Re: WSJT-X and OmniRig stopped working after CPU/memory upgrade #Cat_RigControl
A couple of things to note, and please understand I'm not being snarky, I get what you are saying and why you are doing it, but I do have to point out:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Windows 8.1 support ended Jan 9, 2018, well over 3 years ago. Yeah, it's different, but upgrade to Windows 10.
I would have described changing the motherboard as a Hail Mary, and while I'm glad (for you) that it worked, I'm astounded that you didn't have more problems.
You may have already done this, but I'd check with Device Manager to see if any of your hardware devices need driver updates, or if there are any hardware driver updates available for your motherboard, as there's probably some kind of hardware or resource conflict buried deep inside Windows.
Virtual COM ports will apparently depend on the hardware drivers for the physical COM ports? Not sure I understand the details, but I ran across weird stuff like:
However, there is a known Windows issue that affects most applications. The virtual COM port will be removed from the device manager when the USB cable is unplugged, even if an application has the virtual COM port open. The virtual COM port will not be accessible even after the virtual serial device is reconnected unless the virtual COM port is released by the application prior to the reconnection, which may require closing the application first. It is therefore recommended that the application be closed before the USB device is unplugged.
Just because it helps ,ysterious problems more often than not, try a 'full power' restart:
Unplug the power cord
Press the power button for 10 seconds
Plug the power cord back in.
Power up and see if that makes any difference.
One other SWAG: Are you running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.1?
Good luck, and please tell us how it works out!
73, Willie N1JBJ
On May 1, 2021, at 7:18 AM, Klaus <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: