If Virtual Weather Station (VWS) locks up:

  1. If you are upgrading to a new operating system or new computer, make sure you are running the latest version of Virtual Weather Station:Virtual Weather Station Versions & Legacy
  2. If you are using a USB to Serial converter, make sure your drivers are up to date on the converter.
    To troubleshoot the converter, unplug the USB cable from the computer. If it continues to lock up, it is program related. If VWS no longer locks up, the issue is with the USB drivers are USB to Serial Converter drivers.
  3. Select Communication | Communication from the menu and check the communication rate. If it is too fast, it may lock up the communications.
  4. If you are saving files over your local area network, turn this feature off in Virtual Weather Station. This can also occur when operating in “Stationless Mode”.