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I get a message in device mgr. comm3 disabled.

I get a message in device mgr comm3 disabled. I am using Windows XP Home. On device mgr I get RIM composite device with yellow question mark. Blackberry Tech worked with me 3hrs and nothing worked. Is there a way to turn on comm 3. I tried all USB Ports on the computer. I am trying to hook a Blackberry Pearl I just bought. Thanks

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Comm ports are changed in the BIOS. You'll have to look at your screen and it will tell you which key to hit for setup before the Windows splash screen appears.

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