04-06-2011 03:45 PM
I cannot get the BlackBerry Desktop Software to start on my computer. At all.
I was previously running version 5.0 - and then I installed Outlook 2010 and it wouldn't sync. I did some reading and discovered that version 5.0 will not sync with Outlook 2010 - so I upgraded to the newest version.
The installation was succesful and when I attempt to open the program I get an error that says "BlackBerry Desktop Software has stopped working".
I am uninstalled and reinstalled twice and keep getting the same error.
My .net Framework is up to date (I have read somewhere that could be an issue...)
I am running Windows 7 - Home Premium with Service Pack 1.
I have MS Office Professional 2010
Thanks in advance!!!
04-06-2011 04:18 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
Please first check this:
If that is not the cause, then I suggest the following steps (insert plenty of reboots of your PC...not just restarts, but full power down reboots). Also, it is advised that you be logged into the PC on an account with full admin rights. Further, under Vista/Win7, use the "Run As Administrator" option for everything.
Further, it has also been reported that when your user profile on windows (type 'echo %userprofile%' in the command prompt) contains spaces, then the installer will not work. In order to solve this issue, log out of your Windows account and log back in using the local Administrator account (or any other account name without spaces) and install the desktop (for all users).
1) Remove your device OS update package from your PC (add/remove programs)
2) Cleanly uninstall the RIM Desktop Software:
3) Get a fresh download of the RIM Desktop Software:
4) Download (to your PC) a fresh copy of your device OS package from your carrier:
5) Install the Desktop Software to your PC
6) Install (also to your PC), the device OS package
7) Start the organizer configuration over:
Hopefully that will get things going again.
Good luck and let us know!
04-06-2011 06:40 PM
I am fairly certain I have just finished all these fixes and it still isn't working
The only thing I can't tell is whether or not I have a Click-to-Run version of Office. how do I tell?
04-06-2011 07:09 PM
Oh golly...I honestly wish you'd have checked on click-to-run first...if that turns out to be the root issue, then doing the rest of those tedious things would have been avoided.
I honestly don't know where to check on click-to-run...other than to point you to the Additional Information section of the KB:
Maybe that has something more useful?
04-06-2011 07:37 PM
Don't have what?
04-06-2011 11:40 PM
I have had the same problem.
Updated from V5 to V6 which worked fine, but when reinstalling V6 after a HD crash V6 would not run.
I have un-installed V6 using both Revo and ACS uninstall packages (both seem to find all leftover registry items) and reinstalled to new locations, even to a different HD, but it still crashes!
I went back to V5 which runs fine, but (obviously) without some f the featurers of V6.
Have just downloaded and installed the new V6, but, you guessed it, it crashes too.
This is truly beyond a joke, only MS comes close for shipping cruddy software.
04-11-2011 10:06 AM - edited 04-11-2011 10:08 AM
I had this problem off and on for months. I spent a lot of time sorting thru all the possibilities with HP, uSoft, BB and others.
They were all USELESS.
I'll explain what was causing my problem - to the best of my ability:
Blackberry Desktop software was apparently offended when I deleted a folder that uSoft (Vista 64) was using as a default location for saving files. I did not like that location as a default, there was nothing in it, I deleted it and from that point forward, BB Desktop software would not start.
When I restored that folder from the recycle bin, all was fixed.
I am not sure why BB likes that folder. Probably has to do with a selection made during installation. In any case, this is what caused my problems.
I think BB should have this sort of failure mode identified as part of the troubleshooting process.
No one ever asked about folders that BB looks for during start up.
06-01-2011 05:21 AM
I'm having the same problem. I've only just switched to a BlackBerry and am surprised how frustrating the installation process is being. I've uninstalled the software an d am about to re-install using the default BlackBerry folder.
Fingers crossed it works! It shouldn't have to be this time consuming!