Phoenix 4.04 R1.40 for Cpq. Presario 7170 hoses COM2?

Phoenix 4.04 R1.40 for Cpq. Presario 7170 hoses COM2?

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Posted by Jay Howard on March 13, 2000 at 00:04:47:

While installing Win98 on a friend's old Compaq 7170 (Pentium 90), I decided to flash her BIOS to the newest version. Bad idea. The new version (included in a Softpaq from Compaq) renders Windows unable to detect her modem at startup. It detects it just fine via "Add New Hardware", but after a reboot says it was unable to detect COM2 (and the modem) at boot.

Is there any way to tinker with Windows (or the BIOS) to fix this problem? Alternately, is an earlier version available somewhere so I can back out from R1.40?

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