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Missing COM port?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Mepsos, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. Mepsos

    Mepsos Thread Starter

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    I am having trouble wit my internet so AOL told me to install new a new modem driver. So, I went to www.usr.com and downloaded a modem driver that matched mine. They told me to remove my old modem from my modem properties, and restart. I get the found new hardware message, and I push "Have Disk". I direct it to where to find the file, but where it asks you where my hardware is, it doesn't have my COM port. My modem has always been on COM 3, but only COM 1 & 2 are listed. How can I update my driver when I get direct it to the right com port? Thanks for ur help!!!
     
  2. Styxx

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    Wiondows assigns the Comm port not you, just proceed on. Windows usuall reserves Comm 1 for other stuff. If Windows assigns your modem to Comm 5 for example there's no problem.

    You probably only needed to Remove the Modem in Device Manager in Safe Mode and restart via the start button to refresh the driver. and didn't need to install a newer driver.

    Update your antivirus, temporarily disable your screen saver (choose None) and scan with your anti-virus set to scan All Files. Update and scan bi-monthly. Create your anti-virus' Rescue disk(s) and update them after each Windows anti-virus update.

    You can scan on-line to double-check your Windows scanner at http://housecall.antivirus.com

    Get free Zone Alarm personal firewall anti-hacker countermeasure from http://www.zonelabs.com. (not the demo) Don't let anything out to the Internet you don't know what it is.
     
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