Devices and Printers hangs when opened

If Devices and Printers is open, a green bar moves showing progress from the left and almost moved completely to the right and then stops. The devices and printers do not show.



Try running System File Checker as the first suggestion. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, shut down, start back up and test.

Please let us know. The next thing (if this does not work) is a Windows Seven Repair install. For this, you need a working recovery partition or the Windows 7 DVD. Here is a Seven Forums Tutorial to assist.

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Try running System File Checker as the first suggestion. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, shut down, start back up and test.

Please let us know. The next thing (if this does not work) is a Windows Seven Repair install. For this, you need a working recovery partition or the Windows 7 DVD. Here is a Seven Forums Tutorial to assist.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html



There are several things that can cause this issue, I think.

--This can be an issue related to a hanging device so try unplugging one device at a time and see if it comes up then.
--This can be an issue with the shortcut so try running this from a command prompt: control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters
--This can be an issue with your firewall or anti-virus so turn them off and then try again.
--Like John said, this can be related a corrupted file that the devices and printers applet needs so run system file checker.

I would start with those basically in that order and see what happens.



any errors in device manager, or event viewer?



Tried SFC /SCANNOW and no errors found.
Would have to look for the Windows 7 DVD. Skip for now.
Only device attached is Wireless NIC WG111T.
Tried command prompt: control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters. Same results as opening Devices and Printers.
To disable Microsoft Security Essentials, I have to reboot the computer. Skip for now
Device manager show the following problems:
Officejet 6000 E609n
PCI Serial Port
PCI Simple Communications Controller.

Event Viewer does show Event 100 Bonjour Service Task Scheduling Error: m-> NextScheduledSPRetry 31247
Event 7011 A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for the Spooler service.



Bonjour is Apple and (in a normal system) will not cause Devices and Printers to hang, You probably need to try Windows Repair install when you find the DVD

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