02-19-2018, 09:11 PM
(02-19-2018, 07:59 PM)Josh Wrote: Hi Dymphie,
In the "Ports (COM & LPT)" menu, "COM8" is listed as a "Communications Port".
I suspect that this is Pulse Pal, and that XP is using an incorrect driver.
If you unplug Pulse Pal, does "COM8" disappear from the menu?
If so, plug Pulse Pal back in, right-click "COM8" and select "Update Driver Software". When prompted, navigate to the "Drivers" folder in the Pulse Pal repository:
Windows should automatically detect the correct driver file and install it.
If this doesn't happen, right-click "COM8" and select "uninstall". Then, unplug and re-plug Pulse Pal. This should cause Windows to run "Adding new hardware", and prompt you for the path to the drivers.
I hope this helps!
Sorry to say but this does not help much. You were right in that the "COM8" was the Pulse Pal. But unplugging the device did not lead to its disappearance. So I uninstalled it. Plugging it back in caused it to be named "COM1" now. I right-clicked on the "COM1" and went to Properties and "Update Drivers". You can't simply go as far as /Pulse Pal/Drivers/ because then you have a further choice namely between Pulse Pal 1_X and Pulse Pal 2_X of which I took the latter. It searches for a bit and then the window shown in the attachment appeared. I also tried the Pulse Pal 1_X where the choices are maple-dfu, maple-serial but same thing happens. As this is the new repository I also extracted the old from github and tried those Drivers but it does not work either.
I would try another computer but unfortunately that does not have Matlab installed and it does not have any internet access.
Hope you have another idea.