I have spent the last two evening after work tying to get this to work. I have tried everything I could find online to no avail. So here is my story.
I have always had issues getting CCS to connect to my MSP430 Launchpad with G2231, having to click retry 3 to 5 times. So this weekend it just stops working. No mater how many time I hit retry, nothing. Restart, unplug, uninstall drivers, and retry. This is all running CCS 5.1 so I figure 5.2 might fix it. It doesn't so I think maybe dropping back to 4.2 will do the trick, it doesn't.