Heres the background. I installed NT Workstation 4.0 on a Primary partition. I then created another primary partition and made it active and installed 98se. So far so good. After the usual 98 tweaking and installing PowerArchiver2000 to access my zips I setup ICS to share internet with my wife on my home 10/100 LAN. Everything working good at this point. Next installed ICS Configuration from http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/icsconfiguration.htm. Next installed Remote Modem Utilities from http://www.twiga.fsbusiness.co.uk/download.htm. Next installed Critical Updates package, IE5 tools.
After last re-boot my software COM5 has disappeared rendering my Viking 56KLP-V modem useless. Add Hardware wizard finds nothing. Tried deleting the modem and re-running check and now have no modem.!