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Device Manager - Failed To Initialize


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#1 FourDown

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:03 AM

Hi all...

When I went to "My Computer" then "View System Information" then, clicked on "Hardware" and then "Device Manager" I got a pause and then a box saying "Snap in failed to initialize - Device Manager"

It lists a CLSID and when I click on "OK" is says "the snap-in is not created; it may not be installed properly".

Any ideas on a fix so I can see what''s going on, would be much appreciated.


Thanks...

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:33 AM

Try running it by going to Start...Run...and typing in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Does it run now?
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:05 PM

Nope...same message.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:30 PM

Any other apparent system anomalies?

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:31 PM

Hi FourDown, try this in the run box type in> regsvr32 devmgr.dll
If you then get a "Action Cancelled error" type in> regsvr32 dmocx.dll
You may get an error message that the file is missing so you will extract a copy from Windows XP CD-ROM or the ServicePackFiles folder.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:15 AM

Monty!

You are a genius! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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