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SCSI and COM port problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dustystrings, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. dustystrings

    dustystrings Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2003
    I'm working on an older PC with an Amptron PM-8600 MB. It says there is a SCSI installed and there are two hard drives installed. This gives me 4 drives including the CD rom. Physically, there is no SCSI card installed. The only components are the 2 hard drives, video card, sound card, CD rom, ram and floppy.
    I have been trying to install a PCI 56K modem and, although it will automatically detect the modem, and install the drivers, it says no modem is installed when trying to configure it.
    The BIOS has an option to assign an IRQ, and by default it assigns IRQ 3, which would normally be COM 2 (COM 1 is being used by a serial mouse). However when I install the drivers from Windows, the assigned COM is 4. While trying to configure it for COM 4, the "more info" option in the modem properties comes back with "port will not open". Also, in the device manager, there is no COM 4. I tried to install it, and it would install COM 3 and COM 5, but not 4.
    Is the alleged SCSI causing this problem? Why does it say there's a SCSI when there isn't one? Why doesn't COM 2 seem to be available, and why won't COM 4 port open?
    I'm stumped!
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