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cant create virtual ports on windows 8 (full OS)

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:20 pm
by copter
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.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:12 am
by skullator
same trouble with acer w510
grrrrrrr

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

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:55 pm
by skullator
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

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

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:14 am
by HireTablets
i have got that problem as well.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:55 pm
by Bhandlin
I realize this is a bit old, but I just ran into the same problem with the driver utility. I found that if I ran the utility as an administrator, it worked.