Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Panda » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 15:03:50



I am using a Toshiba M200 with xp sp2 installed.

Currently I have the microsoft BT stack, and it works, but the new
Toshiba stack is supposed to offer better services, in particular BT
head set support.

I've tried to update the stack twice.. Once following this site:


http://www.yqcomputer.com/


and followed the instructions for Case 4 with no success, it looks like
no changes were actually made. That is, still no services available
after pairing the headset.

And then I installed the Toshiba BT stack 3.10.00 from here:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

The installation seemed to go okay, apart from one error at 68%
installation (didn't note what it was sorry) and had to close a dialog
box and then the installation continued to completion.

The MS BT antanae was removed from the system tray, and replaced with a
toshiba one, so all looked good, power was on to the antenna, but I
didn't add any new BT devices straight away. It did not say I needed a
reboot but I did one any way. When the laptop cam back up the Toshiba
BT antenna was there initially, but then was removed and replaced with
the MS one (that Blue B thingy)???

The power was off to the antenna, so I turned it on (from software) and
it found new hardware, and was using a Toshiba 3 USB something as the
driver initially, then it removed that and put the old MS and Toshiba
ones that existed before I tried the update??

Now my laptop seems to be as it was before I started?? What the hell
just happened...
 
 
 

Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Chris H » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 15:19:45

One of the earlier suggestions for the Toshiba M200 is to hold down the
Function key [Fn] press the F8 key at the top so you can see a series of
icons indicating Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a combination of both, or no Wi-Fi. If
you continue to tap the F8 key while holding down the {Fn} key will allow
you to toggle through these.

I would try to isolate to Bluetooth only, so you can work just with that
process.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone

 
 
 

Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Panda » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 02:06:54


The f8 key doesn't work when you have the MS stack running. I think
the problem is more to do with a driver signing issue maybe. I don't
think the Toshiba stack is signed (I'm on a limb here), so when the OS
finds the bluetooth, it decides to go back to the previous installation
of the MS stack over the Toshiba one. I'm a bit of a Hack here so I
don't really know what I'm talking about (obviously).

But could this be on the right track.. The new stack definately
installed, it removed the Xp bluetooth centre under network settings
and everything, changed all the icons and dialogs, but then was undone
on the reboot?





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Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Chris H » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 02:16:09

opefully someone will pop in here with more information for you, Panda.
8-) I don't run Bluetooth here, so it is a bit foreign to me.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


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Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Panda » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 03:02:53

I appreciate all the help I can get.

I've decided my Tablet is possessed by the MS BT stack, and I may need
to get someone to exorcise it!


Cheers
 
 
 

Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Chris H » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 03:07:45

You might want to contact Toshiba support via their toll-free telephone
number. I've found their techs really quite good.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
 
 
 

Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Mauricio F » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 04:07:04


First question: what Bluetooth hardware are you using? Toshiba or something
else?

If you're using something else, and if it's based on Widcomm, then better
install the Widcomm driver than the Toshiba one. However, even if you have
the Widcomm driver you'll see that the MS Bluetooth stack will take over any
configuration.

Follow the first post on this thread with instructions on how to change from
one stack to the other:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
about changing the MS to Widcomm, but the idea is the same for any driver.
See if it works with Toshiba's ones.

--
Mauricio Freitas, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Bluetooth guides: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Geekzone Software Store: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Panda » Wed, 26 Jan 2005 02:26:31

Okay, I got it to install finally!! Here's what I did, may help
others. Maybe I'm the only one who couldn't do it...

Installing Toshiba stack over MS BT XP sp2.

1. Download the 3.10.00 drivers from here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/


2. Turn off your internet connection.

3. Rename C:/windows/inf/bth.inf and bth.pnf to bth.inf.old and
bth.pnf.old (This prevents xp from reinstalling the MS stack)

4. I had the toshiba BT monitor in the startup menu, and this is what I
think was causing the new stack to uninstall. So I removed it from the
startup menu (copy the shortcut to somewhere else)

5. Install the new stack. Once it is complete, right click the new BT
Antennae and turn the power off, and then back on again. This completes
the installation.

When I rebooted the new stack had stuck.

Now my Logitech mobile freedom headset works...
I hope this is of help to others...
 
 
 

Installing Toshiba BT Stack: Please Help

Post by Chris H » Wed, 26 Jan 2005 02:54:01

Thanks for posting the information.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone