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Using th USB to Serial adapter on Win 7 in XP mode

Q: Using th USB to Serial adapter on Win 7 in XP mode

The adapter is installed and the XP mode says is is attached. I am using auto cad to plot to an HP plotter by serial port. I don't have a serial port on my win7 64 bit machine running XP mode. when I try to plot with the plotter set to an HP plotter the
port selection isn't there for the serial adapter. But if I plot to my local usb printer it does which is only letter size. How do I find this port? I also have it installed in win7 and it shows up as com 4 in device manager. In XP it doesn't show up as a
com port
But there are two Virtual usb drivers. After much reading I understand there re only two usb ports in Virtual mode, I assume that is why my device manager shows two Virtual usb drivers. Any way is there a way to get my plotter connected?

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Preferred Solution: Using th USB to Serial adapter on Win 7 in XP mode

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hi! There are some tablets I have my eye on, on ebay. But they've got connections that are made for a mac on them. I was wondering if there is an adapter out there that will let me connect these Wacom tablets to my PC. If they exist and someone can direct me to a place online that sells an adapter, that would be awesome! The sooner, the better please ! Thank you kindly!
 

A:Mac serial to PC serial adapter?

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My new pc didnt have a serial port so i bought a adapter and plugged it into my com connectors. So i install the modem and install drivers but under location instead of COM1 it says unknown and im unable to connect to internet. I cant query the modem either. How do i set the location of the modem to com1.
 

A:Serial Adapter help

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I need a serial port (9-pin) on my laptop. What is s good USB adapter/converter to buy?? Are there some that seem to work better than others??

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:USB to serial adapter

Truthfully, depending on what you need the serial port for, none of them may work properly. You might consider a PCMCIA serial adapter, which will probably be more compatible.

http://discountcablesusa.com/usb-serial.html

http://www.usbgear.com/RS232-PCMCIA1.html
 

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I recently bought a Dell XPS laptop and I was surprised to see that it does not come with any serial/DVI ports for connecting to my monitor. It only has 3 USB ports and 1 HDMI port.

So I'll need to get some kind of adapter/converter to connect my monitor to my laptop. I've never dealt with this situation before and I wanted to get some opinions about what kind of product would be my best choice.

I was looking around on NewEgg and I came up with these; in your opinion what should I get? Thanks for your feedback.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158162

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158212

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158213

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200738

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815153012
 

A:Need USB<->Serial adapter

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Hi, im having problems with usb serial adapter. Im running Windows Xp.
First off when i boot up my computer it freezes up in Bios page, Keyboard nothing works so i have to push restart button on computer to startup.
The problem is i have a golf sensor mat which connects from a db9 9-pin connector to a usb serial adapter to my usb port on my computer which i cant get working. The usb port works fine with my usb mouse but doesn't seem to work when i connect usb serial adapter??
The usb adapter shows up in Device Manager under Com Ports 4 which ive assigned to work with sensor mat , but still wont work with golf sensor mat?

could it be wrong Usb serial adapter driver? ive tryed two usb adapters, still wont work.
PCI Serial Card???

Can you help?
thanks

I disabled communications port and printer port which ive now enabled
 

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I want to take the hard drive out of my Dell 4500 and put it in a Dell E510 as a slave . The 4500 is a parallel cable hook up, the E510 is a serial cable hook up. Is there any kind of adapter cable available to do this?
 

A:Parallell HD to Serial HD adapter

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I am helping connect a GPs to a laptop for some yachties. The problem is that when we connect the GPS (via the serial to USB adapter) to the laptop, the OS thinks it sees not only the adapter but also a "Microsoft Serial Ballpoint Pointing Device." It then loads the driver for that phantom device and starts interpreting the incoming GPS data as mouse coordinates and clicks, causing the cursor to go crazy. Only by turning off the GPS and then uninstalling the driver for the 'Serial Ballpoint Pointing" device can we avoid all of this and get the GPS talking nicely to the navigation app. So, how can we prevent the OS from automatically "seeing" this phantom serial ballpoint device and loading the driver? (If we simply disable the device it intereres with the COM port and the navigation program cannot see the GPS.) We need to keep the serial ballpoint device driver from loading at all.
 

A:Serial to USB adapter problem

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I am considering buying an IBM NetVista X41.

This machine has 6 USB ports, but no classic serial ports.

My electronic banking application requires a card reader, connected to a 9-pin serial port, to work. The company has no support for USB card readers.

How can I solve this ?
Are there serial to USB port adapters on the market ? What are they called, where could I buy them, ...
 

A:classic Serial to USB adapter ?

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Hi all,

At work, we have recently got some new software (MARS) to run our CNC machines. The software came with a 'Hardlock Key' which plugs into a parallel port, MARS will only open when this 'key' is inserted into the parallel port.

The cable coming from the CNC machine connects to a serial port, so we have bought a USB Serial Parallel adapter (Prolific PL2303 or something along them lines). The problem we are having is that MARS will not run when the 'Key' is inserted into the USB Serial Parallel, and the error message 'Hardlock not found' is shown. The USB Serial Parallel is under COM3 (can be changed) and MARS will not run, However when the 'key' is directly plugged into the parallel port on the back of the computer MARS will open and run correctly.

If anyone has any ideas on how to get everything working, it would be greatly appreciated!

(Sorry im not very tech savvy, so if you have any questions i will try my hardest to answer!)
 

A:USB Serial Parallel adapter

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This is on a new Dell Latitude e5570. When using a console cable with a serial to usb adapter, it blue screens every time. Here's some of the details provided
Problem signature:
Problem event name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 000038
BCP2: 000002
BCP3: 000001
BCP4: FFFFF88000E37D57
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
I also have the .DMP file, but don't see a place to attach it to this question.

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I'm a new guy in this forum and I hope someone can help me.

I've recently bought a laptop with windows 7 home premium 64 bits. I've tried to use a usb/serial adapter (Lindy rs232) but everytime I start the software I need (Vemco's VUE) the computer shuts down. I've tried updating the driver for the usb/serial adapter and also use different usb ports. So far nothing worked. If I connect the usb/serial adapter and check the com ports everything seems to be working fine. When I start the software (Vemco's VUE) it works properly until I connect the usb/serial adapter.

I used the same setting (software and adapter) in an older laptop running XP and everything worked great.

Any advices?

A:USB/serial adapter driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by davidbecas


I'm a new guy in this forum and I hope someone can help me.

I've recently bought a laptop with windows 7 home premium 64 bits. I've tried to use a usb/serial adapter (Lindy rs232) but everytime I start the software I need (Vemco's VUE) the computer shuts down. I've tried updating the driver for the usb/serial adapter and also use different usb ports. So far nothing worked. If I connect the usb/serial adapter and check the com ports everything seems to be working fine. When I start the software (Vemco's VUE) it works properly until I connect the usb/serial adapter.

I used the same setting (software and adapter) in an older laptop running XP and everything worked great.

Any advices?


Incompatible software...

Try A) A different program for the same purpose or B) running that program in XP compatibility mode... Right click -> Properties -> Compatibility.

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ok ive got a gigaware usb to serial adapter. ive installed the driver and its listed on com8 under the system com ports. the problem is when i connect it to my device and i start the software that connects to that device, it wont communicate. it says no open ports.
i tried changing the port but i dont know what its supposed to be assigned to. i check the whole list and ive got com1 all the way to com256. but coms 3-7 are in used by something.
so does that mean that it needs to be assigned to one of those ports that are in use? how can i fix this?

im using xp home edition btw. with a gigaware usb to serial adapter.

A:usb serial adapter problem in xp

anybody??

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I'm looking for some help and advise on my USB to serial adapter. I have a new connector bought from FRY's and I figured it would be a simple automatic install; wrong. I plan on using this adapter to connect my wideband Air Fuel Monitor in my Mustang to datalog along with my other functions on a program called Binary Editor on a device called Tweecer.

The USB to Serial adapter is recognized by my computer and goes thru the initial automatic install and I let it search automatically for drivers; well none were found. I'm assuming I need to install the driver manually and that creates another problem. I'm not sure what USB to Serial adapter I have. The only marking on it are "Made in China"; no help. When I try to open the Air Fuel Monitor program it says there are no comm ports recognized or turned on.

So I'm here looking for help before I go out and buy another adapter.

A:USB to serial adapter problems

You don't need to install drivers for the adapter. You need to install the drivers for the hardware that you are connecting ( Air Fuel Monitor ).

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Hi, I have a little netbook computer that has no usb ports, and it is very hard to find a card for this netbook that will connect it to the internet (wireless, or ethernet carts).
It does have a serial port on the back of it, and I thought, perhaps I could get a Serial to USB adapter, then plug a wireless usb device into the usb plug...
Would this work? or is this kind of a dead end idea?

I just wanted to give it wireless capabilities
 

A:Serial to USB Adapter - what are the capabilities?

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i have a usb serial port adapter and i trying to figure out to set the usb jack on the desk top to be port1, port2, port3, or port4. if this is an easier process with xp i can change to the laptop

A:Usb Serial Port Adapter

hi,,, im not quite with you on this,,,, do you mean when you click on the "safely remove hardware" button on the notifacation area near the clock,,, where it says "safely remove mass storage device, D:E:F:G:" etc???

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My uncle has an old win 95 machine. He wanted a trackball mouse. So he bought it and it had a usb connection with came with a ps2 adapter. But his computer is so old it doesn't have a ps2 connector for the mouse. The mouse connector has 5 holes on the top row and 4 holes on the bottom row which connect to a male connector on the back of the PC.

I don't know which adapter to order.

The first link offers a cheaper price and 2 devices and is from newegg. The second link just offers one type of device and is from Fry's.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...n=serial+mouse+adapter&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all

Here's another one: http://shop3.outpost.com/product/2011435
 

A:need adapter for ps2 mouse to *serial*

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Hi,

So this computer has been having this problem for a while.
The computer has some equipment connected via a usb to serial converter and it just sits there always plugged in having no problems. However when we go and open up the software which actually tries to pull data from the device, bam, bsod (not all the times, but most of them).

Searching on the internet suggests the usb to serial adapter was a bit dodgy (made by ATEN), so I bought a better (more expensive) version from a different company(keyspan usa-19hs). Yet we still have the problem.

Hopefully someone can lend a hand as to what the problem is now.
I've used DM Log Collector and attached the results.

Thanks again seven forums!

(Im 90% sure its the adapter, but i might be wrong! Something else could be causing the bsods!)

A:BSOD when using serial to usb adapter

Yeah, the cause it due to the USA19H2kp.SYS driver.

I need a bit more information though.

Upload your MSINFO32.nfo file. Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instructions here. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums.

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I made a previous post in relation to getting a serial to USB adapter for serial mouse use:
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1130799-usb-serial-adapter-cross-platform.html

I was given recommendations as to alternate devices that might work. Well, after Googling chips and circuit boards manufactured for HID use, I found something called Arduino. I don&#8217;t know much about it yet. However, from what little I&#8217;ve been able to find, it looks promising:
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,8304.0.html
http://www.pologtijaune.pf/using-arduino-as-serial-to-usb-converter
http://orbduino.sourceforge.net/
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,138832.0.html
http://www.mathworks.com/help/simulink/ug/configure-serial-communications.html

I tried posting on the Arduino forums. However, either I don&#8217;t ask questions the way they (Arduino members) want to hear them, or I&#8217;m better off posting this forum here.
 

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First of all, Hi everyone, I'm new here!

I need help with a serial communication problem between an external device (G-Tech PRO RR accelerometer datalogger) and my personal laptop (Toshiba Satellite A200-MR4).

My laptop doesn't have a serial port. So, I bought a HL-340 USB-Serial adapter. I'm using Windows Vista 32-bits. The installation of the driver and the adapter is fairly easy and Vista recognize it as a new COM port like it should.

I can even have echo when I'm doing a loopback test (bridge pins 2-3 on the serial male connector and using HyperTerminal).

But, I cannot communicate with the external device.

The external device and the USB-Serial adapter are working wonderfully on my desktop PC using Windows XP. I can download data from the external device without any problem using this desktop PC and XP (using the USB-Serial adapter too).


So, the big question : Why I can't communicate with the external device if I can have echo with a loopback test?

Let me know if you have any ideas!

Thanks

Sam

A:USB-Serial adapter and Vista, no communication...

Sometimes USB can be funny.

Try to delete the driver and reboot.

Then install the driver berfore the introduction of the device.
It may ask you to insert the device at some point and that is fine.
It is just that on occasion the driver needs to come before the device in order to work correctly.

You may also need to install the driver by right clicking and "Run as Administrator"

If this isnt a help possibly look into the BIOS setup and ensure that
"Legacy USB" is enabled and try again.

If all else fails it may be necessary to install in compatibility more and select XP

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Will that work like it does with mice? I don't know if I have an adapter handy, and I don't want to spend any money (even 3 bucks ) without being certain.
 

A:Solved: PS/2 to Serial Adapter for Keyboard

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Hi,

I was using SecureCRT with USB Serial adapter (Keyspan USA19H), then I removed the adapter with session active in SecureCRT app and the notebook crashed. This happened a couple of times.

Please, help fix this issue.

Thanks.
Rodrigo

A:BSOD when removing USB serial adapter

Did you ever see this thread
BSOD Pinnacle Studio 16

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Hi, Has anyone had any success using the N23 Yoga Chromebook and a USB serial adapter.  I have verified that my USB-A port is good but I have tried several different USB to Serial Adapters and none of them are being recognized.  Several hours of research today led me to a suggestion that requires modifing a file in the root filesystem "android.hardware.usb.host.xml" and I would rather not do that.   Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks,Kevin

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Hi, i was wondering if you all can help me with this issue, I bought this adapter from the store, and found that it didnt include the driver CD. I couldn't identify it as it didnt have the company name / brand on it. I tried searching the forum and found someone with similar issue as me. I've tried the solution that worked for him, but Windows XP doesnt recognize it. So I hope to find help in solving the issue.

Thanks in advance
My device ID is USB\VID_5372&PID_2303\5&32FC3193&0&2
 

A:Need help in identifying and drivers for USB Serial Adapter

PID_2303 could be a Prolific Technology USB bridge. Try the driver at the top of this page: http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31
 

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I have a Belkin F5U409 serial to USB adapter that I'm running on an IBM laptop (T41) running XP.

If I conect the adapter before I boot up the PC it crashes with a blue screen. If I boot up without the adapter conected all is fine.

I know the simple fix is to unplug the adapter before I boot up - but you wouldn't believe how many times I forget.

Does any one have any ideas on fixes for this problem? I have checked the Belkin site for newer drivers but they are all older than the ones that came with the adapter.

For what it's worth - windows gives a message about the driver not being certified when I install it ( and the install instructions say to just ignore this and keep going).
 

A:Belkin F5U409 Serial to USB adapter

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I have a psion 5mx which I haven't used for a bit, but now need to use.
Problem is that my new computer doesn't have a serial port.
I bought an adapter, but the psion still won't "talk" to the port.
I've got the settings to read the right port, but no go.

any ideas of what I need to do to make this work?
thanks
 

A:psion - serial to usb adapter isn't working

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Hi,
I have a Belkin F5U103 USB to Serial adapter that I cannot get to work on any XP PC(cannot find drivers is the response). I downloaded the XP drivers from Belkin site and unzipped to the correct file--directed wizard to that file but it says cannot find driver. I loaded it ok on Win98. It seems that XP is the trouble although Belkins site says the driver I download is for XP. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Steve
 

A:Belkin f5u103 usb to serial adapter on XP

Hi and welcome. Can you give a link for the download?
 

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I have this old USB to serial adapter that came with a interact accessories gamepad and a old serial steering wheel with pedals & i was wondering if it would work with it.
 

A:Solved: USB gamepad serial adapter

Try it.

It will either work or not.
 

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I'm thinking of getting myself some retro hardware with serial connections on them. This is as opposed to getting PS/2 because PS/2 can slip off easily, whereas serial connections can be screwed together. I've done the research and know that USB to serial adapters can solve this. However, I narrowly missed what could have been a major faux pas insofar as my competence as a computer engineer is concerned. Can I plug a serial peripheral originally intended for a Mac into a PC via a USB to serial adapter and it will function (assume the buttons are remappable)? The logic side of me says yes because a serial connector is similar to an RJ-45 connector in that the pins are predetermined by some industry standard to work in a specific way across all platforms and it's just the application of said product that will determine how it will function. However, I, also, know that American cars require American socket sets to be able to tinker, adjust, or repair said car.

Feel free to throw in any advice insofar as PS/2 peripherals are concerned as well. I may not care for that interface. But, I welcome the information.
 

A:USB-serial adapter for cross-platform connection

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I have 2 different adapters and neither one will work on my new computer with windows 8. Any fixes? Are there any adapters available that will work on windows 8?
 

A:USB to serial port adapter not working on Windows 8

Welcome to Tech Support Guy

What is the serial device you are trying to connect
What is the make of the USB to serial adapter

The problem is that the processor chip - YES they do have one, is not in many cases compatible with Windows 8, especially 64 bit, as of course the actual working of the adapter is achieved by connection to the USB port and then transmission of data from and to the USB hub.

Not knowing what you actually wish to connect your best first port of call is here to see what is on offer
http://uk.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Serial-Cards-Adapters

scroll down for USB to serial or click USB on menu at top
 

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Hello all,

Much thanks for the help; really appreciated.
And for your time on this.

I am running an HP Desktop Pavillion, about 3-4 yrs old, and W7, the 64 bit version.

My problem relates to trying to get my Keyspan/Triplite USA-19HS USB To Serial Adapter working again.

I haven't used it for about a year, and am now trying to get it going again.

Have Downloaded what I am pretty sure is the correct Driver/installation package from their site.
Seems to install just fine, and the Keyspan Folder is under Programs (x86) where I imagine it should be.

Also, two of the actual Drivers, and two of the .dll also ended up in the System32 Folder.
Don't understand this, but I imagine it is correct.

Have Downloaded and re-installed, now, several times, bith with and without the actual unit on the end of the cable.

No matter what I do, in Device Manager the Keyspan icon does show, but has the yellow "not-good"
mark also. Error msg when I click on it is that it cannot find, or open, the unit.
Also, essentially the same message appears in their "Assistant" program to the effect that it cannot locate the unit (even if it is plugged into the cable).

Have spoken to two of the Keyspan technical support guys. Really nice, helpful, and apparently really
know the product, but haven't been able to offer anything much more than the re-tries.
The green LED on the unit never goes on.

So,

Since it seems like it is probably something I am doing wrong, as usual, (will blame ... Read more

A:Keyspan/Triplite USA-19 HS USB To Serial Adapter. (Madcratebuilder/Sla

The driver on there website should be more then essential.

What might be the issue, is if your system is 64 bit it might not support that and maybe only work in 32 bit machines. I noticed this is not the issue, website says it can be on 64 bit

You can also try "device manager">"ports"> and click on the properties of the new device and change it from com3 to com1 for it to work properly.

If the light does not come on, maybe its dead and the unit failed. Looks like it would still probably be covered by warranty.

Hopefully that might help.

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Hello,
I am frustrated. My wife has a Pfaff 2140 embroidery m/c. She has bought a new Laptop which does not have a serial port. So I got a generic Adapter Serial to Usb. The m/c has PC Communication card with a 9 pin serial. I have loaded the drivers for a Prolific Adapter. Then I closed down and restarted with the M/c connected to the laptop using the Usb. No communication was the message I received. I have determined that the port on the laptop used by the Laptop driver is com(7). I do not know which port the m/c wants. Although someone my wife spoke to says the m/c wants com(4).
How can I achieve the connection between Laptop and m/c? Please make me happy.

jamesblu
 

A:Serial to Usb Adapter two pieces of hardware will not communicate

I've seen this with parallel/usb adapters.
Use the USB port.
 

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My PC doesnt have a parallel port. My printer is not USB-capable. So, I connected an adapter (9-pin plug in one end/25-pin plug other end) to the 9-pin serial port of the PC and plugged the printer cable in the adapter. On connecting, the PC communicated w/the printer because a paper came out with a single black square on top. But I could not get it to print again. I tried printing directly from CMD prompt to LPT1; then tried COM1 and COM2 - No luck. Any suggestions? The printer is a discontinued HP Laserjet 4000 - it may have a serial port, in which case I may go from serial to serial but, is that okay? Thanks for your help.
 

A:Serial Port Adapter for Parallel Printer Cable

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I b ought one of these adapters off eBay so I could connect my GPS to my computer via USB, my old cable was the serial port. Anyhow, the seller told me it would work with Vista but she did not tell me it wouldn't work with Vista Premium. When I connect the device it tries to find the drivers but is unable to do so...does anyone know where I can get the right driver? The CD that came with the cable is worthless. Thanks
 

A:USB to RS232 Serial 9Pin DB9 Cable Adapter Driver

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Prolific 2303 USB to SERIAL Adapter

The default device drivers that Windows suggests or I download whenever I use its data cable (which has an inbuilt Prolific USB to serial conversion chip) never works. It gives an error &#8220;This device cannot start. (Code 10)&#8221;

The solution after investigating and scrolling through numerous forums & reading mostly useless advice was to install the Windiws Vista drivers.

1. Ignore any warning messages don't use compatibility mode.
2. Then check in the Device Manager that it's not set to a COM port that is in conflict with something else via its Properties tab.

This solved many other peoples problems from what I could see. This chip is often used in cheap cables that connect HAM and HF radios and other devices such as Nokia phones to a PC.

However, if you wish to give the Windows 7/Vista driver a go, you can find the link for it's download here:
http://www.cooldrives.com/lib/cooldrives/vista-prolific-chip-driver-for-serial-adapters.zip

NOTE: THIS WOULD NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS XP/98
The tried and true solution from what I could tell seemed to be to install a Virtual Machine and run XP. So if this driver does not work, then perhaps that may be the solution for you. I&#8217;d suggest installing Virtual box as its free and opensource though others used VMWare (I have successfully used Virtual Box to solve a similar COM port issue with diagnostic software on Komatsu trucks though the crap software req... Read more

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After upgrading from Windows 7 x64 to Windows 8 my barcode scanner stopped working in my cataloging program. I downloaded and tried the latest Prolific drivers and when the error did not go away I read the release notes and discovered that the likely reason is that the product is at end of life and is no longer supported:

If you have one of the various branded cables/devices that uses the old chip version:
- Windows 8 is NOT supported in HXA/XA chip versions (will show yellow mark Error Code 10).

Googling landed me at a post here but it was in the Windows 7 forum and not applicable. Further searching led me to a workaround (for an Ir product that uses the end of life chipset) that actually works. It involves rolling back to an older version of the driver that makes the device compatible with Windows 8:

Here is a link to the PDF with complete instructions:
http://www.actisys.com/Manuals/ACT-IRx24UN-Win8Drv-Workaround-120926.pdf

Old Driver Download:
http://www.actisys.com/Drivers/IR224UN/ACT-IR224UN-DriverInstaller_v1.5.0-20111021.zip
 

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Hello fellow Thinkpad users, It appears that the 170W power adapter of my lenovo ultra dock just died. I can not charge my computer, neither directly neither via the dock. However, if I use my other 170W adapter supplied with my W541, both the dock and the laptop work. I have my dock serial number sucessfully recognized by the warranty check tool on lenovo's website, however, when I try to file a case, the system can no longer recognize my serial number. The dock was bought from the UK, do you know any Lenovo representative which I should contact. Very much appreciated for any input. Cheers,Deyan

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I just recovered from accidentally disabling my display adapter (*****). I logged into linux to get on the net and found the thread solved by Spike and also by glowingnissan07 on this issue and found that neither of these threads solved the problem exactly. Spikes solution finally ended up working with one change and I thought I would post it here in case anyone else had the same gut wrenching experience (thanks Microsoft).

Phenomena: accidentally disabled the display adapter and after the XP loading screen you get nothing. Dead monitor. Safe mode hangs each time and "VGA Mode" does nothing different.

Solution: Here is Spikes original solution (thanks Spike) with a note for step 5. Also beware of "found new hardware" wizard etc popping up at system startup interfereing with these instructions. I recommend pressing alt-f4 a few times after startup to make sure any startup programs get closed and then doing these instructions. Good Luck.

Log in. If you log in automatically, all well and good. if not...

1, use the up and down arrow keys to go to your user, and hit enter to select. if you normally have to enter a password, then do it now, and hit enter again.

2, press and hold the windows key, and tap 'R' (this is the keyboard shortcut to the run box)

3, type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and hit Enter (this opens device manager)

4, wait a few moments to make sure device manager is open, and then hit the TAB... Read more

A:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.
 

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Yo, all i could think of is to use keyboard menu shortcuts blindfolded, i found instructions from this forum to do so, but only for XP SP1 and SP2, which dont seem to work, i assume because i hvae SP3
 

A:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

can you revert to an old save point in system restore?
 

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I have purchased 14 Optiplex 3040 with a card adapter to obtain 2 additional serial ports (Startech PEX2S553). This card is working with 128 bytes FIFO and my banking periphals can´t establish communication with the optiplex pc. Is it possible limit to 16 bytes fifo like other cards ??
Thanks in advance

A:Change FIFO Bytes on Serial Adapter Card Startech PEX2S553 on Optiplex 3040

You are talking about MSDOS REAL MODE 16 bit feature that has not existed since windows 98SE.
So no there is no PCI-E card bios fix for this.

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Hi Guys,
I have changed my HD on my Dell laptop and now I'm trying to install Windows 8 from the scratch but the installation keeps asking the serial key. My laptop has the Windows 8 purple stamp (home) below it indicating it has the serial key into the BIOS, I've
tried few different installation medias including downloaded from MSDN and OEM from Dell (I got it from another laptop in my company) but no success, it stops at the stage where I need to type the serial key.

My question is if the BIOS needs to be configured to AHCI or another type and what can I do to have my serial key recognized in the installation process?

Thanks

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A:BIOS mode required to recognize serial key embedded into it

You can find the serial number with this tool but you will still need to find the right media to install with it.  BTW you should not need the key as the installation media should find it

https://neosmart.net/blog/2014/windows-10-embedded-product-key-tool/Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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I'm having troubles with my pc and want to dispute my warranty. But I noticed the serial number (and product number) given in the receipt of my email do not match the ones that are on my PC. What do I do?

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I can 'not' change my wireless adapter from ad-hoc to infrastructure mode. That choice is missing in 'adapter properties/configure/advanced'. I run an infrastructure home network and this is only happening on 1 laptop out of three. The other 2 laptops connect to the network and internet w/ no problems. This laptop will only connect locally(no internet). I have benn running this laptop for at least 2 years without a problem.
Laptop is running Vista home Premium sp1, wireless adapter is an Intel Pro wireless 3945abg.. I tried the newest drivers and deleting the adapter in device manager to no avail.. I have never seen this happen before, any thoughts would be very much appreciated.. Thank you
 

A:Infrastructure mode missing from adapter

Can you connect with a wired connection?


TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or Windows 7.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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When I put my P70 into airplane mode through Windows 10, it stops accepting power from the AC adapter and runs off of battery. Is this normal? I don't see anything in Windows help or forums to indicate this is normal activity. As soon as I take it out of airplane mode, it starts running off the AC adapter again. I'm running the latest P70 BIOS (2.00)

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I'm running successfully running Android BlueStacks in a Hyper-V machine and have network connectivity through the host adapter. However, one Android app I run does not fully function because it believes the device is not on the same subnet as the actual host machine. Someone on another forum indicated that the host adapter needed to be in bridge mode, thus ensuring that the virtual machine is on the exact subnet as the host and other device attached to the router. They suggest using something busybox for the VM and set the network adapter to bridge mode, but I really don't want to add that to my machine.

So the question is: does Hyper-V provide a bridge mode setting for the (virtual) network adapter?

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