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W2K problem again!

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I have a 56K V90 extern modem in COM1. Both COM1 and COM2 works fine, no conflicts, but W2K wants to install drivers for a COM3 which I don't have! There are no IRQ's left for a COM3. So when I try to connect to Internet with my modem, W2K sais that there are no modem's installed. I check the controlpanel and the modem is there but no COM1. So I think the COM3 port is doing something here, but what? If I un-install it, W2K re-installes it.

I have a A-BIT BH6 V1.0 with the newest BIOS.
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It is an external modem? On com1? when you add the modem, it should query the external modem, and you should see the lights blinking. do you?
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The modem is working fine, but I want to get rid of the COM3 port! I only have 2 COM port's one LPT1 and two USB's!!
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in device manager, highlight it,choose properties and check the box disable in this profile
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There are no box to check because it's already inactivated.
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Is there a red X on it?
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Rutger, let's see if I can help.

First, COM3 doesn't require a separate interrupt (IRQ) as Com1 and Com3 are on the same interrupt as are Com2 and Com4 (as far as Windows architecture is concerned).

Now, with that as a given, go into control panel and remove the modem as well as both Com ports.

Now reinstall the modem and then reboot. This should put the modem on Com1.

If it doesn't, let Windows put it on Com3 and then test the modem.

Dennis
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2 open questions:
03/08/02 http:Q_20274883.html "Fonts in EAN code"
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He has been given the method to resolve this and never returned.
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Thanks!
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