Saturday, January 03, 2009

Installing the Mir:ror: A very painful experience!


I have today got the new RFID reader from Violet which allows the Nabaztag/tag to smell the created so called "Ztamp:s" and nanoTags programmed with it !

(I wrote about the mir:ror earlier on my blog).

I wanted to share my email which I just sent to the mir:ror support:

"Hi there, I am using Vista X64 Ultimate SP1 and wanted to tell you it took me 3 hours (!!!) to get my mir:or ready! Here is what happened:


If I install the version Mirware 0.94 with Windows fix found on http://www.mynabaztag.de/thread.php?threadid=553&sid=

The mirror is detected and the nanotags can be programmed and used, but after 1 minute this doesn't work anymore, the mir:or doesn't recognize them anymore (the mir:ror itself is still detected by the software!) I also checked whether energy safing was activated for the USB ports but nope!

If I install any previous version from mynabaztag.de or the official version from violet.net you offer there for download, the mir:ror itself works perfectly but no action can be performed as the mirware program gives the error "Interface not registered" permanently. Also those versions all kind of slowdown the PS/2 port of my PC (MSI MS-7325) which means my Logitech MX-1000 is bloody slow and mouse clicks mostly work not anymore (I have latest SetPoint software installed).


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Summary: Install "Mirware 0.94 with Windows fix" and the mir:ror will work for a minute (reinserting USB plug 10 times and sometimews switching ports helps it for another minute)

OR:

Install the official final Mirware from violet.net and the mir:ror will work nicely but hammer on the mouse PS/2 port and application actions won't run as it says "Interface not registered" during trying to play the stuff in mirware.

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Mind you: I followed the manual and quick manual strictly and even restarted Windows in between and did a clean uninstall and checked whether really all files got deleted.

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After 3 hours, I found the fix: TOTALLY IGNORING THE MANUALS!!!

Don't unplug the mir:ror
Uninstall any mirware
NEITHER reboot Windows NOR unplug the mir:or!
Install he official version from violet.net
Uninstall the software again
Install the version Mirware 0.94 with Windows fix found on http://www.mynabaztag.de/thread.php?threadid=553&sid=

Be happy with your mir:ror!



This was really a painful experience!

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CAUTION: The setup program is broken! As is the Uninstaller!


Here is how the setup program is broken:

If you select "Run on Windows startup" it won't work. It will either not add the starup entry to the registry! or confuse C:/ with C:\


Here is how the uninstaller is broken

DANGER!!! The uninstaller will try to remove all the other startup entries from your registry!!!!!!!!!!!!



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I am seriously shocked by how buggy this software, drivers and the setup / uninstaller are!"



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2 comments:

Benjie Dela Torre said...

hi there can u add me on your link list

add this Seo Bicol and the url is http://benjiedelatorre.wordpress.com

I hope you will add me
comment back to my blog just click Seo Bicol and leave your url so i can add you on my link list thanks

Nafcom said...

@Benjie : I would if I could but my Blogrolling account is still broken :( I have emailed them again now.