01-30-2013 03:37 PM - edited 01-30-2013 03:38 PM
Sorry, - got myself poorly!
Anyway, you're welcome. Pleased to hear that you got your Playbook working fine with XP. Shows the Playbook is good, and shows that Windows 8 settings were preventing access.
Most large Companies are still on XP because it's reliable; the cost of updating thousands of pc's is prohibitive - and it's a brill O/S anyway.
However, Microsoft are intent on ending support, or so they keep saying so it's as well to have windows 7/8 as well.
What I do is keep one hard drive with XP working on it (it is a pig to install though, with all the driver discs and time it takes to install).
Then I have a second hard drive and install windows 8 on it (simplicity itself compared to XP, as you'll know)!
I can then boot from either drive, keeping both updated,- not a huge chore.
I use Win 8 as the default boot then altenatively boot into XP if theres something there, (your Playbook in your case) that doesn't work with Windows 8.
I don't recommend you dual boot them on the same hard drive because imaging can be a nightmare (for Windows 7/8 rather than for XP). That's because when you install win7 or 8 as a dual boot with XP, it puts the boot records in XP. If you ever have to restore XP you're ok, but with 7or8 it can't find the boot records and needs the Windows disc to restore them! Idiotic.
Of course, I have other partitions on each disc to keep the non-operating system items on (videos, music, photos, et al). Having 2 hard drives isn't a waste.
You might like to try it and see.
If the wrong o/s boots up by default, simply swap the hard drive data cables over at the motherboard. (Were talking sata).
Booting to the non default is a matter of pressing usually f11 or f12 to get to boot selection mode for the choice. This needs to be enabled in the bios and usually is. Pressing ether f8 or del during boot usually takes you into BIOS if necessary.
The you can use Windows 8 usually but boot to XP for the Playbook.
Hope there are some ideas for you, it's a shame to deny youself the 'pleasures' of Windows 8, lol. (Seriously, it's good once you install windows classic shell and boot straight to desktop with a start menu etc. present).
Good luck. Glad the Playbook's working.
01-31-2013 05:15 PM
I am having the same problem. I fixed my firewall settings (Resolution 1) and I rebooted (Resolution 2) to no avail. I checked the Windows 8 Device Manager entry for the Playbook, the General Device Status reads - This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31). I tried to Update the driver to no avail. It seems to me there is something wrong with the Playbook Windows 8 driver.
Any help is much appreciated.
This is most annoying as everthing was working fine until I upgraded to Windows 8.
01-31-2013 05:41 PM
I found a solution to my problem. I rolled back the Windows 8 device driver to 'Research In Motion Driver 126.96.36.199 - 5/5/2011' and all work as expected. Also, I notices that under the Advanced tab, the Network Address value was set to 0. In the driver that failed, the value was set to 'Not Present'.
05-07-2013 04:45 AM - edited 05-07-2013 04:55 AM
I went throught some trouble shooting on my playbook with latest update with my 2indow 8 x64 PC and finnaly IO got it working
here is what got on my Playbook OS 188.8.131.526
I went trhu uninstall blackberry device mgr and also desktop softwoare
make sure the the security software allows the playbook's usb network mac address is give full access to network
disconnect the playbook form the pC
login in as administrator
connect the pc to playbook
when the cd drive for playbook shows up, click install
when done, reboot as requested
login as admin again
if the playbook is not mounted as dirve Z: or close to Z:: after a few minutes, then look in device manager, view-> show hidden device
if there is an amber waring of teh playbook device
open it up and see if teh device was not loaded.
if unable to load, try the following:
- open up the device manager adn set automount, optionall auto opening explorer to the mounted drive letter
-disconnect and wait a few seconds and connec the play book
-watch for any popup the need to your OK
-hopefully the device drive is loaded this time around and you find teh playbook drive Z:...
- if not try downlaod theplaybook desktop 7.1. software (710_b042_multilanguage.exe) from blackbaryy.com
- login as administrator
- make sure not to miss any request for permission form blackberry device or software
- if playbook show up as mounted, great, you are done.
- if not look at the device manager. if windows was unable to laod the device, try update the drive from device manager
- disconnect and reconnect playbook, if works, stop
- if not use devmgmt to roll back device,
- disconnect and reconnect playbook;this should definitely work - at least it worked for me:
06-19-2013 02:12 PM
Well, I've figured it out for me at any rate. And there's a referal to my first article by another member as being a pretty comprehensive guide. (Thanks again for that btw).
Look at my prior 3 posts and follow them absolutely thoroughly. (from the first to the last), trying to connect wirelessly after completing each guide unti you can connect.
I can certainly connect everytime by data cable or wirlelesly; to windows XP, 7 and 8.
A bit late for yourself I think, but until you can connect and know it, always do it wirelessly; it will either conect immediately or say it cannot connect. The reason I recommend that route is that if it connects it does it immediately. Opening a pane with 2 folders in it. You can then open folders, drag and drop or delete items, etc.: If it cannot connect, it cannot wipe the content of your Playbook of course! If it does connect it is safe and only the user can cause damage by deleting something that oughtn't be deleted.
One other thing I have found since my last post: a couple of times my pc has failed to connect wirelessly to my playbook - grrr. However, on looking at my Playbooks IP address on each of these occasions I found that the last digit of my IP address had changed; so that's worth checking if you come across the problem. So far the final digit on my Playbook has been 6, 5 and 1!!!!! Perhaps some other wireless connection (Ipad? laptop) made it move. Life and Windows are a mystery (and Playbooks).
Hope this helps someone.