I dunno if its just windows XP, or my parallel port, or what it is.
I built the gadget with 74HC244 for ponyprog, and im having problems, pony prog fails to recognize the device, and fails to function.
if i reboot windows, and leave my device unplugged, if i immidately hit program right after i plug in my device, it will program the Mega163. but the device only functions for programming for maybe as long as it takes to program it. sometimes it quits before it gets programmed, saying program failed.
But after i fight with it and get the program onto the Mega, the program for the device works just fine. the mega works. I tried changing chips, got nowhere.
is it my parallel port? or. dunno. I might try a laptop with win98 see if that would work. I dont know.