smartlink Modem Driver

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leanneqld

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running windows XP on a Packard Bell pentium 4 that came with an Aztech V92 56k CNR modem. However i connect to the internet via cable with an external motorola surfboard modem.
Here's the problem.......now and then the pc will reboot and start up saying microsoft error report suggest the shutdown was caused by the smartlink driver and suggests updating the driver.
I have downloaded a new driver which is self extracting but when i try to install it i get an installshield wizard box with my Cable ISP asking for the maintenance option for my ISP usage meter.
These options are
*Modify(selecte new program components to add or remove existing ones)
*Repair(reinstall all program components installed by the previous setup)
*Remove(remove all installed components)

Does anyone have any ideas why a Usage meter related to an ISP for cable modem becomes an Installshield wizard for a driver for an internal modem thats never used as it is for dialup.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions any one can give
 

leanneqld

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The modem came installed with the PC when i bought it. I used it when i was on dial up without problems for about 5 months. Then we switched to cable. The Aztech is used only every now and then to access remotely to work.
 
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I see...
I'm not 100% on this,but I recall hearing from a friend that her internal modem caused conflicts with her cable modem set up.
I suspect that the system is "occasionally" aware that there is another device available (the CNR) and wants to use it instead of the correct path.
I'll look into this a bit more and see if I can find anything directly about this.
 

leanneqld

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Thanks...the external cable modem is a motorola surfboard SB4200 and i have been having probs also with continual disconnects . They be the probs are linked somehow.
 
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