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    Well I dont think it is because when I connect it it doesnt recognise it on the laptop at all. The disc (which is for W98, 2000, but no mention of Vista obviously) installed ok but thats it.

    Does anyone know what could be wrong?

    Or do I need the proper fault code reader...
     
     

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    you'll need either new software or drivers for the code reader
    shouldn't be too hard to find, but it depends on the code reader type
     
     

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    What software are you using? OBD2 is just a standard.

    General Vista compatibility advice would be to set the program to always run as admin, run in compatibility mode for XP SP3 etc.

    Ian
     
     

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    When you say what software what do you mean
     
     

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    Have you got a link to what you have bought?

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    You have the car, then a lead, that goes into a laptop, then there is something you click on to read the codes.
    THAT software...

    You'll find there will be loads of different people making the programs that all work with the same lead, so you'll probably be able just to find one vista compatible, which will have all the drivers to understand the code.
    Most likely you have an ELM327 type device, which is the most common, so anything that turns up under "ODB2 Vista fault code software" will work.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    Have you got a link to what you have bought?

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    Not now as Ive had it about 7years

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    You have the car, then a lead, that goes into a laptop, then there is something you click on to read the codes.
    THAT software...

    You'll find there will be loads of different people making the programs that all work with the same lead, so you'll probably be able just to find one vista compatible, which will have all the drivers to understand the code.
    Most likely you have an ELM327 type device, which is the most common, so anything that turns up under "ODB2 Vista fault code software" will work.

    Its an ELM323 OBD11....the only software I got is the disc and got no name on it. I guess I'll have either search the net again or get another one
     
     

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    http://www.enginecheck.co.uk/
    http://www.obd-ii.de/screensm2.html

    should be plenty of others about too, or try the compatibility modes
     
     

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