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Windows 7: Device Manager and Administrative Tools do not open

07 May 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Just need the sfcdetails.txt file mentioned in the procedure.


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07 May 2012   #12
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Just need the sfcdetails.txt file mentioned in the procedure.
Sorry, i followed the "save file" steps incorrectly earlier,

find attached the sfcdetails.txt file

thanks.
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07 May 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Repair install time.

Repair Install
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07 May 2012   #14
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Repair install time.

Repair Install
oh ok

i read through those steps. It seems like i may have to reinstall all drivers and some softwares perhaps. wont be able to do that until month end or June since my net speed sucks and some of these driver set ups are pretty big.
I need my system running for a large part of the day for a video rendering free lance assignment i have.
Lol i guess i learnt it the hard way, not to play around with system tweak applications.

You know the part that still confuses me, i can access the "event viewer" as well as my device manager properties for my graphic card perfectly well via the "advance tools" in the "windows experience index screen". Just cant access event viewer or device manager via control panel.

Anyways, i really appreciate your assistance. Ill try a repair install next month.

Have a nice day.
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07 May 2012   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good luck with all.
I use:
EVENTVWR.MSC to access the event viewer

and

DEVMGMT.MSC to access the device manager.
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07 May 2012   #16
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Good luck with all.
I use:
EVENTVWR.MSC to access the event viewer

and

DEVMGMT.MSC to access the device manager.
thanks for that.
Eventvwr.msc worked like a charm for me.

DEVMGMT.MSC is giving me the same error as mentioned in my first post. The refresh page thing.
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07 May 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Does this info here help?

Attachment 210629
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07 May 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Run Powershell.exe

Enter following:
cd $env:windir
dir -recurse . "devmgmt.msc" -ea silentlycontinue | select name,directory, length | format-list

that will let you know where the devmgmt.msc files are on you system.
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07 May 2012   #19
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Run Powershell.exe

Enter following:
cd $env:windir
dir -recurse . "devmgmt.msc" -ea silentlycontinue | select name,directory, length | format-list

that will let you know where the devmgmt.msc files are on you system.
This worked for me

Find attached the file with the locations of where it was found.

I didnt try every location, but the first few gave me the same error. Till i went to WOW64 folder. The devmgmt.msc opened from there. Ive placed a short cut of it on my desktop now.

Any clue why its not opening from the other locations?
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07 May 2012   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

So this one gave you an error?
Name : devmgmt.msc
Directory : C:\Windows\System32
Length : 145640

If yes, then what was the error?
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