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4839RE: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares

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  • Tim Woodward
    Dec 9, 2010
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      lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden cable
      and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
      I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb ports.

      Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer in me
      wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a more
      convenient choice when it works. : )

      I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they weren't
      aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
      I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
      implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion DV6.

      Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1 cable to
      the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be greatly
      I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned and from
      the Prolific site as well.
      It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact version.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
      Of shelleysh1@...
      Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares

      Hi Peter,

      I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen it
      on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here and
      the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to the
      problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude here
      but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download their
      copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and go
      from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and most
      all, even today, still have serial ports.


      --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
      > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
      > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
      > problems.
      > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Of Tim Woodward
      > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
      > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
      > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
      > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
      > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner
      > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
      Windows 7,
      > it does in 32-bit.
      > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
      > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
      > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue
      > every driver.
      > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
      > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
      > fine on Windows XP pc.
      > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really
      > to use my new laptop.
      > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of
      > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.
      > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
      > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
      > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
      > there is something real here.
      > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
      > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
      > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
      > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but
      > locks up,
      > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
      > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
      > Tim
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
      > Behalf
      > Of J. Newell
      > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin
      > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
      > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
      > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
      > John Newell
      > Boston, MA
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
      > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you
      > a
      > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
      > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
      > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
      > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
      > Nick
      > WB4SQI
      > Cincinnati, OH
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
      > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
      > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
      > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
      > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only
      > > with the following issue
      > >
      > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
      > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
      > 7
      > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
      > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
      > >
      > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
      > >
      > > Ideas?
      > >
      > >
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