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arc 996 serial port

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    ARC-996 Basic / PC Serial Port Not Available

    ARC 996 Basic Software for Uniden BCD996T (original 996). I have connected to four different USB Ports on my PC. Each time I try to "Read from Scanner", I get the error message: "PC Serial Port not available or used by other software". How do I correct this? Thanks!!