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Windows 7: My Devices & Printers Won't Show Up


02 Dec 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition RTM build 7600.16385
 
 
My Devices & Printers Won't Show Up

When I click on Devices and Printers in Control Panel, it takes forever to load so I just click on it again and now when I get into it, nothing shows up at all. Is there a way to fix this problem?




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02 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flava0ne View Post
When I click on Devices and Printers in Control Panel, it takes forever to load so I just click on it again and now when I get into it, nothing shows up at all. Is there a way to fix this problem?
There can be many reasons, but one can be due to bluetooth.
Do this.


Click Start button, type services into the search program and files box. This brings up a list in the menu, select Services. This should open a list of local services on your system.., Find 'Bluetooth Service" and make sure it has started, right click and set to 'automatic' , Select "Bluetooth Support Service" and start, set to automatic ) This has been found to work in more than a few situations with your problem
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02 Dec 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition RTM build 7600.16385
 
 

I was able to only find "Bluetooth Support Service" and not "Bluetooth Service" and started it and set it to Automatic, and now my Devices and Printers are showing up!

Thanks for the help richc46 I really appreciate it very much!!!
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02 Dec 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flava0ne View Post
I was able to only find "Bluetooth Support Service" and not "Bluetooth Service" and started it and set it to Automatic, and now my Devices and Printers are showing up!

Thanks for the help richc46 I really appreciate it very much!!!
Just glad that I could help
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11 Jan 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

It was very helpfull many thanks
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27 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Thank you...

This fixed mine too. I had forgotten I had turned this service off earlier as a suggested system resource tweak.
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24 Nov 2011   #7

CA
 
 
About the Bluetooth Service start...

I followed your instructions now and mine still aren't showing up just constantly loads like trying to load it, the devices but doesn't, it's an endless loading time, I've left it on for hours and still nothing. Was wondering if you or anyone had any other ideas as to how to fix the problem...
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28 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

[QUOTE=richc46;418843]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flava0ne View Post
When I click on Devices and Printers in Control Panel, it takes forever to load so I just click on it again and now when I get into it, nothing shows up at all. Is there a way to fix this problem?

There can be many reasons, but one can be due to bluetooth.
Do this.
Genius. fixed my problem entirely. but now my bluetooth drivers are corrupted.. >_> i havent used the bluetooth in months. figures... seems windows "forgot" about them.
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19 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise x86 SP1
 
 

Thanks a lot Richard. You helped me, too.
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20 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

This issue has bugged me for a long time. I spent a lot of time searching for solutions on the net, many are given (Bluetooth service, Print spooler, ...), none of them worked for me.

The solution for me turned out to be:

Boot ONE TIME in Safe Mode, then boot normally, problem solved!

This action also solved my issue "Safely Remove Hardware icon does not show devices"
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