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Serial Port driver - Compaq 5240

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Old Rich, Feb 6, 2003.

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  1. Old Rich

    Old Rich Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2003
    I'm reinstalling Win98SE on a Compaq 5240 after a hard drive crash. It goes well but does not find a driver for the Serial Port. I tried Compaq, but they are no help . . will only support if we restore with thier disk (which has gone astray)and was not the SE version.

    When I delete the controller from Device Manager, restart and let it rediscover the port, it wants to look at D:/DIR00002/Patches . . which must be on the Compaq version of Win98, but ain't on the retail MS version.

    It looks like the driver is specific to Compaq and is used to share the serial port with a front panel game port.

    Anyone have any ideas how I can get this driver?

    Thanks a ton . . wrs
  2. Emtronics


    Jan 20, 2000
    OK, I think you're talking about the game port that came with the sound card in your Compaq? Or, are you referring to a COM port? You might post this in the Win98 forum. You might get a quicker reply as it applies to Win98.
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