Need Help, I Don't See Ports in Device Manager...?


I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows XP. For some reason Ports is not appearing in the device manager. Anyone know what it might be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Are the ports enabled in the bios? Does the laptop even have ports (parallel, serial, or firewire)? If you have "other devices" in your device manager, you may need drivers installed for those ports.
  2. According to the specs, it doesnt appear to have a serial or parallel port.

    Ports, Slots & Chassis

    Externally Accessible
    (3) USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports
    15-pin VGA video connector
    Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
    AC adapter connector
    Audio jacks (1-line out, 1 Mic-in)
    34 mm ExpressCard slot
    7-in-1 Media Card Reader
    Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
    Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC)
    Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD)
    Multi Media Card (MMC)
    Memory Stick (MS)
    Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
    xD Picture Card (xD)
    Internal Card Slots
    1 Half Mini-Card
  3. Best answer
    That's not uncommon on today's computers since most devices today use USB.
  4. Best answer selected by toicy4ya.
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