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Drivers for com 3 or for MS 5149 MB

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
I have a system that I partitioned and formatted with W2K. The system meets the minimum requirements for W2K and then some. IThe motherboard is a Microstar model ms5149. I did not get, nor, does the customer have the cd or disks for the motherboard. The problem is that I cannot get the modem working. In DM the com ports show up as com1 and com 3 and com 3 has the yellow exclamation point indicating no drivers have been loaded. Do I need the MB disk or is there some other way to get these drivers on this system. I have uninstalled the com ports and reinstalled. I have tried to change the com ports with no success. I have tried 3 known good modems, nope.
any thoughts on how to fix this com port issue. Will reloading solve it.
Thanks

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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Drivers for com 3 or for ...

Actually, in Win2k it is a known issue to have trouble with the COM ports. Especially when you first install Win2k. I wasn't able to find the problem in TechNet but I remember it being something about having to update the drivers using the ones supplied with windows and it should fix it. Maybe Service Pack 1 or 2 fixes this as well. All else fails, hit Microsoft Knowledge Base on their website.

Good Luck!
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by Casemaker In reply to Drivers for com 3 or for ...

Thank You,
What worked for me was to load W98 and then install W2K over it.

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by Casemaker In reply to Drivers for com 3 or for ...

Thank You,
What worked for me was to load W98 and then install W2K over it.

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