Com Ports


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Guest

I have a computer running Windows XP and recently upgraded to SP2. I had a
US Robtics modem attached to the computer for about 2 years using com port 3
the modem had the latest drivers and worked fine.
After I did the SP2 upgrade every time I woud shut the computer down I would
get an error message regarding the modem. Eventually my ISP would not detect
the modem either, upon checking device manager the modem was not showing up.
So I tried to manually install the modem which did not work, So I thought
that since the modem was not on Microsofts HCL, that had something do do with
it. So I purchased a Creative modem blaster which is on Microsofts HCL. But
when I tried to install it I had some problems. Windows would not detect it
and I had to install it manually but it still does not show up in device
manager, but my ISP detects the modem. So I checked some other things in
the computer. I checked system information, under components and modems it
shows the US Robotics on com ports 3 and 4 and the Creative modem on com port
5. This is the only place that shows that com ports 3 and 4 are being used.
On Microsofts web site their is an article that explains a work around but I
don't know which program is holding the ports open. I was wondering if
anyone might know of a solution on how to get the com ports back. I even
tried the command to show nonpresent devices in device manager but that did
not show any modems connected to the computer.
 
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Brian Gaff

Hmm, I am beginning to think that xp has problems with serial ports. Shortly
after installation, it lost all track of my one motherboard based com port.
its obviously some nasty plot!

Brian

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Bob I

Motherboard drivers need to be updated to SP2 specifications perhaps? Or
a more recent BIOS version? Check the MB manufacturers site for more
info on your motherboard.
 
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Guest

No new updates for motherboard BIOS.

Bob I said:
Motherboard drivers need to be updated to SP2 specifications perhaps? Or
a more recent BIOS version? Check the MB manufacturers site for more
info on your motherboard.
 

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