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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2001 - 3:27 am:   

I'm relatively new to computing and have tried to work in DOS for the first time. I've gone through the "Deleting temporary files painlessly" and don't know what to do to make it happen. Please help and forgive my ignorance!
Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 2:30 am:   

I am having a problem trying to get a dos program (paKet62.exe a dos program by Tony Lonsdale VK2DHU) to find COM 1 on an A-BIT KT7 (raid) motherboard.

I have two computers - both are running Windows 98SE.

One has a Gigabyte (GA-586HX) motherboard and paKet62 works OK on that machine.

The A-BIT KT7 (raid) machine works OK with WinPack (a Windows program by Roger Barker G4IDE) using COM 1 but will not work with paKet62.exe.

I prefer the simpler paKet62 to the over-complicated WinPack one.

In the CMOS BIOS the address and IRQ of the COM 1 and 2 ports are shown correctly.

Have you any experience of the KT7 (raid) mobo?

Can you please suggest anything I might do to find why the COM 1 port is not found by the DOS program?

Is there any test I can do on the KT7 to prove the COM port?

(I emailed VK2DHU but he regretted he had nothing to offer.)

(Both these programs use the (same) TNC (Terminal Node Controller) to de-modulate 'packets' of data from a VHF transceiver and pass them via serial port COM1 for further processing by the Computer.)

Thanks for reading this far!

I hope you can help!

Best wishes and a Happy New Year.

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 6:37 am:   

Goldsbrough, I would recommend that you go back to and read through it and let us know where you are getting or what your not getting.

Also, everything can be edited right in Windows. No need to go to DOS. Let us know what you don't.

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