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PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« on: March 07, 2016, 03:14:04 PM »
Got a new computer with MSI motherboard No onboard DB25 port.Installed PCIe card. I cant change the setting for the card in properties, checked the BIOS to see if there was any setting for activating a port. Did I just spend a bunch of money for nothing?

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Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 03:32:46 PM »
64bit Windows doesnot support PP.
If you install 32bit you should be OK.
(Win7-32bit) is what I just switched out to)
Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 06:48:42 PM »
Ok installed 32bit, still cant operate Mach. Changed the card position on the MB, IRQ set on 0x00000011 (17) it was on 0x0000002E (46) in other slot. Card is WCH PCI Express parallel card. I tried it on LPT1 and 2. The change setting is grayed out so cant manually change anything. Need help getting this to work.
Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2016, 02:02:30 AM »
Hi MachineMan,
if you open the device manager can you see any com ports, there should at least be some USB ports. From what you have described it sounds
like your PC has not detected the card.

Craig
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Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 02:24:45 AM »
Yes the card is being seen, and listed in com ports. The machine will click sound when I boot up, but I can't do anything through Mach.
Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 02:29:27 AM »
Hi  MachineMan,
when you say the machine 'clicks' does that mean the steppers are locked, try turning the by hand when powered up.
If you cant turn them that means theres current flowing thru them and a good start.

Craig
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Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2016, 02:39:28 AM »
Hi MachineMan,
I don't know what your BOB is but mine has LEDs on the outputs. Really handy for testing. If you issue a manual command like G0 X0.01 even if the stepper
doesn't move you should see the direction pin LED change state when you issue another command G0 X0. If the direction pin changes state then the chances
are fair that all output pins are being controlled by the BOB and it is in turn being controlled by the PP.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
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Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2016, 02:42:21 PM »
No lights on the bob, but I can see the seven on the diagnostic tab on Mach. They dont blink when I send a command and the machine doesnt move. I have tried manually sending a command and running an NC. The steppers do not turn manually when powered up. This is all leading me to think there is some software missing somewhere thats not allowing the computer to talk to the machine. Going to check into that next, also going to look into if there is some thing in CMOS that might not be allowing it.
Re: PCI Parallel port with 64 bit Win 7
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 04:39:35 PM »
OK finally got the machine running, now just have to figure out the ignore probe when called for, I have had that in the past and dont remember why.