Picstart+ &Wxp coms problems

Started by Eirik Karlsen November 4, 2004
Any special tricks that is needed to get PICstart+ to work with Wxp?
I had no problems with it on W98.
Have tried different ports, set'em up manually....no joy!
The ports themselves works with other equip. so they must be ok.

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Maybe that the problem is that MPLAB requires the old comm.drv driver (as stated in PICSTART troubleshooting)?
XP doesn't have this driver.
Anyone got their PICSTART working under Wxp??
 

Eirik Karlsen wrote:

Any special tricks that is needed to get PICstart+ to work with Wxp?
I had no problems with it on W98.
Have tried different ports, set'em up manually....no joy!
The ports themselves works with other equip. so they must be ok.
 
 


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I am using MPLAB and PICSTART Plus with Windows XP HOME. I have had no problems, however the firmware in my PICSTART is an old version and I get a message:
 
 "A newer version of the PICSTART Plus firmware operating system is available, and may be required for programming some devices.  The newer version is located in your MPLAB IDE\Programmers directory.  Refer to the topic, 'Upgrading the PICSTART Plus Operating System' in the PICSTART Plus Help file for instructions."
 
Matt




I used MPLAB with a Warp13a (as though it were a PicStart -- not using
the Warp software) on XP Home edition a while ago with no problems.
It would have probably been a 6.4x version of MPLAB though and not
something recent.

I've also used the Warp13a on a laptop with XP Pro via a USB-Serial
adapter and via the serial port on the docking station with no
problems. (Again probably a 6.4x version of MPLAB but *maybe* 6.5x.)

I don't remember doing anything special in either case....

--Scott

--- In , Eirik Karlsen <eikarlse@o...> wrote:
> Maybe that the problem is that MPLAB requires the old comm.drv driver
> (as stated in PICSTART troubleshooting)?
> XP doesn't have this driver.
> Anyone got their PICSTART working under Wxp?? > Eirik Karlsen wrote:
>
> > Any special tricks that is needed to get PICstart+ to work with Wxp?
> > I had no problems with it on W98.
> > Have tried different ports, set'em up manually....no joy!
> > The ports themselves works with other equip. so they must be ok.
> >
> >
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> Anyone got their PICSTART working under Wxp??  
 
Yes. But I use a separate serial card, I could not get *any* serial port progger working with the on-board serial port.
 
Wouter van Ooijen

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Good point, I may have used the USB-serial adapter on my desktop
system since I have a front mounted USB connector. Also, it may be
that the serial port on my docking station is a USB device -- I know
that if I use a HD or CD in my docking station it shows up in linux as
a USB device -- perhaps the serial port is the same way.

--Scott

--- In , "Wouter van Ooijen" <wouter@v...> wrote:
> > Anyone got their PICSTART working under Wxp??
>
> Yes. But I use a separate serial card, I could not get *any* serial port
> progger working with the on-board serial port.
>
> Wouter van Ooijen
>
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> consultancy, development, PICmicro products
> docent Hogeschool van Utrecht: www.voti.nl/hvu



In case it might help someone:
I just put in a NetMos 9835 SIO card, had a bit of trouble getting it in below com5 but got it right in the end.
And now my old trusted PICSTART works perfectly again.

Wouter van Ooijen wrote:

 > Anyone got their PICSTART working under Wxp?? Yes. But I use a separate serial card, I could not get *any* serial port progger working with the on-board serial port.Wouter van Ooijen
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