try the above. If that still fails then give this a go
(after again uninstalling htc drivers)
aaah, so I don't have to wait for it to "start". OK then, I'll try this.
When I plug in the phone, Windows makes the "New device" sound, so I guess it does recognise it.
so it's adb sideload ....zip ?
yeah, I tried that. every time I try to enable it, it gets stuck at "Starting adb sideload". Left if for 30 mins and still nothing...
a bit misleading it is, it wont come up with a msg started or something (in other words your waiting for nothing...