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Offline etharooni

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on: August 18, 2008, 06:56:04 PM
Hello!  I'm new here! 

For my birthday a couple days ago, I got a new laptop!  It came with Vista, but I was fairly closed-minded to using it, so I wanted to install XP.  In Vista, one of the first things I tried was the Johnny Lee Wii Whiteboard software, and it worked great!  After XP was installed, it didn't.  I used the exact same USB Bluetooth Adapter and Bluesoleil. 

In XP, Bluesoleil said that the Wii remote was connected, but both the Wiimote library and Johnny Lee's software gave an error: No Wiimotes found on HID list.



Thanks in advance!  Once I get this working, there are so many new things that I can do with the Wii remote!  It's the ultimate computer peripheral. 
« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 06:07:44 AM by benpaddlejones »



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Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 12:56:58 AM
Try using Boonjin's version instead and see if it connects.


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Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 01:12:03 AM
Try using Boonjin's version instead and see if it connects.


www.boonjin.com



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Thanks, but that didn't work.  It gave the same error.  I'm pretty sure it's not the Wii software that's the problem.



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Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 03:20:25 AM
If this helps, here's a picture of device manager showing that the Wii device 'Cannot start'




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Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008, 01:25:05 AM
Can anyone help me?  I really want to get this working!  Thanks.



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Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008, 02:45:25 AM
etharooni
1. Run a full windows update (when at update site, select custom and run all available updates).

2. Make sure using latest version of Bluesoleil

3. Whilst connected to the internet, in device manager, right click all HID's select 'update driver' once updated, do the same for next until all HID's updated.

4. Delete device from Bluesoleil list of devices

5. Connect device, give time on first connection for "new hardware" install to complete before running any app's may take a few minutes. Once thsi is dones, should ahve no probls with quick connect.

Let me know how you go!

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Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 04:35:48 AM
etharooni
1. Run a full windows update (when at update site, select custom and run all available updates).

2. Make sure using latest version of Bluesoleil

3. Whilst connected to the internet, in device manager, right click all HID's select 'update driver' once updated, do the same for next until all HID's updated.

4. Delete device from Bluesoleil list of devices

5. Connect device, give time on first connection for "new hardware" install to complete before running any app's may take a few minutes. Once thsi is dones, should ahve no probls with quick connect.

Let me know how you go!

Benpaddlejones :)

Thanks...
I did a Windows Update thingy, even installing a bluetooth related update.  And yes, I am using the most recent version of Bluesoleil. 

When you say to update the HID devices with the internet in Device manager, you mean with the Windows Update thing, right?  That's what it sounded like. Well, it couldn't find anything. 

It didn't work.  The HID device still has that little yellow exclamation point and the Wii software doesn't work.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2008, 04:41:06 AM by etharooni »



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Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008, 06:40:01 AM
etharooni
1. Run a full windows update (when at update site, select custom and run all available updates).

2. Make sure using latest version of Bluesoleil

3. Whilst connected to the internet, in device manager, right click all HID's select 'update driver' once updated, do the same for next until all HID's updated.

4. Delete device from Bluesoleil list of devices

5. Connect device, give time on first connection for "new hardware" install to complete before running any app's may take a few minutes. Once thsi is dones, should ahve no probls with quick connect.

Let me know how you go!

Benpaddlejones :)

Thanks...
I did a Windows Update thingy, even installing a bluetooth related update.  And yes, I am using the most recent version of Bluesoleil. 

When you say to update the HID devices with the internet in Device manager, you mean with the Windows Update thing, right?  That's what it sounded like. Well, it couldn't find anything. 

It didn't work.  The HID device still has that little yellow exclamation point and the Wii software doesn't work.

Hi etharooni,

Did you try to uninstall Bluesoleil and reinstall it again?
It might help.

Once awhile, my Bluetooth hid devices will go haywire and I will face the same problem with you.
I will have to uninstall Bluesoleil and go through the installation again.
It works fine after that. :)

Hope this works for you.

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Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 02:46:22 PM

Hi etharooni,

Did you try to uninstall Bluesoleil and reinstall it again?
It might help.

Once awhile, my Bluetooth hid devices will go haywire and I will face the same problem with you.
I will have to uninstall Bluesoleil and go through the installation again.
It works fine after that. :)

Hope this works for you.

Regards,
Boon Jin

Thanks, I did a complete uninstall and reinstall.  Once everything was set up, the HID device has the same error icon as before, and the Wii software can't find any 'Wiimotes on HID list'; so thanks, but it didn't work.  Again. 

I really have no idea what this could be.  Are you using Bluesoleil with XP?  Maybe it's some sort of compatibility issue with my OS.  I dunno.  I haven't really done much with Bluetooth before.



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Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 02:54:10 PM
Maybe I'm doing something different inside of Bluesoleil.  How exactly do you get a Wii remote working once Bluesoleil is installed?  Do I have to assign it to a certain COMPORT or something?



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Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 06:42:04 PM
Sorry for the triple post, but I wasn't using the newest version of Bluesoleil.  I went to their website, but you need to pay to get an update.  The 'evaluation mode' of the new version didn't change anything, either.  I'm just going to install the registered old version.  So yeah...  This post wasn't really necessary.



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Reply #11 on: August 20, 2008, 08:11:55 PM
etharooni

In device manager, you should have several HID devices (dif mouse keyboards, etc). Float your mouse over each HID device and right click. In teh menu select update driver.

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Reply #12 on: August 20, 2008, 10:50:04 PM
Thanks for the response.  There was only one device in the HID device section of the manager.  All of the mouse/keyboard devices are in different categories of the device manager.  I tried updating (with the right-click, update driver option) those, but Windows Update couldn't find anything.  I don't have any updated driver file, so the only thing I could try was Windows Update.  I think I'm missing what you are trying to say.  The only thing I've tried with my Bluetooth adapter is the Wii remote, so yeah...

I just tried this on my desktop computer, and it worked perfectly.  It was really incredible.  It has nearly the same setup with the same adapter, XP, and Bluesoleil, so that rules out that problem...
« Last Edit: August 20, 2008, 10:51:46 PM by etharooni »



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Reply #13 on: August 21, 2008, 12:13:11 AM
etharooni
Try:
Remove BlueSoleil
Delete HID device (from Device Manager)
Run a Registry Cleaner (registry mechanic is best but $$$) ccleaner is free (click on the tools tab to find registry cleaner.
Reboot comp
Make sure you are connected to the internet (no company filters/firewalls)
Load Bluesoleil (make sure USB is inserted at correct time during installation process, check instructions)
Connect a bluetooth device like a phone/mouse/keyboard to make sure Bluetooth works
If it works
Connect Wiimote
Right click over HID and update driver (if connected to internet will search internet for more recent driver)

If this fails I have a plan B that should def work, but if u can Bluesoleil is better.

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Reply #14 on: August 21, 2008, 03:00:46 AM
etharooni
Try:
Remove BlueSoleil
Delete HID device (from Device Manager)
Run a Registry Cleaner (registry mechanic is best but $$$) ccleaner is free (click on the tools tab to find registry cleaner.
Reboot comp
Make sure you are connected to the internet (no company filters/firewalls)
Load Bluesoleil (make sure USB is inserted at correct time during installation process, check instructions)
Connect a bluetooth device like a phone/mouse/keyboard to make sure Bluetooth works
If it works
Connect Wiimote
Right click over HID and update driver (if connected to internet will search internet for more recent driver)

If this fails I have a plan B that should def work, but if u can Bluesoleil is better.

Benpaddlejones :)

Thanks for all your quick responses.  I did everything I could from what you gave me, but I don't have anything other than the Wii remote that's bluetooth enabled.  It didn't work.  Meh. 

What's your plan B?