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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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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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