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Comm 1/ no serial ports not responding.

Just installed new hard drive already loaded w/ win xp. All working except serial ports do not respond.

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  • r_jmal Mar 04, 2009

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    The hard drive was brand new. It was pre formatted before I got it. I will check for conflicts and update. Thanks.

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OPEN UP THE CASE AND MAKE SURE THE CABLE WITH THE LINE ARE ON #1 ON THE MOTHERBOARD, YOU MAY OF PLUG IT IN AND MISSED THE 2ND ROW OF PINS.

GO INTO THE CONTROL PANEL OPEN DEVICE MANAGER AND GO TO PORTS

GO TO PROBLEMS REPORT, OPEN BY RIGHT CLICKING ON THE ICON, SEE IF ANY CONFLICKS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY DEVICE HOOKED UP TO IT, IF YOU DO THAN HOOK THE DEVICE UP AND GO TO CONTROL PANEL AND LOOK UP THE DEVICE AND CHECK THE DRIVERS.

LAST THING CAN CHECK GO TO START AND TYPE IN SERVICES AND ENTER KEY, LOOK AT THE COM PORT MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC.
IF THEY DO NOT SAY EITHER ONE OF THOSE
DOUBLE CLICK ON THE ONE THAT IS DISABLED WHERE IT SAY STARTUP TYPE OPTIOS ARE:
AUTOMATIC DELAYED
AUTOMATIC
MANUAL
DISABLED
THAN APPLIED, THAN OK

OTHER THAN THAT YOU MAY HAVE A BENT PIN OR SHORTED OR OPEN WIRE, BAD CONNECTOR.

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Ok, if the hard drive already had Windows XP on it, it has the configuration for the computer it came out of.  you need to reinstall windows xp with the hard drive in your computer so it can properly detect all the ports that your computer has.

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