DEBUG

DEBUG
Boca Internal Modem and Fax/Modem Installation Hint
Subject: Troubles finding a COM port.
This describes how to use DEBUG from DOS to find an available Com Port
address for
your Boca Internal Modem and Fax/Modem.
With the modem removed from the system, boot the machine with a plain DOS
boot
disk. One with no AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS.
Change your prompt to the DOS directory and type DEBUG and press
<RETURN>.
At the Dash Prompt type D 40:0. Debug will generate an entire paragraph
of address,
for our purposes we will only use the first half of the first line. This
portion denotes
the COM addresses. This diagram describes how your screeen should look.
C:\DOS>DEBUG
-D 40:0
0040:0000 F8 03 F8 02 E8 03 E8 02Explanation:
0040:0000 Location Address Byte and Offset
F8 03 inverted is COM1 03F8h
F8 02 inverted is COM2 02F8h
E8 03 inverted is COM3 03E8h
E8 02 inverted is COM4 02E8h
If any of these sets of addresses are zeros then the com port is
available for use by
your Boca Internal Modem or Fax/Modem. Below is a possible scenario:
Your computer has one two serial ports installed. You have a mouse on
COM1 and
COM2 is not being used by a device. Running DEBUG gives you the
following results.
0040:0000 F8 03 F8 02 00 00 00 000040:0000 Location Address Byte and Offset
F8 03 inverted is COM1 03F8h
F8 02 inverted is COM2 02F8h
The zeros located in COM3 and COM4 spots denote the absence of those
ports. You
have these address open to use for your modem. Set the modem for COM3 or
COM4
along with the appropriate IRQ and install your software. (Remember,
High-speed
modems do not like to share IRQs.
and IRQ7
for COM4.)
It is suggested to use IRQ5 for COM3
Change your prompt to the DOS directory and type DEBUG and press
<RETURN>.
At the Dash Prompt type D 40:0. Debug will generate an entire paragraph
of address,
for our purposes we will only use the first half of the first line. This
portion denotes
the COM addresses.
The following chart displays the possible options when running DEBUG.
If DEBUG says this...
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
0040:0000
F8
F8
E8
E8
F8
F8
F8
F8
F8
E8
F8
F8
F8
F8
F8
03
02
03
02
03
03
03
02
02
03
03
03
03
02
03
00
00
00
00
F8
E8
E8
E8
E8
E8
F8
F8
E8
E8
F8
00
00
00
00
02
03
02
03
02
02
02
02
03
03
02
You have this installed.
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
E8
E8
E8
E8
E8
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
03
02
02
02
03
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
E8
000000000000000000000000000002-
COM1
COM2
COM3
COM4
COM1,
COM1,
COM1,
COM2,
COM2,
COM3,
COM1,
COM1,
COM1,
COM2,
COM1,
COM2
COM3
COM4
COM3
COM4
COM4
COM2,
COM2,
COM3,
COM3,
COM2,
COM3
COM4
COM4
COM4
COM3, COM4
It is important to have the modem removed from the system when running
DEBUG.
If you have two objects addressed for the same COM port you will only see
one
address. DEBUG does not report conflicts, only what addresses are being
used.
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