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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Coupe328 View Post
    Or you could probably just open up the inf file for the driver and insert the string now reported by the device in it in place of the no longer used one. (Which you could get by setting the environment variable devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 or whatever for your OS and choose show hidden devices in device manager so you can see the string of the not currently attached stuff.)
    Why bother,just load up your xp 32 bit with all the bmw diagnostics and end of story.
    No one can grab you by the back door balls if you stay off line.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by edber View Post
    Why bother,just load up your xp 32 bit with all the bmw diagnostics and end of story.
    No one can grab you by the back door balls if you stay off line.
    That's a choice for individuals to make themselves, all my post does is help identify which line to change in the inf if already affected. Saying don't connect it after the fact doesn't help anyone already affected.


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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Coupe328 View Post
    That's a choice for individuals to make themselves, all my post does is help identify which line to change in the inf if already affected. Saying don't connect it after the fact doesn't help anyone already affected.
    Yes but download the aforementioned and keep the laptop a a diagnostic laptop.
     
     

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    Can that be broken down into bite size chunks for a non techno type please <??>

    I have for instance gone in the advanced section of the the device in device manager and cant see what you are looking at. Also, assuming this is my problem and i may need to understand more, what is Mprog and FTprog and how do you get your mits on it?
     
     

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    Try these drivers.
    They are based on the earlier 2.10 version, and I have modifed them to accept the wiped FTDI chip so it will be recognised again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Try these drivers.
    They are based on the earlier 2.10 version, and I have modifed them to accept the wiped FTDI chip so it will be recognised again.
    Topbloke for that!

    How exactly do I use that though...windows does not recognize it as a driver in itself so I guess it has to be inserted into the driver file? How exactly?
     
     

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    Plug you lead in, and it'll try to install drivers and say it can't find any.
    Select the options to manually find the drivers, say you have the disk, and point it to those files/folders and it'll install.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Some people in the electronics industry might have heard of FTDIgate, which has been bricking various USB based hardware.

    FTDI is a big manufacturer of USB to serial chips used in a lot of USB equipped hardware. Cloning and counterfeiting of chips is big, and very hard for the end user to detect.
    Towards the end of October, FTDI released a new driver through Windows Update which has some insidious code implemented. The updates are silent, but they check for non genuine FTDI chips, and if they see a copy, they set the Product ID to 0.
    All USB equipment has a VID and PID Data field, the VID is Vendor ID, the PID is Product ID.
    Your computer will use these details to figure out what has been plugged in and what to do with it. When a lead with a copy chip is used, the new driver changed the product ID code on the FTDI chip to 0000, and the next time it is plugged in, it isn't recognised and doesn't work.

    I have recently bought a new DCAN cable after my original was damaged from ebay, and this has been hit by the vid_0403&pid_0000 bug.

    Keep an eye out, and if you do have issues, it may be the PID.
    You can check this by looking in device manager, and at the advanced tab.
    Just manually choose the driver
     
     

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    Couldn't get it to use that file as it did not recognize it as a driver. So i went on to good old Youtube and followed that guys instructions to load mprog and check the cable. My cable is not corrupted so that is not my ifh-0003 cause of problem after all.

    Back to square one for me having ruled this out.

    Joy.

    Thanks for all the help anyhow guys.
     
     

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