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Windows 7: device & printer panel does not load?

02 Oct 2011   #41
LuigiLong

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

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
I had been having this issue for almost 18 months now, and it was a mild irritation, and I didn't really pursue a solution; however, this morning, I had cause to start up my W7 Laptop in 'Safe' mode, and it was magically there! So, after I'd logged in again, I look for a solution. I found your directions very simple and straightforward to follow - and yes, it did resolve my issue, and for that I am very, very grateful!


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20 Dec 2011   #42
Byrge

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

This issue has bugged me for a long time. I spent a lot of time searching for solutions on the net, many are given (Bluetooth service, Print spooler, ...), none of them worked for me.

The solution for me turned out to be:

Boot ONE TIME in Safe Mode, then boot normally, problem solved!

This action also solved my issue "Safely Remove Hardware icon does not show devices"
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02 Feb 2012   #43
mdavin

windows 7
 
 
Windows update

OK I had the frozen add printer issue (error code 0x0000071a)...which also stopped MS Word from opening.

I restarted spooler and bluetooth as described above..and toggled default printers and all was fine.

THAN windows update ran...without my permission btw...and I was back to the same problems....1 hour of google search later i found this forum again and fixed it again.

What is the deal with windows update? Is this going to have to be repeated ever time it runs now??
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17 Jan 2013   #44
potchielazaro

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks! it worked for me.
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21 Aug 2013   #45
nhtechgal

Windows 7
 
 

Just wanted to chime in with a belated thanks. Enabling the Bluetooth Support Services not only gave me my Printers and Devices back, but it also solved the niggling annoyance of the Safely Remove Devices icon not working. Thank you!
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25 Nov 2013   #46
coresystems

Windows 7 Enterprise N, 64-bit
 
 

thanks ghost301!

wow, finally the "device & printer panel" loads again! thanks so much - would have never thought it could be related to the Bluetooth Services....
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03 Dec 2013   #47
RecardoH

Window 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Great Find Ghost!

Worked like a charm! I was getting ready to reinstall WIndows!

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
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26 Feb 2014   #48
kbigelow97

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I've found the following solution that resolves various issues in Windows.

Create the following Registry entry
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\RegistrySizeLimit (REG_SZ/String Value)
Value data: FFFFFFFF (That's 8 F's)
Reboot.
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04 Jan 2015   #49
dunmur

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Better late than never..............it fixed the issue for me thank you.
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