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USR Modem 3CP566A  " Could not Open Comm Port"

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Hello,
I have a USR Modem 3CP566A installed ( Win 98SE ) but get " Could not Open Comm Port"  I've updated driver and even updated to the V.90 standard and have same problem?

The modem shows in control panel as a " US Robotics 56K Fax Win Int " and shows working Properly

 Modem Dianose  - More Info   - Responds could not open Comm Port.    

New Discovery!!    Modem works in AOL 8.0+  that was already installed in system!!
 
      Windows 98SE still reports " could not open Comm port "  Could AOL be keeping the port open??

 
                                  THANKS!!
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I take it then that you wish to use another ISP and not AOL - Can I suggest uninstalling AOL first? AOL has some rather unique attributes that may confuse this issue.

HTH - Peace

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Hi Hippy,

   NO! My customer is Happy with AOHell!!

 This is just the first time I've seen the kind of response from windows AND the modem Does Works!!  

I'm guessing that AOHell just ties up ( Comm 3 ) and there fore windows can not "open" it??  

 I guess My Question would be Why??  Confirmation of my logical Guess?
          OR the real reason(s) IF anyone knows.

                       Also wanted to post it as an FYI:

  Let other be aware of this working modem situation but still have this Windows "Error"  being reported  :o)  

                                                      THANKS!!   - Randy
AOL used to use com3 with my old modem, so I suppose this could also be the case with you, and if you (or AOL) are using com3 then you cannot obviously open it again.

I think I may be missing something here? Is windows reporting this as an error? Or only when you attempt to open com3 whilst already open?

My head hurts :-)

Peace

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Commented:
Hi Hippy,

       Sorry,  For Clearification!!

 I still get this Report "Couldn't Open Port"
When I Run Windows Modem Diagnostics - More Info.
but, Modem IS working properly for AOL.
 

  I AM only Using Com 1 in System Bios.
  The Modem auto assigned itself to Com 3 (PnP)
  Com 3 does not show up under Ports in Device Manager.

  The System / AOHell works. So, just wondering Why??

          I get error message from windows when Modem Works!!
                           and again to Post as an FYI! :o)
 
Sorry, for the Miscommunication and the Headache.      - Randy
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TY  - Stay well.
Peace
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