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4223RE: [BCD396XT] Re: Issue with USB-1 and Arc-xt pro Win7 64-bit

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  • Jeff Miller
    Jul 1, 2010
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      I have the prolific driver working fine in Win 7 Professional 64 Bit on a Dell Desktop PC.  I  attached the install files (as a zip file)  I used if any of you would like it. I have the prolific driver installed and I use both a GRE 500 and the 396XT with it.  I am using all Butel Software myself.   Use the VISTA_INSTALLER!!!

      For the Butel software to work properly under win 7 64 Bit with the prolific drivers I find I have to get the cable plugged in to the USB port and get the beep then start the software.


      --- On Thu, 7/1/10, Tim Woodward <twoodward@...> wrote:

      From: Tim Woodward <twoodward@...>
      Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Re: Issue with USB-1 and Arc-xt pro Win7 64-bit
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010, 10:18 AM


      Hi 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

      -----Original Message-----

      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf

      Of tedrhayes

      Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 10:07 AM

      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com

      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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