ghosted com ports

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Is there any information on a release of SSDR that fixes the ghosted com ports problem that is in SSDR 1.10.15? I've been running without SSDR Cat installed as the problem messes up other radio connections on the computer.
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Mark Erbaugh

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Mark, the issue with 1.10.15 is not "ghosted" com ports, that is is a different issue when a physical or virtual com port is no longer properly recognized by Windows and it can happen for a variety of reasons (drivers removed, registry entries not removed, etc..)

The issue observed with the FlexVSP driver is that valid ports are marked as reserved (in use) by Windows when they are not.  That requires a different and very specific change to the Windows registry to correct.  The procedure for removing the "in use" flag from a com port is documented in this procedure found on the HelpDesk.  

https://helpdesk.flexradio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000504463-Removing-In-Use-Com-Ports-for-Availabl...

We have entered a defect report with the company that we source the FlexVSP driver from for this issue.  At this time we do not have any information regarding an ETA on a fix.
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