COM1 port

  Meirion 20:10 10 Sep 2004

Can someone please tell me how to find out what facility/program is using my COM1 port? My PC refuses to run winmsd. Is there another program available that will tell me this info?



  stalion 20:16 10 Sep 2004

try this belarc advisor

  stalion 20:17 10 Sep 2004

sorry forgot the link click here

  Gongoozler 20:32 10 Sep 2004

And if Belarc doesn't give the information you need, try Everest Home Edition click here

  Gongoozler 20:40 10 Sep 2004

Apparently in XP winmsd has been replaced with msinfo32.exe, so you can click Start - Run and ype msinfo32, and OK out of the dialog window. You can get the sane place via Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Information.

  Meirion 20:45 10 Sep 2004

Thanks guys , neither of these programs give me the info, and for some weird reason my PC refuses to open msinfo32 either

  Simon_P 23:52 10 Sep 2004

Access the system information?

COM ports are sometimes known as serial ports

start menu/all programs/accessories/system tools/system information

In system information click on the + on components to expand it, click on the + on ports to expand it. Select serial.

this will vive you a list on serial ports (com ports) and will start something like

Name communication port (com 1)

Status (Hopefully) OK
Device PNP device (or whatever yours is)


Com 1 may be used for a dial up modem if you have one.

About half way down the list will be the driver location.

i.e c:\windows\system32\etc

Hope this helps

  Gongoozler 18:05 11 Sep 2004

This forum page is discussing msinfo32 not working.

  Gongoozler 18:34 11 Sep 2004

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