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MS Service Pack 3 disrupts multiport communications port RRS feed

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  • Received a MS update overnight which restarted my computer. Problem was that it froze my wireless mouse. Changed batteries, etc. and then tried another wireless mouse from another computer. That one didn't work as well. Spent most of the day reasearching problem. Found that the MS service pack 3 was more than likely the update I received. Searching my device manager i found that it didn't recognize my mouse but then also indicated that my multiport communications port (COM3) was no longer working. Attempted to restore is by uninstalling and reinstalling, changing configuration, etc. to no avail. Any suggestions? Do I need MS service pack 3? I have experienced similar problems on other comuters with this installation.
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:58 PM