XP won't recognize Com Ports

  Red Stripe 15:19 02 Feb 2003
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I have just installed XP. My machine has 5 ISA slots but XP will only recognize COM 1 and 2. My modem is on COM 5 and will not work. I can't detect it or configure it. Any ideas?

  Gizmo 15:31 02 Feb 2003

Don’t think Windows XP supports ISA slots, I tried without success, and the Microsoft web site confirmed this t! But some one out there might prove me wrong!

  Red Stripe 18:59 02 Feb 2003

Thanks Gizmo. What I really meant to say was I have 5 PCI slots (terminology failure)which XP does support but it only lists COM1 and 2 in Device Manager. They are still listed in the BIOS but XP won't recognize them.

  Gizmo 19:04 02 Feb 2003

Remove them all and install the items individually, say soundcard, then modem, and try and swap them around,

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