Yeh Meep Quinny called me tonight as he wants Hilux/Virgo driving Car PC nuts to take over his Irish Leprechaun world.... and rise to domination on this forum... Let me See Rod, Quinny and Meep, the three Car PC Geeks
When Quinny sends you that beer, just make sure you specify XXXX beer mate (Pronounced Four X), I think there is an ad for it on TV over there ATM (on account Mmaaxx emailed me the clip about four eggs which was about an unfortunate communication error involving the said brew). It's brewed in my town and my first response to Quinny's call was to grab one out of the fridge and I hung up as soon as it was empty... I gave him some feeble excuse about having to go, but you might as well know the real reason.
Hope you don't like your beer warm over there mate.
Anyway back on topic with the Car PC Geek stuff!
Quinny thinks that you may have told Windoze to automatically install a driver for the OBDI connector. It is possible that there was another USB-Serial driver on your system that Windowz might have installed for you that is causing some grief. So what he is getting at is that you should uninstall the driver and start again and tell Windooz that you know what you are doing and browse to the correct driver..
If you have a dig on the Mp3car and maybe the UK forum you should be able to find reference to a Microsoft command line tool called DEVCON.EXE which is a MS free download. It allows you to remove all the USB drivers with one command and then reinstall them. This is a really good thing to do once your Car PC is getting stable as it cleans up all the of drivers that confuse the system. I have made up a couple of batch files that run it to uninstal and reinstall the USB devices.
So if you can get to a stage that you are confident the driver is installed then I am sorry but it would seem that yur car does not support OBD. Quinny knows more about this OBD stuff than me 'cos he has actually got one so I am not as informed as him. (BTW he is a real PC
because that's what he does when he goes to work.) Anyway Quinny reckons the difference between OBDI and OBDII is that OBDII suports some write options and if you got an OBDI system then you should be able to read but maybe not reset the check engine light..
So it looks like I better order one of those cheap ones Quinny has got so I can help out a bit more.