I have 3 possible choices in my BIOS
, Enable, Disable and Auto.
If I disable the serial port (no com port is shown in this BIOS
I get an error in the program, I need to use, that says, "An error occurred opening Com 1 at marker 7. The error message is 'Invalid Port Number'.
If I set the port to Auto, I receive the same error message as when I Enable the serial port that says, "Port Already Open'.
Now, what I haven't done, yet, is uninstall Com 1 in Control Panel and then reinstall it. Or let Windows find it whan I do an Add Hardware. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
Thanks for helping and BTW, the fishing is good here. I live on the Sacramento River, about 35 miles down river from Sacramento, CA.