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By mratkowski ·
I just installed a 56K ISA modem in my daughters PC. After I installed it, I got an error msg. that there was a resource conflict and to check the interrupt code. I changed it and then when I rebooted and got to the screen where all the icons comeup and the Windows 95 sound plays, I kept getting this static noise over and over. I put her old modem back in and rebooted. It did boot up but when I clicked on AOL to access the net, I got as far as the Welcome and then the static and it kept repeating Welcome and static over & over. Can you help me. I don't know how to fix this. It seems like the system is in a loop of some kind? You can e-mail me at: mratkowski@sturgisbank.com
Thank you,
marjory ratkowski

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by Parbo In reply to Resource conflicts

Well sounds like a conflict between the modem and the soundcard. Does your modem have jumpers to set what resources you owant to use? If so it also might have a setting for PNP so that it can be assigned resources by windows. Now we all know that windows doesnt always do the best job assigning resources. So if you already have it on PNP you might be better of setting it to use non PNP settings. Modems usually go on com1 or com2 that will be irq4 and irq3 respectively. i dont know if your modemhas more settings but let me know if it does and i might be able to provide more advice.
Is the soundcard integrated in the motherboard or is it also an add in card. in the past I usually took all the cards out after removing their drivers and start loading them from scratch beginning with the device I wanted to add to the system and caused the problem.
let me know how this works for you and what else you've already tried.

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by roland63 In reply to Resource conflicts

Here's what I suggest;

Go to DEVICE MANAGER and remove the modem. Shut down and physically uninstall the modem.

Boot up and make sure everything is ok - especially the sound. Once you're satisfied everything is a-ok, shut down the computer again.

Now intall that modem in a DIFFERENT slot on the motherboard than where you had initially tried.

Boot up and install the modem drivers accordingly when prompted.

If this doesn't do the trick for you, let me know.

Good luck.

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by William Jay In reply to Resource conflicts

I see no reference to system specs, so I will throw in something here. If it is a winmodem, then it uses system resources to operate, (cpu), and they usually will need a minimum of P133 processor to function. When we are attempting to diagnose hardware issues, it is very good to have the hardware info ...
As already mentioned, the conflict could easily be with the modem and sound card. If the sound card is PCI though, (peripheral card or onboard), be advised that the PCI bus starts second tothe ISA bus, so uninstall both modem and sound, then install modem, then install sound ...

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