Device Manager & Add New Hardware inoperative XP?

  John 17:05 30 Apr 03
Locked

I have a problem - neither "Device Manager" or "Add New Hardware" respond any more. The window openens, but then it locks up - blank with no information on it.

I have recently Upgraded from an Athlon 1.3 to a 2.4 (motherboard bios updated). Also I have used a Reg Cleaner (which may have been responsible). I have "Repaired" XP using the XP disk and it hasn't solved the problem.

I would be grateful of any ideas, please?

JS

  VoG™ 23:24 30 Apr 03

^BUMP^ Any ideas?

  hugh-265156 01:51 01 May 03

similar problems with device manager a few weeks back saying cannot find software to install,tried everything and did not work.i did however use reg cleaner and not being a tech head i think had removed some vital files.tried recovering them and it didnt help only sorted out by a reinstall of xp.thats about three times now that registry clean up programs have caused me problems.will never use again just do it manually is a lot less trouble.

  AndySD 02:12 01 May 03

Did you make a backup with reg cleaner check and see if you can undo the changes made.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild review: Five hours with Zelda on the Nintendo Switch

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

How the painting-like animated sequences in A Monster Calls were created by Glassworks Barcelona

The 22 best Safari extensions | Best Safari plugins: Improve Apple's Safari web browser with these…