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Windows 7: device & printer panel does not load?

29 Apr 2009   #1
TheUnseen

 
 
device & printer panel does not load?

I installed a fresh copy of W7 (not upgrade). I've tested a few builds over the last few months and 95% of the time had the same problem.

When I click devices & printers from start menu or within control panel, the green status bar in the top window starts to load very slowly and eventually halts at the last tiny bit but none of the installed hardware nor any icons appear in that window.

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW190, Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory and 64bit W7.

All my devices appear fine in device manager otherwise and work fine.


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16 May 2009   #2
ofladrt

W7RC
 
 

I too have the problem of Devices and Printers not loading. This problem just occurred because the icons have been appearing until today.
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25 May 2009   #3
Ipaq

Windows 7
 
 

I've same problem. Is there a solution? Thanks
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25 May 2009   #4
ofladrt

W7RC
 
 

I am not sure why, but devices and printers is loading again on my W7RC.
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14 Jun 2009   #5
ghost301

Windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

Really weird, when selecting Devices and Printers (Device Stage) in the menu the progress bar would take forever and never display anything - just blank.

Finally discovered it was actually a bluetooth issue in services. I don't even know why I looked there - -

THE FIX at least for me..

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' (mine was already set), Select "Bluetooth Support Service" and start, set to automatic (mine was set on manual) --

This fixed my issue, hopefully yours as well..

Originally posted by slappydog
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15 Jun 2009   #6
danthman2000

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ghost301 View Post
Really weird, when selecting Devices and Printers (Device Stage) in the menu the progress bar would take forever and never display anything - just blank.

Finally discovered it was actually a bluetooth issue in services. I don't even know why I looked there - -

THE FIX at least for me..

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' (mine was already set), Select "Bluetooth Support Service" and start, set to automatic (mine was set on manual) --

This fixed my issue, hopefully yours as well..

Originally posted by slappydog
Now thats just freaky! worked for me. Thanks alot!
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30 Jun 2009   #7
rodrigomttos

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ghost301 View Post
Really weird, when selecting Devices and Printers (Device Stage) in the menu the progress bar would take forever and never display anything - just blank.

Finally discovered it was actually a bluetooth issue in services. I don't even know why I looked there - -

THE FIX at least for me..

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' (mine was already set), Select "Bluetooth Support Service" and start, set to automatic (mine was set on manual) --

This fixed my issue, hopefully yours as well..

Originally posted by slappydog
Great find ghost301! Worked for me too! Although my bluetooth still isn't working
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07 Jul 2009   #8
luffypotter

Windows 7
 
 

thats weird but work
thanks
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25 Oct 2009   #9
ClericX

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

omg thanks the fix worked. the panel loads and everything works like it did before!

i suppose this is because devices and printers also loads bluetooth related things, and since the bluetooth service is off, bluetooth doesn't work. So, the devices and printers panel is searching for a reply from the bluetooth driver or w/e and it doesn't get it so it just never loads.

didn't think about this at first, but this seems to be the reason, and the above mentioned fix works great !
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05 Nov 2009   #10
WildHare

Windows 7
 
 

Anyone else having this problem? I tried the fix in here, but I have no service called "bluetooth support service". Perhaps that's a problem. I do have Bluetooth Service, and I set that to automatic.

I just did a fresh intall bringing my Vista machine to Win 7. I do have a bluetooth adapter installed, which seems to be working. And, in all accounts except the admin account, the devices and printers panel works fine/normal. But in my admin account, it hangs up loading the devices and printers view, and never completes, leaving a blank panel. Printer works fine in all printing applications, etc., jut the control panel view for devices and printers does not show anything.
Thanks
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