Have you tried the latest build, build 46?
Has anything else been updated on the PC that could be conflicting with WD?
At what point does it “hang”, on start up, initial data download, starting WDFTP…?
I’ve run both builds on a 32bit W7 PC and have no issues.
A standard, good quality, USB cable with at least one ferrite choke on it will do.
Something thicker than the one that comes with the Davis.
If it’s the normal USB lockups then these are caused by electrical interference so you want to either remove the source or protect the cable. The cable supplied by Davis isn’t exactly “top of the line” so getting a better quality, better protected one is, sometimes, all you need. Routing the cable away from the likes of power cables, phone cables or wireless phones will also help.
I decided to take a break from WD and WDL for a few days, and ran Cumulus. This had no problems at all, my PC ran happily all the while.
I was, however, missing the fluidity of WDL (and the fact that I can view it on my Desire HD mobile phone!).
Today I downloaded the latest version of Weather Display, and performed a clean install (to my desktop, as for some reason I’m getting access violation errors when installed to c:/wdisplay)… I digress.
All seemed to be going well, but after about 4 hours, Yes, the dreaded PC-Hanging situation arose again.
It simply cannot be the lead used from the Datalogger to the PC, nor the drivers, surely, as Cumulus ran flawlessly?.