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Streets & Trips with GPS: Device not working, Windows cannot load drivers
Kevin V
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010 with GPS Locator and Windows 64 bit Vista. Here's the message I see in device manager:
Quote:
This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)
I'm having an issue (MS 1372 GPS driver not working). I hate to be so stupid, but what is UAC and why don't I see it in my msconfig tabs?

Thanks,
Kevin


Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
Some people have reported that some unusual problems with S&T under Vista can be resolved by disabling UAC. It is easy enough that it is worth trying if all else fails.

Type msconfig in the Start search box and select the msconfig.exe link. When the msconfig box comes up look for Disable UAC on the Tools tab. Highlight it and choose the Launch button. A reboot is required and you will get a warning about it in the notification area.

If that doesn't help, you can enable UAC again by the same method (Choose Enable UAC on the Tools tab).

Terry
tcassidy
Go to the Tools tab in msconfig and scroll down to Disable UAC. Click the Launch button and follow the instructions.

What is a MS 1372?

Terry
Kevin V
I disabled UAC in msconfig, rebooted, still the same problem, sees it, can't use it.

MS 1372 is the fine print on the back of the GPS antenna. It shows on device manager as the U block one.

I'm returning the package to point of purchase and eating the 15% restocking fee. I've fiddled with this thing for 3 days, no longer have the time or patience for it. I'll get the Garmin model instead.

I'm not a big dummy, I used to build computers in the day that one had to configure DMA and IRQ, I can generally get these things to work. In this case it's just not worth the effort.
tcassidy
Which Garmin model are you speaking of? I don't think the 20x is any better than the uBlox but then I haven't much use for either of them. Whether it will work with 64 bit Vista, I couldn't say as I don't have it or that o/s. The uBlox driver does work with 64 bit Win 7 though.

Terry
tcassidy
I am unclear about your statement 'sees it, can't use it'. Do you mean the computer can't load the driver or S&T won't find satellites? If it is the first, did you try updating the driver? I think it is on the DVD and on Windows update.

Terry
tcassidy
I had the opportunity to try Streets & Trips 2010 and the Navation 168 (uBlox) GPS on a 64 bit Vista computer today. The driver was found and loaded with no issues. I pointed S&T to the COM port that it listed and it was looking for satellites seconds later. I'm sure if I wait long enough, it will even find some.

Terry
MisterMoonlight
I don't know if i am alone, but i hate all these features that requieres an online connection to make them working. I am not just talking of S&T, but any software. One day or the other, they are stopping of working.

I have a version of Encarta i have bought few years ago, and now almost all online functions are not working anymore .

I prefer offline versions of functions, even if that is making the software prize a few bucks more... My mentra is that i want to keep what i am paying for and online functions go in the opposite direction unfortunatly
Ken in Regina
I agree. I use Quicken for my personal finance tracking. I like to be able to download my transactions from my bank and credit card accounts so I don't have to type them in manually. Each time I do this, Quicken first checks with one of Intuit's servers to see if my online access is still valid. If not, it refuses to download the transactions.

Worse, it also stops all import functions. So I can't just download the transaction file and import it. Even the import functions go online to the Intuit server to check and see if my online access is still valid. If not, they won't work either.

Intuit used to sell you an extension to the online functions so you did not have to upgrade to a new version of the program if you prefered to stay with your old one. They don't do that any more. Now, if you want to continue to use the online functions after they expire, you must buy the latest version even if you lose features or have to learn how to do the same stuff a new way.

...ken...
tcassidy
They have to pay for those features somehow. However, the extensions you mentioned would be better as learning a new version wouldn't be necessary. I assume the problem would be maintaining the extension to work with newer versions. I take the simple approach and don't use any online features and have been using Quicken since 1989.

Terry
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