> From: wuhu_software [mailto:wuhu_software@...]
> I would suspect that there is some type of resource conflict such
> as multiple devices attempting to be "com1", like modems or other
> Another problem may be a shared IRQ conflict. If possible, do not
> share the com port IRQ with another device. If other devices are
> sharing the same IRQ, and they cannot be moved to other IRQs, try
> removing the device from the computer.
Thanks for your suggestions. I highly doubt it is a conflict though
because I currently have no other devices on the COMs. Device Manager
doesn't report a conflict either. But nonetheless I'll reverify this
Also, I'll give the FIFO buffer mod a shot too. Frankly not too hopeful
here either as I can talk to the weather station (with FIFO buffers on)
but only after that manual uninstall of the com port and reboot.
Definitely worth a shot though.
Just as a reference, I thought Microsoft's knowledge base article
#283063 had similarities to this problem, though not exactly (and it was
Win2K, not XP). I did however try the registry change to no avail.
I'll also have to look into that IO Gear USB/Serial you mentioned.
Again, thanks for the input, I'll explore a little more.
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