|Today the ports were getting confused and Win'7 was lying to me again.
I first removed the device (Control panel ---> Devices and Printers ---> removed the external device which was connected by BlueTooth.)
I then went to device manager, and deleted all the ports that I knew were bogus.
I then went back to Devices and Printers
I added the known device.
Windows reported that COM20 was back on the list.
There were a total of 4 Com Ports
Within a few minutes, I watched, king of the clueless, as Windows started adding more Com ports, specifically,
Following this, Win'7 begins lying to me again, telling me that I have two COM20 ports.
This was exactly and precisely the same problem I had which kept me chasing clouds for 10 days, and I do not want to repeat the previous behavior.
There are a total of 4 USB devices connected to this machine
One USB Hub with three devices attached
-- A debugging device for the embedded system
-- An external hard drive
-- The bluetooth device
There is one other USB cable connected to thin air
What on earth is going on ?
Why is Win'7 reporting two COM20 ports ?
I welcome and thank anyone who can provide any answer behind all this.