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Windows 7: Devices and Printers Not Loading

05 Dec 2010   #1
takenaback

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
Devices and Printers Not Loading

Devices and printers just continues to search without finding anything. I have read in other threads where this is a Bluetooth support service problem and can be rectified by setting Bluetooth support service to automatic in local services. When I go to services and then try to set the Bluetooth support service to automatic it comes up with a message saying the specified path could not be found. How can I set the Bluetooth support service to automatically start when it says it can't find the path specified?

Solution found here.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...8-243e6b5ee0c9

Thanks


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05 Dec 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, you set me to lookin When you right click on the Bluetooth Support Service, and choose properties, what is the path listed?

Devices and Printers Not Loading-service-path.jpg

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs

Now navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\bthserv

and see if the path there matches

Devices and Printers Not Loading-regpath.jpg

%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs

As you can see, mine both match, they use a different method to list, but it is the same path. If your are different, let us know. Post screenshots if you can.

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05 Dec 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by takenaback View Post
Devices and printers just continues to search without finding anything. I have read in other threads where this is a Bluetooth support service problem and can be rectified by setting Bluetooth support service to automatic in local services.
This is strange to me. I have the Bluetooth service completely disabled and yet my Devices and Printers works just fine. Of course, I have no Bluetooth devices installed or any way to connect them (no wireless card in my desktop).

Do you have any Bluetooth devices? If not, then I don't see how the Bluetooth service should be your problem.
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05 Dec 2010   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hmmm, I just assumed it was bluetooth device(s), we'll see what the OP says. A Guy
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