How to Manually Uninstall and Reinstall the FLEX-1500 Device...

Expand / Collapse
 

How to Manually Uninstall and Reinstall the FLEX-1500 Device...


How to Manually Uninstall and Reinstall the FLEX-1500 Device Driver

  System Dependencies
  Minimum PowerSDR Version:     N/A 
  Applicable Hardware:     FLEX-1500  

Content provided by: FlexRadio Systems Engineering

Under rare circumstances where the FLEX-1500 device driver did not load properly, as determined by validating the installation using the KB article "How to Verify the FLEX-1500 USB Driver is Properly Loaded", you can manually unload and reload the drivers without having to unload PowerSDR.   The following procedures will provide a step-by-step guide for repairing a failed driver install.


Complete Uninstall / Reinstall of the FLEX-1500 Driver


Step 1. - Power off the FLEX-1500
Turn off the power to the FLEX-1500

Step 2. - Locate the FLEX-1500 Driver Install folder.
The FLEX-1500 driver install folders are located with the PowerSDR 2.x.x application folder. There are separate driver folders for the 32 and 64-bit versions of the driver. Make sure you select the proper folder for the type of operating system you are running.
  • For Windows XP, the default location for the installation of PowerSDR is:
    c:\Program Files\FlexRadio Systems\PowerSDR v2.x.x
  • For Vista and Windows 7, the default location for the installation of PowerSDR is:
    c:\Program Files (x86)\FlexRadio Systems\PowerSDR v2.x.x

Using Windows Explorer or any of the alternate methods Windows provides to view and execute files, navigate to the appropriate FLEX-1500 driver folder.

Step 3. - Manually Uninstall the FLEX-1500 driver
Locate the batch file uninstall.bat in the appropriate FLEX-1500 driver folder. If you are running Vista or Win7, Right click on the file name and choose "Run As administrator."   If you are running Windows XP, make sure you are logged in with full administrator rights as there is no Run As option for batch files.

You will see a Windows Command window (aka "DOS box") displayed momentarily while the driver is uninstalled.

Step 4. - Manually Install the FLEX-1500 driver
Locate the batch file wd_install.bat in the appropriate FLEX-1500 driver folder. If you are running Vista or Win7, Right click on the file name and choose "Run As administrator."   If you are running Windows XP, make sure you are logged in with full administrator rights as there is no Run As option for batch files.

You will see a Windows Command window (aka "DOS box") displayed while the driver is being installed.   It can take up to a minute or two to complete the driver installation. Wait until the Command window closes before proceeding.

Step 5. - Verify the driver installation
Validate the FLEX-1500 driver installation using the KB article "How to Verify the FLEX-1500 USB Driver is Properly Loaded"



This KB article may reference additional files that are available on the FlexRadio Systems web site Downloads page. Please use the URL(s) below to download the referenced materials.

An Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required to open the file. You can download Adobe Acrobat from here.

KB Source Document(s):

None Referenced




Rate this Article:
     

Add Your Comments


Comment require login or registration.

Details
Last Modified:Friday, June 25, 2010
Last Modified By: Administrator
Type: FIX
Rated 5 stars based on 1 vote
Article has been viewed 7,737 times.
Options