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lost access to device manager on win 2000 help!!!

by mmac / November 21, 2005 9:13 PM PST

after installing itunes and quicktime i found that i could not find my ethernet adapters or lan connection so i went to the controll panel to look for adapters and modems .....none .This prompted me to go and look at the device manager ..... not there .Sought some other forums and was told to check plug and play services ..... that is up started and automatic , then was told to check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE on Local Machine;
Burrow into the registry - SYSTEM/CurrenControlSet/Enum;
Highlight "Enum";
Click on Security-Permissions on Tool Bar;and ensure that the system had full controll and everyone had read,didthat still no solution ...please P L E A S E i need help if anything goes wrong now i cant check any device (win 2000 pro, sp4 updated, p4 2.4 ghz )
H E L P !!!

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Undo what you did.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2005 10:51 PM PST

I know the answer sounds simplistic but this is a "Professional OS." It doesn't have System Restore like XP so we, as professional users must maintain backups and write down the changes so we can go back to former setups that work.

Then again we have our system backup when we do such changes.

If you don't backup or keep track of the changes then wipe the drive and start over taking this new lesson with you to the next OS install.


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by mmac / November 23, 2005 4:48 AM PST
In reply to: Undo what you did.

the same thing ,this did not come with a personal uninstaller so i removed it with the add/remove programs ....but the same condition exists ...still searching ........... thanks any way!!

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Do this
by mrkhlp / November 24, 2005 9:13 AM PST

In the START> RUN> type the following DEVMGMT.MSC if it's there it should open.


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One other thing
by mrkhlp / November 24, 2005 9:20 AM PST

You could reinstall the administrative tools from the cd if the devmgmt.msc command doesn't work. It could have gotten hosed with whatever you did prior.


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by mrkhlp / November 26, 2005 6:59 AM PST

is located in the C:\WINNT\system32 directory. If you don't find it there just do a search.


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Maybe I am just confuse as to your problem...
by Art / November 28, 2005 5:25 PM PST

Itune and quicktime are software applications (right?), so I wouldn't expect it to be in the device manager. This is really strange for the device manager to be affected though. You right-click on 'my computer' then click on 'hardware', and the 'device manager' is not there?

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