SYSTEM: VIA SP13000, WinXP Pro SP2
GPS: BR355 connected to COM1
@BIOS: COM2, COM3, Parallel, IR/IRDA ports are disabled.
After system is turned on or rebooted, COM1 is inaccessable.
<> GPSGate v2.0 error: " Error Comport does not exist"
<> opening up HyperTerm "Unable to open COM1". Properties show no evidence of COM1 (do show COM10)
<> At DeviceManager, if I "uninstall" and subsequently "Scan for hardware changes" the port is re-detected and functions normaly for the duration of that power-on cycle.
Now, I believe/know this isn't a GPSGate issue, but do you have any idea(s) on why my COM1 might be opening in a failed state?
The BR355 is likely shooting data down the serial line the instant it's powered up and through it's own POST. --probably LONG before the OS is ready to receive, but I don't think this would be an issue. --This failure exists even when the 355 is NOT connected through the reset cycle.