Error message: "Cannot connect to Service Control Manager", when trying to run Free Serial Port Monitor.
Trying to run some newly acquired software, Free Serial Port Monitor, I get a message: Can not connect to Service Control Manager ( you need to have administrative privilege to access the Service Control Manager).
Since I am logged on as an Administrator I haven't a clue what to do - except, of course, curse Microsoft!
Many thanks for trying to help me so quickly. I have only just been able to follow your suggestions.
My initial outcome is lack of success, with much tearing of hair.
I think I'm out of my depth. When I download a program I'm stupid enough to expect it to work.
In answer to your questions:
1. Yes, but all I want to do is look at what is arriving on my serial port(s) and I haven't wanted to do this before. I'm trying to crack a problem on my boat where my navigation software doesn't receive any NMEA data from my USB port which is attached to
my instruments using a USB/Serial converter. The instruments seem quite happy to talk to each other and when I had a computer with an old-style serial port they talked to the computer as well. I suspect that the baud rate is wrong, my instruments talk at
4800 baud but this darned computer won't let me change the baud rate from 9600 - more accurately it seems to let me but when I go back to check I find my changes have been ignored. Talking about the specific application, when I try to run it as an administrator
(even though I'm already one) it just reinstalls itself. It's not that important, after all if you drown you drown!
This is likely to be a compatibility problem- quite possibly because of the baud rate you have mentioned. The best thing you can do is try an older computer or see if you can contact someone local to help.