Bluetooth USB Dongle not Recognized in any of 3 USB ports - Win 7 x64 hp

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  1. zapjb

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    Win 7 hp x64 laptop no internal bt. I have a cheap $1 USB bt dongle from ebay. Using Unknown Device Identifier from HunterSoft the dongle IDs as a Cambridge Silicon Windigo BTM01C2AC Bluetooth Adapter.

    My laptop recognized the dongle & windows7 even dl'd the generic bt drivers - everything worked for a week that is. Then in Device Manager I get the yellow triangle Unknown Device.

    It is not a bad USB port, all USB ports work with other devices. Using TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack 8.00.03 64bit or any other software doesn't work. Tried uninstalling from Device Manager & rebooting - no go. Doesn't matter which of 3 USB ports I use, upon dongle insertion windows say device not recognized.

    Thinking my bt dongle is maybe dead. Thought about buying a $15-$20 AZiO BTD-V201 or AZiO BTD-V400 highly rated USB bt dongle. But from my research a lot of people have had problems with USB bt dongles, regardless of brand or windows version.

    I am at a loss. Looking for answers.
     
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    did you try it on another comp?
     
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    Just tried on desktop with XP Pro. Poseidon pitchfork appeared briefly (2 sec) then disappeared from the Taskbar. And nothing BT or yellow triangle or any other indications of a dongle in Device Manager.
     
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    sounds like time for a replacement device
     
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