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par 3

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Just found out that 'nothing' is listed on Device Manager. Can anyone help please???

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par 3

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Sorry, running win vista sp2

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Kevscar1

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Never heard of anything like that before. Have you got anything connected via USB. If so unplug reboot. Connect let Vista find and install. Then go to device manager and see if anything shows.

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Woolwell

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Try Start - in the search box - type device manager. Right click on device manager and then run as administrator - does this show anything?

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BurrWalnut

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Try this, click the Windows Orb (Start) > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Services > General Tab. Scroll down to, and double-click the Plug and Play service and make sure it is set to Automatic and that it is running, click OK, etc. and restart the computer.

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par 3

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Hi guys. Plug & Play is set on automatic. Still no joy

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BurrWalnut

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It may be another service that isn’t running, go to msconfig > Services Tab and make sure they all have a tick in them. If not, insert one and restart the computer.

If it’s not a ‘service’ problem, it’s possibly malware. Download the free Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from click here

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Ashrich

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You could always click here and try one or both of these solutions , one might work for you .

Ashley

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par 3

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Plug and play is set on automatic, the system has been scanned etc and still nothing showing

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BurrWalnut

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If it’s not a Service and it’s not an infection, the only other thing I can suggest is to run the System File Checker (SFC).

Run it from an elevated Command Prompt, i.e. click the Windows Orb (Start) > All Programs > Accessories and right-click Command Prompt, then ‘Run as Administrator’. Type sfc /scannow (note the space) and press Enter. This may take some time and, depending upon your installation of Vista, you may have to put the Vista DVD in the drive.

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par 3

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BurrWalnut. Did as you suggested and file integrity is OK.

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