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    Devices and printers empty

    This is probably going to be a major problem if I cant find a fix..

    On some (not all) of our Windows 7 machines (which is now all 900!) devices and printers shows up completely empty. At first I thought this wasnt a huge problem, as the printers are actually there - they show up when you print from an application.

    But I've found out that it also stops you safely removing a usb drive, as it is classed as a device and doesnt show up. Also it is just very annoying.

    Searching for a solution only ever seems to come up with 'enable the bluetooth support service' which I can catagorically say does NOT solve the issue for us.

    We think it may be a dodgy driver (probably HP!), since I did find someone on a forum suggesting something to that effect...but there doesn't seem to be any big pattern to where it happens, and obviously I cant really go checking hundreds of computers to see where it occurs.

    Anyone else come across this? Please say its not just us

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    Oh, and I can't actually attempt to remove any drivers to try anf find a troublesome one, since every time, even when logged on as local admin with no printers using that driver installed, I get access denied when I try and remove it

    Booting into safe mode to attempt it (something I'm sure worked in XP) shows no drivers installed at all in print management

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    Well we sorted this in the end, for some obscure reason, re-registering all the IE8 DLL files solves it

    Used this script: Internet Explorer FAQ - IE8 (IE7) reparieren (in German, but its easy enough to work out)

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    I used the following script.

    I forget where I got it from now but it worked a treat.


    Code:
    @echo off
    echo.
    echo IEREREG Version 1.07 for IE8 27.03.2009
    echo by Kai Schaetzl http://iefaq.info
    echo installs and registers (if suitable) all DLLs known to be used by IE8.
    echo should only take a few seconds, but please be patient
    echo.
    REM ******************************
    echo registering IE files
    REM IE files (= part of setup)
    regsvr32 /s /i browseui.dll
    REM regsvr32 /s /i browseui.dll,NI (unnecessary)
    regsvr32 /s corpol.dll
    regsvr32 /s dxtmsft.dll
    regsvr32 /s dxtrans.dll
    REM simple HTML Mail API
    regsvr32 /s "%ProgramFiles%\internet explorer\hmmapi.dll"
    REM group policy snap-in
    regsvr32 /s ieaksie.dll
    REM smart screen
    regsvr32 /s ieapfltr.dll
    REM ieak branding
    regsvr32 /s iedkcs32.dll
    REM dev tools
    regsvr32 /s "%ProgramFiles%\internet explorer\iedvtool.dll"
    regsvr32 /s iepeers.dll
    REM Symptom: IE8 closes immediately on launch, missing from IE7
    regsvr32 /s "%ProgramFiles%\internet explorer\ieproxy.dll"
    REM no install point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s /i iesetup.dll
    REM no reg point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s imgutil.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i /n inetcpl.cpl
    REM no install point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s /i inseng.dll
    regsvr32 /s jscript.dll
    REM license manager
    regsvr32 /s licmgr10.dll
    REM regsvr32 /s msapsspc.dll
    REM regsvr32 /s mshta.exe
    REM VS debugger
    regsvr32 /s msdbg2.dll
    REM no install point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s /i mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 /s mshtmled.dll
    regsvr32 /s msident.dll
    REM no reg point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s msrating.dll
    REM multimedia timer
    regsvr32 /s mstime.dll
    REM no install point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s /i occache.dll
    REM process debug manager
    regsvr32 /s "%ProgramFiles%\internet explorer\pdm.dll"
    REM no reg point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s pngfilt.dll
    REM regsvr32 /s /i setupwbv.dll (not there anymore!)
    regsvr32 /s tdc.ocx
    regsvr32 /s /i urlmon.dll
    REM regsvr32 /s /i urlmon.dll,NI,HKLM
    regsvr32 /s vbscript.dll
    REM VML renderer
    regsvr32 /s "%CommonProgramFiles%\microsoft shared\vgx\vgx.dll"
    REM no install point anymore
    REM regsvr32 /s /i webcheck.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i /n wininet.dll
    REM ******************************
    echo registering system files
    REM additional system dlls known to be used by IE
    REM added 11.05.2006 Symptom: Add-Ons-Manager menu entry is present but nothing happens
    regsvr32 /s extmgr.dll
    REM added 12.05.2006 Symptom: Javascript links don't work (Robin Walker) .NET hub file
    regsvr32 /s mscoree.dll
    REM added 23.03.2009 Symptom: Find on this page is blank
    regsvr32 /s oleacc.dll
    REM added 24.03.2009 Symptom: Printing problems, open in new window
    regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
    REM mscorier.dll
    REM mscories.dll
    REM Symptom: open in new tab/window not working
    regsvr32 /s actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 /s asctrls.ocx
    regsvr32 /s cdfview.dll
    regsvr32 /s comcat.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i /n comctl32.dll
    regsvr32 /s cryptdlg.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i /n digest.dll
    regsvr32 /s dispex.dll
    regsvr32 /s hlink.dll
    regsvr32 /s mlang.dll
    regsvr32 /s mobsync.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i msieftp.dll
    REM regsvr32 /s msnsspc.dll #no entry point
    regsvr32 /s msr2c.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
    regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
    REM regsvr32 /s plugin.ocx #no entry point
    regsvr32 /s proctexe.ocx
    REM plus DllRegisterServerEx ExA ExW ... ?
    regsvr32 /s /i scrobj.dll
    REM shdocvw.dll hasn't been updated for IE7 and IE8, it still registers itself for the Windows Internet Controls
    regsvr32 /s /i shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 /s sendmail.dll
    REM ******************************
    REM PKI/crypto functionality
    REM initpki can take very long to run and is rarely a problem
    REM if there are problems with crypto, SSL, certificates
    REM remove the three following REMs from the lines
    REM echo We are almost done except one crypto file
    REM echo but this will take very long, be patient!
    REM regsvr32 /s /i:A initpki.dll
    REM ******************************
    REM tabbed browser, do at the end, why originally with /n ?
    regsvr32 /s /i ieframe.dll
    REM ******************************
    echo correcting bugs in the registry
    REM do some corrective work
    REM Symptom: new tabs page cannot display content because it cannot access the controls (added 27. 3.2009)
    REM This is a result of a bug in shdocvw.dll (see above), probably only on Windows XP
    reg add "HKCR\TypeLib\{EAB22AC0-30C1-11CF-A7EB-0000C05BAE0B}\1.1\0\win32" /ve /t REG_SZ /d %systemroot%\system32\ieframe.dll /f
    REM ******************************
    echo all tasks have been finished
    echo.
    pause

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    I had missing printers in Devices and Printers and found this post. Many thanks, worked like a charm! I even created a login just to thank you, even though it has been a year since this thread was posted to.

    [QUOTE=craigg;561777]I used the following script.

    I forget where I got it from now but it worked a treat.

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    Brilliant, this works a treat. thanks

    P.S anyone know why it happens, it says it may be because of CCleaner or registry cleaners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Anyone else come across this? Please say its not just us
    I had this a few times, Windows and it's marvelous use of DLL's :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigg View Post
    I used the following script.

    I forget where I got it from now but it worked a treat.
    I realize I'm responding to a dead thread, but I made an account here to thank you for this script. I've been trying to solve this issue for a small commercial printing center for a few weeks, and this did the trick.

    Based on the other comment mentioning CC Cleaner, I'm willing to bet that something that happens during that occurs during that process messes with the IE DLLs, which in turn causes this error.



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