have an interesting one i hope some pro can figure out. i jus realised yesterday that my device manager is completly empty, like blank, gone without a trace. im currently using a dell xps m1530. is there any way to figure out how to restore it as im nearly sure its affecting other areas of my computer. some examples are one of my games, when i go to start playing it i get the message please insert cd into the cd rom. but its already there. also i do not get the safely remove hardware option on the bottom of my screen anymore when i have a usb device connected. im also having trouble installing a new all in 1 scanner printer, epson stylus sx215, printer is workin fine but the scanner driver software fails to install every time. it installed perfectly on my sisters laptop though. iv tried system restore, virus checks, maleware checks, scan now using command prompt. had no luck. iv done registry checks with registry mechanic and it flagged up three invalid or missing keys. when i go to fix checked instead of fixing them its just ignoring them. is this part of the problem???? iv attached a picture of the registry mechanic errors if it helps
im open to any suggestions at this stage as i think iv tried nearly every thing
id really appriciate some help
edit: iv jus carried out a system health check and recieved these two errors on the second photo
Edited by evostevo, 02 March 2010 - 07:42 PM.