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Control Panel Device And Printers Screen Goes Blank


No code error but something else when i go to control panel in windows 7 lost device and printers screen all i'm getting is the screen goes blank and nothing loads any ideas how for fix it.

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Control Panel / Devices And Printers Issue

My computer stopped accessing my laser printer after i shut off all power to my system when i went away for a weekend. The printer worked ok before that.

My inkjet printer is shown under printers on win 7's control panel/devices and printers page, but my laser printer is within a folder(?) Under devices (control panel/devices & printers/ken-office), and not under printers. Double-clicking on ken-office shows my motherboard manufacturer, gigabyte technologies, as the manufacturer of the ken-office device.

The inkjet has a usb connection, while the laser is on a parallel port (lpt3). The computer can access the inkjet, but the docs sent to the laser just stack up in the queue.

Thinking that i needed to install the laser again, i did so. Now i find that i have hp laserjet 4l and hp laserjet 4l (copy 1) both assigned to lpt3, and don't know how to delete one. It seems that dealing with this group of problems would be easier if the laser was out under printers instead of in the ken-office device.


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Audio icon -> volume control options

Which shows the following sound devices:

- Speakers (hd audio device)
- Digital audio s/pdif (hd audio device)
- Digital audio s/pdif optical (hd audio device)
- Ati hdmi output (ati hd audio device)
- Headphones (hd audio device)

What doesn't work (they all produced nothing when clicked on):

Audio icon -> playback devices
Audio icon -> recording devices
Audio icon -> sounds
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Control panel view by category -> change system sounds, manage audio devices

Anybody have any clue how to get these controls back and working?

I tried:-

* Un-installing the audio driver and reinstalling automatically

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The weird thing is it was working last night (apr/16) when i changed the system sound to headphones. When i restarted the computer, the above symptoms appeared and the sound was stuck to my hdmi connected monitor instead of my 5. 1 speakers. When i tried to do a system restore to april 15th, the above symptoms is still there. Weird since it was working after the 15th.


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I only have the default user account at this point, so i have admin rights. I haven't really done much yet since i just got the computer last night. I was going to transfer files from my old vista computer tonight, but i can't even open up explorer on my new windows 7. I tried rebooting, but it didn't help. I also ran the sfc; it did not find any integrity violations.

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How can i get them back?


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1. Power options - everything set to "never"
2. Graphics drivers - up to date

Any idea why i would be seeing this ? 


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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This means that i cannot boot into any mode (safe mode included) as i have no monitor picture. I carried out the ~win advisor tests and removed all programs it suggested. The only thing i could not remove was the "ati catalyst control centre and install manager" each time i tried to remove them i got the message that setup.exe was not responding, so i could not remove them. How can i get my monitorto come on without being in power saving mode, and if not, is there any other way i can boot into safe mode which will switch the monitor on?


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Saw on some other forums that restarting bluetooth service fixes this, but that didn't work. I tried creating a different profile and voila! It worked, but only for a few days, because i am now back to the same problem happening. I did not copy over hidden files and folders so i do not think there is any corrupting there. I do not see a fix from microsoft on this.


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This hardware was working in the vista home premium 64 version.

I'm out of ideas, any thoughts?


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So, today when i tried to log into windows so i could get the error code window again, and make my phone call to microsoft my windows won't start. I get past the "windows is loading" screen, with the four floating balls that form the windows logo, and it loads my mouse pointer, and a black screen. And then, nothing. I let it sit for over an hour, still nothing, i try ctrl-alt-delete to get it working on something, maybe kick start the load, nothing. I loaded all fail safe settings in my bios and then ran it in safe mode, still the same result. I honestly have no idea where to go with this next.


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Also, upon further testing it is not the verizon wireless modem only , that hanged up restart. It is the fact i have 2 modems plugged in. The other is a wireless logitech mouse. When i take either out restart works. So with both plugged in restart goes to a blank screen & when i only have one of them plugged in restart works. I have disabled the usb on boot sequence and it had no effect. Any ideas?


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