Unfortunately, I went back and loaded 18.104.22.168 and tried again. I noticed that even though I did a parallel install it still managed to pick up my COM port settings so I erased both versions and did a clean install of 22.214.171.124. It still doesn't work. It's the same version that is working correctly on my laptop
. I don't know what is wrong unless I have some kind of hardware
problem with the board. I've been having some issues with the motherboard so it may be something with the hardware
, although that doesn't make much sense that I can't use the Digi Edgeport and upload through that.
I'm going to make sure all software
settings are the same between the laptop
and my desktop
and I have a few other things I'm going to try tomorrow. Right now, I'm back to my original position that the software
is okay, but I have a problem with software or hardware.
When this first occurred, I had a long route
plotted following the Malaysian rally from one waypoint to another. I'd been using the route
for more than a month without a need to upload another route and it looks like I updated the software sometime before I needed to upload another route. This is probably why I never considered it might have to do with an update.
The one thing I do clearly remember happening right before it quit working, I inadvertently selected the option in the GOS to download the route from the GPS
to the computer. I realize what I did and then tried to the upload the route and since then, only one time did I get a route uploaded successfully, and I have no idea why it worked that time. Very, very frustrating!! I've been doing this for more than 15 years and just can't seem to figure this one out.
Tomorrow I will disconnect all wiring
associated with the onboard COM port and try it using only the Digi Edgeport which is working correctly with the laptop. It seems as if the onboard port is the only difference between the two computers
and it is also the port I normally use for the GPS
. I have tried using just the Edgeport but I have still had the onboard port wired up. I'll compare settings from both computers
and give you an update sometime tomorrow.
On the bright side, I'm already planning a motherboard upgrade in a few months so one way or another I'm going to get this working again!
Thanks for the replay and I'll let you know what I find tomorrow!