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By computer_excel ·
I have a clone notebook, and I installed Windows XP Professional. Windows found the drivers for all devices except 56K FaxModem. I do not want to dis-assemble notebook just to read the manufacture and part number of the faxModem.

Is there software that get all information on the devices?

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by Oz_Media In reply to Software to read device i ...

Not really that I know of. From what I know, the system will provide most programs with the info so if the system doesn't know they don't have anything to read.

To figure it out should be a REALLY simple removal of the keyboard and then the modem should be right in front of you. SOME are even just a single screw underneath that opens a flap (like the memory slot).

Depending on the case used it is probably just three screws underneath (probably even marked by arrows or hash marks) the keyboard should slide back a tiny but and then just lift off so you can identify the card.

Notebooks aren't really as bad as they seem to take apart, I was rather reluctant the first time but it is really nothing to worry about.

Just remember to remove the battery and/or power adapter before performing any work.

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by computer_excel In reply to

Dis-assemble any notebook is time consuming. I found a software that read all device in the notebook.

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by pctech In reply to Software to read device i ...

Hi,
I have a couple of suggestions for you.

1. Go to the laptop manufacturer's website and look for drivers for this laptop. Usually there were only one or two different modems used for a specific model. This should at least afford you the ability to see which modems were used for this model.

2. As OZ Media has said, usually the OS will read the hardware and gather any information it can. I have had some luck using AIDA32. Sometimes it will properly detect hardware brands that the OS does not. It will produce a report for you and, if reported in HTML format, will supply links to the manufacturer's web site.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads9.html

I hope this helps you.

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by computer_excel In reply to

The software, AIDA32 helped me to get all information on the all devices on my notebook. Thanks for your suggestion.

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by TheChas In reply to Software to read device i ...

I don't know how well this works for laptops, but take a look at the utilities at Craig Hart's web site:

http://members.datafast.net.au/dft0802/

There are links to a number of additional hardware identification programs and sites.

Chas

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by computer_excel In reply to

I have already found software call AIDA32 that helped me. Thanks for trying.

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by TechieRob In reply to Software to read device i ...

Don't dissasemble your notebook, they are typically more nasty than first expected. If the modem is internal, it *might* be onboard in which case it *might* be disabled within BIOS. Have a look in there first and if it is disabled, obviously enable it :)
Id look on the manufacturer's site if windows XP doesn't automatically install it

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by computer_excel In reply to

Dis-assemble any notebook is time consuming. I found a software that read all device in the notebook.

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