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Device manager blank?

Why is my device manager blank????Nada. Shocking.


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Bill, looks like

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you're having trouble with your Services not running properly.

You've posted 3 different threads now with different problems, but all seem to be related to disabled Services.

I know in your cable connection thread you said everything went haywire for a while, and I wonder if this has affected Services and disabled a bunch of them.

If so, you may want to goto your Management Console, (where you access the Services), and check down the list to see how many you now have that have been disabled.

Some may have been disabled anyway, (eg a lot of people disable Windows Messaging), but if most of yours are, then you may need to find out why, and investigate which ones to re-apply.


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(NT) (NT) Mark, I agree 100% with your observation.

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Bill, looks like

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I think you guys are 100% right.All the instructions never brought up the same tabs etc as yours was doing, except the last longer one. I punched in what you said made the changes, but no change.

Hate to ask this, bt this windows XP throws me off guard, a mile. How do I get to the management console?????


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Re: Bill, looks like

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Bill, Did you try this?

To resolve this behavior, set the startup type for Plug and Play to Automatic. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
2. Double-click Plug and Play.

If you receive a Configuration Manager message, click OK.
3. In the Startup Type list, click Automatic, and then click OK.
4. Close Services.
5. Restart the computer.


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Bill,looks like

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Bingo! Short and sweet, thanks. I enabled a whole bank of files, did not know how to do just one. Anyway my device manager is full again. That kind of scared me.

Still will not play my disk, but have another computer along side so doesn't mater, just pride.

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(NT) (NT) Glad it's fixed & Thanks for posting back

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Nope, it is not fixes.

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It will be time to get a new computer by the time I get the CD fixed.

SAMSUNG has had a bad software program. It instructions tell me to download to my CD, I can not because it does not record.

So thought a floppy would work, not enough room, no instructions for a second, " Just use use a larger floppy. HA!

Another question? I have often thought about it, when I get a problem solved do you want me to post the results?????

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CD wont record...?

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Im not exactly sure what you are asking about it, but I would probably replace it with a new CDR/RW ROM drive.
They are relativly cheap...($40+)and very easy to install.

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