June 22nd, 2004, 22:22 PM
COM1 / COM3 problem whit modem
After I cleaned out spy & ad ware, and reinstall windows (it was quite
messed up), the dial up option under "new connection wizard " was
grayed out. so i was trying delete from registry folders 25 & 26 under
rasman/PPP/EAP & Telephony along whit multiple new drivers - nothing (this action have helped me before).
Then I got online whit LAN and install XP SP1, and after that the grayed out
problem was gone, BUT now when i start to make dialup connection, its looking
modem from COM1 ; but the problem is that modem installs himself to COM3
only.So under dial its shows: "device is missing" (but in device manager
everithing works) I was trying to set the modem use the COM1 & disable 3, but all I got
was blue screen. I was trying to play around whit IRQs in BIOS, but still same:
nothing, what did I wrong, what should I to?
[i'm sorry about my bad gramar ]
June 26th, 2004, 15:25 PM
If this is a PCI modem, try moving the modem to a different slot.. perhaps it might change the com port that it uses. Sorry but I used to know an exact answer to this. I did this same thing on an old Compaq Presario 7200 that used an ISA 14K baud modem... upgraded to a high speed 56K PCI modem and had some issues...
but now I cannot remember how I fixed it, but it was related to changing the COM ports.