SP3 was installed from a single slip streamed disk, which is currently
running on two other machines. When initially installed 8 months ago it
worked fine. I believe it was functioning properly 4-5 months ago.
This is a new problem.
I am suspicious of the Norton software currently installed. Actually
suspicious of Norton at all times. What we are running is Norton System
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
Did you just install SP3?
Device Manager and Network Connections may be blank after you install
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Device Manager may not show any devices and Network Connections may not show
any network connections after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
> Running Windows XP Sp3 with all updates.
> After a recent boot up problem Device Manager stopped showing data, i.e.
> when open to view devices there is nothing there except a blank page.
> If left sitting for a couple minutes an error message comes up that MMC
> (Microsoft Management Console) has experienced an error.
> Is there any way to reestablish visibility in Device Manager without
> reloading the machine.
> I tried a System Restore roll back and running SFC /scannow without
> I really don't want to reload.
> The machine seems to be operating okay otherwise.