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Undetected com port 3

Modem connects to com port 3. Not listed in device manager. Only lists com port 1 and printer port. Fresh format of hard drive didn't help. Windows 2000 SP4. help

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You may have to enable the other com ports. You go into the Control Panel and click on Add&Remove Hardware. When the first window shows up with everything that is already installed list, look at the top of the list. Highlite Add New Device. When ask, choose Select From A List. Then select COM Port and follow the wizard.

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