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Disabling COMM ports

Hi there
I have a Blue of Death on my PC


I think it is a IRQ conflict on COMM ports

how do I disable COMM ports

I have a K7VZA motherboard



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  • fleminrs Jun 19, 2008

    tried already
    still failing
    just getting BLUE SCREEN job


    suggest anything else



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From cmos setup select advance setup and find com port
then disable from there

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If you're pretty sure its your comm ports, boot up into your bios setup screen. (Tap Del while booting) Then go to the onboard devices page or any page that lists your com ports and change the property value to disabled.


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    Glenn Rogers Jun 19, 2008

    Its not an irq issue with your comm ports then. Windows just doesn't give a decent error message... ever.

    At post, press F8 until you get the boot options screen, if your PC gives you the boot from what screen, hit ESC and tap F8 immediately again. Boot into Safe Mode, forget the last config and or system restore options if you're given them.

    Once in safe mode and run scan disk across C: and reboot when asked you may have bad security descriptor errors. I know it sounds far fetched by it works more times then not in the field.

    Check for the latest drivers from you board maker and or reinstall them. If you have downloaded Vista SP1 uninstall it or if you have XPSP3 uninstall that they both came out of the shoot broken.

    Otherwise, you could have a bad ram module or board. This type of error is really flukey and the reference to comm ports could be any of hundreds used by your internet connection and not your serial ports. Sorry.


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 19, 2008

    Sorry there wasn't an easy answer for you this happens and many times I bring those machines into my home shop and just reinstall everything from scratch and that solves most trouble. I hope you found this helpful though and I couldn't do more for you.

    Thanks for using FixYa.


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 20, 2008

    If you have any further interest in pursuing this here I'm still interested as there are other methods to tracking down the error locking your machine up.

    If you decided to call in a tech or take it to a shop would you let us know please.



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