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Help USB to RS232 - How to test

Question: Help USB to RS232 - How to test

How do I determine if the USB port is actually getting data to/from the system's COM port?

Some info:
- I have Vista Home Premium
- I purchased a Generic USB to RS232 adapter (from China) based on a PL2303 chip.
- The driver that came with the adapter seems to have installed properly.
- I have RealTerm installed.
- I jumpered Tx to Rx plus other pins on the male DB9 connector.
- I sought help from Prolific (re PL2303), but found nothing helpful.

But I don't know how to look for data passing through the adapter. What I type on the keyboard does not show up on the RealTerm screen.
I've worked with RS232 for years, and know about the signal-type on the USB port.
But now I am stumped, and about to cut the vinyl covers of the adapter.

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Answer:Thinkpad EDGE E440 failed targeted read test, SMART short self test and SMART drive self test on LSC

Failing the SMART tests is not a good sign, that usually means that the drive is failing, so I would do the following and then call support if your system is under warranty, and if obtain a new drive. Back up all of your important data data immediately onto a USB DriveCreate an image of your System Partition using using Lenovo One Key recovery.Create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive that includes system filesYou might also download Keyfinder/Magic Jelly Bean and run it to pull any Product Keys from the registy for applications you have installed if you do not have them all written down, and then save that to a USB Key etc. Good Luck

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Question: Rs232

I am planning on building a small form factor PC but it will need RS232. I don't know for sure if there will be room for an add on card for the RS232. Is there a usb to RS232? If so, will it work as good as an add on card?
 

Answer:Rs232

Usb to RS232 adapters/cables are common (on Ebay) and I assume they work well but I have never used one myself.
 

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Question: USB - RS232

On my old pc i used a belkin ups with their bulldog software. The ups connected to the pc via a serial cable and all worked very well.So I buys a new pc and realise that it doesn't have a serial port. So I get a USB- RS232 cable (serial connector one end to connect to the ups and a USB conector the other end).I installed the drivers from the disk that came wit the usb/serail cable but the ups is not detected. Interestingly if I go into device manager, after installing the driver, and expand the tree so that i can see the driver one minute its there the next the device manager tree closes then opens and the driver disappears then it re-appears!My operating system is win xp home sp2.

Answer:USB - RS232

TomGI've used usb-serial converters, not all with the same degree of success. In most cases however, a reboot seemed to cure most ails, and sometimes only with the usb converter connected before boot up. Not a lot offer, but might be worth a try if you haven't already...

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Question: RS232 on TV

RS232 on TV and Freeview Sat box. What is this serial port for?

Answer:RS232 on TV

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Answer:SMART short-self test and SMART drive self test show a failure during Hardware scan test

Hi,
 
Welcome to the forum.
 
The result of SMART short self test and SMART drive self test suggest that the hard drive has failed. First thing to do is back up all your data while the hard drive can still be accessed. Also contact the Lenovo technical support and they will guide you further.
 
Contact details of Support in USA. http://www.lenovo.com/contact/us/en/?ref-id=support&
 
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Question: RS232 problem

This is for the really old hands...

Got this Seiko labelprinter on Com4 (hispeed pci serial card).
My mobo is Asus P5Q3 wifi-ap deluxe.
I am always on a hell of a ride before I get this to work, these are the options shown in device mgr.:
bps 9600...115200 (several tried)
databits 8
parity none
stop bits 1
flow control none/hardware/xon-xoff (think hardware was the control of choice when it at at last worked for prior W7 installs: Beta, RC, W7)
Com 4

Msg "printer communication error".
Only possible setting on the printer is the com port.

Now I can try for days changing this and that and maybe as before it starts to work "just like that", but it is annoying: I had a crash and reinstalled W7 Ultimate.

W7 gives me a choice of two universal drivers, V8 and V10, tried to change to V8 but that doesn't change anything.

Anyone?

Answer:RS232 problem

Normally you don't need to change settings on the port itself. I would look towards a driver issue here (check for drivers for the printer itself that are comparable with W7)

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Hi
i bought a cheap usb to rs232 cable of ebay for £2 with a driver disc.

When i connect usb to port the wizard takes over and asks to install disc but then it will not install .
Have downloaded different drivers but it still wont work,drivers are on desktop i think
thought cable was not working so ordered another but same problem.
Am i doing something wrong?
 

Answer:usb to rs232 problem?

Some manufacturers of converters like this require you to install the driver software before connecting the converter to the computer. I would suggest going into device manager and uninstalling the converter, restart the computer. Hopefully on the driver disk there is a "setup" or "install" utility that can be executed, run this install and after it is done connect the converter to the USB port on the computer and let the New Hardware Wizard do its thing. If this doesn't fix the problem try a different vendors converter.
 

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Question: RS232 connection

Not strictly a computing query but I just got a new LCD TV and it has an RS232 connection and so does my sky box. Can anyone tell me anything about it.

Answer:RS232 connection

It's generally used by factories and engineers for setting and controlling the user interface modules (menus) you see and use on the tv.

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Hi, I would like to buy a HP Pavilion 550-209nl Desktop, but I have a couple of issues:Is it possible to add a RS232 connection on it? I need it to connect some instruments at work.Is it possible to use with two screens? Cheers Ale

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Question: RS232 data

Anyone know what software is best to use to enable me to view the data coming into my RS232 port from external scientific equipment?...ie an anemometer!....I need to view the raw data to check why I do not get the correct readings from the equipment and been told I should do a port scan...bit too techy for me!
 

Answer:RS232 data

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I am trying to make an application with C++Builder which communicates with a PIC16F877A which has a RS232 interface. Unfortunately my computer only has USB ports so I have bought a USB to RS232 converter cable.
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Hi guys

I purchased a HL USB RS232 (serial to USB adapter) and the drivers that came with it are not being detected by windows 7. Would anyone happen to have a link where i could find a working driver for Windows 7.

Thanks

Answer:HL USB RS232 driver

have you tried loading the drivers in compat mode ? Compatibility Mode

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Question: wireless rs232

HelloDoes anyone know if it is possible to transfer data wirelessly via a rs232 connector on a Win95 laptop to another Pc with either Win95 through to Xp?Thank You!

Answer:wireless rs232

click here

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Hi allI am thinking of buying a new lap-top (nothing fancy) but I note that none seem to have an RS232 port any more.I MUST have RS232 because one use of the laptop would be in communicating with all sorts of strange devices that use RS232 (using all sorts of software).I know that USB to RS232 converters exist BUT now to the question:One piece of software I use is Hyperterminal and it "looks" for ports (eg RS232), but as far as I can tell, doesn't see USB (my son's laptop only has USB, and Hyperterminal only comes up with TCP, modem and COM4 (IIRC) which is the infra-red port). And all the other software (i.e. other than Hyperterminal) just seems to find COM1 and then works.Thus, does anyone know how all these RS232 bits of software could find the "port" via USB? Would the USB to RS232 converter cable have software that turns USB into COM1?Has anyone used stuff like Hyperterminal via USB?Thanks for any help.Skeletal

Answer:RS232 on new laptops

Is it a Basic Com port

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Question: rs232 transmission

I am trying to connect windows xp com 1 to a wire edm machine rs232 port
machine receives in msdos. tried using hyper terminal. Program shows it sends but it is not received by the wire machine.
 

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Question: Wireless RS232

I need to extend a fiber optic connection one-half mile LOS. The fiber carries RS-232 data. Can anyone recommend a hardware solution?
 

Answer:Wireless RS232

While I haven't used them myself, this might help:
http://www.bb-elec.com/product.asp?sku=9PFLST&dept_id=101
 

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Question: RS232 Question

I am planning on building a small form factor PC but it will need RS232. I don't know for sure if there will be room for an add on card for the RS232. Is there a usb to RS232? If so, will it work as good as an add on card?
 

Answer:RS232 Question

Check out this link: TRENDnet USB to RS-232 . I do not personally own one, but I have used them at my job and they seem to work pretty well. You may have a driver issue, depending on the OS you will be using, but for the most part it works.
 

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Question: No RS232 support

First, I appologize for this being so long-----I have a laptop I was given to use at work that is dual booted into Windows 98 and XP Professional. The Windows 98 is being used for the DOS architecture only. It is not a full operating system setup. I use this DOS for operating a data acquisition machine. However, this new laptop does not have an RS232 port for the DB9 adapter cable that is on the data machine. What I am trying to do is to use a USB conversion cable as this laptop has many USB ports. I know I need a USB driver for this to work. I went to the adapter's webpage and downloaded the driver for Win98 (as there is no driver support for DOS). Here is my dilemna: being that Win98 is not a full operating system, the driver will not load. Is there some way I can manually place the driver in config.sys and autoexec.bat in the DOS architecture. I have tried many configurations that did not work. Unfortunately this data system has to run in DOS only.

Answer:No RS232 support

No.It would have to be a driver written specifically for DOS to work properly.

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Question: RS232 port

I have just bought new software for my laptop, it's for diagnostics on cars. The software has been configured to use a rs232 (db9) socket on the laptop to conect to the OBD2 on the car, the only thing i have on my laptop is USB's and the 25pin printer port. Is there a way around this?many thanks.

Answer:RS232 port

USB to Serial Port connector?

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Question: rs232 transmission

I am trying to connect windows xp com 1 to a wire edm machine rs232 port
machine receives in msdos. tried using hyper terminal. Program shows it sends but it is not received by the wire machine.
 

Answer:rs232 transmission

Hi, You might want to check and see if the machine receiving the data and the computer is set the same. (Data Bits,Parity, Protocol, Speed, Stop Bits, and Handshaking) They have to match on both or it will not work.
What DNC software are you using and what control is on the machine?
I might be able to help you better if I know that.
 

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Question: RS232 vs. Parallel

While working on a larger problem I found I was not quite sure of the port and cableling names. Is DB-25 RS232 the same as a Parallel port? Also, What is RS422 and RS485.

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I had found one site but it was too technical for what I need to know. I just want to know an example of it's purpose and what type of connecter they use.

If someone could straighten me out on all this it would help me a lot.

[in case your wondering about the larger problem...it involves Punch Press machines, controls, and a BTR board. It seems most BTR's use a serial (DB9 RS232 connection) but ours uses what I am calling the parallel port]
 

Answer:RS232 vs. Parallel

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Answer:Help with 9 pin RS232 pins.

Early serial connector layouts  were defined by the computer maker.  If that was they way they did it, that was the way it worked. Standard layouts became standard later.The layout you show in the picture is not exceptional at all.Here is another almost the same.http://www.diyha.co.uk/electronics/comm1.htmlAnd with photoshttp://www.google.com/search?q=9+pin+serial&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=yHq&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Sc7LTbDjKZO4sAObjqToBg&ved=0CDIQsAQ&biw=853&bih=372I like this one:

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I have the problem that my RS232 work not 100%under MS/DOS. In Windows XP the RS232 works fine.What can i do ?

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Answer:Tecra Series S2 and RS232 under MS/DOS

Hi,

I think you need an adequate DOS driver for the RS232 port!

At http://newsletter.toshiba-tro.de/main/index.html you can ceck which hardware your Tecra S2 have an search a driver for it at the web!


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Answer:Rs232 to USB cable problem

If the port on the Laptop is an RS232 Serial port, are you sure it isn't 25-pin male? You should be able to get a 25-pin female to 9-pin male RS232 Serial Cable to connect the laptop and scanner directly. Have a look at this page click here

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Does anybody know if a RS232 port is the same as a serial port?
 

Answer:RS232 the same as serial port?

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Answer:USB TO RS232 vista drivers

Make, model of lapy and the cable?

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Answer:USB to RS232 Serial cable

Possible source:click here(Drivers link, hopefully may work!)

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Answer:USB to RS232 cable problems

Look in Properties for COM2 and check the baud rate, parity, number of bits, etc is configured properly. The manual I found says 4800 baud, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit.
 

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Answer:RS232 line drivers

click here for detailed information on the RS232.

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Answer:RS232 on M72e Tiny

Hello,Person for an answer?This becomes very urgent for our production.Thank you in advance.Cordially.

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Answer:UPS USB-to-RS232 Converter and Windows 7

The UPS doesn't have to be connected to the PC via USB or serial to protect it so you can use it as is.

Buy it will likely work for management with a USB to Serial adapter, Windows 7 has built in support for many APC UPS's out of the box. You may also find newer APC software for your model on the APX website.
 

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Hello

I need your help to find an USB adapter to connect to and Old Laptop that only have RS232 port.

I want to connect USB divices to the RS232 based Laptop

Thanks for your Help

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Answer:Old Laptop with RS232 needs USB ports

pcmcia card to usb is ok

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I would like to reprogram a EEPROM, however it seems that my Serial Port does not provide power when I enter Windows XP. Under Linux, the JDM PIC programmer's LED lights up, however I need to use Ponyprog in Windows. I see there is power to the programmer just until I enter Windows. Any ideas? Thanks





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Answer:RS232 in Windows XP with PIC programmer

Hello mate, Try to see in the device manager if windows does not turn off the port to save energy.It's the only option I see for the moment. I try to look further if it's not the problem.





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Hello, so I bought cheap usb to rs232 cable off ebay and been trying to get it working. I tried installing many different drivers from internet and still windows is not recognizing my cable. I tried to copy drive file to system32\drivers, no luck.

Has anyone else had similar problem? Do I need to buy prober cable with driver cd included?

Thank you

Answer:Usb to serial rs232 no working drivers

You need a Prolific PL2303. Its the ONLY one I've found that will work with my wife's Singer Embroidery machine. It works on both Win 7 and Win 8.

Amazon.com: Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter (Prolific PL2303HX Rev D Chipset): Computers & Accessories

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Answer:Adding an RS232 PCI port to my desktop

Check to see if you have a PCI slot. Some newer PC's only have PCIe slots and if they have a PCI slot it is a "bridged" slot to the PCIe bus and many PCI devices will not work or work properly on a bridged PCI slot.

I would check and see what others with that software are using.

(ex W5DVO/ZD8JES).

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What is the maximum length that you can run a serial cable before having communication problems?
 

Answer:RS232/serial cable length

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Answer:RS232 port & eprom Programmer

try an emulator to save the grief......Link:>http://www.emulator-zone.com/

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Here is the deal. Where I work we have a ticketmaster application that uses a seperate RS232 network. This means special lines that run to a special little ticketmaster box in my switch room. Needless to say it is a royal PITA when we have to move these computers connected to this special network.

So to fix this I was hoping there were some kind of RS232 to ether net adapters out there. I know they exist, but I think the solution I need is special. i need an Adapter on the PC side that talks to an adapter on the switch side. So basically the flow would go like this:


COM Port --> Convertor Box --> Ethernet --> Converter Box --> Com Port on Special Box

Anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Piggy Back RS232 Over Ethernet

Is it realy Ethernet or justr cat5. (meaning is there going to be a ethernet switch in between?)
 

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Dear Friends;
We have many software installed in Laptop having WXP for trouble shooting purpose at machines. Communication of many devices is done through RS232. Some time it happen that a we fail to communicate with a device while everything is ok because some other software has already captured RS232 port of Laptop and it is hard for me to find out which software has done that.
Yesterday, after making communication with a PC via two soft wares, I tried to hibernate the PC but it failed to Hibernate as Com port was busy/captured while all the programs were closed. Is there any way to know which program has captured the Com port?
 

Answer:How do we know which program captured RS232 port??

I have used Portmon with XP 32 bit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896644.aspx
I am not aware of an equivalent utility though for 64 bit XP.
 

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I have a CyberPower USB to RS232 adapter. From the research I have done this should create a Com Port in my "Device Manager" so that programs
are then able to use it. I have researched this specific device and there are apparently problems with how it works on WIndows 8.1 but I have not been able to find a solution. The driver for the device was installed by WIndows plug-and-play controls. It decided
that the "HID-compliant vendor-defined device" driver version 6.3.9600.16384 was appropriate, however there is no Com Port in the "Device Manager" and instead a "USB Input Device" appears corresponding to the adapter each time
it is plugged in. Under the "Devices and Printers" the "Unspecified" device "CPS RS232 USB Bridge for UPS" shows up. 


When I attempt to use drivers from a different source (the manufacturer of the USB to RS232 adapter), the plug-and-play ignore the new drivers and use the ones from above.



How can I get the Com Port created so that I can use the adapter properly?



Is there a way to circumvent the plug-and-play and use the driver from the manufacturer?


Thank you for your help.

Answer:CPS RS232 USB Bridge for UPS - not creating Com Port

Hi,
Regarding current situation, let?s try to manually install the driver by following these steps:

Device manager -> Right click the device and choose update driver -> Browser my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device driver? -> Have disk -> choose the driver manually to install.

Then let me know whether this device can work fine.
For further troubleshooting, please post back the image for descript more detailed about your issue.

For your reference:
SOLVED!!! cps rs232 usb bridge for ups driver UPDATE / DOWNLOAD
http://devicehappy.info/solved-cps-rs232-usb-bridge-for-ups-driver-update-download/usb-drivers/usb-driver-update-16/
Please Note: The?third-party website/product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance
or reliability.

Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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i am using core 15 processor,dell n4110 laptop,, i tried to connect profolic usb to serial(rs232) cable. i tried in win7 professional and ultimate.in professional i installed but device is not working.. error statement is coming as "this device not srarted(code 10 err0r)"

Answer:code 10 error,usb to rs232 cable

Hi Ebin
Try to visit the following site:

USB to RS232 cable keep receiving a Code 10 message - Microsoft Answers

Good luck

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I have purchased a usb to serial adapter but the drivers are not functional.

Every time I plug the cable inside my computer i get a USB device not recognized message. Under device management > Universal Serial Bus controllers > Unknown Device.

The drivers that i have is called "PL-2303 Driver Installer". Even after installing this driver, I still have no luck. I know it is possible to update the driver but the driver format would have to be in a .INF file. In this case the driver is a .exe file so i have no idea what to do.

Any help would be really greatly appreciated also the drivers are available @ http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31

If the device is functional and installed, it should be under the COM ports in device manager but like i said before it is not and is listed as "Unknown Device".
 

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Since installing SP3 to my Windows XP Pro system my RS232 serial port no longer works. I have a Hyperpen tablet that has an RS232 connection so it no longer functions. Is there a converter that I can attach to the male RS232 so I can connect via a USB port? I have seen a USB 2.0 to RSB (male) serial adapter dongle but that is of no use. I'd appreciate any suggestions towards resolving this.

Answer:RS232 serial port not working

Have you checked in Device Manager to see if it is working there , or if there any conflicts . It won't have just broken , it must be a software problem as it occurred as you loaded SP3 , it might just need reconfiguring , what does the tablet need in terms of port speed etc. , data bits , flow control etc. ? Ashley

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wont print on rs232

Answer:tm-t88iii rs232 wont print

http://www.pos-printer.com/epson_tm...does it have Windows 7 drivers ?? I was under the impression Epson stopped support at XP ?

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I have a set of scales that outputs data on rs232. I need to read the data (weight in grams)multiply by a price per gram and output to a rs232 LCD display.Is there an easy way to do this. the scales constantly output and the price per gram has to be adjustable

Answer:RS232 data converter and output

Easy is a relative term.Most scales like that are used in some company or way that demands some software in order to be sold. Look at the makers web site for how they expect you to use the product. We still have many running a DOS app.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Hello Techguy
I have a USB to RS232 converter which came with a driver disk. I can load the driver in and everything seems to load OK. However, when I then plug in the converter, it can not find the driver.

What it seems to be looking for is a driver called "USB2.0-SER!". However, the device seems to be a Prolific chip device and I would have expected to see it looking for something like "PL2303" or similar. I searched the computer for a driver with this name but no luck.

I went to the Prolific website and downloaded their driver but that didn't work any better.

I know these devices work as I have seen them working on other computers. How do I get it going?
 

Answer:Solved: Driver problem for USB/RS232

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Hello All,

As a surveyor, I'm trying to slowly solve all the glitches on my new Windows 8.1 laptop.

1. Mouse

I often visit this NSW government site SIX Maps

When navigating the map, you use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in or out and hold down the left mouse button to pan.

In my new windows 8.1 laptop, the scroll and pan functions won't work.

Iv'e tried 4 different mice and none of them work but they all work on my old XP laptop.

I've also tried 2 browsers (Chrome and IE)

I have also been in touch with the NSW goverment support team to no avail.

Looking in control panel, I couldn't recognise anything that would help.

Does anyone have any ideas?
2. USB to RS232 serial port cable replicator

This cable is used to download/upload information to the survey instrument. It worked fine on Windows XP, but will not work on Windows 8.1. It may be something to do with the port configuration.

Please note that the software is very old and I had to create a virtual XP machine using VMWARE to run it. (As well as some other obsolete software such as XTGOLD and Q.EXE! Any one remember these? I've yet to come across any file editing program to equal Q.EXE)

Hopefully someone will have some ideas otherwise I'll have to go back to the manufacturer and they'll charge more than I paid for the computer!!!

Thanks in advance for your help,

Michael

Answer:Problem with mouse and USB to RS232 cable

Well, I tried the link you provided and I was able to scroll using IE, Logitech Mouse, and Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit). However, when I first accessed the site, it said that their site would work better with FireFox or Chrome. I have Chrome installed but did not try it.

USB to RS232, which end connects where? Does the USB end connect to the computer or the survey equipment? When running your XP, does it provide an error when you try to connect upload/download data? I would think that your VMWARE and XP will be able to handle everything, but you will need to play with port settings to have everything configured the way it was before. For example, my wife's computer is Windows 8.1 Pro, and I have her run VMWARE and Windows XP so she can use the embroidery module for her sewing machine. The one thing you have to do is to make sure that when you start the VM machine, you must tell the VM machine to use anything plugged into the USB ports to be used in the XP and not the Host machine.

Anyway, don't give up yet and keep poking around you'll find a solution.

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My communication device communicates perfectly via RS232 and works fine on Windows XP. But when I upgraded to Windows 7 the data communication is too slow.

Answer:slow rs232 data communication on Windows7

Are the rs232c settings the same on both xp and w7?1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I have a machine that keeps a log of events and outputs them to a printer via an RS232 Port. I am trying to collect this information and input it directly into a datebase...Initially i would like to connect direct to a pc but eventually it may be helpful to pass the information by networkAny help or suggestions will gratefully received I have limited knowledge of how this all fits together but I'm not entirly backwards Cheers, Thanks for taking the time to read this

Answer:Connecting RS232 printer output directly to a PC

click here it may be what you are looking for?

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On a box running Server 2003 the application needs to talk out a serial port to an OPTO-22 I/O system. The Optoscan program from the manufacturer works just fine. Our application (which has been used many times before successfully) is not sending or receiving message. It appears that another application has grabbed the port.

Does anyone know how to identify which program is controlling a serial port?

Thanks
 

Answer:Identify program controlling rs232 port

Portmon is a utility that should be able to tell you the name of the process that is accessing the port: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/processesandthreads/portmon.mspx

I use it at work as a RS-232/RS-422 protocol analyzer.
 

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Anyone know why my dell p1110 monitor turns off when I connect a RS232 <> TTL cable to the four pin header... I'm trying to use windas to fix the oh-so common brightness issue these monitors have and can't get very far without being able to connect the cable and view the screen at the same time. It doesn't fully turn off, but goes blank and the green light turns amber. Any suggestions are greatly appriciated!

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After several attempts at trying different driver versions, no drivers seem to load now.

These drivers are for a Prolific PL2303 USB to RS232 converter - although I did not buy the device from that company. The drivers used to install easily and I actually had one that partially worked.

At one point, I went to the Windows/System32 and manually deleted all the files and "packages" for those drivers. This likely screwed everything up and I don't know how to recover. I have the option of doing a full system recovery, but it will take days of work to arrive back at the current configuration.

After several attempts to install and uninstall all these drivers again, nothing seems to work. When I plug in the device, Vista looks for the driver in Windows Update and of course finds none. In Device Manager (DM), the annotation for the Port is Unknown device. When I try to manually install the driver through the DM, it fails. The code is sometimes 1 and other times 19.

System Info says I'm running Vista Home Premiun X86-based PC, but the sticker on the laptop says Athlon 64 X2 dual-core (Acer Aspire 4530).

Any fixes?

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Hi;

We have a slitter scorer machine in which tools are placed via servo motors. Servo motor is controlled with servo drive and each servo drive is sent the values of a set of parameters to set a job. The main control system is DOS based which sends the values of parameters to all drives according to job. The data flowing is as MS DOS_RS232 port >>> RS232 to 485 converter >>> parallel connection to all servo Com ports. I want to monitor the data following from MS DOS to drives for which I have arranged another RS232 to 485 converter and connected a wire from TX+ terminal of 1st Comm module to the TX- terminal of 2nd Comm module. If I enable the hyper terminal, I see the data following but un-understandable format.

The format of data following from MSDOS PC to drives is like "7E-BF-02-04-3C-00" in ASCII format. So to read it I downloaded MS “PortMon” software which is used to monitor data following via RS232 port. I have windows XP and when I run the software, “Not Connected” is shown on the top bar. Please help how to make it “Connect” to capture the data. Or if anyone has any other idea to capture the data following, please assist.
 

Answer:How to capture the data following via RS232 in ASCII format.

If someone guide me about PortMon that how to make it "Connected" it would be enough for me. This time when i run PortMon, "Not Connected" displays at the top write corner.
 

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Hi - here's an idiot question for you. I need to know whether or not my laptop (Dell Inspiron 2200) has something called an RS232 serial port. I think it probably doesn't, as I couldn't find it mentioned in System Information. But I'd like to know for sure before I fork out £30 for a USB adapter, which is what I'm told I'll need if there is no RS232 port. It's needed for a programme called DesignaKnit 7 - details of which can be found at http://www.softbyte.co.uk/dk7.htm, if anyone is interested. So, can anyone tell me how to find out for certain whether or not I have this port? Thanks v much, Helen
 

Answer:Do I have an RS232 serial port for cable link?

You do not have an RS-232 port on that laptop. Note that the site in question has specific recommendations for the RS-232 <-> USB link device, and I'd pick one of their recommendations: http://www.softbyte.co.uk/usb_conv.htm
 

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I have Dell&#153; PowerConnect&#153; 3024 managed switch. I don't have the IP of the switch and I don't have RS232 cable. There is no reset button.

I don't know the IP so I can login from the web browser using Ethernet
 

Answer:Dell PowerConnect 3024 lost IP and RS232 cable

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I b ought one of these adapters off eBay so I could connect my GPS to my computer via USB, my old cable was the serial port. Anyhow, the seller told me it would work with Vista but she did not tell me it wouldn't work with Vista Premium. When I connect the device it tries to find the drivers but is unable to do so...does anyone know where I can get the right driver? The CD that came with the cable is worthless. Thanks
 

Answer:USB to RS232 Serial 9Pin DB9 Cable Adapter Driver

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oke this is the problem,i have a Philips BDL4221, i accidently locked the remote control and the onboard buttons, so i cant change the input or change anything on the tv, i tried to send some thing via 232analyzer but i have no idea what to do, the tv send me 2 messages back those are CTS turned on and DSR turned on, i found this in the user manual from the tv but i dont have any idea what to do with this:3.  Serial Interface Communication Protocol 3.1 General specifications 3.1.1  Protocol definition  Communication to the main monitor microprocessor is possible through the serial  port, which  support a communication protocol dedicated to BDS only. The protocol is specifically  designed to allow data communication in half duplex multi-point environments,  but  it can also be used for half duplex point-to-point RS-232 communication. 3.1.2 Communication characteristics A half duplex communication is implemented starting from the concept of a master-slave structure, where the monitor is supposed to be the slave. The first action is always taken by the master, which can be either a built-in PC-based video controller in a MASTER monitor or any external device (acting a server) interfaced to  the monitor. After sending a command or a request in the appropriate format (see section 3.2), the master receives form the slave an acknowledgement, which tells the transmitter whether the command is not valid (or not executable, anyway) or  ... Read more

Answer:sending ascii commands over serial rs232 to Philips TV

Looks all good. But for one thing. How do you do 57600 bps with a typical serial port?QuoteBaud rate  57600 bpsAre you sure?

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After starting an application with the use of RS232 I get the message, that there is no RS232 available.The devicemanager shows an activated RS232.After deactivate and activate the RS232 - everything is ok and the RS232 is working.I use Windows 7. Any help would be appreciated.Thank you. Klaus

Answer:T60 with docking station 2504 - problem with RS232 to activate

hey Klaus_Johannes,curious, is the RS232 the serial port ? and does this happen to any devices connected to it or only for a certain device ?





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My M4600 Can not use USB & RS232 Port on Pro2X Docking Station.  This is new to me and in 100% mint condition as it had never been used and only turned on about 3 times.

I can use both DVI monitors attached to station, but can not see any of the USB or RS232 ports on my docking station.  My old M6600 can see them all just fine.

If the M4600 can not utilize the docking station ports, it is bye bye to the M4600.

Dave

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oke this is the problem,i have a Philips BDL4221, i accidently locked the remote control and the onboard buttons, so i cant change the input or change anything on the tv, i tried to send some thing via 232analyzer but i have no idea what to do, the tv send me 2 messages back those are CTS turned on and DSR turned on, i found this in the user manual from the tv but i dont have any idea what to do with this:3.  Serial Interface Communication Protocol 3.1 General specifications 3.1.1  Protocol definition  Communication to the main monitor microprocessor is possible through the serial  port, which  support a communication protocol dedicated to BDS only. The protocol is specifically  designed to allow data communication in half duplex multi-point environments,  but  it can also be used for half duplex point-to-point RS-232 communication. 3.1.2 Communication characteristics A half duplex communication is implemented starting from the concept of a master-slave structure, where the monitor is supposed to be the slave. The first action is always taken by the master, which can be either a built-in PC-based video controller in a MASTER monitor or any external device (acting a server) interfaced to  the monitor. After sending a command or a request in the appropriate format (see section 3.2), the master receives form the slave an acknowledgement, which tells the transmitter whether the command is not valid (or not executable, anyway) or  ... Read more

Answer:sending ascii commands over serial rs232 to Philips TV

Looks all good. But for one thing. How do you do 57600 bps with a typical serial port?QuoteBaud rate  57600 bpsAre you sure?

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I am thinking to use one PCMCIA card as a RS232 serial port. The program that i need to use is running under DOS and needs two serial ports. My question is what i need to run the program and the serial port to be recognized by the system. I have a 4200 satellite pro series laptop.

Thank you

Answer:PCMCIA card as a RS232 serial port on Satellite Pro 4200

Why on earth should you want that ?
Your laptop has a serial port hasn't it ?

Well for serial ports are standard supported under Windows. In a Dos-box this should be no problem.

But pure Dos could be a problem.
I guess you also need DOS-drivers for your PCMCIA-card...

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Hi,I'm considering switching out my "old" W500 with the new W520 machine. I now have serial port through my dockingstation, but i have not found any dockings for W520 with serial port out Is there a way to solve this issue, can I use the new W520  with my old W500 docking maybe?

Answer:W520 - I need Serial port (rs232/485) in the machine or docking station?

There are several USB -> RS232 solutions available from different suppliers. You could also use an ExpressCard adapter on the system itself.

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HI,

I have a problem regarding rs232-usb converter... I'm using Toshiba Satellite series laptop.
The problem I faced is I can receive data from my microcontroller to VB but I can?t send data to microcontroller...

However, when I use the same VB code and same converter, I try at my friend laptop (other brand), it works...
May I know is there any other setting I need to set for my laptop??

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200 and RS232-USB converter - can’t send data to microcontroller

Hello

Do you have some problem with notebook functionality?
Are all ports working well?

Have you installed driver given on driver disk? If I understood it right you need this driver for virtual COM port creation.

Bu the way: which notebook model do you have?

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So I guess Malwarebytes Anti-Malware paid off AV-Test? I guess this is also inaccurate info and just marketing?

https://blog.Malwarebytes.org/news/...ware-free-scores-100-in-av-test-removal-test/

They also recently won best repair award for 2014

http://www.av-test.org/en/test-procedures/award/av-test-award-2014/
 

Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free scores 100% in Antivirus-TEST removal test!

Why would the Kaspersky Removal Tool score higher than the Internet Suite package of Kaspersky ?
This is weird. I thought that if you have a technology to make a product on the side, might as well offer that same technology in a package you're offering (paid package).
 

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http://www.av-test.org/en/news/news...epair-performance-test-after-malware-attacks/

Summary: There is software for the morning after

The test results disproved a statement frequently posted in forums, that all you can do is delete your Windows system if it becomes infected with malware.

Among the security suites, the solutions from Malwarebytes, Bitdefender and Kaspersky demonstrated the best performance among all the packages tested. All in all, however, the rest of the field still showed quite solid performance, even though a few active components were left behind.

Among the freeware clean-up tools, the Kaspersky Removal Tool is worth recommending. While the Norton tool, as well as Disinfect2013 from Heise, left behind quite a lot of data garbage, neither failed to detect a single active malware component.

In final analysis: In case an existing security suite ever fails, there are reliable rescue options for having a Windows system cleaned and repaired. The best part of all: in case of emergency, most of the tools can even be used free of Charge.

No comment
 

Answer:[AV-TEST] 17 software packages in a repair performance test after malware attacks

Windows has the best removal tool ever, it is called "install disc"

And if you are still not sure, Dban is your friend ^^

More seriously, i saw lately that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is quite often mentioned lately... i smell the marketing department behind that.
 

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Hi, Today i got two BSOD no where out of blue, my laptop was running well without any problem earlier before this issue. Then i did PC doctor test first it said advance pattern test failed, then i ram memtest86 and it showed nothing, no errors then again i ran PC doctor it shows now address test failed but not advance pattern test (see attachment), what is the problem could anyone pl tellAttachment 92216Attachment 92217

Answer:Advance Pattern Test and Address Test Failed Error WME21-IWR

Could you provide more information about MemTest86? How long/many passes did you let it run for?

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions for analysis of the BSODs

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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Hi, Today i got two BSOD no where out of blue, my laptop was running well without any problem earlier before this issue. Then i did PC doctor test first it said advance pattern test failed, then i ram memtest86 and it showed nothing, no errors then again i ran PC doctor it shows now address test failed but not advance pattern test (see attachment), what is the problem could anyone pl tell

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So I guess MBAM paid off AV-Test? I guess this is also inaccurate info and just marketing?

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/...ware-free-scores-100-in-av-test-removal-test/

They also recently won best repair award for 2014

http://www.av-test.org/en/test-procedures/award/av-test-award-2014/
 

Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free scores 100% in AV-TEST removal test!

Why would the Kaspersky Removal Tool score higher than the Internet Suite package of Kaspersky ?
This is weird. I thought that if you have a technology to make a product on the side, might as well offer that same technology in a package you're offering (paid package).
 

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I remember about two months ago I was doing stress testing just to test the stability of my computer. Whenever I did a test that tested a lot of RAM, the test would fail within minutes and it would say "Execution Halted.."

Just recently I did an RMA with kingston and they sent me 2 brand new sticks of RAM which I installed. I just now got around to testing again but the test still fails within minutes - I am stumped.

Is it possible my memory controller / motherboard is bad? The RAM is brand new.
 

Answer:prime95 stress test/torture test failing within minutes even after installing new RAM

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Hi,

I recently ran a scheduled diagnostic test of my PC with the manufacturer's diagnostic software. I received two error messages and the advice to promptly replace my hard drive. The first message was Failed (Error code: WHD20-1VR) and the second was Failed (Error code: WHD16-T57). The apply to Targeted Read test and Smart Short Self Test respectively.

So I ran Chkdsk for the C: drive and received no error messages.

Which is correct and what should I do about it? The error message won't go away on the software.

Thanks for helping.

 

Answer:Question: Failed Targeted Read Test and SMART Short Self Test

CHKDSK is a very basic check that mostly checks file system and can be set to scan for bad sectors. The manufacturer's diagnostics actually check the physical drive to make sure its operating within the designed parameters and is more thorough.

You should replace the drive.
 

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          Hi, For the past two days LSC is alerting that Hardware scan has detected one or more hardware failures. The tests in which my laptop G505 59379534 is failing are given as Targeted read and smart short self test. Also against local connection test warning is shown. My OS is windows 8.1. Only couple of days back I have installed HP2545 printer on my PC. I do not know wheher this has something to do with present status of laptop. Also I am using Kaspersky internet security 2014. I am worried whether this alert message points to any serious impending problem for my laptop. Laptop is almost 9 months old. It is still under warranty. I request help in this regard.













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Answer:My laptop failing in targeted read test and smart short self test.

Hi arm_1969,
 
You can download and run HDtune and check the health of the drive.  Use the 2nd one in the list, the Pro trial is just a trial.  If it also comes up with errors, then I would say that your drive has problems.
 
Regards,
Dave 

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I bought the machine t430 thinkpad three months in the United States.Currently the program to check the hard drive by LSC, the error message is: Targeted read test FailedDiagnosticsSMART status test PassedTargeted read test FailedRandom seek test PassedFunnel seek test PassedSMART short self-test PassedSMART drive self-test PassedThe time machine is still time 8 months warranty. Hitachi Hard Drive 500 GB 7200 rpm / minIs it due to the speed that new hard drive used for 3 months has been corrupted?In case of warranty, Lenovo does not provide a Windows license again, right?The parameters of the hard driveHitachi-HITACHIHTS725050A7E630-TF1500Y9HK360BResult code: WHD01V002-UI7X0H













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Answer:Hepl me with T430 with Hard drive test by LSC reported Targeted read test Failed

Hi, quocphong
 
It sounds like the hard drive is running okay overall, but it has some bad sectors in it. You will not be able to read or write to these sectors. That being said, I would first try running a ChkDsk on the hard drive and see if any of the sectors can be repaired. To run a ChkDsk, go to Computer and right-click on the C: drive and select Properties. Navigate to the Tools tab and select the box that says Check now... This should scan the drive for errors and attempt to fix them if possible. The test can take a while, so I would do it when you will not need access to your computer.
 
If the test is not able to fix the errors, then I would contact Lenovo at 120-11072 (Toll Free) or +(84) 8 3521 8000 (Standard Charges Apply) and discuss a hard drive replacement with them. As for Windows, you will need to ask for recovery discs as well. Lastly, I would backup everything on the current hard drive so that it is not lost.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Respected support team, Lenovo Solution Centre Hardware test result show faild.Flex 3 - 1580 Result Code: WCP03E000-WK7XRFdate run: 12 December 2015 20:59:01Device : Intel(R) HD Graphics 520  Please help me in this issue. Regards,Patel Mounal













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Answer:FLEX 3 PCI/PCI-e Test Invalid & Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 Mathematical Operations Test shows Failed

i found solution for above reported problem.solution mention in below linkhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/FLex-3-Video-card-Mathematical-Operatio... thanks for supports all of you in this community  

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 Dear all, I am new to the community and not a techie. I bought my Lenovo E540 ThinkPad in March 2014, now at less than one year old I appear to have a failing hard drive. Can anyone advise if my understanding is correct? Also it says my warranty ends on 02 February 2015, I didn't buy the computer until March last year so surely my warranty should not be expiring until then? I have tried to extend my warranty by clicking on the icon in the Lenovo Solution Centre but it just takes me to a blank webpage.  Can anyone help please? Has there been similar problems with the E540, is there an error in the Lenovo Solution Centre and isn't the warranty for a hard drive at least 12 months? Yours, A very disgruntled average user.

Answer:ThinkPad E540 failing Targeted Read Test & SMART Short Self Test warning

BUMP-please help

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hi. I've owned the g580 for 3 months. I use the machine for very basic web browsing and word proessing.....however I get regular freezes and crashes and have recently ran the LSC hardware test which shows some failures. Smart Short self test - Failuretarget read test - Failure Result code: WME001000-BJ8V5M Can someone give me an idea how to proceed with this? Many Thanks   Result code: WPE001000-BJ8V5MResult code: WPE001000-BJ8V5M

Answer:Lenevo G580 - LSC hardware failure - Smart Short self test and target read test

these are my results from HDTUNE pro HD Tune Pro: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB HealthID Current Worst ThresholdData Status(01) Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 51 562 ok(02) Throughput Performance 252 252 0 0 ok(03) Spin Up Time 90 89 25 3066 ok(04) Start/Stop Count 100 100 0 222 ok(05) Reallocated Sector Count 252 252 10 0 ok(07) Seek Error Rate 252 252 51 0 ok(08) Seek Time Performance 252 252 15 0 ok(09) Power On Hours Count 100 100 0 306 ok(0A) Spin Retry Count 252 252 51 0 ok(0B) Calibration Retry Count 100 100 0 20 warning(0C) Power Cycle Count 100 100 0 222 ok(BF) G-sense Error Rate 100 100 0 34 ok(C0) Unsafe Shutdown Count 252 252 0 0 ok(C2) Temperature 56 49 0 219043921964 ok(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered 100 100 0 0 ok(C4) Reallocated Event Count 252 252 0 0 ok(C5) Current Pending Sector 100 100 0 18 warning(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 252 252 0 0 ok(C7) Interface CRC Error Count 200 200 0 0 ok(C8) Write Error Rate 100 100 0 332 ok(DF) Load/Unload Retry Count 100 100 0 20 ok(E1) Load/Unload Cycle Count 99 99 0 14696 okHealth Status : warning

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Hard Drive Diagnosis Test- Long Dst Test Failed on my Laptop.But my laptop is booting properly but everytime it hangs during working, I have to hard reboot it every time.I am suspecting that, bad memory sector causing the issue I have tried Seatools for DOS to repaire those sector , but my hard drive is not detecting in that tool. Failure ID- RLNG40-7KG845-XD7V6K-618703 Do I suppose to replace the hard drive or it is repairable in HP service center ????  

Answer:Hard Drive Diagnosis Test- Long Dst Test Failed

Hallo Harshal123, this error code:RLNG40-7KG845-XD7V6K-618703Failure: 305information: Hard Disk 1 Full Test Failure If it's still in warranty I would recommend you to contact your HP support for getting the HDD replaced under warranty.List of phone number press your country: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html If out of warranty I would recommend you replace it your self it's normally not that hard but I can't tell since I can't see your P/N. But out from your S/N as I can see with that failure ID it's should be under 2nd year  warranty if im not misstaken. Br




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RAN HARD DISK TEST , LONG DST -FAILED

Answer:ran test by performing hard disk test said Long DST- failed

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I ran the hardware test this morning and everything passed but the SMART short self test. It failed and gave me this code. WHD01V00G-BK7W0J It says to send to Lenovo but I don't know where. I also can't add my laptop to my products on my account. I keep getting a message #WL Service Busy #   What do I do?

Answer:Hardware test shows SMART short self test failure.

hi Smurfette,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
The image below is the breakdown on how the LSC error codes mean.
  - Link to picture
 
The SMART short self-test that failed may have detected some certain sectors on the drive that are bad and predicted an imminent HDD failure so I would recommend you contact the lenovo helpdesk and report your findings as you likely need to send the unit for service.
 
If you're in the US, this is the number to call:
 
Phone Number: 1-877-4-Lenovo (1-877-453-6686)
upported Language: EnglishHours of operation: 24 hours/day 7 days/week
 
Support phone list
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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hineed help.....After running LSC hardware scan, both targeted read test and smart short self test failed witherror code: WHD01V00I-UL7BBJDevice: WDC WD10JPCX-24UE4T0-931.51 GBsby the way my lappy is LENOVO G50 with windows10 inbuilt.I've seen similar messages and most of them recommend for replacement... Do I really have to do that...Please help me out 

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Hello Guys
Happy new year everyone.
We have finished the new Android Platform test and certificate and here is the result preview

Test Platform: Android 2.2
Total Samples: 251

Final Score: 90.00-100.00 Five star award
Final Score: 80.00-89.99 Four star award
Final Score: 70.00-79.99 Three star award

Detailed PDF format report is under process and this is a regular test, so next time, the android mobility test will be in March.Click to expand...

It was posted in wilders, so the picture on the result in this link.

Take note some product were anonymous on the result picture
 

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AVLab ransomware test
October 2016

All products tested with default settings

The best +++

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Full pdf report
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Data Recovery using DRPs on test folders within test partitions

** Because of Windows OS and 3rd party programs and utilities constant cycle of deleting, copying, writing, deleting, copying, writing...
The sooner, one learns of any unwanted deletion[s], the sooner one engages any process of un-delete and/or data recovery, the better the chances of quality un-delete or recovery!
An un-delete's or data recovery's listing of "un-deleted or recovered" folders and files does not mean each and every "un-deleted or recovered" file is actually readable and/or usable. Listing results and real un-delete/recovery can vary significantly.**
[I have been using Resplendence's Undelux awhile now, and I remain surprised as to the busy-ness of Windows OS and 3rd party stuff constant cycle of delete, copy, write, delete, copy, write.]

I'm starting this thread here to gather experiences from others who have attempted and succeeded in data recovery.
This topic is not at all important or exciting -- until one needs to recover critical or important folders & files accidentally deleted or quick-formatted. I remember one poster somewhere on the 'Net indicating s/he "tried everything" with several data recovery programs -- which lead me to believe that what was displayed on the monitor did not match end-user expectations.
[The topic title reflects 11/2015 changes]

Wanting to presently being very efficient and effective with, and someday tutorialize how to u... Read more

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Data Recovery using DRPs on test folders within test partitions

** Because of Windows OS and 3rd party programs and utilities constant cycle of deleting, copying, writing, deleting, copying, writing...
The sooner, one learns of any unwanted deletion[s], the sooner one engages any process of un-delete and/or data recovery, the better the chances of quality un-delete or recovery!
An un-delete's or data recovery's listing of "un-deleted or recovered" folders and files does not mean each and every "un-deleted or recovered" file is actually readable and/or usable. Listing results and real un-delete/recovery can vary significantly.**
[I have been using Resplendence's Undelux awhile now, and I remain surprised as to the busy-ness of Windows OS and 3rd party stuff constant cycle of delete, copy, write, delete, copy, write.]

I'm starting this thread here to gather experiences from others who have attempted and succeeded in data recovery.
This topic is not at all important or exciting -- until one needs to recover critical or important folders & files accidentally deleted or quick-formatted. I remember one poster somewhere on the 'Net indicating s/he "tried everything" with several data recovery programs -- which lead me to believe that what was displayed on the monitor did not match end-user expectations.
[The topic title reflects 11/2015 changes]

Wanting to presently being very efficient and effective with, and someday tutorialize how to u... Read more

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Test results AV-TEST (September 2013 - June 2014)

Maybe an antivirus solution to clean completely and then to repair a Windows system using the tools offered by manufacturers as a malware infection?

Laboratory experts from AV-TEST gave the answer to this question through a very comprehensive test of endurance ten months (September 2013 - June 2014).
AV-Test lab has solved this problem in a test in which 10 major antivirus and 7 had special cleaning tools to clean infected systems not only, but also to completely repair the. Over the whole period, several malware families were tested repeatedly. Note that malware samples used were known manufacturers of all solutions tested and therefore ought to be clearly detected, however, but it was not many of them.

The following security patches have been examined in this assay:

- Three popular freeware solutions: avast! Free Antivirus 9.0, AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 Avira Free Antivirus;
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, a solution recommended by several IT magazines;
- Microsoft Security Essentials, included in Windows;
- Five additional paid-known software solutions from Bitdefender, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky and Norton.

In addition, the following tools were also tested cleaning and recovery of the system;

- Avira Cleaner and Hitman Pro, recommended counseling center anti-botnet "Botfrei.de"
- Disinfect the 2013 commercial publisher Heise IT;
- F-Secure Removal Tool, Removal Tool Kaspersky, Panda and Norton P... Read more

Answer:Test results AV-TEST (September 2013 - June 2014)

This endurance test ? as with all others conducted by AV-TEST ? was performed exclusively on real hardware,Click to expand...

lol the contrary will shock me

Finally, the cleaned system always had to be compared to the original system.Click to expand...

how? with which tools?
 

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Hi !
New testresults from AV-test.org, antimalware-programs for W8: AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Nov/Dec 2013
Interesting reading, as usual...

Answer:New test results from AV-test antimalware programs for Windows 8

Yes, I did go through it yesterday. F-Secure, BitDefender, Kaspersky were among the top performers this time...

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