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XP com port problems...

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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 ?

TIA

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

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

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