Modem fails: "The port that the modem is using is currently open by another application"
Posted on 2004-09-11
I've installed SmartLink 56K Voice Modem in my Pentium 4 WinXP system. The Modem line in the control panel looks ok (no question mark).
When I dial, I get the following error message:
"The port that the modem is using is currently open by another application. Exit any application that may currently be using the port."
I checked my applications. None seem the cause. I tried changing the COM port, but all alternatives end up with the same error message.
I checked the Ports list on the control panel, and only COM1 and LPT1 show up.
What's wrong? An application? A missing COM port? or else?