Re: Add Drivers to OS desing

Hi Michel,

I did all steps you has told me, I had read the posto "what build and when".
I only changed one step. As you can see in this post, Bruce told me to Copy
Files before doing Sysgen if I was working with WinCE 6.0 (I didn't
understand why but I did it)

I changed the project.bib in this way:

; Name Path Memory Type
; -------------- --------------------------------------------- -----------
usbharv.dll C:\WINCE600\PLATFORM\SMDK2440\Files\usbharv.dll NK

cpl.dll C:\WINCE600\PLATFORM\SMDK2440\Files\cpl.dll NK

These are the 2 necessary drivers for usb conection, as written on
manufacturer doc.

Anyway, it still doen't work. When I plug in my device and windows CE ask me
for the device usb driver name I write "usbharv.dll" but it doesn't works.

Any idea?

Thank you!

"Michel Verhagen (eMVP)" wrote:

You don't necessarily have to modify the registry entries, *if* entering
the device name works (in the dialog box that CE shows you when you plug
in the device) *and* if the device has a persistent registry (which you
flush after entering the name in the dialog box).

If you added the driver to the image correctly, *and* the driver is
actually the correct one for the device, then entering the device name
in the dialog box should work.

Did you change the platform.bib?
If you did, did you do a "Sysgen" of your *BSP*?
If you did, did you then click "Copy files to release folder" from the
build menu in PB?
If you did, did you then perform a makeimg?

All these steps are listed here (read it, it'll help you):

Good luck,

Michel Verhagen, eMVP
Check out my blog:

Microsoft Embedded Partner
Consultancy, training and development services.

San wrote:
Hi Bruce,

I've fonund a document about "installing the USB comunication-bus driver on
windows CE" from the device vendor. The procedure is the same I had tried but
it doesn't talks about modifing the registry entries. It only tells that I've
to deploy 2 files (usbharv.dll and cpl.dll) to an area that windows Ce will
automatically search when trying to find the appropiate drives file for the

I've copied both files on my BSP\FILES and I've add the entry on project.bib
as modules.

After doing what you told me I've laoded the new nk.bin to my board. But I
doesn't works yet. It continues to ask me for the device driver name...and I
try to write it but obviously it tell me there is an error...

Is the Windows CE's DLL search path correct?

I've to load the "include" file too...I've found how to do it from command
line but how can I do it from Platform Builder?

I've actually search for these items on MSDN documentation but it doesn't
specifies too much...

Thank you!!!

"Bruce Eitman [eMVP]" wrote:

You need to get the registry entries from the vendor then.

Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
Senior Engineer
Bruce.Eitman AT EuroTech DOT com

EuroTech Inc.

"San" <San@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Sorry...I'm too new on Windows CE and drivers network

I'm not sure about which registry entries I have to setup...I only have
dll file
and there no information doc about modifing registry entries...could you
give any directive??

Thanks in advance! I've read some post in your blog...It's really helpfull
what you do...