Device Manager malfunctions after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
The hotfix that this article describes has been replaced by hotfix 914450. For more information about hotfix 914450, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
914450 No devices are displayed in Device Manager after you install security update 905749 on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computerIf your problem is that your Apple iPod does not appear in Device Manager but other devices do appear, this article does not address your problem. Instead, please visit the following Apple Web site:
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After you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) on a Windows XP-based computer, the Device Manager window is blank or some devices no longer appear. If some devices do appear and you remove one device, all devices are removed from Device Manager.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix has been replaced by hotfix 914450. For more information about hotfix 914450, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
914450 No devices are displayed in Device Manager after you install security update 905749 on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 893249 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 02:06:45 - Revision: 4.0
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