Originally Posted by rickrod99
Blue screens are normally hardware/software incompatibilities. If the hardware has a problem with it then it will throw an exception causing a blue screen. If the software fails to use the hardware properly than it will do the same. The best thing to do is make sure that your computer/laptop is up to date and the hardware that you are using is also as well.
this is the most likely culprit. one would need an error or to see the BS to know more. my assumption is there is a driver incompatilility between the serial or usb converter or device. (a driver is a piece software that sits between the OS - Windows in this case - and the device yuor trying to use. it tells the computer how to operate the device. much like a driver in a vehcile, tells the car what to do.)
if you have a Serial to USB converter, make sure you have a good one. in other words, not cheap. the conversion isnt a simple process and those converters need proper drivers. if thats not it then it possibly a problem with your tuner/scanner device.