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Unable to create symbolic link to com 1

By Reotech ·
I have an IBM T23 Think Pad with Windows NT 4.O with Service Pack 6a. I get a warning in event viewer that the OS was unable to create the symbolic link to com 1. I am trying to get a PDA connected. I have changed the IRQ and memory address to every possible configuration allowed in the Bios, except for those that obviously conflict ie: IRQ 7. IR Port is disabled, I even disable the parallel port and removed com 1 and let it rebuild it. Serial device is started on automatic and will start and stop manually if you start/stop it from control panel/devices. Any ideas? Hope I entered enough detail.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Unable to create symbolic ...

Technet article Q254019 talks about this, and from the sounds of it, you have followed their advice. The only thing the article mentions that your post does not is if you tried changing the I/O address.
Here is the URL to the article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q254019
(please remove any spaces)

Take a look at it and hopefully it will help.

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by Reotech In reply to Unable to create symbolic ...

I have to correct something in my original post. I was changing the I/O address not the memory address. I posted this after a very long day. I did try the techniques mentioned in the article prior to this post and no luck.

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