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I was running CleanUp and Ad-Aware to help fix a problems with my IBM Think Pad 385XD from locking up. I have a modem that I insert into COM 1 (PCMCIA (PC Card)). After both programs ran, COM 1 is not showing on my setting in control panel. When trying to connect to internet, seems the computer can not communicate with modem. will reinstalling driver for PCMCIA fix this problem? If not, I do I get COM1 to show back up so modem can be activated when inserted. Modem and it's driver are working fine. Thanks!
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Topic – COM Port
Date – 5th Oct-2005


(1) – Right Click [MY COMPUTER]
(2) – On [Drop Down Menu ] > Open [PROPERTIES] Page
(3) – Click [HARDWARE] TAB
(4) – Click on [DEVICE MANAGER] Tab
(5) – Expand [PORTS] Folder
(6) – Right Click to Drop Down Menu > Click on [Properties] Page
(7) – Do you see any [Yellow Signs]
(8) – Click [General] TAB – Check to that COM Port-1 is enabled - & working properly

Check – properties for proper settings-

(1) [General] Tab to verify Port is [ENABLED]
(2) [Port Settings]
(3) [Driver] Tab – Driver Details
(4) [Resource] Tab – Any Conflicts – Set for [IRQ-4] – I/O range = [03F8 – 03FF]

If it is not [Enabled] & if you cannot enable it here – Then [RESTART] & Enter BIOS -


Is there any Cable connected to COM 1 - -
Remove Modem PCMCIA Card – Check Pins & Reconnect

See if anything gives any clues

Edited by Jack123, 05 October 2005 - 08:59 PM.

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