Need help getting Dexdrive to work

Rocky
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December 13th, 2015, 4:44 am #1

For the life of me I can't get this to work. Here's some background info of my setup:

*OS: Windows 7
*I Bought this specific serial to usb adapter: http://tinyurl.com/q87o5la
*The usb adapter I bought came with the following driver that I'm currently using: Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM2)
*I'm running Virtual PC with Windows 98
*I'm using Dexplorer 110.950 in the W98 VM


Here's what I did to try and get this working.

1. I installed the driver from the CD that came with my adapter.

2. I plugged in the adapter itself to finish the driver installation.



3. I went into my Virtual PC settings and set the COM 1 setting to ---> Physical Serial Port: COM2



4. I use the VM and go to launch Dexplorer and I get the "Dexdrive not Found" error.





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bluedogrulez
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December 13th, 2015, 4:51 am #2

Forgive the naive question, but have you confirmed that the dex is connected to the intended usb port?
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December 13th, 2015, 4:52 am #3

bluedogrulez wrote:Forgive the naive question, but have you confirmed that the dex is connected to the intended usb port?
That's a good question....I'm not really sure? I haphazardly connected it to one of the ports on the back of my desktop.
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Pimpin Mainer
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December 13th, 2015, 3:36 pm #4

Hmm... This is a good question as I have purchased a Dex drive several months ago but have yet to set it up. I am running windows 10. Also Kartmaster had mentioned to me that he has some software to run the Dex drive, I wonder if its an updated version from the one that came in the box?
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December 13th, 2015, 4:40 pm #5

Install the driver on the win98 system as well.

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December 18th, 2015, 10:29 pm #6

Is there anyway to do this without having to run virtual console? Trying on windows 10 to save a glitched ghost for MK64. Time is of the essence as my memory card tends to erase itself every couple days.
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December 18th, 2015, 10:50 pm #7

I currently have my dexdrive hooked up to a ye olden Windows 98 machine. It's not hooked up to the internet or anything, it's sole purpose is to use the DexDrive.

Let me mess around with my Windows 10 setup some and see if I can get something working.
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Pimpin Mainer
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December 18th, 2015, 11:21 pm #8

Thanks kartmaster! I've been doing a bunch of research and so far it looks like I need to buy an old PC lol.

Edit: Well I cont my PC to recognize the adapter for the DexDrive but not the device itself. Also my DexDrive's light doesn't turn on when plugged in. Does it only light up when transferring data? I hope its not broken as it came complete in a very nice box in good condition.
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December 22nd, 2015, 1:56 am #9

Okay, here's a link to the software I'm using on Win 10: http://web.bgwillers.com/Dexplorer_Win_10_OK.zip

I am hooking it to the built in serial port on my motherboard (No AC adapter connected to DexDrive).

Curiously, it didn't recognize my memory card when I first inserted it. How ever I formatted it and it seems to be reading and writing fine.

Here's a save I just made: http://web.bgwillers.com/Dex_Test.N64

And here's my COM Port Settings:
Bits per second: 9600
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None


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December 22nd, 2015, 2:05 am #10

kartmaster wrote:Okay, here's a link to the software I'm using on Win 10: http://web.bgwillers.com/Dexplorer_Win_10_OK.zip

I am hooking it to the built in serial port on my motherboard (No AC adapter connected to DexDrive).

Curiously, it didn't recognize my memory card when I first inserted it. How ever I formatted it and it seems to be reading and writing fine.

Here's a save I just made: http://web.bgwillers.com/Dex_Test.N64

And here's my COM Port Settings:
Bits per second: 9600
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None

Which Dexdrive program is that? Looks a lot newer than mine. :P Got a download link?
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