modem port conflict
Posted on 1998-10-28
Somehow I've entered a modem port conflict twilight zone.
It seems my modem port used to be com4. Suddenly [after playing with some other settings] it's now com1. And com1 is busy with something else, though I can't tell what.
Computer: Thinkpad Laptop.
Modem: PCMCIA modem card.
Problem: system can't see the modem. Says the PORT IS BUSY. If I try to get MORE INFO from the DIAGNOSTICS tab of the MODEM PROPERTIES dialog box, I get PORT ALREADY OPEN, as if the modem is in use. It most definitely is not in use.
A word in my own defence: this is not my computer. My boss' laptop.