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Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Graham, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Graham

    Graham Flightless Bird

    Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?

    Is there a simple way to remove 'old' com ports from the
    registery .. any application .. of is a diy job ??

    The pc has 4 com pors (usb > serial) but the registery has retained
    all the previous device settings (caused by mother board change)

    Tnx - G ..
     
  2. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Graham" <g0nbd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:93e90252-a6c9-4437-a9a2-86a38c095207@a32g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?
    >
    > Is there a simple way to remove 'old' com ports from the
    > registery .. any application .. of is a diy job ??
    >
    > The pc has 4 com pors (usb > serial) but the registery has retained
    > all the previous device settings (caused by mother board change)
    >
    > Tnx - G ..


    I guess you could, but why bother? The entries aren't hurting anything, and
    aren't going to slow your PC down, so. . .
    If you start going through the registry and remove entries for hardware and
    software that used to be installed, you'll never finish before senility sets
    in ;-)
    --
    SC Tom
     
  3. Graham

    Graham Flightless Bird

    On Jan 5, 11:13 pm, "SC Tom" <s...@tom.net> wrote:
    > "Graham" <g0...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:93e90252-a6c9-4437-a9a2-86a38c095207@a32g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?

    >
    > > Is there a simple way to  remove  'old' com ports  from the
    > > registery .. any application .. of is  a diy  job ??

    >
    > > The  pc has 4 com pors (usb > serial) but the registery has retained
    > > all the  previous device  settings (caused by mother board change)

    >
    > > Tnx - G ..

    >
    > I guess you could, but why bother? The entries aren't hurting anything, and
    > aren't going to slow your PC down, so. . .
    > If you start going through the registry and remove entries for hardware and
    > software that used to be installed, you'll never finish before senility sets
    > in ;-)
    > --
    > SC Tom


    HRD will communicate FLDIGI and WSPR will 'not' via same port
    (not at the same time of course)
    Odd problem has occured .... using a USB to Serial cable for the
    FT-897-D
    HRD will communicate normally and control the rig ..


    I have 3 sets of software ...all of them use the same serial
    link to the radio set ....one ham radio delux HRD works
    normally .. but the other 2 progs - fldigi and wspr .. will
    not communicate with the rig via the port ..

    Its been sugested that the reg entry for the no longer existing
    ports are causing the problem ...

    I could try a lower com port number ..its set to 11 at the
    moment ?

    G ..
     
  4. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Graham" <g0nbd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ec0c0c5c-3e00-4a82-ab9c-4513875a8382@o28g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
    On Jan 5, 11:13 pm, "SC Tom" <s...@tom.net> wrote:
    > "Graham" <g0...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:93e90252-a6c9-4437-a9a2-86a38c095207@a32g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?

    >
    > > Is there a simple way to remove 'old' com ports from the
    > > registery .. any application .. of is a diy job ??

    >
    > > The pc has 4 com pors (usb > serial) but the registery has retained
    > > all the previous device settings (caused by mother board change)

    >
    > > Tnx - G ..

    >
    > I guess you could, but why bother? The entries aren't hurting anything,
    > and
    > aren't going to slow your PC down, so. . .
    > If you start going through the registry and remove entries for hardware
    > and
    > software that used to be installed, you'll never finish before senility
    > sets
    > in ;-)
    > --
    > SC Tom


    HRD will communicate FLDIGI and WSPR will 'not' via same port
    (not at the same time of course)
    Odd problem has occured .... using a USB to Serial cable for the
    FT-897-D
    HRD will communicate normally and control the rig ..


    I have 3 sets of software ...all of them use the same serial
    link to the radio set ....one ham radio delux HRD works
    normally .. but the other 2 progs - fldigi and wspr .. will
    not communicate with the rig via the port ..

    Its been sugested that the reg entry for the no longer existing
    ports are causing the problem ...

    I could try a lower com port number ..its set to 11 at the
    moment ?

    G ..
    ------------------------
    Not familiar with ham since waaaay back when (and there were no PC's then
    :) ), but maybe the problem is with the USB-to-serial cable? We used them
    for PLC programming where I worked and they were almost all flaky at best.
    If you have no physical serial ports on the new MB, maybe a serial card
    would be better?
    You could always try a lower port number. If it doesn't work, you're no
    worse off than you are now.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  5. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    SC Tom wrote:
    >
    > "Graham" <g0nbd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ec0c0c5c-3e00-4a82-ab9c-4513875a8382@o28g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jan 5, 11:13 pm, "SC Tom" <s...@tom.net> wrote:
    >> "Graham" <g0...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:93e90252-a6c9-4437-a9a2-86a38c095207@a32g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >>
    >> > Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?

    >>
    >> > Is there a simple way to remove 'old' com ports from the
    >> > registery .. any application .. of is a diy job ??

    >>
    >> > The pc has 4 com pors (usb > serial) but the registery has retained
    >> > all the previous device settings (caused by mother board change)

    >>
    >> > Tnx - G ..

    >>
    >> I guess you could, but why bother? The entries aren't hurting
    >> anything, and
    >> aren't going to slow your PC down, so. . .
    >> If you start going through the registry and remove entries for
    >> hardware and
    >> software that used to be installed, you'll never finish before
    >> senility sets
    >> in ;-)
    >> --
    >> SC Tom

    >
    > HRD will communicate FLDIGI and WSPR will 'not' via same port
    > (not at the same time of course)
    > Odd problem has occured .... using a USB to Serial cable for the
    > FT-897-D
    > HRD will communicate normally and control the rig ..
    >
    >
    > I have 3 sets of software ...all of them use the same serial
    > link to the radio set ....one ham radio delux HRD works
    > normally .. but the other 2 progs - fldigi and wspr .. will
    > not communicate with the rig via the port ..
    >
    > Its been sugested that the reg entry for the no longer existing
    > ports are causing the problem ...
    >
    > I could try a lower com port number ..its set to 11 at the
    > moment ?
    >
    > G ..
    > ------------------------
    > Not familiar with ham since waaaay back when (and there were no PC's
    > then :) ), but maybe the problem is with the USB-to-serial cable? We
    > used them for PLC programming where I worked and they were almost all
    > flaky at best. If you have no physical serial ports on the new MB, maybe
    > a serial card would be better?
    > You could always try a lower port number. If it doesn't work, you're no
    > worse off than you are now.



    hey guys

    an old ham here too

    licensed in 1964

    Usenet is what I do now instead of radio

    still don't trust those transistors

    my HQ-140-X always close by
     
  6. Graham

    Graham Flightless Bird

    On Jan 6, 1:25 am, philo <ph...@privacy.net> wrote:
    > SC Tom wrote:
    >
    > > "Graham" <g0...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:ec0c0c5c-3e00-4a82-ab9c-4513875a8382@o28g2000yqh.googlegroups.com....
    > > On Jan 5, 11:13 pm, "SC Tom" <s...@tom.net> wrote:
    > >> "Graham" <g0...@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:93e90252-a6c9-4437-a9a2-86a38c095207@a32g2000yqm.googlegroups.com....

    >
    > >> > Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?

    >
    > >> > Is there a simple way to remove 'old' com ports from the
    > >> > registery .. any application .. of is a diy job ??

    >
    > >> > The pc has 4 com pors (usb > serial) but the registery has retained
    > >> > all the previous device settings (caused by mother board change)

    >
    > >> > Tnx - G ..

    >
    > >> I guess you could, but why bother? The entries aren't hurting
    > >> anything, and
    > >> aren't going to slow your PC down, so. . .
    > >> If you start going through the registry and remove entries for
    > >> hardware and
    > >> software that used to be installed, you'll never finish before
    > >> senility sets
    > >> in ;-)
    > >> --
    > >> SC Tom

    >
    > > HRD will communicate FLDIGI and WSPR will 'not' via same port
    > > (not at the same time of course)
    > > Odd problem has occured .... using a USB to Serial cable for the
    > > FT-897-D
    > > HRD will communicate normally and control the rig ..

    >
    > > I have   3  sets of  software  ...all of them  use the  same  serial
    > > link to the  radio set ....one ham radio delux  HRD  works
    > > normally  .. but the  other  2  progs  - fldigi  and  wspr  .. will
    > > not  communicate with the  rig via the  port  ..

    >
    > > Its been sugested that the  reg  entry  for the  no longer existing
    > > ports are  causing the  problem ...

    >
    > > I could  try  a  lower  com port number ..its set to  11 at the
    > > moment ?

    >
    > > G ..
    > > ------------------------
    > > Not familiar with ham since waaaay back when (and there were no PC's
    > > then :) ), but maybe the problem is with the USB-to-serial cable? We
    > > used them for PLC programming  where I worked and they were almost all
    > > flaky at best. If you have no physical serial ports on the new MB, maybe
    > > a serial card would be better?
    > > You could always try a lower port number. If it doesn't work, you're no
    > > worse off than you are now.

    >
    > hey guys
    >
    > an old ham here too
    >
    > licensed in 1964
    >
    > Usenet is what I do now instead of radio
    >
    > still don't trust those transistors
    >
    > my HQ-140-X always close by- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    ITS WORKING !!!!

    Set the port to com-3 lots of windows flapping .. re set the
    software and all the progs are working fine ..looks like comm
    11 was just too much .. no idea as to why ..

    fb on the radio ... must be time for a re aligne by now .. my
    ra17 and pan-adaptor havent worked for a long time .. just need a
    few months of tlc

    G ..
     
  7. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Graham" <g0nbd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:cd1f5938-befe-4091-9a34-e0d8749b52bd@a32g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    On Jan 6, 1:25 am, philo <ph...@privacy.net> wrote:
    > SC Tom wrote:
    >
    > > "Graham" <g0...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:ec0c0c5c-3e00-4a82-ab9c-4513875a8382@o28g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
    > > On Jan 5, 11:13 pm, "SC Tom" <s...@tom.net> wrote:
    > >> "Graham" <g0...@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:93e90252-a6c9-4437-a9a2-86a38c095207@a32g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...

    >
    > >> > Remove phantom com ports from the registery ... how ?

    >
    > >> > Is there a simple way to remove 'old' com ports from the
    > >> > registery .. any application .. of is a diy job ??

    >
    > >> > The pc has 4 com pors (usb > serial) but the registery has retained
    > >> > all the previous device settings (caused by mother board change)

    >
    > >> > Tnx - G ..

    >
    > >> I guess you could, but why bother? The entries aren't hurting
    > >> anything, and
    > >> aren't going to slow your PC down, so. . .
    > >> If you start going through the registry and remove entries for
    > >> hardware and
    > >> software that used to be installed, you'll never finish before
    > >> senility sets
    > >> in ;-)
    > >> --
    > >> SC Tom

    >
    > > HRD will communicate FLDIGI and WSPR will 'not' via same port
    > > (not at the same time of course)
    > > Odd problem has occured .... using a USB to Serial cable for the
    > > FT-897-D
    > > HRD will communicate normally and control the rig ..

    >
    > > I have 3 sets of software ...all of them use the same serial
    > > link to the radio set ....one ham radio delux HRD works
    > > normally .. but the other 2 progs - fldigi and wspr .. will
    > > not communicate with the rig via the port ..

    >
    > > Its been sugested that the reg entry for the no longer existing
    > > ports are causing the problem ...

    >
    > > I could try a lower com port number ..its set to 11 at the
    > > moment ?

    >
    > > G ..
    > > ------------------------
    > > Not familiar with ham since waaaay back when (and there were no PC's
    > > then :) ), but maybe the problem is with the USB-to-serial cable? We
    > > used them for PLC programming where I worked and they were almost all
    > > flaky at best. If you have no physical serial ports on the new MB, maybe
    > > a serial card would be better?
    > > You could always try a lower port number. If it doesn't work, you're no
    > > worse off than you are now.

    >
    > hey guys
    >
    > an old ham here too
    >
    > licensed in 1964
    >
    > Usenet is what I do now instead of radio
    >
    > still don't trust those transistors
    >
    > my HQ-140-X always close by- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    ITS WORKING !!!!

    Set the port to com-3 lots of windows flapping .. re set the
    software and all the progs are working fine ..looks like comm
    11 was just too much .. no idea as to why ..

    fb on the radio ... must be time for a re aligne by now .. my
    ra17 and pan-adaptor havent worked for a long time .. just need a
    few months of tlc

    G ..
    ==========

    Good deal! Glad it's working!
    --
    SC Tom
     

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