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janolsen
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:28 am Reply with quote
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After a period of poor signal my Toppy has entered 'The Cycle of Death. I want to try the 'emptysettings' trick.

However....

The laptop I used to connect to my 5810 to has been 'decommissioned' and my existing laptop has not had the Toppy device driver installed.

I have installed the Windows applications containing the driver but as the Toppy cycles on/off the PC never gets the chance to install the device driver automatically.

Going through the device manager does not work either as the PC cannot identify the correct driver - and I cannot find it on the PC.

Any suggestions, please.
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alan_m
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:55 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 17 Oct 2006 Posts: 3123 Location: Southchurch Village, Southend-on-Sea
janolsen wrote:
After a period of poor signal my Toppy has entered 'The Cycle of Death. I want to try the 'emptysettings' trick.

However....

The laptop I used to connect to my 5810 to has been 'decommissioned' and my existing laptop has not had the Toppy device driver installed.

I have installed the Windows applications containing the driver but as the Toppy cycles on/off the PC never gets the chance to install the device driver automatically.

Going through the device manager does not work either as the PC cannot identify the correct driver - and I cannot find it on the PC.

Any suggestions, please.


Which version of windows and is it 32 or 64 bits

Don't bother with the Toppy drivers - install Antares instead
http://haselgrove.id.au/antares/

Switch your Toppy off at the mains plug
Connect the usb lead
Start up Antares
In Antares double click on the Emptysettings.tfd
Switch on your Toppy at the mains.


You should install drivers before connecting your Toppy
A utility that can help identify the USB driver is
USBDeview (a free utility to view your USB connections)
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Screenshot of the USB drivers associated with my Toppy using USBdeview
http://www.admac.myzen.co.uk/usbdeview/

USBDeview also allows you to delete drivers.


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juwlz
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:01 pm Reply with quote
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janolsen wrote:
Going through the device manager does not work either as the PC cannot identify the correct driver - and I cannot find it on the PC.
Never connect the Toppy until you have the correct drivers installed. If you do, Windows (in its infinite, but flawed, wisdom) will automatically install some entirely useless ones. If it has already done this, you'll need to remove them before you can install the ones that will work.

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