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used by another device?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by scutch2222, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. scutch2222

    scutch2222 Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2003
    I have a client that is running windows 98 and she set up her dial up connection correctly and deleted her past accounts also ...but when she attempts to connect it will still say this device is used by something else ...any ideas?
  2. dstrand


    Apr 5, 2001
    Is it possible when she set up her modem it took resources in use by another device? Check in device manager, computer, properties, and check IRQ settings. Check modem, properties, and see if its resources can be changed.
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Also if she has any auto answering programs set up, similar to Winfax, that will tie up the modem for dial out as well ;)
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