[Coco] Drive wire Trouble in Illinois
jcewy at swbell.net
Wed Sep 24 11:42:06 EDT 2008
Just to clarify a bit John,
You are trying to run Drivewire on the '486, not on the Vista PC, is
that correct? Does the '486 have some version of MS-Windows on it, and
if so, what version? You are calling it a 16-bit system. Does that
mean it is running Windows 3.1? I think that COMCTL32.DLL is a 32-bit
library file, and will probably only work with 32-bit versions of
Windows (Windows 95 or later). A quick scan of the Drivewire
documentation doesn't state explicitly, but does imply that it is
expected to be installed on a version of MS-Windows that has a 'Start'
button and a "My Documents" folder, which I think are present only on
What it looks like to me is that if you don't already have and aren't
willing or able to install a 32-bit version of Windows on your '486
system, you'll probably have to do what Chuck Youse suggested in a
different reply and get a USB<->Serial adapter for your Vista PC. Or a
PCI card with real serial ports.
John T Chasteen wrote:
> I'm in big trouble trying to get Drive wire installed
> I have a CD for the PC Server installation.
> My 486 is unable to install the program because the file is looking
> for "COMCTL32.DLL".
> I try to install on my new VISTA PC and am seccessful.
> When I start the program I get the error message
> "unable to open com port".
> Any suggestions? I have com ports on the 486 16bit system
> but only have USB ports on my Vista PC
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