Ho do I change a designated COM port

HI,
I have a internal modem that has 'adopted' COM3/IRQ5 without asking. However, my mouse COM1/IRQ3 is complaining (yellow !).
I have disabled COM2 in the BIOS and would like to move my modem to COM2/IRQ4.
So, how do I move a ISA PnP 56K internal modem from COM3 to COM2?
Thanks.
Dave
PS Removal of the Modem makes the mouse happy!
PPS I am very close to buying a PS/2 mouse as I believe the problem will go away
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nailoCommented:
What OS are you using?

As for a PS/2 mouse, if you have a port, it is really worth your time and $ to change over. This will solve your problem and give you another IRQ.

If you choose not to go with a PS/2 mouse, try going into Device Manager and select Modem|Properties| and try changing the com port to com 2 after you enable that port in BIOS
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joedCommented:
First you have to enable COM2 in the BIOS.
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j2Commented:
"This will solve your problem and give you another IRQ." Not really, since a PS/2 interface uses IRQ12
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OttaCommented:
> I have a internal modem that has 'adopted' COM3/IRQ5 without asking.

Your motherboard supplied "COM1" and "COM2", because you did not "disable" these ports,
so the first "available" port is COM3.

> However, my  mouse COM1/IRQ3 is complaining (yellow !).

Does the mouse work?
If it does, Windows is just "confused".
(When it sees 'COM3', it presumes that 'IRQ4' is associated with 'COM3'; since your 'COM3' uses 'IRQ5', there is no "conflict".)

> I have disabled COM2 in the BIOS and would like to move my modem to COM2/IRQ4.

Remove 'COM2' and 'COM3' and the modem from the Windows hardware-list.
Shutdown, and reboot, and let Windows "discover new hardware".

> So, how do I move a ISA PnP 56K internal modem from COM3 to COM2?

Does the modem have "jumpers" ?
If it does, move the jumpers from 'Plug-and-Play' mode (all "open"),
to the required settings.

> Removal of the Modem makes the mouse happy!

Does the mouse work, despite the declaration of "conflict" ?

> I am very close to buying a PS/2 mouse as I believe the problem will go away.

If you've got a PS/2 mouse-port on your motherboard, you are correct.

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DaveEverittAuthor Commented:
In reponse to the questions:

OS used? = Win98

Mouse work? = Now it does, it didn't unless the mouse was moving while the machine booted ... I disabled COM2 and forced a hardware detect and now it seems Ok ... except the yellow ! and the comment 'device not present or not working properly'

Jumper on modem? = No jumpers, its PnP
  (Mot Voice Sufr56K v.90 internal)

Not sure I agree with restoration of COM2 ... I want to put my modem on COM2 and as Otta states "because you did not "disable" these ports,
so the first "available" port is COM3"
.... this I understand ... it was a stupid oversight on my behalf ...

So, it seems there is NO way of actually editing the modem properties and changing COM3 to COM2. I took a look aroudn Device Manager and nothing relating to the modem is editable. The plan I have therefore is to either:

A. Startup in SafeMode, delete Modem , COM2 & COM3 and then Restart .. as COM2 is disabled in the BIOS this should firmly place the Modem on COM2.

B. Install a PS/2 mouse and move from IRQ3/4/5 to IRQ12 and let the modem play on its own.

My preference is B.

None of the answers provided really answer the question but try to fix the problem!

The question was "how do I move a ISA PnP 56K internal modem from COM3 to COM2?"

It seems the answer is by disabling COM2 in the BIOS deleting COM2 & COM3 and the modem in Device manager and forcing a hardware detect on restart. Is this correct Otta ... if so I guess you should get the points.

Dave
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OttaCommented:
Just "grade" the "proposed-answer" (by Otta) if you are satisfied.

By all means, try "preference A" *BEFORE* doing the "grading".
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