modem problem with coms ports

  geoff-202683 07:54 11 Apr 04

I have installed a pci modem,am running xp and have 2 physical coms ports . the modem software creates a virtual coms port 3 and is attached to this.when I test the modem under properties query modem i am told "the port you are using is open or busy and may be in use by another application." I have tried re-installing and attaching to coms port 1 or 2 but still get the same message.

  Quiller. 08:32 11 Apr 04

if you have any spare pci slots, then try the modem in these. It will be duplicated in control panel \ phone and modems options \ modems.You may have to re install the divers and also highlight the old one and pick he remove tab.

You really should not start a fresh thread. You could have just bumped you old one.

Good luck and happy easter. :-)

  Quiller. 08:34 11 Apr 04

For divers read drivers, flaming wireless keyboards.

  geoff-202683 19:46 11 Apr 04

many thanks to bsod- problem solved

  Quiller. 20:14 11 Apr 04

Well done and thank you for ticking the thread.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: A brilliant combination of function and value – with one massive caveat

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

How to create an introvert-friendly workplace

Apple Watch Series 2 review | Apple Watch 2 review: New Apple Watch is faster, brighter,…