Sorry, been away for a while. the problems I've been having appear to be software related in Win 7 itself rather than Autoslew, apart from an annoying USB related glitch with the connection to the Trius camera which I had to unplug and replug several times during my pointing file build. I think a higher quality cable set here is called for.
I have been finding out the hard way just how sensitive the mount is to balance. As I had changed the flattener spacing, and with it the focus distance I decided to tweak the balance using the tool in the Drive menu. Bad idea! The first run showed the lines very nearly aligned, should have left well alone, as the mount had been running fine up till then. But I thought I could refine it further. Even worse idea, compounded by not thinking to mark the original tube position so I would have something to come back to.
Upshot being that after an hour and a half of nudging the tube back and forth in the rings, and getting serious aches in my hand (Incipient arthritis?) whilst cursing up hill and down dale, as we say, I have a mount that will not even turn the motors on without errors.
So my job for tomorrow is to get that wretched balance right. Pity I've wasted the last clear night this week.
Which brings me to my only real gripe, which is the manuals. Nowhere do I see anything about the balance tool, I'm going on what I remember from when it was set up. Hardware and software this cutting edge deserves better manuals, especially given the leap from just about any lesser mount.
Sorry, as I say my only gripe, and not to do with either the hardware or software.