632 init of com1 failed


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i have had the 632 in my pc problem free for a month or so... my pc bluescreened a few nights ago and when i restarted i got an error code as follows in w2k sp2:


init of "com1" failed.
the module will be disabled until it is reconfigured.

i get the crystal fonts boot screen on the lcd and the backlight works fine... after i get this message i only get a blinking cursor top left of the screen.

i have reinstalled the drivers for the com port and tried all settings - hardware and software (w/ reinstallation of crystal control)...

any suggestions?
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hmmmmm try uninstalling the com ports then reinstalling everything. if this doesn't work: uninstall the ports again and unplug the LCD, boot up the computer. turn it off. hook everything back up and try it again. other than that i would ahve formatted it a long time ago.
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i've tried everything short of reinstalling my OS.. i'd like to hear from the experts before i jump to conclusions...

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Maybe MWP would have a suggestion. Definitely sounds like an OS hiccup. My first reaction would be to delete the COM ports and then re-detect them (as Patricksmalley1 suggested). Do the COM ports show up in Device Manager? Do they agree with the ones shown in the BIOS?

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What com port are you talking about here?
Is it a com port on your motherboard, or is it on a PCI/ISA card?

If its on the motherboard, its pretty weird that it would then have specific drivers, as just about every com port since i can remember all use the same drivers (the ones that come with windows).