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WIN 95 CANNOT INSTALL MODEM

By azizhakim ·
I JUST DUAL BOOTED ONE OF MY W/S WITH NT W/S
& WIN95.WITH WIN NT I DID NOT ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEM WITH INSTALLING MY MODEM.TO SUM UP THAT SEQUENCE ALL THAT WAS NECESSARY WAS TO ADD A PORT (COM3,I/O 2E8 & DEFAULT IRQ).WITH
WIN95 I AM UNABLE TO INSTALL THE MODEM.COM 1 &2 TELLS ME THE PORTS ARE OPEN SO THAT RESOURSE IS TAKEN.WITH ADD NEW HARDWARE IT TOLD ME OF AVAILABLE PORT .COM 3,INSTALLED IT THERE,NOTIFIED ME IT WAS SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED BUT WHEN I DIAL OUT IT GIVES ME THE PORT IS OPEN,SWITCHING IT TO COM 2 GIVES ME A HARDWARE FAILURE.ANY THOUGHTS WILL BE APP.-----THANX--

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by saihib In reply to WIN 95 CANNOT INSTALL MOD ...

Check your BIOS to make sure the onboard
COM2 port is disabled, then try re-installing your modem. Disable COM1 as well if you don't need it.

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by CompZone9 In reply to WIN 95 CANNOT INSTALL MOD ...

This better solution will allow you to keep all your com ports most of the time. The answer about disabling onboard com ports in BIOS is good but only to verify that the resources are not assigned properly which is one of the biggest problems with modems and Win 9x.

I always set the onboard com ports (if selectable) as follows: serial port 1 to COM 1 IRQ 4, I/O 3F8; serial port 2 to COM 4, IRQ 3, I/O 2E8. Save and exit changes. When you start up again, there is an excellent chance the modem will appear on COM 2 in Win 95. What NT will do may not matter. You may have to remove COM 3 before you do anything successfully in Win 95, then when and if modem is on COM2 and com ports are 1 and 4, go into NT and see if okay. If onboard port 2 is not selectable, then disable it. DO NOT SET TO AUTO on any com port as Win 9x will screw it up for modems most of the time. Good luck.

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by drew_lgca In reply to WIN 95 CANNOT INSTALL MOD ...

Try installing it again. remove all the modems from control panel => modems
Then I would reboot in save mode (press F8 while booting) then delete any modems in the device manager. Download the newest drivers and try to install again. Sometimes there is setup files to setup the modem I would use this if there is one.

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by dmiles In reply to WIN 95 CANNOT INSTALL MOD ...

I have tried using modem in dual boot lab and found that I am only able to use the modem with on OS or the other when opening the ports you will conflict,because the mouse is set up on COM1,after a couple of uses the mouse will freeze,then there is the problem of the drivers not being compatible.Try manually installing the modem by clicking on modems in control panel,click the properties,in the window you want to add modem.Hope this helps

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by arno In reply to WIN 95 CANNOT INSTALL MOD ...

I have to agree that you probably have a IRQ conflict. Try and use it on COM 4 where you share an IRQ with COM 2. To change Settings in the bios is probably going to give hassle in NT.

We used to solve conflicts in DOS before going to '95, but because you are dual booting this might not be the best idea...

Good luck boet...

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