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Vanishing COM Port

By dnmarks ·
i am trying to use a GPS device via a serial port on an IBM laptop. Windows 98 is not "finding" it on the COM port I believe it should be on. Could someone suggest a procedure for finding devices?

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Vanishing COM Port

by Parbo In reply to Vanishing COM Port

first make sure the comports are working. Check the BIOS to make sure the comports are active.If not activate one of them. Also make sure the BIOS is set for Plug and Play (PNP). If still not able to detect something on the comport reboot your system in safe mode (holding down the CTRL key during boot until the beep) and remove the comports in the device manager. restart the system and it should redetect the ports and install lthem.
Hope this works for you...

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