all serial ports in use

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Hello,

I am having a problem with the VSP driver: it seems each time I restart my pc it marks as "in use" six new serial ports until my ports are all (256) in use.
You can see my configuration in the picture below.
I did a complete uninstall of SSDR, deleted ghost ports and cleared the key  "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\COM Name Arbiter" in the registry.

I don't know how to solve this problem.



73' Enzo
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IW7DMH, Enzo

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This does not solve completely the issue.
I can remove fake "in use" ports but every time I restart, new ports are oddly marked again.
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I believe this issue will be addressed with the next software release...

73 Ronald
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I am trying to get rid of the extra com ports but must be missing something in the procedure. Using V2 SSDR and the com port registry fixer app. Removing the serial ports in Dev mgr as well as the app in the above referenced link the ports will re-appear at the next reboot. I've even tried not running SSDR, reboot and they're back.
In Dev Mgr should one check the option to remove the associated software?

K3Tim
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Tim,
The app cleared all the in-use ports and they have not returned after rebooting several times.  I check each time I boot and so far, so good, even with the hub still attached.  Nice little app.

Charles  K5UA
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Hello Tim, 

did you uninstalled older FlexVSP driver before going with the V2?
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Thanks for the response Charles, seems the VSP update fixes this.

Enzo: I thought the VSP was replaced when upgrading to SSDR-V2. Checking the running services in WIn 10, the vir serial driver was running and opening the file locattion, doing a 'property' of the file showed it to be a bit old. So it looks like what you point out is the problem.

Today I tried again but this time stopping the vir serail service and using the registry app. On reboot the com ports were gone but starting up CAT they all came back.

I think you put me on track for solving the problem and i'll remove / reinstall the VSP portion.

This is not a rush, the extra comm ports are not causing any problems. just doesn't "look tidy".

Thanks Charles / Enzo for your help.

Tim