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COM port grabbing

By rblake
Oct 21, 2003
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  1. Hi,

    I'm trying to connect my PC to my mobile via a serial cable but, all of a sudden, I can't!

    The maker of the communication software, Logomanager, say that it's because either my modem driver or Hotsync (used to connect a Palm handheld to the PC) driver is "grabbing" the COM port!

    Also, Hotsync doesn't "let go" even when it's exited - the driver "holds the port", they say!

    This seems mad! My modem is external and on COM1 but Hotsync is USB. However, it did start sometime after I installed a new modem and Hotsync

    Could this be true?

    How can I investigate it? How can I stop it?

    Cheers,

    R.

    PS
    My PC runs Win98SE
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Older versions of hotsync release the comport OK..

    You can stop HotSync from loading at startup, I suppose you can find it in the msconfig utility.

    As for the modem, try disabling it in the device manager and then restarting.
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