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

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BurrWalnut

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Reinstall, that’s a bit dramatic, but I’m glad you sorted it out.

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BurrWalnut. A clean installl done the job.
Many thanks all for your help.

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BurrWalnut

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Oh dear, I’ve really run out of ideas.

My final straw-clutchers are to run a startup repair and a repair reinstall, as follows:

1. Boot from the Vista DVD, answer a few questions, navigate to the Repair Option and choose Startup repair (you may have to run it several times).

2. If (1) above doesn’t work, try a Vista upgrade repair reinstall. This gives you a new OS without changing settings, files, folders, other programs and the like click here Read the note regarding SP1 and SP2.


Good luck.

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

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

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

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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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