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Windows 7: Device manager blank?

14 Mar 2012   #1
gazurtoids

windows 7
 
 
Device manager blank?

Nothing, empty!

I followed these tips here Device Manager empty or blank in Windows?

in "Permissions for Enum" I can see SYSTEM, Everyone and "OWNERS RIGHTS" whats that doing there I am the onwer


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14 Mar 2012   #2
greeman

Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

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14 Mar 2012   #3
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear Gazutoids,
Let us set right a "critical" service which might have been turned off. Follow this fix.
" Under start>search programs and files, type devmgmt.msc if still no go, do the following, under search programs and files type mmc /a and a console box would appear, under file menu choose add/remove snap in, under available snap in, choose device manager follow by add and if you're prompted to choose "snap in will always manage" choose local computer follow by next and hit ok to leave the console box" Courtesy: My Device manager is empty

Next try going to device manager and verify if it's is working.

regards,
sree
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15 Mar 2012   #4
gazurtoids

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Sreedhav, tried above suggestions....device manager still showing empty
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15 Mar 2012   #5
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear Gazutoids,
Sorry that the above method did not fix! The other cause for a Blank Device Manager is a corrupted key in the Registry. Before i detail the steps to rectify (Thanks to Microsoft Help), kindly carefully read and follow this tutorial of SevenForums: Default File Type Associations - Restore

The above tutorial will help you IN CASE the steps outlined below are not followed to the letter. It helps you to restore the registry!

Now, to the actual steps;
1. Click Start-> Run->type in regedit.exe.


2. Locate the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum

3. Now right-click on Enum and choose Permissions.


4. Click the Add button and type in Everyone and click OK. Check the Allow box next to Read for Everyone.
Now click Add again and type in System.
Check the Allow box next to Read and Full Control for System. It should look like this:
5. Both the check boxes under Allow should be selected when you highlight System.
Also be sure to click on the Advanced button after adding both users and selecting Reset permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects.
Click OK.
Restart your computer now and check if the issue persists.
Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-1692a5b45b1a



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15 Mar 2012   #6
gazurtoids

windows 7
 
 

Yes tried this solution too, "Everyone" and "System" already there and checked as is....also showing in the box is "Owners rights"....when I try check the box in advanced I get the line "unable to save permission changes to enum...access denied"
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15 Mar 2012   #7
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear Gazutroids,
You are the owner,right,but are you the Administrator? Checkout this tutorial : Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

best wishes,
sree:)
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15 Mar 2012   #8
gazurtoids

windows 7
 
 

I installed windows I'm the only user so that makes me the administrator yes?

I logged in as administrator (different icon to user) ....device manager still blank
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15 Mar 2012   #9
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear gazutoids,
when you install Win.7, you are by default NOT the Admin. You have to enable the 'Hidden Admin.account". That's a secret i share with you! That's why the tutorial reference.
Regards,
sree:)
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15 Mar 2012   #10
gazurtoids

windows 7
 
 

I think I get what you're saying sreedhav.....but what I'm saying is I followed the tutorial and enabled Administor account ...I got 2 login screen Administrator and my user account ......device manager is still empty in both, thanks for your suggestions though, much appreciated
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