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Assign com port number to a serial port?

By michael.spellman ·
Running win98. I have a bad serial port (com2). I installed a pci serial port, but win assignes it as com port 3. I need it to be assigned as com 2. I disabled the defective port, but it still gets assigned com3. (The defective port is built onthe motherboard) Is there a way to force the pci port to be com 2?

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Assign com port number to a serial port?

by yagar In reply to Assign com port number to ...

Remove the new card in Windows Device Manager,

Remove the COM port in Windows Device Manager

Reboot and go into the BIOS of the computer

Disable the Serial Port in there.

Boot to windows.

Hope this helps

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Assign com port number to a serial port?

by michael.spellman In reply to Assign com port number to ...

Thanks,

That is what I did. I thought of the bios after I submitted the question

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by michael.spellman In reply to Assign com port number to ...

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