Issue is trying to set up a D-Link Bluetooth 2.0 USB adapter on a Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop. Computer is WinXPSP2 w/first gen USB 1.
The initial installation begins and completes normally up to the point where the installation asks to Please plug in the Bluetooth device and click OK button.
Plug in the device, wait about 5 min, then begins the infinite DO-Loop of asking to plug in the device.
A little investigation in the hardware manager reveals that windows doesnt not appear to be detecting the device and associating the drivers which should have installed prior to the hardware connect prompt.
In an attempt to work around the issue, multiple re-attempts were tried w/the same conclusions. To include a completely separate installation on a desktop computer which lives right next to the laptop&same issues.
I also tried downloading the install software from d-link, and running the install from the harddrive instead of CD w/same hangup. I finally tried to brute force the driver to the device by working directly from device manager and pointing to the unzipped files from the downloaded installation files. This at least cleared all the question marks in the device manager AND allowed a driver other than the XP generic Bluetooth driver to run the device.
However&the install never appeared to work, and even after clearing all the hardware question marks in device manager and appearing to have the hardware working, the Bluetooth manager D-link provided doesnt see the device as well as after trying to pair the device w/my palm by searching for pairable devices it obviously is not transmitting anything to link up with.
SO THE QUESTION.
Looking for ideas on getting this hardware to run on my laptop. Services to disable in Services and Applications? (aka computer management)&etc.?
Any ideas are appreciated.