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Topic # 4507 28-Jul-2005 13:06
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I have searched everywhere, followed about 5million different guides yet still i cannot get my MSI bluetooth dongle to work on windows xp sp2. It is getting late and i am in need of sleep and my brain has lost the will to search through another 5million guides, only to end up with the same problem everytime.

All the guides i have found revolve around the theory of cancelling windows installation of the device by going to a place called bluetooth radio in device manager. the problem is, this is not there in my device manager.

I currently have no bluetooth software installed because none of it works, and the one that showed promise it would work requires a security key (widcomm 1.4.2 i think). However, this security key is obtained from your bluetooth device. problem being, i have no working software to give me the address of my bluetooth device so how can i possibly get a security code. it is a catch 22 with no solution that i have so far found. I cant get my address without working widcomm drivers, but i cant get working widcomm drivers without the security code, whcih can only be gotten if u know your bT address. How does anyone install this program? I tried the hex-hack approach but that failed to provide any results, because although it got around the missing licence file it then says "bluetooth device not found" whenever i try and do something using the program.

Windows supposed own bluetooth drivers appear to be non-existent on my machine, yet i have sp2 installed. If anyone can help me in anyway i would greatly appreciate it because my comptuer along with the dongle is on the verge of being thrown out my second floor window. Thanks in advance.

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Reply # 17183 28-Jul-2005 13:17
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First question: is this device plugged directly to a USB pot on your computer, or to a USB HUB?

Next question: are you 100% sure this USB port is working fine? How old is your computer, and what's the motherboard manufacturer? Older VIA motherboards have problems with USB.







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  Reply # 17184 28-Jul-2005 13:20
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i am certain it is not a hardware problem. Its plugged into an onboard USB, not even a usb card. The motherboard is less than a year old. I use this usb port for many other devices and they all work fine. I have used this bluetooth dongle on my laptop too, so i know that it is not the device that is dodgy. Any ideas?



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  Reply # 17265 30-Jul-2005 01:55
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found a link to download some drivers specificALLY for SP2 on MSI's homepage. They have worked, didnt have to do any of the forcing windows to use these drivers or anything like that, just install the drivers and software off that website and it worked :\

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