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NT 4 Workstation/Win98

By mtsigam ·
My modem connects fine using win 98. I have tried to use the same modem in a windows NT enviroment and it tells me that the modem is being used by something else....In win98 my modem is using IRQ 4 FOR COM1 and NT is using IRQ 3 FOR COM2. Is it possible to use one modem for both operating systems on different intervals...

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by McKayTech In reply to NT 4 Workstation/Win98

With the right modem, it is possible but what you're running into is the fact that NT doesn't support Plug-N-Play.

First check the Hardware Compatibility List for NT and see if your modem is on the list. If it's not, it may still work but you'll have to invest some time in tweaking it.

If it is, you'll want to consult the mfg Web site, but than likely you'll have to disable PnP mode and explicitly set the IRQ and COM.

regards!

paul

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by mtsigam In reply to NT 4 Workstation/Win98

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by dmiles In reply to NT 4 Workstation/Win98

It is possible until the system realizes the plug n play that NT does not support and the NT drivers that you will have to load causes a conflict,which will cause the system to freeze and mouse will be the first thing to freeze because it may be onsame com port unless you have changed the configuration.Save yourself the headache and only use one OS to use the modem.

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by RMmcp In reply to NT 4 Workstation/Win98

I run 4 dual-boot machines that use the same modem in NT as well as Win95/98. What you are seeing is what NT does when it can't properly talk to the modem, or if there is a conflict with some other device. In the Modem Properties, try changing it tothe other COM Port. If that does do it, put it back to the previous Com Port and try a different IRQ. Remember to reboot between changes and only change one thing at a time (ie. go back to old Com Port before trying different IRQ's). Your last resort is to make sure you have downloaded the latest NT drivers for that modem and unzip the file. Then check the file list to see if it has a Setup.exe program. Many Winmodem drivers for NT will have a Setup program for installation to install them to aspecific Com Port or to create an additional com port.(ie. Com 3 is typical).

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by rmiller In reply to NT 4 Workstation/Win98

NT doesn't support PNP, make sure in your BIOS/CMOS setup that you have it set for hardware PNP. Some just ask if you have a PNP OS (say NO). Should work fine in 98 might need to remove and reinstall for NT.

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