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Restoring "Communications Port (COM2)"

Posted on 1998-09-11
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Using "settings/control panel/system/device manager" I can list the "Port (COM & LPT)" devices.  Prior to attempting to install a modem, I had a Communications Port (COM1), Communications Port (COM2) and a Parallel Port (LPT1).  I mistakenly removed the Communications Port (COM2).  How do I restore this entry under the "Port (COM & LPT)" devices?
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theh95 earned 50 total points
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In control Panel, choice New hardware setting, it should take care your problem.

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by:bushhead
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umm.. i think that should be add new hardware, under control panel?

just one question, doesn't the computer autodetect on reboot?

bush

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When rebooting or doing Add New Hardware, the auto detection process does not find a new Comunications Port (COM2).  So when I try to configure my modem, it only displays the COM1 and LPT1.
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After several removes under the COM ports devices, I was able to get my COM ports auto-detected.  Thanks
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