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ME Forces modem irq and com port

By cpt_nem0 ·
I have an hp xe783 with ME installed. But, I have a
program that requires the modem to be installed on
com 2 with respective irq and base. No matter how I
try I cannot get ME to unforce the modem wdm enumerator and get modem to go to com 2. Any Ideas?

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ME Forces modem irq and com port

by TheChas In reply to ME Forces modem irq and c ...

There are only 2 ways to get Me to use comm 2 for the modem.

1. Use an external serial modem connected to comm2

2. Uninstall your modem.
Remove comm port 2 from device manager.
Shut down and remove the modem.
Disable comm port 2 in the bios.
Make sure that comm 2 is removed, and the resources are free.
Edit the inf file for the modem driver and make sure that comm 2 is the first port in the list.
Shut down, and re-install your modem.
Re-boot and let windows install the modem.

Alternately, with comm port 2 disabled, you may be able to edit the registry settings for the modem.
Unless you are very comfortable editing the registry, do not attempt this. It is very possible to totally disable the computer from a wrong value change in the registry.

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