Problem updating emonTx plus ESP 8266 Huzzah Module

In my test rig, I have an emonTx with ESP module successfully transmitting to an emonBase.
I brought a second emonTx into play and had problems so I re-flashed it with emonTxV3_4_DiscreteSampling (10 Dec) then with emontx3_emonesp (13 Nov). It did not work so I re-flashed it in reverse sequence. This time it worked…
Is this the expected behaviour and if so why?
Have I screwed up this emonTx and, if so, how to recover?
I use PlatformIO and Windows.