Hi.I have a laptop running windows 7 home premium.
Over the past few days something very strange has happened,When I open the Devices & printers page from the start method Its Blank nothing there I have a cordless mouse , And its connected to a home group.
The strange thing about it when I want to print a document etc I select the print method and it shows my default printer and my wireless printer on the drop down menu but nothing shows up in the Devices & printers page.
Have tried a system restore that didn't do anything.Also did a scannow with no joy.
Thanks for reply I'm the only user.have not deleted anything.
I did see this upon googleing it was to copy and paste into command prompt.
I did that and all the printers were there,But on the top it said
Control panel > All Control Panel Items > Printers.
But closed that page and went to see in the page where they should be but nothing there.
This is what I pasted into command prompt
Open Task manager.
Go to Services TAB.
In the long list of services look for BthServ
Right Click on it and Start Service.
If you want this setting to become permanent, then you need to Click on the Small Services Button in the task manager below the listed services.
A new window called services will open up.
Click Extended at the base tab. Look for Bluetooth Support Service.
Right click on it and properties.
Change Startup type to Automatic.
Then Click Start
Apply and ok.
difarn.Hi another day another dollar.Well here we go again,I gave up I got a mate that runs a pc shop with his father asked him this morning and we decided to do a clean install as the laptop is over 3year old.
Going to be done on tuesday.
I want to thankyou for the help you provided.
It is amazing how many people are having the same problem - the majority of whom have had to resort to doing what you are about to do. Sorry couldn't have been of more help but I have drawn a blank. Hope it works.