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Modem problem

by DrWho#4 / July 20, 2009 11:16 PM PDT

I have Windows Vista and last night my dial-up connection was lost and I get a COM3 port already in use message.
How can I determine what is using COM3 and end the process?

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How did you post now?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 1:22 AM PDT
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Most common is to reboot, just like we always did.

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Vista Modem Problem
by DrWho#4 / July 21, 2009 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: How did you post now?

I did, I also rebooted in safe mode but received the same message. Is there a process running that I can manually end? I haven't found any other device that is using the same port.

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System restore to when it worked.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 3:58 AM PDT
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modem problem
by trommy / July 21, 2009 11:17 AM PDT
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Download Spybot S/d.Run it("search for problems") and click "fix selected problems"('DOS Exploit').Then reboot.You have to do this every time.There is a convoluted way to eliminate DOS Exploit if you're 'puter savy.
You could delete your dial up account and then recreate it also.G'luck

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