Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
Quote:My computerâ€™s Device Manager says, under Ports (LPT & COM1), that it has Communication Port (COM1) and Printer Port (LPT1). So, Iâ€™m presuming my serial port is COM1.
Quote:Hmmm... All that's hooked up to the computer is a printer/scanner, a camera printer and an APC UPS, all 3 connected via USB.
Quote:To find out what COM ports are actually available, open DOS windows and type the command
or if you want to be more specific, type this
Quote: downloaded the Process Explorer application, ran it and searched "serial" and it told me: "svchost.exe 688 HANDLE \DEVICE\SERIAL0"I think I just increased my puzzlement and bewilderment
Quote:I need to make COM1 and/or the serial port available somehow
Quote:1) when attempting to update the Motor Control, I'm instructed to be sure that the HC is NOT connnected to the scope (presumably Celestron means Mount) but to be sure the scope is connected to the COM port but doesn't instruct where to connect to the mount/scope (Hand control port? Dec port? Auto Guide port?). The Nexstar Resource site says to connect via the HC. So, I did that. Downloading from the web tells me there's a newer MC version available but it seems to be 5.07, which is what I have, so I'm presuming that I need not update the MC.
Quote:The Nexstar Resource site says to connect via the HC. So, I did that. Downloading from the web tells me there's a newer MC version available but it seems to be 5.07, which is what I have, so I'm presuming that I need not update the MC.
Quote:C:\Documents and Settings\Fred De Lucia>tasklist /svc'tasklist' is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file."Should I proceed further?