I have an issue where the hard drive had to be formatted and Win98 re-installed. Ever since this took place the modem (internal, USR 56k), rather than using com1 or com2, its assigns itself to com3 or com4. However, this only happens when the modem shows up as a new device at start-up, otherwise Win98 does not find the modem. If I let it stay on com3 for instance, since com3 does not exist, I get the message: "Unable to open port" when I try to get 'More Info' on the modem.
I have tried deleting the com ports themselves and re-installing them, and there are no conflicts to be seen.
Anyone have any ideas?