Windows 7 64 Bit

Questions or problems in WxPic generation

Windows 7 64 Bit

Postby mmilanesi » 30, 2011 Nov Wed 12:04 pm

Hello, first of all congratulations on your work is very helpful for me.
The situation is this: I have an AN589 programmer connected to the parallel port of a computer, this is a test computer, this computer has two disks, one with Windows 7 32-bit and WxPic 1.2.3.174 (in this condition is working properly) and the other disk has Windows 7 64-bit and WxPic 1.2.3.174 (in this condition does not work)
The error report is as follows:

08:57:06.963 Info: Parsing argument from command line
08:57:06.980 Open LPT1 port
08:57:07.583 Error Initialize WinRing0

08:57:07.735 Open LPT1 port
08:57:07.735 Cannot occupy LPT1: Error=13
08:57:07.736 Error Initialize WinRing0

Error in PIC_HW_Init: Error Initialize WinRing0

Could not switch off Vpp !
Could not switch Clock or Data !
Could not switch Clock or Data !
Failed read back of DATA line (HIGH) !
08:57:07.779 WARNING: Could not initialize programmer !
Testing: delay(500ms) took 0.50 seconds, timer_freq=2.6039 MHz ... ok


Any chance of it working in 64-bit version?

Thanks for your help
Mario Milanesi
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Re: Windows 7 64 Bit

Postby admin » 02, 2011 Dec Fri 12:11 am

Hi Mario,

WxPic is using WinRing0 for accessing parallel port. The guy who have developed WinRing0 has stopped working on it (in the form WxPic is using it) when Windows 7 has been released. So there is no version compatible with Windows 7. In addition as this is a 32bit driver it is compatible with no 64bit Windows.

I would be interested to investigate how to build a driver for Windows 7 to create a replacement. But that's not a simple task especially when you want to do it using gcc (everybody use MS Visual Studio for that). Unfortunately I had not enough available time for those investigation until now.

Nevertheless, I think that there is a 64bit OS compatible with WxPic: Linux. I did not yet tested WxPic with a 64bit LINUX but as WxPic does not need to install a driver under Linux to access the parallel port, it should work. I have no other solution to propose to you until further notice.

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Philippe
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Re: Windows 7 64 Bit

Postby mmilanesi » 02, 2011 Dec Fri 1:33 pm

Thanks Philippe for your response, while waiting for your answer I was looking on the internet and found that there WinRing0 discontinued the project, however I found a newer version that supports 64-bit and yesterday replaces the files used by WxPic and now works perfectly on Windows 7 64 bit.
This is the download link = http://www.f1cd.ru/soft/base/w/winring0/winring0_130/WinRing0_1_3_0.zip
In the folder "release" there are the binaries for Windows.
I program successfully several times a PIC16F88 and will continue to testing.
I will continue to testing and then I will send you the results.

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Re: Windows 7 64 Bit

Postby admin » 02, 2011 Dec Fri 9:24 pm

Mario,

Good finding!
It was a long time ago I stopped searching for WinRing0. It's good that someone has revived this driver. I will probably publish a 64bits version for WxPic with it now that most of new computers have 64bit OS.

Thanks for the advice.
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