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Windows 7: Port tree missing in Device Manager

15 Apr 2010   #1
Mim

Windows 7
 
 
Port tree missing in Device Manager

When I open my device manager, there is no Ports tree. I am sure it was there before. I am using a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC laptop running Windows 7 Professional. Can you tell me how to be able to see my ports again?


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15 Apr 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mim View Post
When I open my device manager, there is no Ports tree. I am sure it was there before. I am using a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC laptop running Windows 7 Professional. Can you tell me how to be able to see my ports again?

Ports in device manager? see pic. Can you be more specific?
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15 Apr 2010   #3
Mim

Windows 7
 
 

Your device manager looks like mine. But I thought there would be a tab that showed the com ports and which devices are using which ports. Am I looking in the wrong place? I have a vinyl cutting machine attached to my laptop with a usb connection and I need to be sure the software for the device is set to the same com port that my machine is using. But I am not finding a list of the com ports on my computer.
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15 Apr 2010   #4
Mim

Windows 7
 
 

I think I have my problem solved. But thanks for trying to help!
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15 Apr 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Do you know how you fixed it, incase someone else has this problem.
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15 Apr 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The only way that I'm aware of that the Ports listing would be missing in the DM, is if they were disabled in the BIOS.
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15 Apr 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mim View Post
When I open my device manager, there is no Ports tree. I am sure it was there before. I am using a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC laptop running Windows 7 Professional. Can you tell me how to be able to see my ports again?
Ports Disabled in BIOS...

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Ports Enabled in BIOS...

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