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Windows 7: device & printer panel does not load?

07 Nov 2009   #11
Mr PC Fixit

Windows 7 Professional x64
Still not working

as mentioned above, I too dont have "Bluetooth Service" on the list.
I started the Bluetooth Support, but no luck with loading the Devices and Printers.
Any other solutions ?

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08 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

For what it's worth, I created a new Admin account and it works fine. Now, I am not sure at all if it's related anymore, but I did check the bluetooth service and it's already running and already on automatic on the new account, just like I had done per this thread's instructions for the old admin account. The old administrator account that WAS giving me problems was the first account I generated after the Win 7 load. Maybe someone smarter than me can figure out what the problem was, but for my issue, I consider it solved.
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07 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7 (Build 7068)

The bluetooth worked on my clients ASUS M51A, thanks for finding that odd glitch. Props!
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21 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 64 bit
For those who don't have "Bluetooth Service".

For those of you who have only "Bluetooth Support Service" under services and it is set to automatic but still can't open up Devices and Printers try the "Print Spooler Service". Stop the Print Spooler/ open up Devices and Printers/ then Sart the Print Spooler and the the "Devices and Printers" page will populate(or atleast it did it for me).

As of now I can open up "Devices and Printers" just fine. If I come across this issue again the first place I will go is to the Print Spooler.

Hope this helps.
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21 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 64 bit

OK, is anyone having problems with Word '07? "Devices and Printers" not loading is caused by the print spooler, Word '07 not opening because of the default printer driver having issues.

Step 1: stop print spooler in "Services"
Step 2: open up Word '07
Step 3: open "Devices and Printers"
Step 4: start print spooler and refresh "Devices and Printers"
Step 5: change default printer or correct your driver issues

I think this issue has something to do with Word not being able to grab a printer.

Good Luck!
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12 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional

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 - -

This fixed my issue, hopefully yours as well..

Originally posted by slappydog
Fixed my issue as well! Great find!
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29 Mar 2010   #17

Windows 7 x64

Wow, that's weird. But starting the Bluetooth service solved this for me. I disabled it, since I don't use it... well... I'll have to leave it running as it seems, Microsoft knows why

thanks for help!
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14 Apr 2010   #18


thxz that's really help me out
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12 May 2010   #19

windows7 ultimate

Yes it is, its a Bluetooth services was disabled, i changed it to Auto and restart the PC, now Devices and Printers option working/ thanks...
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24 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH GHOST301 it works! I have dealt with this for hours, and that was the simplest resolution and the only one that worked.
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