Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

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Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby HansenTsang » 22 Feb 2013, 04:36

Hello,

I just purchased a Probotix Fireball V90 CNC router with the CNCUSB controller. I managed to use the Planet CNC software and hardware on 2 of my desktop PC's running on Windows XP. However I could not run a 3D job to completion without the computers locking up. Seems like if I unplug the USB cable and plug it back in I can restart the job from the last code line. However most of the time that is not where the spindle head is located.

Enough of a long story. So I figured I will buy a new computer to try and solve the USB issue. I bought a new laptop but it comes with Windows 8. Now I cannot get the computer to recognize the CNCUSB controller board. I can start the software but the license box doesn't show a serial number or activation number. I checked the Device manager on Windows and it has a yellow exclamation mark under other USB device.

Is it possible to run the CNCUSB controller with Windows 8? Does some one know how to get my machine back to run Windows 7?

Thank you in advance for you assistance.

Aloha
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby Andrej » 22 Feb 2013, 07:07

Hi

Software and controller works great with Windows8 on 32 and 64 bit version.
But on some computers you need to install driver like this:

To install a driver on windows 8 open control panel and choose "PC Settings/General/Advanced Startup” and click "Restart now".

Now the system will restart and might take some minutes to show up the boot menu. Wait for It patiently.

After some time you will be prompted with a menu with following options:
    - Continue
    - Troubleshoot
    - Turn off
Choose "Troubleshoot".

Then the following menu appears:
    - Refresh your PC
    - Reset your PC
    - Advanced Options
Choose "Advanced Options".

Then the following menu appears:
    - System Restore
    - System Image Recovery
    - Automatic Repair
    - Command Prompt
    - Windows Startup settings
Choose "Windows Startup Settings", then Click Restart.

Now the computer will restart and the boot menu appears.
Choose “Disable Driver signature Enforcement” from the menu. Now windows will start and you can do the installation of the driver.
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby HansenTsang » 22 Feb 2013, 08:07

Thank you very much. That is the best news I have heard today. I have printed out your instructions and will try it right away.

Aloha
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby HansenTsang » 22 Feb 2013, 08:48

Just an update. I followed your instructions and Windows 8 recognized the driver just fine. Now I can control the CNC router table with the CNCUSB software. I have not tried running the machine on a job yet. I will do that tomorrow.

Thank you for your help.

Aloha
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby HansenTsang » 27 Feb 2013, 21:36

Hello,

I am having some issues again with the software. When I open the CNCUSB software in Windows 8 I get a "machine running" issue. The software automatically runs the machine without me doing anything and I cannot stop it with any command!

Any help will be appreciated.

Aloha
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby Andrej » 27 Feb 2013, 23:05

This might be USB issue.
Make sure you only use double shielded USB cables and external power supply
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby HansenTsang » 28 Feb 2013, 00:16

Andrej wrote:This might be USB issue.
Make sure you only use double shielded USB cables and external power supply


Thank you. I will give that a try.
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby Alligator » 10 Mar 2013, 21:05

This procedure worked perfectly for me. Thanks.
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby trimex » 23 Jul 2013, 20:30

This procedure worked perfectly for Windows 8 and not work Windows 8.1 Preview (if someone wants to update)
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby philcnc » 04 Sep 2013, 16:24

Hello, I just purchased a new setup for an old machine including steppers, drivers, usb controller, the whole package. All thats left of the ols machine is the frame with bearings and guides. before i was able to get it running=, the computer died, so I went out and bought a new windows 8 pc.
I cannot get it to recognise the controller. I tried following your suggestion on how to install the driver but when I go to control panel, theres no option for pc settings, so thats ass far as I can get.

I would appreciate some help please. I am new to windows 8.
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Re: Windows 8 and CNCUSB controller

Postby Andrej » 04 Sep 2013, 22:51

You need to be administrator.
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