Device Manager is blank

How to troubleshoot a blank Windows Device Manager?


Why does this happen? It happens if the Plug and Play Service is not enabled.

The Fix for this issue is very simple:
Go to the Start button – Open the Run Dialogue Box – Type in services.msc in it – right-click or double-click on Plug and Play – Select Start – and then Click Apply / OK.

Remember, the Startup Type for this Service must be Automatic.

Close the Services.msc window and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.