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New PC, Mach3 not communicating
« on: March 21, 2020, 03:00:44 PM »
Hi, long time since I was last here, shows how reliable this software and systems are. Mach3 lathe, been running great for the last 14 years, the PC finally died, so I got another, reloaded windows XP on the same disk as repair, happy because all my files and settings came back, yay. I go to run Mach3 turn and I think the new PC is not sending anything to the parallel port. Any ideas?

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Re: New PC, Mach3 not communicating
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 10:23:20 PM »
So, i think the problem is related to the point that this was not an install, rather was already on the drive, and i installed a new copy of winxp. I tried running the test file and nothing happens. Help?

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Re: New PC, Mach3 not communicating
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 02:42:25 AM »
Is your new PC 32bit ?
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Re: New PC, Mach3 not communicating
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 09:59:21 AM »
Yes, its win xp, 32 bit.

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Re: New PC, Mach3 not communicating
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 12:24:16 PM »
Nudging this along..... I think the main driver file needs to be reinstalled, so that I get to the point of the all important reboot. I'm sure its something along these lines. What file can I delete and then reinstall to make Mach3 install and go through the reboot sequence? I do NOT want to delete the entire program, this was the point of reloading WinXP as a repair, all my old files are there still.

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Re: New PC, Mach3 not communicating
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 02:11:40 PM »
Never mind, I got it working with the help of a Youtube video made by CNC nutz, episode 104, very helpful.