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Device manager empty in W7 64-bit


Shirazz

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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!

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john bunyan

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Re my former post.(9.04 pm yesterday) correction to type . Should be sfc /SCANNOW - not as above. Note space between sfc and / and upper case SCANNOW. Just tried it. Takes about 10 minutes.

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john bunyan

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Just go to Start / All programmes/ Accessories/ then Right click on Command prompt and select "run as administrator". Then enter. A black box will appear. type in sfc/ scannow (note gap after /) than enter. It should run and check and correct system files. No harm in running SAS (Superantispyware) in spite of Norton.

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john bunyan

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Well done - I admire your determination. Good luck and I hope it all works well. When fully up to date, I would do an ATI or similar image or clone on another drive , for belt and braces!

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john bunyan

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Here it is - use the freebie, and don't bother with the Scan your computer offers!

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Shirazz

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Thank you, I'll put that on all my devices.

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john bunyan

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I run it most days on the default settings.

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bremner

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A quick Google shows may instances of this issue.

The easiest remedy is to do a system restore, otherwise a manual fix in the registry seems to be the alternative.

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bremner

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Please ignore my last

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Shirazz

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Thank you, Bremner. I tried system restore but it had no effect. Then other issues started to arise that suggested Windows corruption so I did a clean install. All's well now, so far, and I'm up and running again. No gain without pain!

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Shirazz

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Ah, Ok Bremner. Sorry I was too late to comply :(

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