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Windows 7: Devices and Printers only displays the computer itself, nothing else

01 Apr 2015   #1
oneandonlyone

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Devices and Printers only displays the computer itself, nothing else

Hello, I am new to forums in general and wondered if anybody knew how to fix an issue I am having currently.

For about a week now, I have had nothing in my devices and printers window except for the computer itself. I have several printers installed, and normally my keyboard and webcam would appear as well, but they suddenly disappeared and I haven't been able to get them back.

I have tried several solutions:

Restarting "Bluetooth Support Service" - did nothing. (It suggested I restart "Bluetooth Service" as well - I don't have a "Bluetooth Service" though )
Restarting the "Print Spooler Service" - did nothing.
Restarting the computer - did nothing.
Removing all printers so at least I would see the other devices - did nothing.

I have read that it can be caused by something to do with the same driver being used across devices or accounts the only solution being to delete and re-create the user accounts, but I would like to know more about this before I go and mess with user accounts

I have been through many forum threads and haven't found a solution as of yet.

Any help would be much appreciated.




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01 Apr 2015   #2
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

whether it shows in device manager?
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04 Apr 2015   #3
oneandonlyone

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comptech View Post
whether it shows in device manager?
Sorry, I do not understand what you mean...

Could you please explain in more detail?
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06 Apr 2015   #4
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Go to device manager
Right click on computer icon on desktop-->manage--> under system tools-->device manager...
can you see any yellow exclamation mark in your device manager..
Post that image also to help you
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07 Apr 2015   #5
oneandonlyone

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comptech View Post
Go to device manager
Right click on computer icon on desktop-->manage--> under system tools-->device manager...
can you see any yellow exclamation mark in your device manager..
Post that image also to help you
OK, I did that, there aren't any yellow exclamation marks there though :/


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