Installing a com port

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Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever I
try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual suspects
are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
XP, etc.)
If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
thanks
rtm
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    "Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
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    > Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever I
    > try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
    > and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
    suspects
    > are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
    > XP, etc.)
    > If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
    > re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
    > thanks
    > rtm
    >
    >

    you need to re-read the instructions
    your serial com ports are *not* a USB connection
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Of course it isn't. The GPS works fine via a USB port, unfortunately
    Microsoft Streets & Trips requires a working com port. Re-read the
    instructions.
    rtm
    "philo" <philo@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:ewPrMm8MFHA.2748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
    > news:eNRS%23d7MFHA.436@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever
    >> I
    >> try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
    >> and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
    > suspects
    >> are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
    >> XP, etc.)
    >> If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
    >> re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
    >> thanks
    >> rtm
    >>
    >>
    >
    > you need to re-read the instructions
    > your serial com ports are *not* a USB connection
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    What do you need to plug into the com port if it works in the usb. Explane a
    little better. Do you have your coms turned on in the bios.
    "Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:eNRS#d7MFHA.436@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever I
    > try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation point
    > and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
    suspects
    > are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2. Office
    > XP, etc.)
    > If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
    > re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
    > thanks
    > rtm
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Is there a COM port on the machine?? Most newer (laptops) doesn't have on,
    in which case you need a PCMCIA (PCCard) to get one. You can't install such
    a thing without the hardware for it....


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    "Shaun" <snoggle@myvine.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    news:udOtcT$MFHA.436@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > What do you need to plug into the com port if it works in the usb. Explane
    a
    > little better. Do you have your coms turned on in the bios.
    > "Robert" <nucdoc@telus.net> wrote in message
    > news:eNRS#d7MFHA.436@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > Streets and trips requires a com port in order to us a USB GPS. Whenever
    I
    > > try to install a com port Device Manager shows a yellow exclamation
    point
    > > and of course the GPS cannot work. Does anyone know what the usual
    > suspects
    > > are that may prevent installation of a com port? (Windows XP, SP2.
    Office
    > > XP, etc.)
    > > If added in safe mode no yellow exclamation point but when rebooted it
    > > re-appears. Solution?? Repair-install doesn't do it.
    > > thanks
    > > rtm
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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