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Application Deployment problems

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#1 PhilG


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:11 PM

I am having very little luck getting a hex file from MFDeploy.  I am using an NP with firmware and XPSP3.  When I hold the button down and reconnect the USB cable (no power adapter used) MFDeploy will very occasionally return the required [font="'times new roman';"]"Pinging TinyBootloader"[/font] and then I can successfully create a hex file.  Sometimes I have to unplug/replug the NP continuously (experimenting with the length of the button push) before it catches and I can create a hex file.  I have tried it while connected directly to the PC and through a hub with no difference.

I want to spend more time debugging code and less fiddling with this silliness. Is there an alternative way to get the hex file? 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:36 PM

Hi PhilG, One option is to switch back to the legacy MFUSB drivers (rather than the newer WinUSB drivers)... That will enable you to grab the application HEX file on a gen1 Netduino from any state. http://forums.netdui...-mfusb-drivers/ Does that help? Chris

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:54 PM


Thanks for the reply.

I think I followed the directions correctly.  It tells me that the specified location does not contain information about my hardware and then cycles back to the previous screen (see attached). 



More info:  I tried uninstalling the driver first and got the same result.  I also downloaded the SDK again and ran repair but that didn't help. 

So, if I were to replace my NPs  with NP2's would this problem be fixed along with the data corruption problems I have had after writing to SD and power cycling?  I need to spend more of my time doing code development.

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