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Windows 7: Unable To Access Device Manager

18 Jul 2009   #1
joem

Windows 7 RC1 32-Bit
 
 
Unable To Access Device Manager

Hi everyone,
Now that I've solved my shutdown problem on the 'Drivers' forums, I have come here to see if anyone could help me out with another really annoying problem I have.

When I try to access Device Manager I get an error message pop up telling me 'Class not registered', in a window titled 'Microsoft Management Console'.

This is on Windows 7 RC1. I have googled around for this problem but there were no real solutions. I'm sure someone here can help me out, I have faith!

Thanks,
Rory.


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18 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joem View Post
Hi everyone,
Now that I've solved my shutdown problem on the 'Drivers' forums, I have come here to see if anyone could help me out with another really annoying problem I have.

When I try to access Device Manager I get an error message pop up telling me 'Class not registered', in a window titled 'Microsoft Management Console'.

This is on Windows 7 RC1. I have googled around for this problem but there were no real solutions. I'm sure someone here can help me out, I have faith!

Thanks,
Rory.
Hm...very peculiar...have you tried using System restore to go back before the date of this problem's occurence or a repair install?
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18 Jul 2009   #3
joem

Windows 7 RC1 32-Bit
 
 

In what seems like a stupid move in retrospect, I have system restore disabled.

This problem appears to affect other system tools, or microsoft management console tools, such as the Services manager thing (services.msc)
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18 Jul 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joem View Post
In what seems like a stupid move in retrospect, I have system restore disabled.

This problem appears to affect other system tools, or microsoft management console tools, such as the Services manager thing (services.msc)
Then go ahead and do a repair install...some crtitical compnonents have been damaged...that would be the best way to fix it
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18 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
sfc /scannow

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joem View Post
In what seems like a stupid move in retrospect, I have system restore disabled.

This problem appears to affect other system tools, or microsoft management console tools, such as the Services manager thing (services.msc)
What abt sfc /scannow it will check all your system files and repair if damaged

Ken
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18 Jul 2009   #6
joem

Windows 7 RC1 32-Bit
 
 

thanks for both your replies,
I performed a repair installation and that has done the trick, I can access Device Manager and services again now.
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