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Device Manager is Empty and Network Connection Icons are Missing!
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December 14, 2010
1:24 AM
Regbor
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Hello,

When I open Device Manager no devices are shown…

Do you know any solution for my problem?! 

My Device Manager is Empty and Network Connection Icons are Missing! Problem occupied after deinstaling PSTools Firewall Plus…

I read off similar questions , but still I have not decision for that problem!

Reinstall OS is not decision because I will lose my installed programs from Giveaway of the Day…

Any Ideas to solve ?

Windows Vista Home Premium OS,Service Pack2

(Plug and Play service is set to Automatic and it is running, but options are inactive…In General Tab Startup type and Service status are not active(gray-color).)

 

Regards.

December 26, 2010
8:44 AM
Regbor
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I only need some advice to solve the problem!

I need to Know how to find where is it, and how to fix it!

Somebody …. ?!!

December 27, 2010
8:32 PM
Grantwhy
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can you check to see if they are hidden?

 

I'm using XP (hopefully Vista is the same/similar in how to do this), but if you go into your Device Manager and go View > Show hidden devices, does anything show up? (if everything is still working on your computer, perhaps the devices have been hidden somehow)

 

hmmm … guessing/clutching at straws here, but have you tried telling the Device Manager to Scan for hardware changes (in Action drop down menu).  Maybe that will get Vista to show your devices again?

 

good luck :-)

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December 28, 2010
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Grantwhy said:

can you check to see if they are hidden?

 

I'm using XP (hopefully Vista is the same/similar in how to do this), but if you go into your Device Manager and go View > Show hidden devices, does anything show up? (if everything is still working on your computer, perhaps the devices have been hidden somehow)

 

hmmm … guessing/clutching at straws here, but have you tried telling the Device Manager to Scan for hardware changes (in Action drop down menu).  Maybe that will get Vista to show your devices again?

 


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December 28, 2010
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Hello Regbor. I'm no expert on this but you might find some answers at the following website:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistaperformance/thread/4e341680-96b7-4898-a821-11796fcc64cd

Hope this might help. Smile

January 2, 2011
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Sorry if this ends up posting twice I tried posting earlier but it doesn't seem to have worked. You need to change the permissions on your Enum registry key. Follow the directions for method two at this site and see if that helps. I had a similar problem before and I used this method either from that site or another and it solved the problem with the empty device manager. But I didn't have the problem with the missiing network icons so if this doesn't fix it you may need to find some help elsewhere. Hopefully this will solve your problem but if it doesn't solve either problem post back and we will try to help you find another solution.

In case the link in the above paragraph doesn't work http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-xp-tips/device-manager-empty-or-blank/ that is the address for the link I posted.

January 6, 2011
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Troll said:

Hello Regbor. I'm no expert on this but you might find some answers at the following website:

http://social.answers.microsof…..796fcc64cd

Hope this might help. Smile


THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

That solution Fixed both of problems! Believe me or not, many experts can't give me answer about that.

Best Regards! Smile

January 6, 2011
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Good glad you were able to find a solution Regbor.

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