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#17513 29-Nov-2007 17:27
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Hi all, long time reader first time poster.

I have a 3yr old Dell Inspiron 8600 which has worked flawlessly for me. I've reinstalled XP a couple of times purely for speed purposes and had no problems with any of the hardware.

Two days ago I rebuilt again, and this time decided to see if there were any updated drivers for the Dell Truemobile bluetooth device by sending it off to Windows Update land. I leave it to think and low and behold when I get back there's a screen saying Updating Firmware. I don't want to interupt it at this stage so I leave it, but once it finished I can't get the bluetooth device to work.

Device Mangler says the Drivers are not installed, when I try and install the drivers I'd had working previously it says - A service installation section in this .inf is invalid.

I should add, this is not an sp2 issue since I decided to reinstall AGAIN from scratch and went through this process again with no sp with the same result. Definitly looks like the firmware has been flashed.

Has anyone heard of an update installing a firmware upgrade!? Any ideas if I can reflash the device??

Hoping someone has been there done that, but my Googling thus far has come up with nought.



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#97559 29-Nov-2007 18:25
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Welcome to Geekzone... It sounds like the firmware wasn't appropriate for this device - it may need replacement.

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