Need Help with Com3 Port (modem not working)
the short version is: i need to kill the application which is using the Com3 port to be able to use my dial up connection.
well here is the detailed version
i have a Toshiba Tecra M1 (Laptop) which was working for about 2 years now. i have to use dial up connection. after i installed SP2, everything was fine. after about 2 month, i just received this weird error message that the port could not open when i pressed the dial button for the dial up connection.
after that i looked at the "phone and modem options" in the control panel and in the "Modem" tab, i had my modem listed: "Toshiba software modem AMR" but it said: "Not Present".
i uninstalled all modems and downloaded the driver for this modem from Toshiba web site but when i run the driver software, nothing happens.
if i install the modem manually and use the driver from Toshiba, still nothing happens.
i tried using some software to see what was going on with my Com3 port but everything i try said that the port was already in use!
i tried everything from shutting down to taking out the battery, running in safe mode...
some how i should be able to kill the application which is using the Com3 port but i just don't know how!
any help would be apretiated