toicy4ya
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Need Help, I Don't See Ports in Device Manager...?

Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows XP. For some reason Ports is not appearing in the device manager. Anyone know what it might be? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Need Help, I Don't See Ports in Device Manager...?

The ports entry is for parallel and serial ports - since the system  has neither, you won't see an entry for them.

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toicy4ya
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Re: Need Help, I Don't See Ports in Device Manager...?

Thanks ejn63, i dont understand, can you elaborate? i thought all computers had ports.

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toicy4ya
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Re: Need Help, I Don't See Ports in Device Manager...?

According to the specs, it doesnt appear to have a serial or parallel port.

Ports, Slots & Chassis

Externally Accessible

(3) USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports

15-pin VGA video connector

Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45)

AC adapter connector

Audio jacks (1-line out, 1 Mic-in)

34 mm ExpressCard slot

7-in-1 Media Card Reader

Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card

Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC)

Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD)

Multi Media Card (MMC)

Memory Stick (MS)

Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)

xD Picture Card (xD)

Internal Card Slots

1 Half Mini-Card

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Re: Need Help, I Don't See Ports in Device Manager...?

Very few systems built in the last few years - and very few notebooks in particular - have serial or parallel ports.  Just about all peripherals these days are USB.

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