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March 28, 2005 12:59:21 PM

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Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever I
try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual suspects
are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
XP, etc.)
If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
thanks
rtm

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March 28, 2005 5:08:36 PM

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"Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
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> Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever I
> try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
> and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
suspects
> are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
> XP, etc.)
> If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
> re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
> thanks
> rtm
>
>

you need to re-read the instructions
your serial com ports are *not* a USB connection
March 28, 2005 5:08:37 PM

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Of course it isn't. The GPS works fine via a USB port, unfortunately
Microsoft Streets & Trips requires a working com port. Re-read the
instructions.
rtm
"philo" <philo@privacy.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
> news:eNRS%23d7MFHA.436@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever
>> I
>> try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
>> and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
> suspects
>> are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
>> XP, etc.)
>> If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
>> re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
>> thanks
>> rtm
>>
>>
>
> you need to re-read the instructions
> your serial com ports are *not* a USB connection
>
>
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March 28, 2005 11:24:00 PM

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What do you need to plug into the com port if it works in the usb. Explane a
little better. Do you have your coms turned on in the bios.
"Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
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> Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever I
> try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
> and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
suspects
> are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
> XP, etc.)
> If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
> re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
> thanks
> rtm
>
>
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 8:57:48 PM

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Is there a COM port on the machine?? Most newer (laptops) doesn't have on,
in which case you need a PCMCIA (PCCard) to get one. You can't install such
a thing without the hardware for it....


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"Shaun" <snoggle@myvine.com> kirjoitti viestissä
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> What do you need to plug into the com port if it works in the usb. Explane
a
> little better. Do you have your coms turned on in the bios.
> "Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
> news:eNRS#d7MFHA.436@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever
I
> > try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation
point
> > and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
> suspects
> > are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2.
Office
> > XP, etc.)
> > If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
> > re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
> > thanks
> > rtm
> >
> >
>
>
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