I loose control of SC, the software is unable to turn off the signal or it gets stuck on a frequency. Sometimes I loose control of the remotes. Could interacting background frequencies be having any affect on all this?

When I go to reset mine, the first thing I do is:

1. Turn off the SC.
2. I try to close Spooky2.
3. If Spooky2 is spinning it's wheels (which it usually will do), then I unplug the main USB cable that runs to the hubs that all my generators are plugged into.
This usually clears the usb lock due to interference.

4. Spooky2 will usually close down at this point. I do not force close the program.
5. Then I plug back in the man USB cable that runs to the generators. Note at this moment, all my generators are still running the last frequency it was on.
6. Then I look to ensure that all my generators are seen and on the same communications ports that they are normally on.

I use either Devices and Printers or Device Manager to check.

If they are not, then I unplug the main usb cable again. Wait 30 seconds, and then I plug it back in again.

Normally my Generators are on Coms 6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14, and 16. Sometimes after a lockup, on first connection, they will show up on 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,16. This is indicative of one of the original com ports still being locked up.

Once they are all back on the original ports, I fire Spooky2 back up and this will reset all generators and I'm back up and running.

To get back to where I was, I use the Global Start command. This saves a great deal of time restarting a large bank of generators. Then I shut down the generator that runs the SC. This gives me time to turn on the SC and start it at my discretion.

No need to always power down every generator. Even doing this will not necessarily clear any locked USB communication channels.

A sure fire indication that one is still hung is your generators will come back up on different ports or will not respond. It is important to drain the USB channels of any latent energy.

Failing to reset using the above method, then I will pull the main USB cable, and then power down all generators, and power down the USB hubs. This is a more complete power drain.

I have yet to reboot my computer, although this would be the final step.

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