My communication ports worked fine when I had Windows 98. I did a clean install of Windows XP Professional and now I am getting yellow exclamation points on both my com ports. The error message I am getting is->
Device Type: Ports (COM & LPT)
Manufacturer: (Standard port types)
Location: on Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to ISA bridge (ISA
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.
The startup screen shows the following information:
Award Module BIOS V4.51PG
ASUS MEL-M ACPI BIOS Revision 1008B
Award Plug and Play BIOS extension V1.0A
I went into the BIOS and tried a few combinations, and lastly I left the com settings at the standard for COM 1: 3F8H/IRQ4, and COM 2: 2F8H/IRQ3. This question may partially be a hardware problem but the fact is that it worked fine with Windows 98 so I believe that OS is a more appropriate place for this question. Any assistance to steer me in the direction of getting my ports working would be appreciated. Thank you.