Hey there, I was looking at your thread. Have you had much success with the serial port circuit for rotation you created? Seems like an alternative for the drama involving Impout32.dll and 64 bit systems. Is Mrotate4 still beta, or have you released it? Thanks for your time.
I guess Mrotate4 is still beta, not a lot of interest in it. Would you like to try it?
I don't think I have tested it on my 64bit win7 machine, but it seemed to work good on the ole winxp32bit.
The problem I see with the serial port (in the fashion I used it), you only have 2 outputs and two inputs available.
Also the computer polls the serial port during boot up so the outputs flash several times, which would make your monitor jerk back and forth on boot up.
The only way I see around this is to add a timer that will "kill" the power to your drive until the computer fully boots up.
Also, the serial port outputs up to 12 volts, so you will probably need an interface between the port and your drive. Easiest would probably be opto isolaters.
If youd like to try this, download mrotate4 and build a test rig with leds with proper resistors, attached to a 9 pin serial plug. That way you can watch the outputs as you play around with mrotate4.
I think I posted a download of mrotate4 but if I didn't pm me your email addie and I will send it to you.
Id be glad to help anyway I can. You can see how to hook up the leds to the plug in the diagrams I posted in the mrotate4 thread.