copter
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cant create virtual ports on windows 8 (full OS)

Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:20 pm

System is Acer Iconia W3 running full windows 8 OS... installed Franson GpsGate 2.6 with Garmin Glo. Will find Garmin Glo (icon green; input okay) but in the output any virtual port created listed (created with wizard or manually) has "[577] Failed to create virtual port". Checked all possible settings... both using the wizard and manual setups... no output to any application (obviously) because I guess no virtual ports are being created. I also searched and found an answer to download GpsGateCtrl and unzip and run to fix ... when trying to run it also fails with message ... "5:Failed to get SCM handler". I need help... out of ideas.

skullator
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Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:06 am
Location: Australia

RE: cant create virtual ports on windows 8 (full OS)

Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:12 am

same trouble with acer w510
grrrrrrr

skullator
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:06 am
Location: Australia

RE: cant create virtual ports on windows 8 (full OS)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:55 pm

Bump ............................
Still have same problem
Acer dont want to know they say its a software issue
gpasgate works like a treat on my toshiba laptop
Seems to be a common problem on ACER though
Still need ideas if anyone has any?
Cheers
Skullator

copter
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Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:07 pm

RE: cant create virtual ports on windows 8 (full OS)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:04 pm

skullator... I gave up on trying to get GpsGate to work and bought Serial Port Splitter from Fabulatech. Their website is www.fabulatech.com and they provide a trial period to make sure it works before purchasing. It is a much better solution with many more options and works great.

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