05-03-10 08:26 AM
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  1. jabbs1's Avatar
    I tried your suggestion, but I cannot do the step 12. the comp did not allow me to save. it appeared: "cannot create the C:\window\inf\bth.inf file. Make sure the path and the file name are correct".
    I have this problem as well. Any help here?
    10-07-09 08:50 PM
  2. Connert's Avatar
    Sounds like the file is set to "read only". Browse to the "bth.inf" file, right click and go to properties, uncheck the box next to "read only".

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    10-07-09 08:55 PM
  3. jabbs1's Avatar
    I actually figured it out. I had to go to "security" in the doc properties and change my "user" profile to be able to modify the document. After that I was able to save it.

    However, when I restarted my computer and plugged in my bluetooth dongle, it says it was loading some stuff, but nothing is there when I double click on the bluetooth icon in the system tray. Also, nothing appears bluetooth-wise under My Computer. So basically nothing loaded, which your last step says the drivers and everything should load.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by jabbs1; 10-07-09 at 10:31 PM.
    10-07-09 09:19 PM
  4. Connert's Avatar
    No ideas here. This process was tested using XP. I have been able to skip Vista, so I've not tried.

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    10-08-09 06:20 AM
  5. jabbs1's Avatar
    Yes I forgot to mention I'm using Vista.

    Hmm...I was really hoping this would work. I might try doing the process over again tonight.
    10-08-09 11:53 AM
  6. Ackis's Avatar
    I'm not at home so I can't verify if my setup is correct, but would following these steps help with the overall sync process?

    My BB can connect to the desktop via bluetooth, however the sync just locks up after a period of time.
    10-09-09 11:18 AM
  7. mtech's Avatar
    Took those steps and all worked well. Thanks!!!

    IBM Thinkpad X40
    Windows XP Pro SP3
    BT adapter: D-LINK DBT-120 rev C1 (uses Toshiba BT Stack)
    BB 8830 World on VZW
    Last edited by mtech; 11-12-09 at 07:02 PM. Reason: -
    11-12-09 06:14 PM
  8. Lucio51's Avatar
    Hi Connert
    How the **** do you guys find out all these tricks, after battling for many months I found your step by step solution and ..... success. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    01-18-10 06:07 AM
  9. pablo4fun's Avatar
    Connert, I had to register because I wanted to say Thank You! The steps as outlined worked perfectly. After 2 or more years of waiting for a solution I can now say good bye to the cable and sync via BT. Nice work!
    02-01-10 07:06 PM
  10. Annastasia's Avatar
    I understand that this is a very old thread but it does appear to describe my same problem, e.g being able to sync BB to PC, yet DM properties for syncing are greyed out, even though I am running W7 on a new ThinkPad with built-in BT and a BB Curve 8330/4.5.0.175 Sprint with built-in BT, as opposed to the Vista PCs and extra BT devices added to BB later, as described here.
    I tried to follow the instructions, but get stuck at step 2. Clicking on the properties of the BT file in the Device Manager brings up a box with a single tab that says "general" and a picture of the BT icon, but none of it is clickable and there is no "Details" tab anywhere.
    Is there a different fix for the same problem when dealing with BT that was factory-installed in both the Curve and the ThinkPad. Computer and BB swear they are linked and show up in each others BT connections, but my BB PIN is not printed in the lower left corner of the Desktop Manager software, and all file syncing and transfer options are greyed out. Help! The only thing I can use the BT for, is testing the Tether trial, which can run fine on BT, just no way to connect it to the BB DM itself.
    Last edited by Annastasia; 02-02-10 at 01:47 AM. Reason: typos and clarification
    02-02-10 01:23 AM
  11. fatcat5393's Avatar
    I have been trying to solve this for a year.

    Maybe now my HP bluetooth printer will work also.
    02-18-10 10:09 PM
  12. rpmgsxr's Avatar
    OP!!!! You rock!!! I have been messin with my damn BT and my Storm 2 all friggin day. I find your post and literally 10 minutes later it is working!!!! YOU ABSOLUTELY ROCK!!!!
    03-01-10 08:28 PM
  13. sneogi's Avatar
    It seems like I went through *** to find the reason my Desktop Manager would not play nice with my Belkin Bluetooth dongal. Once I found out the reason my DM bluetooth option was grayed out (WIDCOMM stack), and the answer (Windows stack), it took a search through several forums and Microsoft's KB to resolve the issue. So, I thought I'd post a step by step guide to help others.

    If you are a BIS user like me, Bluetooth connectivity is probably the best option for keeping outlook synced.

    I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but I uninstalled DM before starting this and re-installed it after.

    (Assuming you have a usb bluetooth device installed on your PC and Windows XP)

    This is what worked for me:

    1. Go to Device Manager and right click on your bluetooth device, then click properties. (Be sure you have the dongal plugged in are you will not find a listing for it in Device Manager).

    2. Go to the "Details" Tab and select the Device Instance Id.

    3. Now click on the Id in the box below. It will look something like USB\VID_050D&PID_0131\5&31AD355&0&1.

    4. Press ctrl + c to copy the id.

    5. Open Notepad on your PC and paste the id in to it.

    6. Remove the last part of the id so it looks like USB\VID_050D&PID_0131

    7. Copy the modified id to your clipboard.

    8. Go to Start then Run and type %windir%\inf\bth.inf in the box. Click OK.

    9. Notepad will open this file.

    10. Scroll down the notepad until you see:


    ;------------- Device section - Start -----------------------

    [ALPS.NT.5.1]
    ALPS Integrated Bluetooth Device= BthUsb, USB\Vid_044e&Pid_3005
    Alps Bluetooth USB Adapter= BthUsb, USB\Vid_044e&Pid_3006

    [Belkin.NT.5.1]
    Belkin Bluetooth Adapter= BthUsb, USB\Vid_050d&Pid_0081
    Belkin Bluetooth Adapter= BthUsb, USB\Vid_050d&Pid_0084
    My Bluetooth Device Adapter= BthUsb, USB\VID_050D&PID_0131

    [BrainBoxes.NT.5.1]
    Brain Boxes USB Bluetooth Adapter BL-554= BthUsb, USB\Vid_05d1&Pid_0003


    11. This is where you are going to add your device id. Paste the id from step 7 in to this file. Be sure to add a device name so it looks like this: (see red text in example)

    My Bluetooth Device= BthUsb, USB\VID_050D&0131

    12. Save this file and close notepad.

    13. Go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel and remove all the Bluetooth software you have installed.

    14. Remove the dongal from your USB port.

    15. Restart your computer.

    16. After your computer reboots, re-connect dongal to USB port and let Windows automatically find and install your device. It will load the native Windows Bluetooth stack which is needed for Desktop Manager to allow you to sync through Bluetooth connection.

    Open DM options and the Bluetooth option should no longer be grayed out. It is not as hard as it may seem.
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    Thanks for the elaborate explanation. However, I am a novice in these matters.
    I tried to go step by step as described by you, but was stumped at step 6 onwards. I use a Fujitsu Laptop (s6311). The bluetooth driver installed is
    of Toshiba. This is the display on the "Device Instance Id" "BLUETOOTH\0004&0007\0000"

    Can you please guide me after this.

    Thanks in advance.

    Best Regards,

    Sidhartha
    05-03-10 08:26 AM
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