I use a Plantronics M50 bluetooth headset on my laptop, for skype etc. While troubleshooting yesterday (had an issue with mic volume being very low) I followed some steps from a Microsoft Knowledge Base article, telling me to uninstall the driver, so that upon reboot my laptop (Win7 64 bits) would recognize and re-install the driver.
In device manager, i right-clicked the M50 device (under Sound, video and game controllers) and chose Uninstall (as prescribed in the MS KB article). here is where I shot myself in the foot; I checked the checkbox "Delete the driver software for this device" (thinking that Win7 would get a fresh driver from Windows Update upon reboot)
After rebooting, my laptop started to reinstal the device driver, but for "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" reports "No driver found"
Things i have tried myself:
tried to find driver on Plantronics.com, but is not available (plug-and-play)
installed the Plantronics software bundle (incl Plantronics Control Panel)
Tried Windows Update
installed Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 Driver (as recommended on various sites to fix "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" reports "No driver found" issues
Was hoping anyone had a suggestion for what else to try, or maybe how to uncover what exactly I deleted by chosing "Delete the driver software for this device"