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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Firebird97, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. Firebird97

    Firebird97 Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2001
    Hey...I have a computer question.

    Every once in a while, I'll boot my computer up and try to connect and it will say the line has no dial tone. But I'll plug a phone in to check the line, and it's fine. I reboot and it connects every time.

    Anyway to fix this annoying problem?
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    If Windows always says that when you're trying to connect it can mean the modem has gone bad.

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  3. Firebird97

    Firebird97 Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2001
    It doesn't always say that...maybe three times a week.

    And it's always said that...not just recently, but since I got the modem.
  4. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    Sounds like my old IBM PC and the MWAVE modem.
    That was why IBM was sued of the MWAVE modem/sound card. It was nothing but trouble.
  5. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    Welcome to TSG!
    Your problem is probably the modem as Styxx and Hewee has said. You might want to try these things:
    Check all connections and make sure they are clean and secure.
    If any are found loose or warn replace the phone cable and retry
    internet. If problem is still there
    Go to device manager and make sure there is not two modems listed. I so remove the one not there any more. If two are not listed then remove the current modem from device manager, shutdown, remove the card, startup system to windows and then shutdown. Now clean all the connections on the new card, make sure all connections inside the computer are clean, reinstall card and reinstall all drivers. If problem still persists try ending task on all programs except systray and explorer using the crtl,alt,del function.
    Keep us posted
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