Geeks With Blogs
Prabhu Kumar a tech twaddler..
I was trying to set up the cellular emulator with the windows mobile emulator on my laptop when the cellular emulator spat out "COM3 in use, please verify". I knew it was another classic case of some application holding a port and another application failing because of it. Such problems are usually solved by changing the order of installing those application. To find a solution I binged around (yes! I bing :) and found this msdn forum link.

No surprise that many people had already gone through this. Had a hunch that one of my bluetooth services was holding down on that port. I had to find a way to make the cellular emulator use another port, so I went about searching the registry. While the search was going on, I was reading through the forum thread and it mentioned about bluetooth services holding down on a number of ports. I disabled my bluetooth device and then re-enabled it. And then when I opened Cellular Emulator, it came up on COM3. How in the world!

I guess my disabling and re-enabling of the bluetooth device must have somehow freed COM3. By that time I had reached the end of the thread and there was a solution suggested which involved changing your registry keys. Well, I didn't have to do that.

Update: Next post.
Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009 10:49 AM General | Back to top

Comments on this post: Cellular emulator, COM3 in use please verify

# re: Cellular emulator, COM3 in use please verify
Requesting Gravatar...
Hello, I've successfully solved this problem, finalizing the Microsoft ActiveSync wcescomm.exe. This software uses the virtual com port created by cellular emulator.
Left by Diego Pessoa on Oct 05, 2010 9:51 PM

Your comment:
 (will show your gravatar)

Copyright © TechTwaddle | Powered by: