QG8 Hanging on Power Reset when UART accessed

Discussion created by JAMES STEVENS on Aug 15, 2006
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2006 by David Payne
I've got a simple application that hangs on power reset.  I'm programming it with the P&E USB Multilink through the debug screen in CodeWarrior.  The target is set correctly.
Once I disconnect the P&E and do a power cycle, the chip just hangs.  I'm using LEDs to verify correct operation.
However, if I comment out my readData (listed below) function which reads data from the UART, everything will function on a power reset.  I've tried both interrupt based and polling for the UART, and it makes no difference.
// readData
int readData(void *dataBuffer, int dataBufferSize)
int          returnValue = 0;
int   i;
  // If we have a bad data buffer pointer then we fail.
  if(dataBuffer == 0)
     goto EXIT;
  for(i=0;i<dataBufferSize;i++) {
   while (SCIS1_RDRF == 0);
   ((unsigned char*)dataBuffer)[i] = SCID;
   SCIS1_RDRF = 0;      //acknowledge Receiver Full flag

  returnValue = 1;
  return returnValue;
Is there something about the RX on the UART that would prevent the chip from reseting properly?
I also have a TX function in there and it works fine.  So I don't think it's the entire UART.
Any help is greatly appreciated.