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November 22, 2011 1:28:01 PM

Hello,
I running Windows 7 64bit. And seem to have a problem with the LPT side of things.
I need LPT to run a timing system. IR emitter to IF Detector. using pine 25gnd, 12 & 13.
On XP all works fine. On 7, it just does not see it.
The SW I'm using is UR30. it's a 32 bit program
Any ideas on why 7 & UR30 come up blank. and XP with UR30 works fine? I do not have a means of testing the lpt port. Unless someone here knows of a way.
Cheers
Andy

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a c 243 $ Windows 7
November 22, 2011 1:35:32 PM

Have you tried to run your application in XP mode?
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a c 353 $ Windows 7
November 22, 2011 2:52:11 PM

This will not work on 7, at least not with any type of default setup, I know that software, a co-worker of mine is into this type of car racing. I was working on getting a PC setup for him with the controller card.

I'm surprised it runs under XP. You're trying to run a pretty old 32 bit program on a new 64 bit OS.

Try this from their support site, even though it's for XP, you can check those settings in Windows 7. The issue also may not be the fact that it's Windows 7 but the fact that it's 64 bit, not all 32 bit programs will run properly under 64 bit. You can check here, they have beta builds also http://www.uracerweb.org/ur30/UR30.htm

Detection does not work properly on XP/2000/NT. How to fix it ?

Go on the "Setup pane" to visualize the parallel port status. Pins switch in green or gray when their status change.

- check the parallel port address : should be the same as the parallel port address specified in the hardware configuration panel. Ex : LPT1 is usually 0x378.

Configuration panel -> System -> Hardware -> Ports -> Parallel port -> Properties -> Resources

- check the software running mode is XP/2000/NT. Check racer30.exe properties in UR30 installation folder. It must not run in mode W95 or W98.
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November 23, 2011 1:05:09 PM

COLGeek said:
Have you tried to run your application in XP mode?

Yes.
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November 23, 2011 1:27:57 PM

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This will not work on 7, at least not with any type of default setup, I know that software, a co-worker of mine is into this type of car racing. I was working on getting a PC setup for him with the controller card.
Great, someone that knows the SW is a great help.
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I'm surprised it runs under XP. You're trying to run a pretty old 32 bit program on a new 64 bit OS.

The XP system is 32bit.
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Try this from their support site, even though it's for XP, you can check those settings in Windows 7. The issue also may not be the fact that it's Windows 7 but the fact that it's 64 bit, not all 32 bit programs will run properly under 64 bit. You can check here, they have beta builds also http://www.uracerweb.org/ur30/UR30.htm

Yes, my thinking too, 64bit. is the problem
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Detection does not work properly on XP/2000/NT. How to fix it ?

Go on the "Setup pane" to visualize the parallel port status. Pins switch in green or gray when their status change.

Yes, With nothing connected, they are Green, in a high state.
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- check the parallel port address : should be the same as the parallel port address specified in the hardware configuration panel. Ex : LPT1 is usually 0x378.

Confirmed.
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Configuration panel -> System -> Hardware -> Ports -> Parallel port -> Properties -> Resources
I take it by this you mean 'Device Manager, -> Parallel port -> Properties -> Resources?
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- check the software running mode is XP/2000/NT. Check racer30.exe properties in UR30 installation folder. It must not run in mode W95 or W98.

Set at XP, but have tried 2000, NT, XP, all the same. Green, High state. nothing connected. How I test the working, it's only a switch. Works on the XP box. Short out pin 25 with either pins 12 or 13, state should change. But nothing changes.

I'm using the latest version Ultimate Racer 3.0 - rev 3.0.29r4. There should have been a newer version back in Oct. but nothing new as yet. Beta page just gives a 404 error
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a c 353 $ Windows 7
November 23, 2011 2:11:49 PM

Don't know how to test if it's working aside from just connecting it and using it.

You could try 32 bit Windows 7. Unless you have over 4 gig of RAM, you don't gain anything by using 64 bit.

Or buy a used $50 P4 XP computer to run this on.
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November 23, 2011 2:22:01 PM

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Or buy a used $50 P4 XP computer to run this on.


Sounds the best option to both of us then.
Thanks for all the help. Would UR30 work, if it was a 64bit ?????

Andy
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a c 353 $ Windows 7
November 23, 2011 2:26:14 PM

9000cse said:
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Or buy a used $50 P4 XP computer to run this on.


Sounds the best option to both of us then.
Thanks for all the help. Would UR30 work, if it was a 64bit ?????

Andy


Do you mean if the program would work if it was written as 64 bit? If it was, it should. Programs that run under Vista, which is listed as a supported OS, should run under 7. "SHOULD" though, not guaranteed. I think the issue is more the fact that the software can't run on a 64 bit OS properly. If you happen to have a 64 bit version of XP around, you can test it with that.
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a c 243 $ Windows 7
November 23, 2011 2:32:54 PM

So, the same computer running XP the software works, but with Win 7 it doesn't? Or, are we talking about 2 completely different computers here?

Also, are you using the most current release (3.0.29r4)?
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November 24, 2011 6:57:43 AM

Hi, XP 64 bit, wish I had, but only 32.
COLGeek. Yes, running 3.0.29r4 on XP 32 bit.
Yes, UR30 works fine on XP 32bit. from detectors down printer cable to LPT1(pins 25gnd, 12, 13) to System, XP-SP3 32bit and then UR30. NO problems.
On 7 64 bit, no go. and have tried all compatibility modes.
Yes, we are taking 2 different systems.

Cheers guys.
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a c 243 $ Windows 7
November 24, 2011 12:55:09 PM

Do you have an old printer that you could connect to the Win 7 LPT to make sure it is working? Also, on your Win 7 machine, are the normal IRQ and memory resources assigned as on the WinXP machine?
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November 24, 2011 1:20:35 PM

Wish I had. All 3 USB and Networked
Yes, all setting the same for 7 and XP.
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November 24, 2011 11:12:32 PM

9000cse said:
Hello,
I running Windows 7 64bit. And seem to have a problem with the LPT side of things.
I need LPT to run a timing system. IR emitter to IF Detector. using pine 25gnd, 12 & 13.
On XP all works fine. On 7, it just does not see it.
The SW I'm using is UR30. it's a 32 bit program
Any ideas on why 7 & UR30 come up blank. and XP with UR30 works fine? I do not have a means of testing the lpt port. Unless someone here knows of a way.
Cheers
Andy



Try running the SW on Win 7 32 bit.
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November 25, 2011 8:04:41 AM

Without rebuilding a 7 32 bit system, I cannot tell. Under mode Windows 7, nothing.
Cheers
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December 5, 2011 8:13:33 AM

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a b $ Windows 7
December 5, 2011 3:51:55 PM

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