• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 206
  • Last Modified:

creating a com port

Recently I had to reformat the hard disk on my son's PC running Win98.
I re-installed windows and all was well except for the internal modem which is a PnP Rockwell K56 Flex. This worked previously. I believe that the jumper is set to port 4. The computer now only recognises Ports 1 & 2. Plug and play does not install the modem. Do I have to edit the BIOS?
I would welcome any suggestions as I have tried the usual ways to create COM Port 4.
Regards,
Bob Scott
0
scottrm
Asked:
scottrm
1 Solution
 
tlikCommented:
Set jumper to COM2 !
If you want to create another port, go to Add New Hardware Wizard, choose "No, I want...." Choose Ports (COM & LPT) -> Communication Port ->>>> Finish.
It can be COM3, don't worry, repeat and you 'll have COM4.
If the computer doesn't install Modem, try remove all ports in Device Manager, then disable COM2 in BIOS.
0

Featured Post

2018 Annual Membership Survey

Here at Experts Exchange, we strive to give members the best experience. Help us improve the site by taking this survey today! (Bonus: Be entered to win a great tech prize for participating!)

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now