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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by feblew, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. feblew

    feblew Thread Starter

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    upgraded from 98 to xp.modem vanished from devce manager list.is this because there is no xp driver available ?
    silly question...i have downloaded 2 modem drivers fotr the new xp.how do i instal one ?
     
  2. Triple6

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    Is there any unknown device, PCI communication, modem, or other device with an error listed in Device Manager?

    Have you tried running the Add New Hardware Wizard in the Control Panel?
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    It's not a good sign that XP didn't automatically find it.

    If there is a device in the device manager with an exclamation mark, red x, etc., I'd remove it, do not reboot, and scan for hardware changes.
     
  4. feblew

    feblew Thread Starter

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    tried "search for hardware" to no avail. is this because theres no xp driver installed?
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    XP should still find the hardware :(

    Is there anything listed under 'other' or 'unknown' in device manager?
     
  6. feblew

    feblew Thread Starter

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    does xp have a "built+in" stock of drvers ? Have a look at the xp-compatability(run from the upgrade disk) results below. can anyone explain the intel reference or the others for that matter
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Results below? :confused:
     
  8. feblew

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    found that in win98 modem set-up a dos box (to allow win95 games) was ticked.unticked and upgraded to xp.modem now found! added xp driver .found that xp had changed modem port from com3 to com3.corrected and internet/modem work ok. thanks for the assist
     
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