• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:

Important note for USB interface users

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Jan 9, 2001
For those of you not aware already...

If you are using Windows XP (and possibly 2000) and utilizing your USB ports for your scanner interface you may want to do the following:

Go into Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager/Universal Serial Bus.

Once there go to USB Root Hub/Power Management and make sure the box labeled "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is un-checked.

This will solve many of those "I can't figure out why this stops working intermittantly" issues with devices interfaced via USB.
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