[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP monitor, silly question
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.delete-this-bit.and-this-part.co.uk.invalid
Mon Dec 21 12:08:01 UTC 2009
> Hi again...
> OK, I've got everything as it should be, but...
> I see in the companion registry entry, for the 'serenum' key, that the
> ImagePath type is indeed REG_EXPAND_SZ, where as in the 'serial' key,
> the ImagePath is just REG_SZ.
> I've tried all sorts in there, resulting in either no working com ports
> at all, or just the standard MS driver being loaded. I cannot find a
> way to change the value type from REG_SZ to REG_EXPAND_SZ.
> I checked the file sizes, and they all correspond you your 32 bit file
> sizes just fine.
> I remember Dave Hart saying something about this a long time back to
> someone else, and the need to enter a long string of hex digits for the
> ImagePath registry entry. But I can't find that information any more.
> For now, it's still defaulting to usermode timestamps. Any other
> Dave Baxter.
Well, I just checked on my actual XP system (I had checked on a different
XP system before), and the string is a plain REG_SZ, not the Expand
ImagePath REG_SZ => system32\drivers\serialpps.sys
Dave Hart's install and uninstall .BAT files just use REG_SZ, so I don't
think that's the issue.
Here's an exported REG_EXPAND_SZ string - enter into a file serial.reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
but I don't think it will alter anything.
Perhaps you need to open the protection on serialpps.sys?
As the serialpps.sys is an unsigned driver, I wonder whether there is an
option in XP not to accept unsigned drivers? Anything in the event log
when XP boots - before you log in? I don't think it helps a lot, but
there's this page:
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