Registry: removed HID entry, mouse not working



Karsten Wutzke
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Hi all!

I deleted some HID entry in the registry to get rid of some Bluetooth
setup remainder, I thought. Now my mouse isn't working anymore. The
device manager shows the mouse with a yellow exclamation mark sign.
Clicking the info also tells the device couldn't be started because the
registry contains a missing or damaged entry.

Is it possible to restore it somehow?

Karsten

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
I would recommend a system restore to get back the old settings. Then get in
touch with Bluetooth manufacturer for the exact procedure to disable the
reminder.

To perform system restore:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084
--
Jonybrv


"Karsten Wutzke" wrote:

> Hi all!
>
> I deleted some HID entry in the registry to get rid of some Bluetooth
> setup remainder, I thought. Now my mouse isn't working anymore. The
> device manager shows the mouse with a yellow exclamation mark sign.
> Clicking the info also tells the device couldn't be started because the
> registry contains a missing or damaged entry.
>
> Is it possible to restore it somehow?
>
> Karsten
>
>

Karsten Wutzke
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Sorry, solved it by reinstalling device. DUH. Time to go to bed...

Karsten

Karsten Wutzke wrote:

> Hi all!
>
>
> Karsten
>

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
You are very dangerous with your answers Quinton. Please think before you post if at all possible. You can cause more problems to a poster than he already has.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

"Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B87C74DD-A7B8-4600-9552-D1DBA27D0BDC@microsoft.com...
>
> I would recommend a system restore to get back the old settings. Then get in
> touch with Bluetooth manufacturer for the exact procedure to disable the
> reminder.
>
> To perform system restore:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084
> --
> Jonybrv
>
>
> "Karsten Wutzke" wrote:
>
>> Hi all!
>>
>> I deleted some HID entry in the registry to get rid of some Bluetooth
>> setup remainder, I thought. Now my mouse isn't working anymore. The
>> device manager shows the mouse with a yellow exclamation mark sign.
>> Clicking the info also tells the device couldn't be started because the
>> registry contains a missing or damaged entry.
>>
>> Is it possible to restore it somehow?
>>
>> Karsten
>>
>>

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Thanks for replying back, Karsten.
--
Jonybrv


"Karsten Wutzke" wrote:

> Sorry, solved it by reinstalling device. DUH. Time to go to bed...
>
> Karsten
>
> Karsten Wutzke wrote:
>
> > Hi all!
> >
> >
> > Karsten
> >
>
>

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the alerting me, Peter. I do think twice before posting answers.

Could you please let me know the mistake that I did in the earlier post ?


--
Jonybrv

"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> You are very dangerous with your answers Quinton. Please think before you post if at all possible. You can cause more problems to a poster than he already has.
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B87C74DD-A7B8-4600-9552-D1DBA27D0BDC@microsoft.com...
> >
> > I would recommend a system restore to get back the old settings. Then get in
> > touch with Bluetooth manufacturer for the exact procedure to disable the
> > reminder.
> >
> > To perform system restore:
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084
> > --
> > Jonybrv
> >
> >
> > "Karsten Wutzke" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all!
> >>
> >> I deleted some HID entry in the registry to get rid of some Bluetooth
> >> setup remainder, I thought. Now my mouse isn't working anymore. The
> >> device manager shows the mouse with a yellow exclamation mark sign.
> >> Clicking the info also tells the device couldn't be started because the
> >> registry contains a missing or damaged entry.
> >>
> >> Is it possible to restore it somehow?
> >>
> >> Karsten
> >>
> >>
>

Karsten Wutzke
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Well, to clear things up, I'm not as confused as before.

Now, I'm still trying to figure out, how to physically getting rid of
the two drivers I downloaded via Windows update. The problems arose just
then.

Every time, I put in my USB BT dongle, the drivers sitting somewhere in
Windows are detected for that device. This is what I was trying -
deleting the sys files in System32 dir and removing all registry
entries. Deleting the files seemed to restore the sys files immediately,
which was/is really strange. I also want to get rid of the Bluetooth
entry in the system control panel, which I also couldn't get done.
So I also tried to delete the CPL for the control panel entry.

But I was actually just trying. I'm a little desparate on this as you
can see.

So, after all this crap, system restore really looks like an option.
Though I'd like to avoid it somehow, but I need a better way, maybe a
tool to do it for me.

Is safe mode of any good there?

Karsten

Jonybrv wrote:
> Thanks for the alerting me, Peter. I do think twice before posting answers.
>
> Could you please let me know the mistake that I did in the earlier post ?
>
>

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Karsten,

Bluetooth device drivers would have copied itself to different folders and
they may be windows/system32, Windows/ and ofcourse registry entries to help
the bluetooth software locate the system files. Related files should be
also in Program files folder as it should be using a configuration manager
utility. So finding all the related files and deleting it may not be a easy
task. Moreover, the sys file you deleted seems to be Windows XP's system
files> only these files are Protected and by design would automatically copy
itself to the respective folder.

If you had not made any big change to your system after Bluetooth
installation, you can very well perform a system restore which should undo
bluetooth related files.

You can do this from Normal or safe mode.




--
Jonybrv


"Karsten Wutzke" wrote:

> Well, to clear things up, I'm not as confused as before.
>
> Now, I'm still trying to figure out, how to physically getting rid of
> the two drivers I downloaded via Windows update. The problems arose just
> then.
>
> Every time, I put in my USB BT dongle, the drivers sitting somewhere in
> Windows are detected for that device. This is what I was trying -
> deleting the sys files in System32 dir and removing all registry
> entries. Deleting the files seemed to restore the sys files immediately,
> which was/is really strange. I also want to get rid of the Bluetooth
> entry in the system control panel, which I also couldn't get done.
> So I also tried to delete the CPL for the control panel entry.
>
> But I was actually just trying. I'm a little desparate on this as you
> can see.
>
> So, after all this crap, system restore really looks like an option.
> Though I'd like to avoid it somehow, but I need a better way, maybe a
> tool to do it for me.
>
> Is safe mode of any good there?
>
> Karsten
>
> Jonybrv wrote:
> > Thanks for the alerting me, Peter. I do think twice before posting answers.
> >
> > Could you please let me know the mistake that I did in the earlier post ?
> >
> >
>
>

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
You do not do a system restore when all you need is to re-install a driver . What if the OP had some new files on his system after his restore point. All for a driver.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

"Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F1AF9D02-7854-458C-8176-A4D269CA7CCB@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the alerting me, Peter. I do think twice before posting answers.
>
> Could you please let me know the mistake that I did in the earlier post ?
>
>
> --
> Jonybrv
>
> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
>
>> You are very dangerous with your answers Quinton. Please think before you post if at all possible. You can cause more problems to a poster than he already has.
>>
>> --
>> Peter
>>
>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>
>> "Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B87C74DD-A7B8-4600-9552-D1DBA27D0BDC@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> > I would recommend a system restore to get back the old settings. Then get in
>> > touch with Bluetooth manufacturer for the exact procedure to disable the
>> > reminder.
>> >
>> > To perform system restore:
>> >
>> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084
>> > --
>> > Jonybrv
>> >
>> >
>> > "Karsten Wutzke" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi all!
>> >>
>> >> I deleted some HID entry in the registry to get rid of some Bluetooth
>> >> setup remainder, I thought. Now my mouse isn't working anymore. The
>> >> device manager shows the mouse with a yellow exclamation mark sign.
>> >> Clicking the info also tells the device couldn't be started because the
>> >> registry contains a missing or damaged entry.
>> >>
>> >> Is it possible to restore it somehow?
>> >>
>> >> Karsten
>> >>
>> >>
>>

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Come on, Peter. You know how system restore works. Moreover, I suggested
system restore cause the OP had deleted some of the registry entries which
caused the mouse not to work.

After all, it can be undone too.

You could help him out with some valid procedure rather we discussed on the
quality of the solutions.

--
Jonybrv


"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> You do not do a system restore when all you need is to re-install a driver . What if the OP had some new files on his system after his restore point. All for a driver.
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F1AF9D02-7854-458C-8176-A4D269CA7CCB@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for the alerting me, Peter. I do think twice before posting answers.
> >
> > Could you please let me know the mistake that I did in the earlier post ?
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jonybrv
> >
> > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
> >
> >> You are very dangerous with your answers Quinton. Please think before you post if at all possible. You can cause more problems to a poster than he already has.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Peter
> >>
> >> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> >> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
> >>
> >> "Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B87C74DD-A7B8-4600-9552-D1DBA27D0BDC@microsoft.com...
> >> >
> >> > I would recommend a system restore to get back the old settings. Then get in
> >> > touch with Bluetooth manufacturer for the exact procedure to disable the
> >> > reminder.
> >> >
> >> > To perform system restore:
> >> >
> >> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084
> >> > --
> >> > Jonybrv
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Karsten Wutzke" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi all!
> >> >>
> >> >> I deleted some HID entry in the registry to get rid of some Bluetooth
> >> >> setup remainder, I thought. Now my mouse isn't working anymore. The
> >> >> device manager shows the mouse with a yellow exclamation mark sign.
> >> >> Clicking the info also tells the device couldn't be started because the
> >> >> registry contains a missing or damaged entry.
> >> >>
> >> >> Is it possible to restore it somehow?
> >> >>
> >> >> Karsten
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
>

Karsten Wutzke
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Jonybrv wrote:
> Come on, Peter. You know how system restore works. Moreover, I suggested
> system restore cause the OP had deleted some of the registry entries which
> caused the mouse not to work.
>
> After all, it can be undone too.
>
> You could help him out with some valid procedure rather we discussed on the
> quality of the solutions.
>

Ah, yup. I still need help. Though the restore worked, I still have the
following problem:

Whenever I insert my Bluetooth dongle, a number of drivers (*definitely*
the wrong ones) get detected. Then they install themselves again, along
with a highly unwanted system control panel. So in all, these drivers
were not deleted with the system restore.

From the control panel entry added just then, I read the file names and
the locations of the driver files. I tried to delete those before
without success. Either the files were protected (process prevents
deletion) or the files restored themselves in some way within seconds
(when trying to move files). <- strange to observe

Is there any safe way to simply make Windows unaware that these drivers
are not and have ever been on my machine?

Also, I don't know if the registry might be able to restore drivers...???

I wished I had Linux now... I could simply delete the files and begone.

What can I do?

Karsten

PS:

The two drivers from the Bluetooth info have 5 files:

1st one:
- WINDOWS\system32\bthprops.sys

2nd one:
- WINDOWS\system32\bthprops.cpl
- WINDOWS\system32\bthport.sys
- WINDOWS\system32\bthusb.sys
- WINDOWS\system32\fsquirt.sys

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
The Bluetooth system drivers you mentioned are included in Service Pack 2.
So removing them with system restore or deleting them is not possible.

However, Microsoft has listed some troubleshooting steps that should help:


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=840635
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883259


--
Jonybrv


"Karsten Wutzke" wrote:

>
>
> Jonybrv wrote:
> > Come on, Peter. You know how system restore works. Moreover, I suggested
> > system restore cause the OP had deleted some of the registry entries which
> > caused the mouse not to work.
> >
> > After all, it can be undone too.
> >
> > You could help him out with some valid procedure rather we discussed on the
> > quality of the solutions.
> >
>
> Ah, yup. I still need help. Though the restore worked, I still have the
> following problem:
>
> Whenever I insert my Bluetooth dongle, a number of drivers (*definitely*
> the wrong ones) get detected. Then they install themselves again, along
> with a highly unwanted system control panel. So in all, these drivers
> were not deleted with the system restore.
>
> From the control panel entry added just then, I read the file names and
> the locations of the driver files. I tried to delete those before
> without success. Either the files were protected (process prevents
> deletion) or the files restored themselves in some way within seconds
> (when trying to move files). <- strange to observe
>
> Is there any safe way to simply make Windows unaware that these drivers
> are not and have ever been on my machine?
>
> Also, I don't know if the registry might be able to restore drivers...???
>
> I wished I had Linux now... I could simply delete the files and begone.
>
> What can I do?
>
> Karsten
>
> PS:
>
> The two drivers from the Bluetooth info have 5 files:
>
> 1st one:
> - WINDOWS\system32\bthprops.sys
>
> 2nd one:
> - WINDOWS\system32\bthprops.cpl
> - WINDOWS\system32\bthport.sys
> - WINDOWS\system32\bthusb.sys
> - WINDOWS\system32\fsquirt.sys
>
>


Registry: removed HID entry, mouse not working