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By Cybercop ·
My sister's modem, an ISA 28.8k modem recently went to hardware heaven after I defragged the system as well as for some reason losing my brother-in-laws files which he had in the "My Docs" folder and didn't back-up.
I went to the computer show andpurchased a Wincomm 56k which installed fine, however, it defaults to Com 4 which is not recognized. I went to the Bios to try to change the settings as well as under the Device drivers and resource settings to no avail.
Do you have any suggestions? I am drawing a blank to a situation which is probably quite obvious.
Thank you,
Cybercop

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by richard_barsby In reply to Modem default Com4

Hi two things spring to mind the first is I believe that the Wincomm is a software modem and as such should not really be used on a system less than 133MHz, that aside remove the drivers from the machine and try turning off comm 2 in the Bios if it can be disabled in your Bios then reinstall hopefully it will install on comm 2.

Best Regards

R.K.Barsby

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by Cybercop In reply to Modem default Com4

Thanks for the info :-) I did try that and it didn't work. I ended up replacing it with a 56K ISA modem instead, which presented no error messages or problems upin install.
Once again, Thanks

Cybercop

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by rockyolson In reply to Modem default Com4

Hi did you remove the 28.8 from the device manger in safe mode?? Look there and remove both if they both are there then reboot and windows should load it correctly. rockyolson@charter.net

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by Cybercop In reply to Modem default Com4

Yes, I did actually:-) Thank you for the support and suggestion. I ended up just replacing the modem with a 56K ISA which installed without any difficulties.

CyberCop

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