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Switching computer woes
« on: September 01, 2011, 01:29:00 PM »
Hi,

i have been running mach3 for several months, My computer is on it's last leg. I am trying to replace it similar performance but newer machine. The new machine has no parallel card so i bought the Roswell from newegg that was linked in a previous thread, installed it with the linked driver from the chipset manufacturer. I also copied my XML file from the old machine to the new install.

I have no output from the parallel card to the G540, I checked with meter on the pins, Also checked the parallel card with a LED driver program and it works, the address in Mach is set to the same one that works with the LED driver program. When I run driver test I get "pulses to fast". What is it telling me?

I am not a computer guy, I prefer to hit things with a hammer. :)

Any advise?

Brian
Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 01:50:48 PM »
The cards that seem to work in cases like yours need to work without a factory driver, try reinstall with an ms generic driver first before hunting cards, the startechs from tigerdirect have never failed.

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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 02:07:56 PM »
Sounds like the driver is not installed properly. Try deleting the driver from device manager and then running the driver test, the first time the driver test is run it will give  pulsing too fast or similar message as it installs the driver, the next time you run it will hopefully be fine.
What operating system are you using?
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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 02:25:33 PM »
No change. I get one quick flash of "Excellent system stable" followed by "Pulses too fast"

Windows 7 is the operating system.

Brian
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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 02:44:33 PM »
Is it 32bit or 64bit Windows 7?
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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 02:54:10 PM »
32 bit.

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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 02:57:33 PM »
Should work then, can you attach a screenshot of your PCI ports resources page and also your xml.
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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 03:26:49 PM »
Thanks Hood,

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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2011, 04:18:27 PM »
Ok port address does seem fine from screenshot. Not sure why the drivertest is not working right. You dont have the ports set for the axis so enable them and see what it runs like if at all. See screenshot.
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Re: Switching computer woes
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 04:27:49 PM »
OK, that is the same as the original computer, What do I set them to, windows calls it LPT3. would I set it to 3?

Brian