EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and reconnect when it becomes available?
I have an embedded control that uses a STM32 Microcontroller which uses its USB port to communicate with the computer as a 'virtual COM port'. I am currently running a cycle test where the control is automatically cycled on for 5 minutes and off for 10 seconds. This is to catch an error that will appear every 50-200 restarts.
The device is already outputting debug messages through the Virtual COM Port, but when the device restarts, the USB device disconnects and reconnects. Then whatever program I was using to monitor the output (putty, Tera Term, etc.) loses connectivity and I must manually unplug and replug the USB cable and restart whatever COM application I am using.
My goal is to set up Tera Term or putty to keep the COM port open and just write the entire session to a log file, but because of the restart the USB device isn't persistent.
Is there any way that I can 'virtualize' the USB port or modify the .ini file in anyway to make the USB port persistent? Here is what I believe is the relevant section of the .ini file
[USBtoSer.nt.Services] AddService=usbser, 0x00000002, DriverService [DriverService] DisplayName=%USBIOMport% ServiceType=1 StartType=3 ErrorControl=1 ServiceBinary=%12%\usbser.sys
I cannot modify the embedded application running on the STM32 and can only interact with it through a pre-programmed terminal via the USB
EDIT: Here is a link to information from Microsoft that explains what the above does. I haven't had any luck determining which change would work for my application, so I may start trial and error with different ErrorControl and StartType (though from what I read, I hardly doubt they will solve my issue)