P&E Multilink on XP

Started by minliu2000 September 2, 2003
I'm trying to use a P&E Micro Multilink Rev.B on Windows XP with
software using P&E's unit_12z.dll. I didn't have any problems with
it on NT, but it doesn't work at all on XP. I've tried different
parallel port modes and settings with no success, but maybe it's the
DLL? If you have any tips or advice on getting things to work on XP
or with the DLL, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks
Min



I experienced the same with USB model.
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From: "minliu2000" <>
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Subject: [68HC12] P&E Multilink on XP > I'm trying to use a P&E Micro Multilink Rev.B on Windows XP with
> software using P&E's unit_12z.dll. I didn't have any problems with
> it on NT, but it doesn't work at all on XP. I've tried different
> parallel port modes and settings with no success, but maybe it's the
> DLL? If you have any tips or advice on getting things to work on XP
> or with the DLL, I'd appreciate it.
>
> Thanks
> Min >
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>I'm trying to use a P&E Micro Multilink Rev.B on Windows XP with
>software using P&E's unit_12z.dll. I didn't have any problems with
>it on NT, but it doesn't work at all on XP. I've tried different
>parallel port modes and settings with no success, but maybe it's the
>DLL? If you have any tips or advice on getting things to work on XP
>or with the DLL, I'd appreciate it.

My product NoICE uses unit_12z to talk to the P&E Multilink on both
parallel and USB.

I have had no trouble, and I am running XP with Service Pack 1.

What are the symptoms of "doesn't work"? Does your software give any
error messages?

Is this the same PC where it used to work under NT? If not, have you tried
any of the P&E software?

In order to work, the DLL needs to use several drivers: VICHW11.SYS,
PEDRV.SYS (and PEUSBV1.DLL and PEUSBV1.SYS for the USB pod). These are
SUPPOSED to work without being pre-installed (the dll loads and unloads
them), but I believe that will only work if you have administrator
privileges on your PC. Otherwise, you may need to have your administrator
run the .reg files that P&E ships with the dll (VICHW11.REG and PEDRV.REG)
to install the drivers.

Best regards, John Hartman

NoICE Debugging Tools
http://www.noicedebugger.com



So far "doesn't work" means I don't see the bit toggling coming out
of the BDM pod on the XP machine. I haven't yet checked what's coming
out of the parallel port.

I don't have the PEDRV.SYS driver, maybe it's not necessary with NT,
but is with XP??

And I am using a different machine, so I guess it's possible that I
have a non-compliant parallel port.

Thanks for your help!

--- In , "John Hartman (NoICE)" <john@n...>
wrote:
>
> >I'm trying to use a P&E Micro Multilink Rev.B on Windows XP with
> >software using P&E's unit_12z.dll. I didn't have any problems with
> >it on NT, but it doesn't work at all on XP. I've tried different
> >parallel port modes and settings with no success, but maybe it's
the
> >DLL? If you have any tips or advice on getting things to work on XP
> >or with the DLL, I'd appreciate it.
>
> My product NoICE uses unit_12z to talk to the P&E Multilink on both
> parallel and USB.
>
> I have had no trouble, and I am running XP with Service Pack 1.
>
> What are the symptoms of "doesn't work"? Does your software give
any
> error messages?
>
> Is this the same PC where it used to work under NT? If not, have
you tried
> any of the P&E software?
>
> In order to work, the DLL needs to use several drivers:
VICHW11.SYS,
> PEDRV.SYS (and PEUSBV1.DLL and PEUSBV1.SYS for the USB pod). These
are
> SUPPOSED to work without being pre-installed (the dll loads and
unloads
> them), but I believe that will only work if you have administrator
> privileges on your PC. Otherwise, you may need to have your
administrator
> run the .reg files that P&E ships with the dll (VICHW11.REG and
PEDRV.REG)
> to install the drivers.
>
> Best regards, John Hartman
> john@n...
> NoICE Debugging Tools
> http://www.noicedebugger.com >






>So far "doesn't work" means I don't see the bit toggling coming out
>of the BDM pod on the XP machine. I haven't yet checked what's coming
>out of the parallel port.
>
>I don't have the PEDRV.SYS driver, maybe it's not necessary with NT,
>but is with XP??

If you have an early version of the DLL, it may be that PEDRV was
introduced later - or it may be your problem. Is the old machine still
around so you can see if it has PEDRV.SYS?

Sounds like you need to check with P&E for details and possibly a copy of
PEDRV.SYS

Best regards, John Hartman

NoICE Debugging Tools
http://www.noicedebugger.com