[pcductape] Re: win98se port open error

  • From: "Barbara Schonfeld" <bschonfeld@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:40:36 -0600

Chuck I will try that first before I just take modems out of box. then start
again...thanks Barbara
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Haller" <teknospud@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 10:43 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error


> Hi, all  (I still haven't figured out who gets the replies, the addressees
> (Barbara and Carl) or everyone).
>
>   We're talking COM Ports (1 - 4 sometimes 5 with winmodems). I've run
into
> this several times before,
> hopefully you can counter the problem.  (And a *&%#@& nuisance it is).
> Typically you get this with a WINMODEM and the problem is usually that the
> "Software enumerator",
> kind of a control device for the modem and software, is not loading right.
>   If you're lucky the easiest route is to start the computer in SAFE mode,
> then in DEVICE MANAGER you can see
> what's really loaded. Look under, MODEM and PORTS and delete everything
> except the printer ports.  COM ports,
> if you need them, are easy to re install. Remember 1 and 3 share IRQs as
do
> 2 and 4
> Usually you'll find that there are two, or more, entries for everything.
> (You need to have the modem software to re install).
>   When all entries are deleted, re boot normally and re install the modem
> from the software.
> This is my "step one", works right off about half the time, there's more.
> Let me know.
>                           Chuck
>
> Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error
> Hi Barbara,
>
> Please give us the error message.   What port is open?   Is it 5000?
>
> Carl
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Barbara Schonfeld" <bschonfeld@xxxxxxxxx>
>  Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error
>
> > I need your help. My sister's computers, both of them ,the modems won't
> > connect to the internet. I tried reinstalling both modems. Removing
them,
> > then having computer find them. Still won't work. Keep getting messages
> that
> > port is open and make sure line has dialtone. Both running win98se.
Tried
> > new phone cords, tried to change coms. Does anyone know how I go about
> > finding out just what is using that com port or where to look ?
Thanks
> > Barbara
>
>
>
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