I kept digging at this and was able to replicate the behaviour 2 times over serveral tests. When I ran into the issue the boot was fine and the LCD displayed the correct firmware numbers and the 'waiting for … ’ message. However I was not able to ping from MFDeploy or deploy from Visual Sudio.
I went through the entire cycle of erase. Still MFDeploy could not ping.
Restarting the Windows (Win7 64Bit) puts things in order. I was able to ping and flash the firmware.
Please try a restart to see if it helps.
It looks like there is a glitch with the USB firmware or the driver.
The behaviour can be reproduced by repeating
[italic]**Initial state : I had the original firmware that was on the Hydra when it was shipped to me on 11/09/2011. This was the very first firmware.
I did connect the Hydra to the computer multiple time prior to erasing and updating the new firmware.
1.Open Visual Studio
2.Create a simple app
6.Let the deployed app. run for a while
7.Deploy/Debug from Visual Studio
10.Let the deployed app. run for a while
12.Wait a while
13.Close Visual Studio
14.Ping from MFDeploy
You may have to repeat these steps multiple times.