4221RE: [BCD396XT] Re: Issue with USB-1 and Arc-xt pro Win7 64-bit
- Jul 1, 2010Hi Ted,
Yeah that jives with the response that I got back just this morning from
Butel.nl, thanks for making me feel like I'm going crazy and I'm the only
"We have traced this problem down to the prolific device driver under
win7/64 bit and have reported this to prolific. Hopefully they can fix their
faulty driver. "
Problem for me is I have another USB to Serial cable and it unfortunately
uses the Prolific chip and driver.
It definately is related to Windows 7 64-bit and the driver from Prolific
and I have used older versions, the newest version as well as the Vista
Hopefully Prolific will fix this quickly as I bought the USB-1 cable because
it was sanctioned by Uniden and supposed to work. So now I have two usb to
serial cables and software that all don't work, weird that Freescan doesn't
have the same issue using the exact same driver, as Gommert from Butel puts
it it's just supposed to be like reading from an rs-232 port after all.
Thanks Again, Tim
From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 10:07 AM
Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: Issue with USB-1 and Arc-xt pro Win7 64-bit
--- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Tim Woodward" <twoodward@...> wrote:
I too have had problems with ARC-XT and various serial connections to my
BCD396XT on my Windows 7 x64 machines. I've tried it with the USB-1 and
several different USB-to-Serial converters. The problem I have is just as
you described - changing the BAUD rate really doesn't seem to make any
difference. I also have no serial problems when using FreeScan or ProScan.
I have found one USB-to-Serial connector with which I do not have any
serial problems. That is the Micro Connectors Dual Serial Adapter. It does
not use the Prolific device driver (as used by all the other usb-to-serial
adapters and the USB-1).
My suspicion is that there is a very small incompatibility with the
Prolific x64 drivers that is revealed by ARC-XT. This leads to a dead-lock
state (ARC-XT and the Serial Driver get stuck waiting for each other). That
being said - ARC-XT doesn't appear to be very fault tolerant of serial
communication errors (as the other software packages appear to be).
I've reported my problems to BUTEL.
Hope this adds to the discussion.
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