Solved

windows 7 devices and printers not displaying in control panel

Posted on 2013-01-01
6
464 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-17
I did a fresh install of windows 7 on a dual boot imac
At first everything was fine then in control panel/devices and printers
nothing displays

I do not have any virus software installed.
I have an external drive that I have unplugged
Have also unplugged my printer

still nothing displays in devices and printers
0
Comment
Question by:bkreynolds48
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:DarinTCH
ID: 38735086
usually indicates it is not one that MS has pre-loaded the drivers for
is it a unique brand or older model?
you can ask win7 to search for drivers for your devices if you manually enter the device
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dramdrum
ID: 38735252
Greetings,

This can happen sometimes if the Bluetooth Support Service is disabled.
Check in your Services to determine if this service is disabled.

   - Click Start Orb > type services in the searchbox
   - Click services in the search results above
   - Look for Bluetooth Support Service in the list of services on the right pane.

If it is set to disabled:

   - Right-click Bluetooth Support Service > click Properties
   - Under Startup type select Automatic then click OK
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bkreynolds48
ID: 38735367
the drive is brand new -installed without issues
I checked the bluetooth and it is enabled

the only thing I can think of is that I unistalled ie10 -
0
Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bkreynolds48
ID: 38735369
I have windows 8 - but have not installed it - don't know if that would make a difference
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bkreynolds48
ID: 38736539
This is weird - I think my computer must have updated and booted last night - now I can see devices and printers - I booted several times to try to get them to display so not sure why today is different - thanks for trying to help
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
DarinTCH earned 500 total points
ID: 38736722
I had same issues twice
it was drivers
especially where I'm running win8 on my macAir
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question