4 V2 CAT ports lost at startup this morning?

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I'm running 2.4.9 on a 6500 and this morning when starting SSDR I got the BSoD.  I restarted PC ok and when I loaded SSDR the radio and DAX loaded just fine but no CAT, when I started CAT 4 of my 6 ports were wiped and 1 was wrong.  I uninstalled SSDR, kept the DAX drivers and reinstalled, restarted PC and all came up just fine except CAT still missing 4 ports and 1 was wrong.

at this writing the problem can be seen in the "add port" screen shot.  When I'm trying to set the "client COM:" port to one of my FVSP ports the software won't let me change from "com12".  if I select Existing I get a list of ports I can select but the FVSP ports are not accessible.  Do I need to uninstall/reinstall FVSP?

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Tim VE6SH

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I had this exact same problem this morning with 2.6. All of my CAT ports were gone except for the two base ones.

Tim VE6SH
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If a second reboot does not correct it, the reset SmartCAT ,   right click on Remove in the SmartCAT window, then left click on Reset FlexVSP Ports  .    This should correct your issue. 

Dudley
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Hello Dudley,

I had tried that before my first post and no joy.  And, after uninstalling/reinstalling SSDR with VSP and trying the reset FVSP ports and waiting a full 60 seconds, still NO JOY....  what am I not getting?  I look at my ports in device manager and all my original VSP ports are gone and I have restarted the radio and PC many times.  What else could be locking up my generation of VSP ports?

I just took a look for hidden ports and all my original FVSP ports are showing up as hidden.  Should I try and delete them Dudley?
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Same issue with me. I tried the method Dudley describes with no luck. I cannot seem to clear the older Com ports even with a third party program. I have temporarily assigned new ports above the older ones. 

Tim VE6SH
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I was able to clear the hidden ports successfully, restarted PC and they seem to be gone but, still not able to add a FVSP port...
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Tim VE6SH

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I used Com Arbiter to clean the old ports and can now select them. 

Thank you.

73

Tim
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thanks for the update Tim, is Com Arbiter the same as CC cleaner?
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this issue has been resolved.  I put in a help ticket to Flex this morning, Tim got back to me and found I had NO problem, or I should say the problem was I had forgotten how to set a CAT port!

As in the past, a big THANK YOU to Flex for a speedy resolution!

Dennis, k0eoo
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John KB4DU

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This is actually a compliment. When things have worked well for so long that the setup/adjustments have been forgotten is far better than having to do the setup frequently, keeping it fresh in the memory blank.
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good point John!  I don't feel so dumb now....
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