Windows 7 error

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Windows 7 error

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Hi all,

Thanks again for looking at my post.

Basically i got stuck with Dosbox error.

Basically in my university project i am doing following things,

Need to run windows 98 executable file in windows 7. That executable code will pull some information from electric motor bike by connecting ECU of that respectively to windows 7 folder.

So what i done is,

1. Downloaded dosbox for running windows 98 in windows 7
2. Mounted it
3. and running.

But my issue is when i try to run the executable code in dosbox (in windows 7) i am getting some random data along with that i am getting an error as "SERIAL PORT COM1 COULD NOT BE OPENED". Please look at the attachment.

I ran in compatibility mode as well.

Any idea ?
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Does the computer have serial ports?
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yup... I have usb to serial convertor

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Perhaps the port isn't named COM1. See HOW TO CHANGE THE COM PORT FOR A USB SERIAL ADAPTER ON WINDOWS 7 - check the port name and if necessary change it to COM1.
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sathya wrote:... when i try to run the executable code in dosbox...
Maybe I'm misunderstanding but haven't you said that you're trying to run a Win98 application? I know Win 98 is just DOS wearing a fancy overcoat but even so, surely a Win 98 .exe file will be expecting to run in a Windowed environment, not a DOS command box? In which case is not surprising it throws lots of errors?

Have you considered running Virtual Box, to give you a virtual Win 98 machine, which should then run your Win 98 exe?

Ken
PS Failing all that, I've got a (working) Win ME PC sitting in my garage, if you can collect it, you can have it :grin:

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Re: Windows 7 error

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Hi Hans,

I changed com1 port to COM3. But its throwing up an error as "DESIRED SERIAL PORT NOT SUPPORTED"

Thanks Stuck. Let me try to run through virtual box.

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Hi Stuck,

Its not running in virtual box as well.

I am getting an error as "DESIRED SERIAL PORT NOT SUPPORTED" in both doxbox and virtual box

thanks

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According to the screenshot in your first post, the program was looking for COM1. Have you made sure that there is a serial port named COM1?
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yup. I changed it through device manager/ports/...

thanks

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The only explanation I can think of is that the program doesn't recognize the serial port since it's a USB to Serial converter. I don't know how to solve that (perhaps you should take up Stuck on his offer...)
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hmmm Thanks