Windows 10: Trouble accessing Device manager/ Only opens through Run Solved

  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       19 Mar 2017 #1

    Trouble accessing Device manager/ Only opens through Run

    Hi, i have recently found that when trying to open device manager either by going Start>Settings>Devices>Device manager
    or by typing in cortanas search box nothing happens. I dont get an error message it's just unresponsive. I can access it through the Run dialog box however.

    Something which maybe related is when attempting to delete a "Private internet access" folder, i will be asked for admin permission, i give it and you see the the deleteion progress bar...but after, the file is still there...but also in recycle bin?
    So deleting it just creates a new copy and sends it to recycle bin?

    I feel like this is some problem with admin permissions but i am system admin??

    Hope i posted in correct section and thanks for reading. :)

    EDIT. i have now been able to delete those files by using a "take ownership" registry edit.
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  2. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Apr 2017 #2

    Well...shame no one helped me on this, I reinstalled windows and now everything is fine and dandy! There were loads of other little problems other than the ones i mentioned maybe my OS was corrupt or a virus idk but all good now.
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