Loss of Com 1 Com2 and LPT 1 ports

  DDD 23:45 05 Oct 2004

I attempted to install an Epson Printer which eventually turned out to be faulty. During the installation the mouse on com2 stopped working and I had to change to a USB mouse. Noe com 1, com 2 and LPT 1 do not appear in Control Panel though LPT 2 on an IDE card does. Where have they gone?

  Dan the Confused 23:51 05 Oct 2004

What Windows version?

  DDD 01:10 08 Oct 2004

Windows Version 98SE

  Dan the Confused 21:32 10 Oct 2004

Pentium S 150 Windows 98SE 81mb Ram (via email)

When you say Control Panel do you mean Device Manager? You could try running Add New Hardware in Control Panel and see if it redetects them.

  DDD 23:47 14 Oct 2004

Add New Hardware in Control Panel redected the ports.
Why did I not think of that?
Many thanks

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