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By ms04422 ·
I installed Windows 98 on a new hard drive. Win 98 won't recognize the modem. I tried everything from removing the drivers to letting plug and play find it, but nothing works. Any ideas?

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by welovells In reply to Modem Problems

We need to know what kind of modem. If ya dont know, check out this web site: http://www.windrivers.com/identity/modem/index.htm . An excellent place to go an identify unknown components. Once identified, seek a driver from the manufacturers webpage. Win98 isn't very good at detecting modems, and it may not be PNP compatible.

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by ms04422 In reply to Modem Problems

Didn't think about that. I found out the modem wasn't PNP. Thanx!

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by dmiles In reply to Modem Problems

Installing modems with WIN98 is like hit and miss,Ihave found two options that have worked for me.
1)Click Start-Settings-Control Panel,double click the Modem Icon,see what modems are installed on system,if not the modem you have,delete and click the add button,and it will go setup from floppy or cd-rom to locate drivers.
2)Unseat the modem board from its slot and use anothe slot,reconnect and let the hard ware wizard do a set up of new hardware.
Time consuming I know.

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by ms04422 In reply to Modem Problems
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by kevin.reed In reply to Modem Problems

Would recommend searching one of the many drivers sites to find updated drivers for the modem. If its an ISA one check to make sure it is using the same IRQ in both DOS and Windows. If not change the IRQ in Windows to match the one in DOS.

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by ms04422 In reply to Modem Problems
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by saihib In reply to Modem Problems

It sounds like your modem is not PnP. You're going to have to tell Win98 what you've got. Make sure you have the drivers available. Another option is to install "standard modem", that may work. Make sure you modem jumpers, if you have them, don't create a conflict.

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by ms04422 In reply to Modem Problems
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by Its a secret In reply to Modem Problems

The previous answers are good. In above fails try to add a comm port,. I have also seen some modems that require a com 5. Or switching the cables on comm 1 & comm 2 on the motherboard (if it is an older style of mobo)

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