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BLUE SCREEN!!!

I am trying to install a revised tune on my SCT. I have triedto do it twice in the last 5 minutes and each time as soon as I plug in the tuner I get a blue screen on my computer and then it restarts itself. I'm worrried about doing it again. Has anybody heard of this problem or know what might cause it? How do I fix it?

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I guess the third times a charm! I tried again and it worked fine. I would still like to know if anybody else has heard of this and how to fix it.

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I guess the third times a charm! I tried again and it worked fine. I would still like to know if anybody else has heard of this and how to fix it.
I don't own a tuner (necessary disclaimer). But if it connects via a standard rs-232 or USB port, and the is running fine until you connect it up, then it's probably something going on in the computer itself.

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try to update your firmware and tune revision on the tuner itself through sct website i had problems like that before i had to acctually send mine back because i wont read dtc
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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.
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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.

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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.


There is no need for a Serial to USB converter here. All you need is an A-B USB cable, but good info anyways
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I don't know if I didn't see it in a previous post but did you recently add any new hardware to your computer?

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