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#1 Sorian

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:09 AM

Hi all, I am in a bit of a bind.

My device manager page is blank... but the computer is working, using it to post this actually.

I had to go into device manager and was about to revert the drivers to the older version when I noticed it missing.

I have ran Malwarebytes' and chkdsk from windows cd. Trying not to erase the whole drive and start from scratch.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:50 PM

There can be various causes/solutions for this, so start by checking the most common.

No Items Appear in the Device Manager List When You Open It
Device Manager empty or blank in Windows?
Device Manager malfunctions after you install Windows XP SP 2

Some solutions may involve making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable. ERUNT is an excellent free tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:29 AM

Did all 3 and no change

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:41 AM

Unless someone else has another suggestion, you can try doing a Repair Install.
How to perform a Repair/Reinstall (with screenshots)
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

That fixed it, wish I knew what caused it so it doesn't happen again

Edited by Sorian, 29 April 2009 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:44 AM

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