Re: My Bluetooth Places



RNBeer
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
Hi Michel, am experiencing the same problem...
----
Hi Sharon,

I did as you told Michel..downloaded the SP2 (though have previously applied
it via Windows update), but still am missing the "My Bluetooth Places" and
the "Bluetooth Devices" (??) in Control Panel. Note that under Device
Manager, I have the "Generic Bluetooth Radio", "Bluetooth Enumerator", as
well as the virtual ports and modem over bluetooth properly installed.

In my case, here are the specifics:

1. recently installed a Billionton dongle that shipped with a Toshiba Stack
(ver. 3.03.06C)
2. plugged in the dongle (probably installed the generic drivers)
3. installed the Toshiba Stack (succesful ActveSync and file transfer;
haven't tried PAN)
4. decided to use Microsoft stack; uninstalled the Toshiba stack
5. NOW, it appears am missing "My BT Places" which the rest oh the world
have :-(

Though I dont have these entries, was able to make ActiveSync run on either
stack. Problem is, I think i need to configure something via the BT Places to
make Internet connection Sharing work ( which is the primary reason i needed
a BT link at home).

This is so confusing. I wanted to reinstall XP from scratch. Am just looking
for opinions around. I understand, i probably made a fault my pluggingin the
USB BT adapter before I installed the Toshiba stack. This could have
screwed-up everything. I hope there are ways to fix this.

--Regin B




"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 07:23:04 -0800, trochaor22110 wrote:
>
> > Hi Sharon, still no joy, have reinstalled SP2 and done an online update but
> > still no "My Bluetooth Places". Bluetooth software was still installed and I
> > left the dongle in USB slot whilst doing SP2. Is the final step an fdisk and
> > reinstall Windows from scratch, I which I would prefer not to do. Does the
> > fact I am running an OEM version of XP Home make a difference? Chris
> >
>
> No, I wouldn't reinstall anything from scratch at this point except maybe
> the dongle and the related software. Reapplying SP2 adds My Bluetooth
> Places IF there is a recognizable bluetooth device connected. The next step
> would be to contact the company that implements the bluetooth dongle to
> find out why it is not working.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 23:29:01 -0700, RNBeer wrote:

> Hi Michel, am experiencing the same problem...
> ----
> Hi Sharon,
>
> I did as you told Michel..downloaded the SP2 (though have previously applied
> it via Windows update), but still am missing the "My Bluetooth Places" and
> the "Bluetooth Devices" (??) in Control Panel. Note that under Device
> Manager, I have the "Generic Bluetooth Radio", "Bluetooth Enumerator", as
> well as the virtual ports and modem over bluetooth properly installed.
>
> In my case, here are the specifics:
>
> 1. recently installed a Billionton dongle that shipped with a Toshiba Stack
> (ver. 3.03.06C)
> 2. plugged in the dongle (probably installed the generic drivers)
> 3. installed the Toshiba Stack (succesful ActveSync and file transfer;
> haven't tried PAN)
> 4. decided to use Microsoft stack; uninstalled the Toshiba stack
> 5. NOW, it appears am missing "My BT Places" which the rest oh the world
> have :-(
>
> Though I dont have these entries, was able to make ActiveSync run on either
> stack. Problem is, I think i need to configure something via the BT Places to
> make Internet connection Sharing work ( which is the primary reason i needed
> a BT link at home).
>
> This is so confusing. I wanted to reinstall XP from scratch. Am just looking
> for opinions around. I understand, i probably made a fault my pluggingin the
> USB BT adapter before I installed the Toshiba stack. This could have
> screwed-up everything. I hope there are ways to fix this.
>
> --Regin B

To clarify SP2 web install vs. SP2 full download:
The web install (Windows Update/Automatic Updates), to conserve time and
bandwidth, makes an inventory of the system. Then downloads only applicable
files and installs them. Downloading the full SP2 package or ordering the
SP2 CD and re-installing will add "missing" parts of SP2.

NOTE: Since some time has gone by since SP2 has been released, it will be
necessary to revisit Windows Update after reinstalling SP2. Use the Custom
Install option. After Windows Update scans the system, install all critical
updates listed. Pick and choose what you want from the other categories.

For your hardware problem:
Does the bluetooth device show in Device Manager? Have you tried deleting
the device from here and then restarting to let Windows re-detect it? May
want to hold off on this until after you check the Toshiba website.

Strongly suggest checking the website of the provider for your bluetooth
device for their specific recommendations on using their product. As
happens many times (especially with more advanced/specialized devices),
only the manufacturer's drivers and controls provide full features and/or
the best performance for the device.

My tablet PC has bluetooth capability. While the XP Bluetooth Places is
visible in control panel and MS bluetooth drivers are present, the system
is configured to use different drivers and a different control panel to
manage all Bluetooth resources. The tablet PC manufacturer had a very
detailed article in their support pages for getting this setup correctly.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Re: My Bluetooth Places