I’ve recently run into two issues with SI-Personal.
First it crashed with ugly error messages. This was quickly solved by SPORTident’s engineering staff who correctly guessed that I had changed the COM port that my BS7-USB occupies. To resolve this I had to delete the INI file which is well hidden. Here’s how to find the place, depending on the operating system. Regardless, open up the File Explorer (not Internet Explorer) in Windows, and copy/paste the following into the address bar:
- Windows XP:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\SPORTident\SI_Personal
- Vista or Windows 7:
Press Enter and the folder will open where SI_Personal.ini is hidden. Just delete this file.
Read and Write buttons don’t enable when SI card inserted
This happens because my BS7-USB was programmed the wrong way. I had to start SI-Config and change some of the settings. In SI-Config enable expert view, change the target to DIRECT and read the device. It is most likely that autosend is currently enabled. The settings have to be changed to:
- Operating Mode: Read SI cards
- Autosend off
- Extended protocol on
Press the Write bar, and now SI-Personal will work.
Kudos to Thomas Kühn at SPORTident