01-22-2012 01:34 AM - edited 01-22-2012 01:37 AM
I came across this forum in hopes I can get support from others more knowledgable than myself. From device manager, my resources tab indicates I/O range 7cf8-7cff, IRQ 18. I need true IRQ com1 settings for operation of an automotive diagnostic interface. I cannot alter the settings; "use automatic settings" is greyed out. I have disabled com1 in BIOS, and have verified no other adapters are using IRQ4.
I know there must be a way of adjusting this machine to emulate a "real" serial port, which resides on COM1.
Also, the device allows me to claim COM1, but I know this is only a name, given the above listed I/O range and IRQ.
Tips, advice, and suggestions are highly welcomed!
Thank you in advance!
01-22-2012 03:39 AM
01-22-2012 06:57 AM
01-22-2012 02:31 PM
01-22-2012 04:00 PM
Found my own answer, but thanks for the condescending assumptions. I think its funny when some people treat new board members as if they are stupid just because there aren't 10K posts associated with their name. Anyway, because this is a relevant and highly valuable piece of information, I'll post my findings. MS says it best. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315278
I don't know why you feel I was being condescending or making assumptions, I sincerely tried my best to figure out what it was you were trying to do, and being an ASE master auto tech as well as an IT tech, I thought I could be helpful, but if you feel I wasn't, I'll appologize, even though I spend a considerable amount of my valuable time trying to help you, and was just insulted for my efforts.
I guess it's true, no good deed goes unpunished, but I'm glad you found your solution.
ps. If you told us exactly what you were trying to do I woudn't have had to make any assumptions.
01-22-2012 09:32 PM - edited 01-22-2012 09:35 PM
No worries. Thanks for your efforts. Just wanted to post so the solution will eventually make its way into search engines for others.
For more information, I've wiped the HD, and reinstalled the OS to factory settings. At NO point during the instal was I ever given the option to disable / disallow ACPI, and set for "normal PC". I've spent the entire day fiddling with this laptop, and I'm still downloading updates-- and thats with about 30M download speed. Very frustrating!
01-23-2012 09:21 AM
You need to change that setting in your bios, there was probably no need to reinstall your OS.
01-24-2012 06:12 AM