cannot open Device Manager

f0x

New Member
#1
When I try to launch Device Manager in the control Panel I got an Error massage Titled : "Microsoft Management Console" and the text is "Failed to create empty document"

I am running Windows 7 Build 7000.

Do you have an idea how can I fix this issue?

Thanks
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#2
Have a look and see if you have this file :
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devmgmt.msc

Try and type it into "run"
If you don't have it, or "run" cannot find it,, google and download it. It should have been in the DVD by default.
 


f0x

New Member
#3
Thanks Dave,
I do have the file but still get the same error message when I try yo run it manualy.
The problem is more generic and every *.msc file ( like services.msc for open the services control panel) which opens a management console displays the same error.
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#4
OK. It looks like you may haveassociation problem. You can fix it up manually, but easier to go here and select the "msc" option.
File association fixes for Windows Vista

It is for Vista, but it's the same thing.
If that does not work, it can by a myriad of different things, but, fwiw, make sure you have the folder Users -username-Appdata - Local - Temp , intact and have not accidentally deleted it. (Or, If you have it, delete the entire contents -don't worry, it will do no harm)
 


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