After getting your feedback on the error 7 file issues, and knowing it was not the machine but the program causing the crash, I got everything working on my little notebook running XP.
I am datalogging a charge right now, and all seems to be ok.
Download the two zip files, and after unziping them, run the setup program on first the datalogger. Once that is installed, install the config, but when it ask for the directory to install in, chose the same directory as the datalogger instead of the one suggested.
The config program will up running, and will find and display all the com ports. Once that happens, plug in the USB serial adapter, and after the computer recognizes the device, the system identifier for the device will pop up on the list of ports. Use the select port for Charger arrows to make the new port show in the GC COM PORT window.
Press the SET button >1 and it will lock that port selection.
Next press the >2 to select a directory to place the datalog files.
Press >4+5 to write the datalog file, and then press >4+5 again to see that the correct config info is stored. Close the config program, and as long as you plug the USB adapter into the same physical location, and are happy with the datalog directory, you will not need to run config again.
The Serial device needs to be plugged into the PC when you first run the Datalogger, and you don't want to pull it out while the datalogger is running, or you will hang the computer. The config program opens running, but the datalogger needs you to click the little black run arrow to get it to run.
I am going to start the video instructions next, but I expect that most will be able to start playing with it before I get that finished.
The DATA tab is a good one to start with. If you have the charger turned on and the serial plugged in, you can press the get all data blue button on the top upper right of the data tab, and it should ask the charger to sent the 6 pages of cycle data, the Tech variables, the user variables, and fill in all the blanks,
You can refresh the daya with the two controls that say send eeprom R/W, and send command buttons after using the drop down menus to select what you want to see. The top send EEprom lets you read and write new data to any of the variables, change the options. The graph tab is where the datalog serial is shown in real time as it is being generated. If you set the charger to serial always, and 5 sec serial, it will send the current data to the charger every 5 seconds so you can confirm it is working.
The scales on the graph can be changed by clicking on the bottom or top values and entering new values, so you can rescale things on the fly.
The charger can be setup, started, stopped paused, the chart cleared from this tab as well.
Now that I have the procedure for generating the run time down, I will work on cleaning up the user interface, and getting the windows to behave better.
Hope to hear that you guys have it working, so please give it a try.