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  1. #1
    waam
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    Default Win XP Pro Device Manager

    I cant seem to open Device manager,
    Either from a right click on My Computer or from the Control Panel. When accessing Device Manager the Device manager window flashes on the screen for a split second then disappears Also the same thing happens when trying to run MMC from a command prompt Ihave the latest Virus Signatures and can find nothing weird

    Is there something I may have missed
    Thanks in advance...


  2. #2
    Growly
    Guest

    Default Re: Win XP Pro Device Manager

    Reinstall windows fromt he cd. If you have the same version just select upgrade; it wont delete any of your files.

    Just to be safe, back up your documents though.

  3. #3
    drcspy
    Guest

    Default Re: Win XP Pro Device Manager

    before you go reinstalling windoze...........try a antivirus scan with a different scanner...............NO antivirus scanner is perfect and something may be missed on occasion so its always a good idea to have backup scan available ............good one here >>>> http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

  4. #4
    metla
    Guest

    Default Re: Win XP Pro Device Manager

    Do other system programs work?

    Are you able toi run msconfig for example?

    I used a reg entry to fix a comp the other day that was displaying much the same syptoms....caused by a virus.

  5. #5
    drcspy
    Guest

    Default Re: Win XP Pro Device Manager

    this may also help:

    1. goto control panel/internet options.
    2. Click the Advanced tab.
    3. Under Browsing, click to clear the Enable third-party browser
    extensions (requires restart) check box.
    4. Restart Internet Explorer.

  6. #6
    Susan B
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    Default Re: Win XP Pro Device Manager

    As Metla says, check to see whether other things are working correctly as well. Just because you have the latest virus updates does not always mean your computer is completely clean.

    I came across a computer the other day on which a trojan had disabled Norton Anti-Virus, the firewall, etc etc so the owners were completely unaware that nothing was protecting them.

    Can you get to the Trend Micro virus checking site and do a scan?

    See if you can install Adaware, Spybot, etc. If they display the same symptoms (disappearing in a flash) then you will definitely be infected with something nasty.

    Let us know how you get on.

  7. #7
    Growly
    Guest

    Default Re: Win XP Pro Device Manager

    Yeah, management console is a pretty integral part of windows, i reckon, something serious musta gone down.

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