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dnbfreak

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Ok so I have an empty device manager. This happend after Panda A/V was installed. I've uninstalled the program and checked the registry entries which are intact and ran the chkdsk /f /r [found via this thread: http://www.geekstogo...=Device Manager] and it still is not coming up. Any other ideas on where to go with this before I try the repair console?

Oh when chkdsk ran.. it ran for hours and never went back to the desktop. It came up with a message saying that a device driver was causing a problem with going into standby.

Thanks for the help guys. :tazz:
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Hi dnbfreak!

Please download the attached file and save it somewhere on your computer where you will remember it's location. Once you have it downloaded, locate the file on your computer, double-click to open the zip file and see it's contents, then double click on the devicemanagerrestore.reg file to run it. Click Yes to the warning message asking if you are sure you want to merge the information in this file with the registry. After that, reboot your computer and then once rebooted check the device manager and see if everything is there again.

After you are done doing with that, even if the Device Manager is now showing your devices in it, go to the Malware Forum and do all the steps located in the START HERE. If you are still having problems after going through all the self-help tools listed there, then please post a HiJackThis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help solve your current problem.

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Edited by Fenor, 21 November 2005 - 02:09 PM.

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I ran the program but it didn't change anything
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Then do what I suggested in my last post, go to the Malware Forum.

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Edited by Fenor, 21 November 2005 - 02:41 PM.

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my system is clean.. it didn't do this until after I installed Panda AV.
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Trust me, you may think your system is clean, but it isn't. Let the experts over there tell you it's clean. :tazz:

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I fixed it with the apropos fix
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Which is related to malware as I said earlier. :tazz:

Glad you got it fixed!

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I have Spysweeper, HJT, and Trend Micro running (and updating constantly) so I don't know what happend. I took off Trend Micro and stupidly went to Panda and as soon as I installed it.. it went crazy. I'll stick with Trend Micro from now on.
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That would be a good idea. If you want a good free A/V program I suggest you get AVG.

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Edited by Fenor, 21 November 2005 - 03:23 PM.

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I tried AVG but I still like Trend Micro better. Anyway, thanks for the help. :tazz:
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