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my prolific pl2303 usb to comport dirver problem

    Question

  • i have installed the driver but it is showing the error called "device not started (code 10)", the company has provided me the driver for windows 7, please provide me the appropriate help for it.
    Friday, June 19, 2009 1:45 PM

Answers

  • windows 7 hardware problem,

    Here is the Microsoft KB article corresponding to Code 10 errors. I hope that you are able to solve your problem with this.
    -Alex
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Friday, June 26, 2009 2:40 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 2:45 PM
  • Have you tried the drivers from prolific?
    PL-2303 USB to Serial Bridge (H, HX, X) Installshield Driver Setup Program
    Installer & Build date: 1.0.3.11_20090410
    Windows 98/ME Driver: v2.0.0.19
    Windows 2000/XP/Server2003 (32-bit) Driver: v2.0.5.111
    Windows Vista/Server2008 (32 & 64-bit) Driver: 3.3.3.114
    Windows 7 (32-bit) Driver: 3.3.3.114
    Language Support: English (default), Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Japanese

    For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303 Only

    http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Friday, June 26, 2009 2:40 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 3:27 PM
  • Reading the driver release notes, I see it is says it is designed for XP/Vista and the servers, I suggest you try running the installer in first in normal mode, then compatability mode for Vista and check the "run as administrator" box just to be safe and ensure maximum compatability... Also, try a reboot if you haven't already..
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Friday, June 26, 2009 2:40 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 3:50 PM

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  • windows 7 hardware problem,

    Here is the Microsoft KB article corresponding to Code 10 errors. I hope that you are able to solve your problem with this.
    -Alex
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Friday, June 26, 2009 2:40 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 2:45 PM
  • Have you tried the drivers from prolific?
    PL-2303 USB to Serial Bridge (H, HX, X) Installshield Driver Setup Program
    Installer & Build date: 1.0.3.11_20090410
    Windows 98/ME Driver: v2.0.0.19
    Windows 2000/XP/Server2003 (32-bit) Driver: v2.0.5.111
    Windows Vista/Server2008 (32 & 64-bit) Driver: 3.3.3.114
    Windows 7 (32-bit) Driver: 3.3.3.114
    Language Support: English (default), Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Japanese

    For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303 Only

    http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Friday, June 26, 2009 2:40 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 3:27 PM
  • Reading the driver release notes, I see it is says it is designed for XP/Vista and the servers, I suggest you try running the installer in first in normal mode, then compatability mode for Vista and check the "run as administrator" box just to be safe and ensure maximum compatability... Also, try a reboot if you haven't already..
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Friday, June 26, 2009 2:40 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 3:50 PM
  • Hello windows 7 hardware problem,

    Did alex's or shakeyplace's suggestion help resolve your question?  If so please post the answer so others can see or if you need more help let us know.
    -Scott
    Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:56 PM
  • I had lots of troubles before I get my Usb to serial adapter up and running
    With WIndows 7 64 Bit

    What did the trick for me was to install pl-2303 Vista driver Version 3.2.0.0
    I tried all available versions latest and old versions.
    But only with version 3.2.0.0 it was Ok

    ..... files to Rapidshare...

    http://rapidshare.de/files/48187966/vista-prolific-chip-driver-for-serial-adapters.zip.html

    rgds  Mickego
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 5:18 PM
  • This is the only version that worked for me too.
    Thanks!

    Just curious.
    Is this just a plain older version, or one modified for Vista 64?
    Why didn't the new 64 bit version work?
    Saturday, September 05, 2009 3:59 PM
  • I was able to download the file, but I can't get it to install my device. I have Win7 RTM Ultimate 64-bit. How did you get this driver to work?
    • Edited by pattont Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:02 AM updated problem
    Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:58 AM
  • So wired though, this piece is workable on my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:18 AM
  • OK.  I'm having the same issue.  However, rapidshare seems to have removed the file.  Does anyone have the file still, and can someone upload it somewhere?

     

    Thanks.

    Mike

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:26 PM
  • I had the same problem with my Windows 7 32bit. The solution for me was found in another forum:


    http://www.usglobalsat.com/download/546/win_drivers.zip

     

    Cheers, Joswhk

    Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:32 AM
  • Solved for me: Win7 with Sitecom CN-104 V2 (older PL-2303 based cable)

    Seems like there are a lot of people experiencing problems with PL-2303 based USB to Serial cables in Win7 or Vista. Searched all over the internet and found tons of driver (ser2pl(64).sys) versions ranging from 3.2.0.0 to 3.3.11.152, but despite all the efforts none worked for me and looking at all the posts here, there still are quite some people who can't get it to work.

    But luckily I found a solution that works for me and I hope it helps others too !

    On the website of ICIDU.com (who amongst others sell USB to serial cables), I found 32 bit Vista and Win7 drivers. The version of the ser2pl(64).sys is 3.0.1.0, which seems to me the first/oldest version I have found so far. And guess what: IT WORKS !

    I first uninstalled ánd deleted the old drivers and then updated the drivers (Update driver > Browse my computer for driver software > Browse) with the ones I found here. After a few seconds I got a "This device is working properly" and it works like a charm !

    Hope this solves some of your problems too !!



    • Proposed as answer by mooreface Friday, November 04, 2011 6:24 PM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:56 AM
  • Used this driver for my Windows 7 64 Bit, only one that worked for me, all others just gave me Code 10.  Happily telnetting right now  :o)

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IXEYXPJ6
    • Proposed as answer by MicroMontis Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:06 AM
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 3:22 AM
  • gr8....works good
    Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
  • Great !!! Did the trick. Thanks Pal!!. 
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:32 AM
  • Used this driver for my Windows 7 64 Bit, only one that worked for me, all others just gave me Code 10.  Happily telnetting right now  :o)

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IXEYXPJ6

    Very thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Saturday, October 01, 2011 9:52 PM
  • Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drivers working perfect!

     

    Tuesday, October 04, 2011 9:50 PM
  • Worked for me too. Windows 7 Pro 64Bit. Prolific PL2303 driver version 3.3.2.105 did the work.

    (Driver versions v3.4.5, v3.3.17 did NOT work)

     

    Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:03 AM
  • Used this driver for my Windows 7 64 Bit, only one that worked for me, all others just gave me Code 10.  Happily telnetting right now  :o)

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IXEYXPJ6

    Same problem! Same solution!

    Thanks a lot!!!

    Best regards,

    Roberto 

     

    Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:57 AM
  • Windows 7 64bit,

    PL2303 Noname Black Usb-2-Com dongle

    Ok with: http://currentcost.com/download/win_drivers.zip
    Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:16 AM
  • PL-2303 Driver Setup Installer, Prolific Edition
    Setup Installer Revision Note History
    =================================================

    System Requirement:
      . Supports the following Windows OSes:
        - Windows 98SE
        - Windows ME
        - Windows 2000 SP4
        - Windows XP SP2 and above (32 & 64 bit)
        - Windows Server 2003 (32 & 64 bit)
        - Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 (32 & 64 bit)
        - Windows Vista (32 & 64 bit)
        - Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
              NOTE: For Windows 7, please use RC build 7100 or above.
      . USB host controller
      . Device using PL-2303H/HX/X version chip
     

    Supported device ID and product strings:
      . VID_067B&PID_2303 for "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port"


    Driver Versions:
    -------------------
        - Windows 98/ME Driver: v2.0.0.19
        - Windows 2000/XP/Server2003 (32 & 64-bit) WDM WHQL Driver: v2.0.13.130
        - Windows Vista/7/Server2008 (32 & 64-bit) WDF WHQL Driver: v3.3.11.152


    Release Notes:
    ---------------
    PL2303 Driver Installer v1.2.10
      Changes from Installer v1.1.0:
        Driver Changes -
            - Windows Vista/7/Server2008 (32 & 64-bit) WDF WHQL Driver: v3.3.11.152
            - Fixed BSOD issue when unplug device while data transfer

        Installer Changes -
            - Add "Modify/Repair/Remove" Menu when doing uninstall/update.

       Installer & Build date: 1.2.10 (2010-4-08)
        
       Language Support:
        - English (default)
        - Chinese (Traditional)
        - Chinese (Simplified)
        - Japanese


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    Prolific Technology Inc.
    http://www.prolific.com.tw

    Windows MVP 2011-12, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

    Hardcore Games, Legendary is the only Way to Play

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    Thursday, June 21, 2012 1:00 PM
  • Windows 7 64bit,

    PL2303 Noname Black Usb-2-Com dongle

    Ok with: http://currentcost.com/download/win_drivers.zip

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Vladimir.

    Since the megaupload website was shut down by the FBI for piracy, I just used your link to install that Prolific PL-2303 All In One driver. Worked perfectly and also send the link to Collectorz.com so they can offer as a download solution for their older bar code scanner. God Bless

    • Proposed as answer by thebondservant Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:18 PM
    Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:18 PM
  • The problem with that shutdown is the legit were caught in the crossfire. So much for due process.

    http://www.prolific.com.tw

    get the driver from them


    Windows MVP 2011-12, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

    Hardcore Games, Legendary is the only Way to Play

    Developer | Windows IT | Chess | Economics | Vegan Advocate | PC Reviews

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:38 PM