I am running Windows98 on a WinBook XLi PentiumII 266MHz 32 Meg Ram 56Kflex LT Win Modem on COM 2. When I boot my laptop sometimes, but not always the COM 2 port is (open/in use)and no com program is running at the time. Then when I go to log onto the internet with the Windows DUN it locks up my computer because the modem port COM 2 is in use. I have to reboot and then try to log on to the internet again.
As I stated before there are NO other com programs running at that time. I only have a "few" programs in the system tray. They are Windows98 System Agent, Norton Anti-virus, Norton Crash Guard, and Norton System Doctor.
I have ALL the latest updates for my computer and have run Norton Win Doctor and all checks 100% ok.
Why does my com port 2 become (open/busy) at windows98 start up? How can I FORCE it to close and or reset the modem port COM 2? In the control panel this modem has not reset feature.