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Old 08-08-06, 10:37 PM   #1
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haltech software wont connect to E6K

downloaded haltech E6K software from haltech.com running on windows XP,
it gives the error that can't open com 1 , i'm using usb to serial cable , no matter what i do it just says reconnect haltech, E6K software is not comparable with Windows XP ? your input is appreciated .

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WindowsXP is not compatable with ANY DOS software...

You will neep Windows98 or previous in order to use the E6K DOS based software...
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Old 08-08-06, 10:46 PM   #3
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E6K software is DOS only. The problem is winXP runs dos programs through a sort of emulator and system resources like com ports are usually not available for these programs to access.

Easiest thing to do is make a boot diskette(or CD) with DOS on it. However, there may be some funky software out there that lets dos programs access com ports.
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You need to read this post.

http://p210.ezboard.com/fhaltechdisc...cID=1575.topic

It goes into explaining why haltech software wont connect, and a few other goodies.
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Old 08-10-06, 11:22 AM   #5
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still dont work

i downloaded the compaq version and same thing no connection , WTF!

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WindowsXP is not compatable with ANY DOS software...

You will neep Windows98 or previous in order to use the E6K DOS based software...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^Did you take the time to read this?^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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yes i did

i will be downloading mvm or vmware and i will give it a try , hopefully that will solve my issue , thanks for your valuable input everybody .

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