XP com port problems...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Rooster, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    Hi Folks,
    I have a couple of interfaces that work fine under win98, but just refuse to play with Xp... what does Xp do differently with the ports ? And is there a way to remedy this ?

    I have tried "compatabilty mode..."
    I KNOW the hardware is ok, coz I have a spare HDD with 98...

    Ideas please ?


  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Go & have a look at the hardware compatability list from microsoft.
  3. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    I agree with u Hipster. Here is a link to the the site and then you can go from there.

    WindowsXP Hardware compatability list
  4. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    I think you guys are barking up the wrong tree... its not possible to find my interfaces in a compatabilty list, as most are "home grown" Its definatly the way XP uses its ports... ALL the hardware works fine with 98, its just XP where I have problems, point is - what is different ? and can you get XP to put its ports back to "normal"...
  5. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    what exactly are u trying to do with these ports that it ain't working correctly?
  6. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    ok.... !
    I have interfaces for:
    Radio transciever (to backup memories etc...)
    Scanner ditto
    Cellphone data cable

    Non of which work "properly" under XP, when the odd one does run, its VERY intermittant...
  7. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    windows 2000 and winXp have better security with those ports (parrallel and serial) so they don't work the same as win98 or winME. Normally under win98 you can program a program to make it send signal down to the data pin easily but it is not allowed under 2000 and XP.
  8. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    since that could be a data leak. People did steal data that way..