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All Devices Under Divices Manager Disappeared

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:17 AM

I friend brought his Laptop Toshiba to me, the pc is runing Windows XP sp2. the PC lost all the Devices under Device Manager, at first it was accessing Wireless network but later it also lost its connection to the Internet.

if open the network connection it doesn't display the connection icons of both LAN and WLAN either,

is there way of bringing back the Devices under device manager,


Edited by garmanma, 31 July 2008 - 10:36 AM.
moved to more appropiate forum

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:34 PM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Restore the Device Manager - #107 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:52 PM

If Budapest's suggestion does not pan out it may be this


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