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Subject: [TRLog] Comm Port in MS DOS
From: (J.T.Mitchell , Mitch (Laptop))
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 15:20:33 -0600
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I had a problem with my note book and the comm ports not working under a DOS
window.  but would work when the system was coldbooted to a DOS prompt  (f8 

This patch seems to have solved the problem.

I looks like Windoz 98 would not release the port in a DOS shell

>Subject: Comm Port in MS DOS
>      Dear Mr. Mitchell
>         Regarding our conversation with the comm port not working in dos
>      mode, here are the instructions for changing the registry settings.
>      WARNING: The procedure you are about to follow to fix your stated
>      problem involves editing the system registry files. Using Registry
>      Editor invorrectly can cause serious problems which may cause the loss
>      of data, and may require you to reinstall Windows. Neither Toshiba nor
>      Microsoft will guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect
>      use of Registry editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own
>      risk.
>      For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys
>      And Values online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note
>      that you should make a backup copy of the registry files before you
>      edit the registry.
>      Solution 1:
>      - Open Registry Editor
>      - Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VCOMM
>      - Change "EnablePowerManagement" value to 00,00,00,00.
>      Solution 2:
>      - Apply the attached Registry Fix file, which does exactly the same as
>        solution 1.
>      Good Luck
>snip *******
>      Toshiba Technical Support.


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