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Problem with serial port

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Wicked Klown

Hard *** Southern Boy Senior
Joined
Dec 20, 2000
Location
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
I just got a call from a friend who is having problems with her serial port. When she plugs something new thats never been installed the port doesn't see it. All I know is the computer was built in December of 2001 and her O.S. is Windows 98S.E. Any help would be nice cause I know nothing about serial ports.
 

Diggrr

Underwater Senior Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2001
Are the ports enabled in the bios? This is an awefully common IRQ saver.
 
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Wicked Klown

Wicked Klown

Hard *** Southern Boy Senior
Joined
Dec 20, 2000
Location
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Yea normally she has a digital camera hooked up to it. Today how ever she wants to hook up some sorta sewing machine thingy.
 

Diggrr

Underwater Senior Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2001
The only other thing I know is to check the manual..some devices like to have the drivers installed before you plug them in (with a cold boot) like USB does with my scanner.

Sorry I can't be of more help, I haven't used the serial port since my 486.
 

thefly

Member
Joined
May 16, 2001
Location
Montreal
You could try the add new hardware wizard in the control panel. Sometimes it picks up more than plug and pray.