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no com port or modem shown in windows xp on my pavilion ze1210

Aaron Grose
Occasional Visitor

no com port or modem shown in windows xp on my pavilion ze1210

My pavilion ze1210 shows no modem or com ports under the device manager when running in xp. Is there an xp driver i need to install or is there something i need to do to find/activate the com port or modem?
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Ron Kinner
Honored Contributor

Re: no com port or modem shown in windows xp on my pavilion ze1210

Should be an icon under Start/Settings for ports. See if you can go into it and add Com1.

Odd that it didn't find it at the start. Perhaps something in cmos setup has turned it off. Trying pressing F2 or F10 during a boot and see if you can get into setup to check.

Ron
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: no com port or modem shown in windows xp on my pavilion ze1210

I checked on HP's downloads page, and there wasn't an update for the BIOS.

There were a few other useful updates though.

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/keeper_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix86585.html


Jon
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