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Topic # 12648 29-Mar-2007 08:11
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Now then. I've digested the flurry of postings around about 2004 when SP2 came out and disconnected everyone's Bluetooth. My BT problem is related, but different.

I have a XP SP2 running on a Toshiba Portege P2000 with a Belkin F8T012 dongle. Despite installing Belkin's drivers - following their instructions (from here) I still have no driver which XP recognises as being useful for the dongle. I don't have a "Generic Bluetooth Radio Device" driver either.

Anyhow, I keep going around this annoying circle of reinstalling the Belkin drivers, plugging in the dongle, trying to find the Belkin driver and then having XP laugh in my face ("Don't prompt me again to install this software" ... hell, even XP is giving up :( )

Some practical thoughts about how to resolve this would be really useful to me.


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Reply # 65400 29-Mar-2007 08:26
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Welcome to Geekzone... When XP asks for the drivers, can you manually select the files (providing you can unpack those to a temporary folder)?









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  Reply # 65403 29-Mar-2007 08:32
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Hi Mauricio - Excellent forum, by the way.

In Device Manager, my Belkin Bluetooth Device is question marked. So, I do the following:

Right click -> Update Driver -> Install from list -> Include location in search:

c:/program files/belkin/bluetooth software/bin (as instructed by Belkin)

Then: "The Wizard could no find the software on your computer for ... Belkin Bluetooth Device".

This process is repeated when XP asks for the drivers when I plug in the dongle.

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Reply # 65404 29-Mar-2007 08:35
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Thanks...

Is this the original software? It sounds like this software is not the one for this device. Or this device is not responsive (plugged to a USB Hub? Faulty USB port? Faulty Bluetooth dongle? Power Management options for USB Host are unchecked as they should?).

These are the things I can think of at the moment...






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  Reply # 65406 29-Mar-2007 08:43
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Is this the original software? It sounds like this software is not the one for this device. Or this device is not responsive (plugged to a USB Hub? Faulty USB port? Faulty Bluetooth dongle? Power Management options for USB Host are unchecked as they should?).

Re: original software + software for the device ... I got it fresh from the Belkin driver downloads site.
Re: device is not responsive... yes, USB. It's been aok on another PC minutes ago.
Re: USB port ... that's also functioning without error
Re: power management.... they weren't unchecked, but they are now. But it makes no difference to the outcome.

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Reply # 65407 29-Mar-2007 08:45
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But not the one from the CD, right?

Check the download again. Belkin had some devices that changed model a few years ago. I am not sure this is corrected now, but some downloads were specific.





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