Opening a COM Port
(Windows 98/ME Bridge Workstations)
Article ID#: KIN0005
RDP has experienced the following
error while opening a COM port on a bridge workstation running Windows 2000
Professional or Windows Mellinium (ME).
Error 54 Opening COM Port
Based on information located on the
Microsoft support website, the solution to this problem is to disable the power
management of COM ports using the Windows registry. Use the following
steps for disabling power management on the bridge workstation. However,
please note that making changes to the system registry can be potentially
dangerous. RDP recommends making a registry backup prior to proceeding
with the following steps on the RDP bridge workstation.
- Use Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) to locate
the "EnablePowerManagement" value in the following registry key:
- Click Edit | Modify. Change 01 to 00,
and click "OK".
- Quit Registry Editor.
For additional information, please search the Microsoft
website for the keyword "winmedos".