Wierd COM PORT problems...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Rooster, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    Am using XPpro with my ECS K7-S5A mobo, and am having an "odd" problem with com ports... I use a radio scanner (Alinco DJ-X3) with a home made interface to back up memories etc... but it will not work properly on this computer ! The kids machine has an Intel mobo and it works ok on that under XPpro... if i use WIN ME on MY hardware its ok, but XPpro makes it crash !!!
    So, its not the hardware, or XPpro - so WTF ??

    The program reports one of two errors:
    RUN TIME ERROR :5 ILLEGAL CALL OR ARGUMENT (followed by immediate exit !)
    All setting are default ... I have tried setting the ports manually, to no avail.

    As I say, damn thing works fine on the kids machine - no manual settings needed !! Same on my PC - with ME os.

    Any ideas please ?
    Rooster :confused:
  2. zman

    zman Guest

    Does winME use ACPI ?

    Ive never used it myself , but with XP ACPI should actually be better for your scanner ...

    Thats a tough one