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#1 Salina

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:05 PM

There are no devices in my device manager.
Any help would be nice.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:30 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Worth a look: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;311504

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:26 PM

I did as the message said but I still have no devices in device manager. I also tried starting all services that plug and play is needed for and one of them could not start because one of my devices is not working properly. Windows XP home Dell xps m1210
Thanks for trying.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:02 PM

If I had external devices of any sort...flash drive, printer, whatever...I would disconnect same from system (after shutting down).

Then I would attempt to run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console...and then boot into XP and run sfc /scannow. If it's an XP file error, then chkdsk /r may be able to handle it...if it's a missing or damaged system files problem, then sfc /scannow ought to take care of it.

If it's a malware problem (always a possibility), then the system needs to be properly scanned to try to eliminate that as a possible cause.

Please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal
<links compiled on 02/14/2008>

Louis




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