Serial Port problems - Two COM1 appear in hardware manager


I have a computer that has 2 serial ports. I need to use both ports to connect some specialty hardware. For some reason though, when I go to hardware manager, I see two items: Communications Port (COM1) as opposed to:
Communications Port (COM1)
Communications Port (COM2)

I checked the BIOS and the ports have separate IRQs.

What could be the issue?

OS is WinXP Pro
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Could be anything... You can change the port to what ever you like...

Device Manager -> Ports (COM&LPT) -> *select the port you wish to change* -> Port Settings TAB -> Advandced button and assign it to COM 11 or something that is not going to conflict with something else.

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