead. Went to Device Manager - blank. I'm running Avira Antivir PE, Sypbot, and Ad-Aware. I tried aproposfix.exe, and looked for Security Update For Windows XP (KB905749) - wasn't there. I removed all hotfixes that had a number above 900k for good measure. I'm pasting my hjt scan log below.

Any ideas?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:53:22 PM, on 8/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\MOVIEL~1\MOVIEL~1\MOVIEL~1.EXE
C:\Program F... Read more

Answer:Empty Device Manager

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There was a typical long list until recently, and now they're all gone. I was looking for my scanner which isn't being recognised, although the printer (it's an all-in-one HP photosmart 8180) is recognised and will print. I've run driver updates, registry cleanups, and system restore but with no effect. Ach!

Answer:Device manager empty in W7 64-bit

Have you run a scan for malware with Malawarebytes and / or Superantispyware?
Otherwise open a command prompt as an administrator and run sfc/ scannow

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When I look at my Hardware > Device Manager, the screen is empty.
However my external modem , printer , etc is working but the device manager is completely blank.
I think the problem started when I installed software to link my GSM to the PC with a USB cable.

thanks for your help.

Peter
 

Answer:Device Manager empty

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Trying to install a new video card but the drivers won't install. The instructions say that the old drivers need to be deleted first and to do this in Device manager.... but when I go there the page is completely empty...

What would cause this?

How should I fix?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Empty Device Manager?

Please read THIS.
 

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Hi,My system is W2K with SP4. My device manager window is completely empty. I have looked in MS knowledge base but with no rseults.I checked in 'Services' and the Plug and play manager is started and set to automatic. I have not been fiddling behind the scenes either. I'm not sure when this problem started as I don't use my scanner (SCSI) and modem much. None of these devices are working. All USB devices however are working and so are system devices such as drives, keyboard and mouse. 'Install new hardware' does not pickup any new devices.Is there a way of rebuilding the contents of the device manager?

Answer:Device Manager is empty!

Check the Plug and Play Service to Startup in MSCONFIG To check on the status of the Plug and Play service from within MSCONFIG, perform the following steps: Click the Start button, click Run, and then type in the Open box msconfig. Click OK. The Microsoft System Configuration Utility window appears. Click the Services tab. Verify that the Hide all Microsoft Services checkbox is not checked; if it is, uncheck it. Scroll down the list of services until you see the service named Plug and Play. Click to check Plug and Play if the box is currently unchecked. NOTE: If you are still having difficulty accessing the Device Manager or the Status displayed in MSCONFIG is listed as Stopped, proceed to the next section to enable the Plug and Play service. Enable the Plug and Play Service To enable the Plug and Play service in a system where it is disabled, perform the following steps: Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then left-click Manage. The Computer Management window appears. Click Services and Applications, and then click Services. Click the tab labeled Standard, and scroll down to Plug and Play. Double-click Plug and Play. NOTE: If a warning dialog box appears, click OK. The Plug and Play Properties window appears. Click to change the Startup Type to Manual, and then click Apply. NOTE: If a warning dialog box appears, click OK. Under the Service Status section of the Plug and Play Properties windows, click the Start button. This will start the Plug and Play serv... Read more

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WinXP HE.I have found that the Device Manager and the Network connections folders are empty, the PC is running o.k.I have run Scannow and chkdskany ideas please?

Answer:Device Manager folder empty

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Hi,

I have Dell comp with Windows XP. It won't do anything, no internet, doesn't recognize flash drives, the device manager is completely empty. Can someone please give me an idea of where to even begin with this problem?

Thank you,
Melissa

Answer:device manager is empty! help! where do i begin?

Hi, Melissa. Let's try to get this straightened out.Is your Plug and Play service turned off (disabled)?1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK. 2. Double-click Plug and Play. (Do not start UNIVERSAL PLUG AND PLAY service. Just the PLUG AND PLAY service).If you receive a Configuration Manager message, click OK.3. In the Startup Type list, click Automatic, and then click OK. 4. Close Services.5. RebootIf that doesn't help, try clicking START - RUN and typing "sfc /scannow" (do not type the quotes and there is a space between sfc and /).If that helps, post back with what other issues you may be having, plus a little detail about the specs of this computer. What type of Dell? What version and service pack of XP, amount of ram, etc. Could be useful if this problem is persistent.

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum in which to post this question but please, please, please can somebody help?

After trying to install a new printer, discovering that my USB ports won't detect anything, My Computer and IE suddenly taking ages to start, everything hanging everywhere, I find that my Device Manager window is completely empty!!!!!!

PnUP is activated.

Can anyone help????

I've tried:

is PunP working?
Tried Apropos fix
Tried correcting registry entries in ENUM permissions

Nothing works.

Also system was hanging on startups and shutdowns, sometimes needing the big switch to get out of it. Now you can click on IE or My Computer or Control Panel and it takes ages for them to load. Usually I find myself with about five instances of each all loading at once.

Frequently web links wont work. The only thing I can do is avoid a left click - use right clicks to save shortcut and then paste it into address bar.

Please can somebody help. My kingdom for a horse!

Thx Thx Thx in advance


Lovepeaceguru

My System Information

3.4GHz P4
1024 MB
750 MB disk space on 2 drives
3 x DVD writers
8MB Bulldog connection through LAN to router
 

Answer:Device Manager EMPTY??!! USB ports u/s??

Success!!! Wel partial successs anyway!

I have a partial resolution to my problem!

Thanks to everyone who offered help.

First option was check that PuNP was started - OK. Later I discovered that Universal PuNP must NOT be started!

Second option was Aproposfix which I assume is to get rid of some specific spyware/adware/malware.

Third was I tried editing some permissions in the registry but I didn't really understand what I was doing.

Fourth was I ran sfc/scannow - whatever that is!

Also system was hanging on startups and shutdowns, sometimes needing the big switch to get out of it. Now you can click on IE or My Computer or Control Panel and it takes ages for them to load. Usually I find myself with about five instances of each all loading at once.

Frequently web links won't work. The only thing I can do is avoid a left click - use right clicks to save shortcut and then paste it into address bar. I have tpo switch back and forth betwen web browsers using teh Task Manager. OIften the Task Manager itself freezes with the button still "pressed down".

I've also been using my SpeedUpMyPC utility which allows you to give CPU priority to a particular window. A combination of this, Task Manager and a hell of a lot of patience just about keeps me going

Oh, and I updated all my chipset drivers along the way.

MY DEVICE MANAGER WINDOW IS NOW FULLY POPULATED!!!!!

Oh joy! The printer is working too. The solution? It was to do... Read more

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Hi,

I'm experiencing some weird behaviour.

Running Windows XP. Last weekend, I tried to hook up an old Logitech webcam that had been lying in a drawer. Somehow, installing it just froze up my computer and I simply couldn't get the installation to work. The webcam light came on when it was plugged in a USB port, but I couldn't get my computer to recognise it.

Anyway, gave up on that.

However, have just noticed that my printer is now not working. It hooks up through a USB port, too. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling software and drivers, but still no joy. Tried the Windows utility to install new hardware and it couldn't find a connected printer. (Incidentally, I'm using a different port for the printer than the one I treid for the webcam).

Decided to look in Device Manager to see if that gave me a clue, but was surprised to find it completely empty. No devices recognised at all.

I'm getting a little worried now and frustrated that I can't hook up printer.

Can you help, please?

Thanks,

Rob

Answer:[SOLVED] Device Manager empty

Look at this link re PNP devices. This applies to XP and just noticed your running Win98?

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Guys im stumped and or screwed!

First my audio went so I checked my device manager, ohboy it's EMPTY.
I then check the services well no icon for that now so I use CMD, I can't get the services to DO anything!

Im wiggin out!
FYI: I do not have the Windows XP pro x64 install disk.
 

Answer:No audio, empty device manager.

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I fixed a svchost.exe error and stopped the mouse from becoming an hourglass when it touches the Start/TaskBar/Systray, by using MSConfig, and Safe Mode in an Acer Aspire 3000 laptop. However, now the USB ports are inactive, and I cannot diagnose them because both accounts show Device Manager as an empty page.
 

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This could be a problem. haha =) Any tips? Thanks.

Answer:Device manager list empty?

try Start > Run > msconfig - under services tab click Enable all services and click apply and close & restart computer

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Hello,

A freind of mine has a PC that I am working on repairing. When he first gave it to me it had a virus Spyware 2010 I beleive. I remember being able to remove it using some software tools on my USB drive. And afterwards I remember seeing it work and hit the internet.

After I gave it back he told me the internet wasn't working I just checked it out and its having issues with Device Manager. I never worked on a custom machine so im not sure what is going on but heres a description:

When you boot up it seems all the hardware it picks up the USB ports and the CD-Rom for example. But when you get to Windows the Device Manager is empty the USB ports no longer work except one. And there is no network card.

I figured I could go to the add new hardware option and search for it but that produces no result. You can click it but its not seeing it.

From there I tried doing a Windows Repair but Windows didnt see the installation of Windows and it prompted me to just install it on the partition.

My current idea is to take the hard drive toss it in another PC and try a repair through those means but I was curious if anyone had any other ideas?
 

Answer:Empty Device Manager (Custom PC)

Check out the link below.

No Items Appear in the Device Manager List When You Open It

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311504

Tufenuf
 

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Need help,restarted computer and now I have an empty device manager and my speaker are not being detected.I am running XP Pro Sp2.Have tried running anti-virus-spyware. Tried almost everything I could find on the internet. I get error 1075 for Windows Audio.

Answer:Empty Device Manager, and no Audio

Hi Kyrie and welcome to the forum

Tacke the device manager issue first and then the sound as device manager will show you if there is a sound driver problem.

Make sure that plug & play is turned on

1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
2. Double-click Plug and Play.

If you receive a Configuration Manager message, click OK.

3. In the Startup Type list, click Automatic, and then click OK.
4. Close Services.
5. Reboot

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Ok i have been googling this for a while and have not come up with any answers.
Last night i went in to check something in the device manager only to find that it was empty. Now knowing I do actually have devices and such I thought this strange.
Has anyone come across this.

Answer:[SOLVED] Device manager empty

it's ok, all is well. I had been playing around with services and had one or 2 back in manual

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For a few weeks now my Device Manager has been appearing empty. I've been looking all over the Internet for a solution and have tried many things such as the following which is to do with plug & play





SYMPTOMS
When you open Device Manager, no devices appear in the list. Instead, a blank window appears.
CAUSE
This behavior occurs if the Plug and Play service is turned off (disabled).
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, set the startup type for Plug and Play to Automatic. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
2. Double-click Plug and Play.

If you receive a Configuration Manager message, click OK.
3. In the Startup Type list, click Automatic, and then click OK.
4. Close Services.
5. Restart the computer.Click to expand...

I've also gone into the registry to try and sort it out by doing the following:





check the security permissions on the Registry key
>HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM .The SYSTEM account must have full control permissions
>on this key in order for the Device manager to list all the devices in the windowClick to expand...

None of this has helped at all so far and I'm really stuck for what to do next.


HK
 

Answer:Device Manager Appearing Empty!

I would recommend that you post this here:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35 (Malware Removal)

Also, when you go there, follow all of the steps listed in the first thread.

One of the malware experts will help you out.

I say this because this can be a symptom of having malware on your system. If I am mistaken someone will let you know!
 

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Please help anyone, today i rebooted after defraging and i noticed that my xp theme reverted back to windows classic with no optin to change to xp theme and i have no sound, i went into my device manager to atleast try and get my sound back and it's all empty showing nothing, but i'm still up and running with windows xp pro. anyone have an idea, i looked for any bad exe. files and did a virus scan, nothing turned up. help help.Thank you

Answer:xp theme gone, device manager empty,

I am no expert but has the mute button being clicked in the sound options??

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Please, please, please can somebody help?

After trying to install a new printer, discovering that my USB ports won't detect anything, My Computer and IE suddenly taking ages to start, everything hanging everywhere, I find that my Device Manager window is completely empty!!!!!!

PnUP is activated.

Can anyone help????

I've tried:

is PunP working?
Tried Apropos fix
Tried correcting registry entries in ENUM permissions

Nothing works.

Also system was hanging on startups and shutdowns, sometimes needing the big switch to get out of it. Now you can click on IE or My Computer or Control Panel and it takes ages for them to load. Usually I find myself with about five instances of each all loading at once.

Frequently web links wont work. The only thing I can do is avoid a left click - use right clicks to save shortcut and then paste it into address bar.

Please can somebody help. My kingdom for a horse!

Thx Thx Thx in advance

Answer:Device Manager EMPTY??!! USB ports u/s??

Does nobody have any ideas on this???? Please....................

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I run 2000 Prof,so,
settings-control panel- systems-systems properties-hardware-device manager.
So when I click on the device manager tab, the window is empty.
Please help !!
 

Answer:WHY the DEVICE MANAGER's window is EMPTY?PLEASE HELP!!!

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Hi all,

Tried to install drivers for my phone but computer failed to install so I checked out device manager and noticed it is completely empty.



Trawling through the web I found many forums giving the same two answers. Check Plug n Play is started and automatic which is fine for me.



The other one was this;

1. Go to "Start", "Run", and enter "regedt32"
2. Maximize the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" window.
3. Scroll down to "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum"
4. With "Enum" selected click the "Security", "Permissions" menu.

Note: At this point you will probably notice there are no permissions on this key.

5. Click "Add".
6. Add the group "Everyone" and the user "SYSTEM".
7. Select "Everyone" and check "Read" ONLY!
8. Select "SYSTEM" and check "Full Control".
9. Click the "Advanced" button at the bottom of the window.
10. On the Advanced window check "Reset permissions on all child objects..."
11. Click "OK"
12. On the warning window click "Yes"
13. Close REGEDT32

Following this instruction however the groups and permissions were fine, and there was a third group named OWNERS RIGHTS which is not mentioned in the solution and when trying to "Reset permissions on all child objects..." it did not let me despite being on a hidden(?) administrator account.

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Answer:Device Manager Completely Empty

There may be a system file that has become corrupt. Trying SFC /Scannow may help. See the following link;

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If the above fails to help, go to the following link and read Post #22 by Jenae;

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...-545563-2.html

HTH

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I would be so grateful if someone could help me! I am at my wit's end!

It strated with trying to install a printer but plug it in and out as much as you like and uninstall and reinstall tyhe software as many times as you like. It will not see it. Then I discovered that thesystem couldn't see my USB webcam either.

Go to Device Manager to sort it out. Device Manager window is empty!

Use Google and several forums:

checked PunP is working
Tried Apropos fix
Tried correcting registry entries in ENUM permissions

Nothing works.

Also system was hanging on startups and shutdowns, sometimes need oing the gbig switch to get out of it. Now you can click on IE or My Computer or Cointrol Panel and it takes ages for them to load. Usually I find myself with about five instances of each all loading at once.

Frequently web links wont work. The only thing I can do is avaoid a left click - use right clicks to save sortcut and then paste it into address bar.

My system is:

3.4GHz P4
1024 MB
750GB in 1x 200GB and 1x 500GB
Bulldog 8MB connection through LAN to router
Norton Internet Security 2006
3 xDVD writers

Is a Hijackthis log of any use? I've attached it.

Please can someone help me? I'm supposed to earn a living on this machine tomorrow.

Now I can't even attach log because when I press Manage Attachments it just freezes. Log pasted here:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:31:59, on 09/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (... Read more

Answer:Device Manager EMPTY??!! USB ports u/s??

No response! Maybe I'm in the wrong forum. I'll post the problem in another.

Anyone can help? I'd give you £10,000,000 if I had it!

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Hi All I'm running XP Professional though whether it is a 32 bit or 64 bit, I have no idea. If it is relevant, and someone can tell me how, I'll check and post it up. My initial problem was that I recently discovered my PC no longer has any sound. I haven't got speakers attached, I just use the internal one. It still bleeps occasionally but I found that I couldn't play any music or computer sounds. So, I investigated a bit further by going to the Sound and Audio Devices icon in the control panel where I discovered that there is 'No Audio Device' and no list of devices in the Hardware tab. I decided to try and reinstall the driver and went to the Device Manger only to discover that the device manger window is empty. There are no device managers listed at all. The rest of the computer seems to work OK. I don't have a printer connected to it so I can't check that. But the mouse and the keyboard are fine. I have no idea how long it has been like this so I can't identify any one download or update that may have wiped it. But I do seem to get the feeling that it has been like it for a while and so to do a system restore would create a hell of a lot of work for me. I'm not saying that it is out of the question, but it would be the last resort. A fix would be much more preferable. Does anyone have any idea as to how I can 'repopulate' my drivers list? Thanks in advance for any help. Regards -Paul
 

Answer:Solved: Device Manager Window Empty.

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I'm wondering if someone could help me.  I went to print something yesterday, and it just didn't do anything.  After looking into it some more, I've noticed that the printer is offline, but it will not allow me to get it back online.  Trying to go into the device manager, nothing comes up at all.  Right clicking on the printer properties shows no ports at all, and I am stuck in that window because it is telling me that I have to select at least one port.  I try to add lpt1, but it says it already exists - but it doesn't show up?
 
I ran an Anti SuperSpyware scan yesterday, and it came up with some advertising cookies which I deleted.  Today I am running my Malwarebytes AntiSpyware scan.
 
Anyone know what to do?  Am I infected with something?
 

Answer:Cannot Print, Device Manager Empty, No Ports and Cannot Add

I had a very similar problem today. I went to services. http://postimg.org/image/l4xlp0fij/ The description had funny letters not Print Spooler. Once I changed the description it worked. What does your description say for the Print Spooler service?

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/545287/cannot-print-device-manager-empty-no-ports-and-cannot-add/

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anyone wanna give this one a shot?
my device manager is completely emtpy and no errors come up. when i double click my computer it takes almost 2 minutes to stop browsing for something. and i cant uninstall some things cause msiexec freezes. winrar takes 2 minutes to open also.
 

Answer:Device manager is empty and mycomputer is slow.

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I just installed SP2 and the device manager is empty and no sound device found. Has anyone run into this?
 

Answer:Solved: Device Manager Empty after SP2 install

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I'm running XP Home Edition. After completing a routine AVG scan last night my system no longer detects or recognises my modem (Conexant Smart HSFi V92 56k Speakerphone PCI modem). Attempting to dial my ISP, I get an immediate message "Unavailable, Device Missing". I also noticed the list in my device Manager is empty??? To compound issues, I've attempted to install SP2 in the past which failed - during installation I get a message advising the O/S is too unstable to install SP2 ??? Sounds like I have a whole bunch of problems. Someone kindly suggested AVG may have corrupted a system file and I should run a "repair install" from the disk provided by my OEM (Dell) - failing that, to do a complete O/S re-install ? Any advice, tips or guidance much appreciated.

Answer:XP won't recognise modem & Device Manager Empty ?

Try the Repair first. There are many threads detailing the method or go to:click here

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I'm about to explode with frustration!

Problems started when USB ports seemed to spontaneously stop working. Then Device Manager window is empty. Nothing shown at all. Also My Computer takes ages to load and system often seems to hang

Have run every spyware and virus scan possible. Followed instructions on Annoyances forum but still no joy. PnUP is switched on.

3.4GHz P4
1024 MB
750GB in 1x 200GB and 1x 500GB
Bulldog 8MB connection through LAN to router
Norton Internet Security 2006
3 xDVD writers
 

Answer:Device Manager empty. USB ports not detecting

I have a partial resolution to my problem!

Thanks to everyone who offered help.

First option was check that PuNP was started - OK. Later I discovered that Universal PuNP must NOT be started!

Second option was Aproposfix which I assume is to get rid of some specific spyware/adware/malware.

Third was I tried editing some permissions in the registry but I didn't really understand what I was doing.

Fourth was I ran sfc/scannow - whatever that is!

Also system was hanging on startups and shutdowns, sometimes needing the big switch to get out of it. Now you can click on IE or My Computer or Control Panel and it takes ages for them to load. Usually I find myself with about five instances of each all loading at once.

Frequently web links won't work. The only thing I can do is avoid a left click - use right clicks to save shortcut and then paste it into address bar. I have tpo switch back and forth betwen web browsers using teh Task Manager. OIften the Task Manager itself freezes with the button still "pressed down".

I've also been using my SpeedUpMyPC utility which allows you to give CPU priority to a particular window. A combination of this, Task Manager and a hell of a lot of patience just about keeps me going

Oh, and I updated all my chipset drivers along the way.

MY DEVICE MANAGER WINDOW IS NOW FULLY POPULATED!!!!!

Oh joy! The printer is working too. The solution? It was to do with permissions. I had to spend a lot more time and give a lot more ... Read more

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Hi,

I have the weirdest problem with my desktop. Besides pop-ups, my computer now doesn't show anything inside the Network Connections or Device Manager folder. I highly suspect it's a virus/spyware causing all of this, and I'm currently running a few spyware removal programs to be sure. There's just an overall slowdown in webpage loading using IE because of this problem. Here is the HiJack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:09:40 PM, on 11/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
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Hey guys, I've had an empty Device Manager for a long time and I'm only now trying to find out how to fix it.

I didn't really worry about it before because everything was working fine, even though it was empty. But recently when I've been trying to install drivers for my video card, and my new game controller there have been issues. For example the driver installation for my radeon 9600 card refuses to start up. And the driver installer for my gamepad fails to recognize that it's even plugged in (even though games recognize the controller just fine).

I'm guessing these driver problems are related to the empty device manager? The installer won't install the drivers because it doesn't think the devices are even installed or plugged in the computer.

These are the things I've tried so far. I got these solutions from google searching.
Checking Plug and Play - It's set to automatic.
mscoonfig -> services - Hide All Microsoft Services is unchecked.
Aproposfix.exe - Still empty.
Editing Permissions in the Registry - Still doesn't work.

I've ran spyware and virus tests too. They found a lot of things, but I'm still having trouble.

Any ideas guys?
 

Answer:Device Manager is empty, and I can't install drivers.

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Hi peeps.

I've got a huge problem with my comp, and I'm a rank amateur so require some help with it. I have a Compaq Presario cq60 with Vista x32 Home Premium SP1.

The audio symbol by the clock has a little red 'x' over it and when I hover the mouse over it reads, 'The Audio Service is not running'. When I click the option to start the Audio Service, I've noticed there are no audio/sound drivers installed whatsoever. I've tried re-installing the drivers but they will not work. (The Audio Service is still not recognising any audio/sound drivers).

I have gone to Device Manager but it is completly empty. I've gathered form other threads and forums that there is a plug and play issue.

In services.msc (Control Panel - Administration Tools - Services) Plug and Play is simply not listed at all, so I have no way to set it to automatic.

For Windows Audio I get error code 1059, circular dependency when I try to start it (it's stopped).
I have done system restore and it still is not fixed. I've tried reinstalling the sound drivers and that won't work. I'm going to install Vista SP2 to see if that works. i'll let you knwo if it works, however on other forums this has not worked for either problems.

Any assistance is greatly greatly appreciated.

Answer:No sound / Empty device manager / Plug and Play

Hi,

I have found this referrence to your issue: -

Audio Service Not Running

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I have recently installed SP2 to my Presario Compaq 2598 notebook. After completing the SP2 installation (sucessfully), my Device Manager screen does not populate, it comes up empty.
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:After SP2 upgrd, my Device Manager screen does not populate, it comes up empty

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Well since i got attacked with some trojans, viruses etc i cannot see any devices in Device manager [ not 100% sure if its really caused by trojans/viruses ][ .. and i cant install hamachi aswell , the installation procees exits @ installing hamachi network drivers.. ( tried most of the so called solutions ) ] ...

Heres my hijack this log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 03:40:12, on 2007-09-07
Platform: Windows XP Dodatek SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
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Answer:Empty Device Manager, problems with installing hamachi ....

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My computer all of a sudden stopped playing sound yesterday. I know my speakers are working because I tested them with my ipod, and all the volume controls on my computer are turned up and unmuted. I have tried many google searches but none can fix my problem...

Also my device manager is empty except for 1 thing titled "PC001" which I can't expand and when I check "Show hidden devices" there's still nothing more. I think I might need to update the sound driver for it to play sound but I can't without device manager.. So any help at all would be greatly appreciated thanks.
 

Answer:Computer Sound Not Working Also, Device Manager Empty

I'm a little confused? All of your items in the device manager have disappeared? Is that what your saying? Jazz
 

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Hi

Recently when I tried to open Device Manager on Vista, I got an error 'Failed to Create Empty Document' Device Manager never opened.

Anyone know why it is doing this and how to fix it?

Thanks

Answer:Device Manager 'Failed to Create Empty Document'

For me, it was a problem with user32.dll.mui, so I had to change the one i was using for a backup. So ye, problem fixed now.

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Running Windows 7 64 bit
 
As the title says, my device manager and network connections folder are empty. In addition, whenever I try to access a connection's properties, I get this: "Windows has encountered an error saving the wireless profile. Specific error: The data is invalid."
 
I noticed these issues while trying to fix something else. Recently, my internet connection has randomly been unable to connect to/had awful ping. When running a troubleshooter, I am told: "Wireless Network Connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration." The first time I troubleshooted, the problem was solved automatically, but this does not happen anymore.

Answer:Device Manager & Network Connections Folder Empty

If this happened recently try doing a System Restore.  Use a restore point dated prior to this problem.
 
If this doesn't resolve this, please run the sfc /scannow.
 
 
Please run System File Checker
 
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
 
Click on the Start orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
 
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and select Run as administrator.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
 
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt, it will look similar to the image below.
 

 
Copy and paste sfc /scannow in the command prompt, then press Enter to start the scan.  
 
If the scan finds no integrity  problems the scan will stop.  Type in exit, then press Enter to stop the scan.
 
When the scan is finished and if intergrity issues are found (corrupt files that couldn't be repaired), please do the following.
 
Click on the Start orb then type cmd in the Search box. 
 
CMD will appear above the search box, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
 
When the Elevated Command Prompt opens copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.
 
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Hope someone can help out here!
tried to sync my wife's iPhone with our acer travelmate 4220 laptop and got the BSoD.... Solved that by reinstalling iTunes and uninstalling a webcam. But syncing iPod nano with same pc to transfer stuff, iPod not recognised.
Looking into Device Manager to update the drivers didn't work as whole thing empty. Got an error message about "MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. it is recommended that you shut down....." Also the usb icon no longer fires up and I've lost the network and WiFi icons too, although (clearly) I can still access the internet.
I recently (about 2 weeks ago) upgraded to Norton 360 v2 and uninstalled Spybot and AdAware to avoid instabilities - we were losing IE completely.
Spent all day yesterday following various threads to try to resolve, but when confronted with "edit your registry" suggestions, I lack the understanding and confidence to do it full on.... especially as the solutions I found were not for exactly the same problem as me.
I've run a scan on Norton and everything's just peachy. No probs there - so I'm not sure this is the Apropos problem I've read about.
Just the pc is now so slow that it might end up out the window before it can get fixed.....
I just downloaded HJT and attach the log.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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Answer:Solved: iTunes, Norton and empty device manager

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Hi, don't know whether I've got this in the right forum but I'm sure you'll tell me if I need to post it to the Windows forum ;)
I installed MSE, after reading glowing reports, but then couldn't use Office home and student 2010 or my printer/scanner, also the device manager page is empty. I got so annoyed with it I went back to Norton 360. I did uninstall one before I installed the other.
Still can't use office, Office keeps saying it's unlicensed with an error code of 0x8007000D even though it had been licensed for nearly 4 years.
The printer doesn't work either, when I turn it on Windows tries to install the drivers but says that the data is invalid, go to manufactures website and download more drivers. I've done this but Windows still gives same message.
I've looked through lots of Microsoft community pages and not found anything usefull. I've downloaded 'Fixit' and tried to change a registry key or two (can't do that though, it keeps telling me I'm not an administrator).
Can anyone help please? I'm getting a bit desperate without Office.
Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:Vista, Office 2010, device manager empty

Easiest option may be to do a system restore back to a time everything was working.
MSE is basic even MS admit that
Norton is expensive and can be problematic but is much better than MSE.
Avira and Avast are the best of the Free Antivirus at present (I prefer Avast personally)

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I have a Dell Dimension 8200.  It has a Windows XP with SP2 Operating System.  I have encountered a problem with it.  On three separate occasions, when I boot up the computer, the first thing I notice is that there is no sound.  Then I am unable to access the internet.  When I check the Device Manager, it is completely empty.  No devices are listed what-so-ever.  I took the computer to "The Geek Squad".  First they told me I needed a new mother board, then I was told I needed a new processor.  When all of that was done they called me and told me the problem with no devices being listed in the Device Manager occurred again.  A day later they called and said the computer was fixed and I picked it up and it worked fine until today.  I then had the same exact problem occur again!!!  When I booted up the computer first there was no sound and then I could not access the internet and when I checked in Device Manager, it was empty.  Can you help me.  Frustrated and broke!!!!

Answer:Device Manager Does not recognize any Hardware devices and is empty

You may try this solution, first:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311504If that doesn't work, try this:1. Go to Start>Run, and enter: regedit. Click OK.Go File>Export, and save your registry to know location.2. Maximize the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" window.3. Scroll down to "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum"4. With "Enum" selected click the "Security", "Permissions" menu.Note: At this point you will probably notice there are no permissions on this key.5. Click "Add".6. Add the group "Everyone" and the user "SYSTEM".7. Select "Everyone" and check "Read" ONLY!8. Select "SYSTEM" and check "Full Control".9. Click the "Advanced" button at the bottom of the window.10. On the Advanced window check "Reset permissions on all child objects..."11. Click "OK"12. On the warning window click "Yes"13. Close regeditRestart computer

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My Device Manager is Empty and Network Connection Icons are Missing! Problem occupied after deinstaling PSTools Firewall Plus...

I read off similar questions , but stil I have not decision for that problem!

Any Ideas to solve ?

Windows Vista Home Premium OS,Service Pack2

Plug and Play service is set to Automatic and it is running, but options are inactive...In General Tab Startup type and Service status are not active(gray-color).
 

Answer:My Device Manager is Empty and Network Connection Icons are Missing!

Try doing a system restore

 

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I've had this problem with my Windows 7 64bit OS ever since it updated a while back (I'm not sure what updates).

The wireless adapter that was already installed stopped working, then two successive new wireless adapters (both usb) failed to work as well. The computer just refuses to detect them (although it beeps to indicate it knows a device has been plugged in)

A lot of the methods I searched for to fix this issue told me to look in Device Manager, which is empty... which then sent me on another search to figure out how to fix that.

None of the methods I've found have worked (Editing permissions etc).

I'm tempted to just re-install Windows, but I thought I'd ask here first.

I'm not sure what information is required to help me, so if you ask I'll try my best to supply.

Answer:Wireless Adapters won't install, plus Device Manager shows empty.

Please complete/update your pc specs, so we can help you.

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Ok, time to reach out to those with way more knowledge than me!
Story starts that my iphone is no longer recognized as a device or a drive. I get the "bing bong" when plugging in the usb cable but that is it. No auto play...no itunes popping up. It is not recognized as an external drive or as a device in itunes anymore.
After doing the normal things reaching out to apple, reinstall itunes etc it is thought to be a windows problem. Needs to be solved via device manager. Device manager is empty...zip, nada, el blanko!
Now don't think i've just jumped on this forum or any other and just yelled out help. I've been through everything from simple to complicated. Done everything that everyone has suggested. It is NOT an easy fix.
I'm on an HP laptop 1 year old, I5 processor, 6gb ram running Windows 7 home premium.

Plug n play services are enabled but I do not the option to restart as it is greyed out.
Snap in dev mngmt does not change anything.
Enum permissions cannot be changed...says NO
I am running as an administrator
Safe mode does not show anything
Cannot reset child permissions, it wont let me
Removing all photos from iphone has not solved anything, there are no corrupt files there
I do not have a windows disk, the laptop never came with one so i cannot do a refresh or new install
I am running norton anti virus but disabling firewalls does nothing
I WAS using Norton utilities but someone suggested that could be the issue so i removed it - nothing!

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Answer:Device manager list empty, Iphone no longer recognised

IF you are willing to do a full CLEAN OEM reinstall -which may solve your problem as well as get rid of any HP bloatware THEN go to the Tutorials and you will find Gregrocker's excellent article. You can download an ISO of your version of Windows 7 from Digital River and it will work with the Key on the bottom of your G6. You may want to get all of the drivers for this machine from HP's site first, btw.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Doing this will wipe the hard drive and you can also create a simgle partition rather than keep the HP hidden one.
Good luck

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Hope you guys can help. One of our friend's kid was on some of those crazy sites they go to on my machine. Don't know for sure, but this all started not long after that. This is my work PC so I'm very careful about downloading junk.

XP Pro, 3-yr old machine, fairly high-end HP when I bought it through Best Buy commercial. 2.39 GHz, 1.97 GB Ram.

A month or so ago I noticed that clicking a link in an Outlook email IE took a long time to finally bring up the page. Then after opening Win Explorer I only got about the top 25% of the normal tree. Clicking on My Computer to get to Drive 2 I watched the little flashlight search back and forth for maybe 30 seconds. Same thing when opening a file out of any other program. Only the upper portion of the tree is visible and then the dreaded flashlight search! Backing up Quickbooks takes forever - about 2 minutes. All that's been the status for a month or two.

Saw something on line about fixing it that directed me to Device Manager and it was empty. I followed the regedit instructions, but no change. I don't belong in the registry anyway!

I run AVG 8.5 & PC Tools every night. Also tried Malwarebyte, Spybot, & SuperAntiSpyware in safe mode.

I'm prepared to start with a Windows repair, but thought I'd check here for some other ideas. My career is on this machine, but I keep it backed up on a USB drive and Carbonite. I'm just trying to avoid the immense hassle and lost produc... Read more

Answer:Device manager empty, long flashlight search, IE hangs up

Have you checked Event Viewer...for pertinent errors noted?How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Ran chkdsk /r recently, then defragged the C: partition?Louis

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SOLVED ON RESTART.

I have Windows XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2 on a Dell Dimension 2400. No audio devices detected. When I open Device Manager it is completely blank - no devices of any kind are shown. Same with Hardware. I haven't made any recent changes to anything having to do with audio, just a System Restore or two, and I don't know if the problem started before or after that.

Edit: Ok, I got the devices to show up by enabling Plug and Play. None of them have the yellow exclamation mark. Gonna try troubleshooting the audio devices...

Troubleshooting didn't work, updating drivers didn't work, Windows Help and Support was no help.

Please help
 

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While installing a printer on my daughter's WinXP Home SP2 PC, I found that her Device Manager came up blank.
I have made sure that PNP and Universal PNP Services are enabled and start automatically but still Device Manager opens to a blank page.


Any idea how I can fix this?
Thanks
Chris

Answer:Blank Device Manager

Hi,

I am not sure if this particular fix with work, since what we find is that some fixes for this problem don't work in all situations. There are some other fixes, but what you have said leaves me to believe this might help your situation:

So how to fix this problem:

Go to START

RUN

type: "services.msc" (don't put the quotation marks in)

Hit Enter

Here is a list of all your services and some will be disabled as XP can do that on it's own at times.

Check the list for those services you want to Start

Highlight the area and Right Click on service and select START for those you want to be started. (you can also do the same with the highlight in the upper left hand corner of the window)

When that is done, you can also click PROPERTIES and alter it to either start manually or automatically (or disabled if you choose).

Go through it an enable all of them that you want to start (Feel free to skip any that you don't want to use)(Some people just enable all of them, but I don't recommend that) If you look at the upper left hand corner, it tells you what each does when you have highlighted the item.

SPECIAL NOTE: Pay special attention to Logical Disk Manager for the error you have said you have.

Let us know how it goes for you.

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Ok, i bought a new Jaton Geforce 6600gt video card and to update the drivers for it, It tells me i need to goto the device manager when my new card is in my computer. So when i goto the device manager window, it is blank, nothing shows up. Now ive been trying to figure this problem out and ive been working on this problem for 8 hours now and i could use a little help  :-/

Answer:Device Manager is blank

You can try running system restore to a previous date when it all worked properly, but...in short, if Device Manager is blank then your system assumes you have no hardware.If you try clicking on action and then scan for hardware changes, if that fails to help then you will have to reinstall your OS.

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Hi - Not happy to have to be posting to this, but very glad you are here to help. My computer, running XP (SP1) could not start. Screen booted, then went black. Was able to start in Safe Mode and ran Adaware SE & Spy Sweeper and removed a bunch of items. Still unable to boot properly. Noticed, I could also boot in "Enable VGA" mode but the found 2 things: 1) if I tried to change the display properties the screen went blank and 2) nothing in my device manager. Researched online - found this to be most likely to do with "soap" - did download the "apropofix" and followed directions (in safe mode) still have problem. Added to the problem is even starting in Safe with Network - I now can't (although I could earlier) get online - so posting the logs may be more difficult. I have downloaded from another computer the programs suggested and are currently running them on the "bad" computer. Any help is most welcome.
J

Answer:Device Manager Blank And More

Hello BusiWerks and welcome to BC.I see you have posted a HiJack This Log for our team to review. It would be best to wait for their input before trying anything else. They are very busy now so please be patient, but when they get to you things will move along quickly. Good luck.

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Im trying to eliminate a "Ialmrnt5" error and update my graphics device, but when i went to the device manager it doesnt show any devices.
 

Answer:Device Manager Blank

From memory I thinks it's;

Administration Tools/Services - from the list it is a "service" that is turned off, or doesn't start automatically.

Stephen
 

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 device manager wont display anything only blank? why?

thank you.

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Working on a friend's Laptop. Have no idea how this became infected. XP Pro SP3

Symptoms include Device Manager being Blank, Any attempt at bringing up IE or Firefox results in TONS of windows on that Browser opening up and all with the "can't reach the internet" type messages. Also, although it recognizes a USB Mouse, it will NOT recognize any USB Memory Key I try. Therefore the only way to get any type of Software installed is via a CD which I must create each time. Problem is that I can't WRITE to even a R/W CD because it won't let me, and therefore impossible to get logs off the PC. Happens even in Safe Mode.

AVG 2012 and MalwareBytes both previously installed and within about 10 days of being current. Both run full passes without coming up with a single error.

What I need are some programs that I can put on a CD and take to the infected PC that will ID this problem. Also be aware as I stated above that any logs created will have to be hand copied by me and then entered into this topic.

I know this will be a pain for myself and anyone who chooses to help me, so thank you in advance for your patience.

Answer:XP Pro Device Manager is blank

Solved my own problem. Searched for Device Manager Blank and found a website that had a method to fix that checked for PNP (Plug and Play) Service not working. Sure enough it was NOT working. Set to Auto and started it. Now Device Manager listed all devices, and magically also now it could Read my USB Key.

Then I tried to get on the internet but was again stopped. Found Network Connections was also completely blank. Did another search for that and came up with a MS Tip that asked me to again check Services and again found them disabled and had to set to Auto and Start. Now I had connections but couldn't get out from the LAN even on wireless.

Got to thinking some more about all these Services being disabled and so brought up msconfig. First page told the story. Startup Selection was set to Selective Startup and Use Original Boot.ini selected only. Changed to Normal Start up and rebooted. Everything now works normally.

Have no idea how it got in this situation, but proceeded to run Spybot which found a few things and then ran complete passes of AVG and MBAM but neither found anything. At least for the moment, it appears everything is fixed. So probably, I entered this occurrence in the wrong forum, although it DID smell like a Virus.

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Hello

I have a user who is based in Ireland whose XP computer is heading for a rebuild!

DETAILS:

Dell D600 Laptop Computer
XP Professional SP1
The computer is on a domain

He has an external Hard Disk which shows in Disk Manager but not in windows explorer

I checked Device Manager but when clicking on it from the computer management box, it was completely blank

I searched the MS Knowledge base and found an article suggesting I start the plug and play service. The service was already started.

TROUBLESHOOTING SO FAR:

1. Checked that all necessary services were running on the computer
2. Made sure the ENUM key under HKLM had the necessary permissions (found an article about that)
3. Checked event viewer, nothing bad found
4. Logged on to the computer under my profile. Same problem

Has anyone seen this problem before? More importantly, does anyone have a fix for me please?

I still need to try testing in Safe Mode.
I'm also thinking about sending the user an XP disk with instructions on how to run a repair. Do you think this is worth a go?

Any suggestions welcome

Pileyrei
 

Answer:Device Manager in XP is blank?

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Having some problems...my Device Manager is empty. The 'My Computer' window takes about a minute to come up...all I get is the little flashlight until it finally loads. Earlier tonight I had no internet connection and there was no device under 'Network Connections.' I tried the Apropos fix and it seems my internet is back up but there's still no visible device there. I tried the registry permission fix the ENUM but when I apply the 'Replace permission entries on all child objects' checkbox it says "Registry Editor could not set security in the key currently selected, or some of its subkeys." I also checked PCI and USB for corrupt entries under ENUM. Anyone have any suggestions? I think i've covered every potential fix available on the web...i've been browsing forums for like 5 hours now.

This all started when I put a new power supply in my PC tonight. I turned the PC on and got a blue screen error in Windows. When I rebooted it made me activate Windows again. (Resulting in a 40 minute phone call with Microsoft )

Here is my HijackThis log...thanks in advance for any input anyone can provide.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:26:24 PM, on 9/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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Answer:Blank Device Manager

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Hi,

I am having several problems with my PC, specially when handling with hw devices such USB ports and sometimes the network card.

I noticed Device Manager appears blank and at first I suspected it would be a hw / sw problem. I did some research to try fixing it and none of the suggestions worked... On the other hand, many recommendations mention it could be a spyware...

I have an updated AVG which I run often. I also use Ad-Aware and Spybot. But they are find nothing... I also went through the regular anti spyware steps and could not find anything...

Can anyone help with this?

EDUARDO

Answer:Blank Device Manager

BUMP, please


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Eduardo at 13:38:02,56 on s*b 22/11/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.55.1046.18.1280.789 [GMT -2:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
E:\Arquivos de programas\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
E:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
E:\Arquivos de programas\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
E:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
E:\Arquivos de programas\QuickTime\qttask.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\Linksys EasyLink Advisor\LinksysAgent.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
E:\Arquivos de programas\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jucheck.exe
E:\Arquivos de programas\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
E:\Arquiv... Read more

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