When there's no monitor showing in Color Management, Devices
Monitor profiles aren't being applied as expected. No entry is showing in Color Management, Devices menu.There are times on a Windows PC, where you might suspect the monitor profile you've created isn't being correctly applied. The software program (ColorMunki Display, ColorMunki Photo, ColorMunki Design, ColorMunki Smile, i1Profiler, i1Studio) may be correctly saving a profile, yet your monitor might not reflect it when you view an image in Photoshop, Lightroom or another ICM profile-aware program.
The next step you will want to take is to open up Control Panels, (set the view to Large or Small Icon View), then Color Management. In this Control Panel window you'll see a drop down menu that is titled "Devices". Typically the first entry you will see will be for a Display (or multiple displays if you have more than one), and then below that display you'll see an ICC profile marked with (Default) at the end of the file name. That's the normal state of things when a monitor profile has been created and is correctly applied by the operating system.
However, you might see no Displays listed at all in that drop down menu. This doesn't mean you don't have a monitor connected to the computer, because if that were the case, you wouldn't be able to use the computer at all. What it does mean is that the operating system doesn't know that there is a monitor connected and therefore won't be able to correctly assign and use the monitor profile you've created and want the computer to use.
The typical way to correct this missing Display entry is to run the video card or monitor installation disk or download, and then restart the PC. Now if the Devices drop down menu shows any Display entry (even Generic PnP display), the computer would be able to associate your desired monitor profile with that monitor. If you still aren't seeing any listing in the Devices line for any monitor, that's an operating system condition that X-Rite won't be able to assist. There's hundreds and hundreds of different video card possibilities, and each version of the Windows operating system will likely have its' own version of the software. Your computer vendor, monitor manufacturer or the video card maker will need to assist you at this point. When contacting them, you will want to explain that although you have a monitor connected to the Windows computer, you're not seeing any Display entry in the Devices drop down menu. That should tell them exactly how to assist you.