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By Gabriel S. Boulton ·
Why does WINDOWS not load a PCI Communication Device driver when a new modem is detected thru the add new hardware wizard?

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by savatovic In reply to windows driver problems

Right click "My Computer".
Click "Properties".
Device Manager should open.
Remove all devices which have yellow sign.
Switch off your computer.
Switch your computer back on.
When booting, a message should apear indicating that new hardware wasfound.
Have your drivers ready either on floppy or CD and when asked for the location of drivers, answer with complete path (like \Drivers\Modem\Win9x).
If at boot time, your Windows don't show message that new hardware was found, it can indicate faulty device or that the device is using same resources (IRQ and IO address) as some other device in your computer.

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by Gabriel S. Boulton In reply to windows driver problems

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by IT_Cowboy In reply to windows driver problems

The reason is doesnt is because it does not know what the modem is.

Plug and Play was developed to overcome these problems, but its up to the modem vendor to install plug and playable software into their hardware, and the hardware needs to be in Windows list of drivers for it to correctly install the modem.

Windows queries the hardware (the modem) and the modem tells the OS what it is. You will find this problem happening when the drivers in Windows are incorrect or non-existent for the device, particularly with winmodems.

What you need to do is check out all the details on the actual piece of hardware and search the internet for the current drivers for the correct OS.

Once found, load them into a folder. Delete the dodgy device (through Control Panel > System > Device Manager) and reboot, Windows should redetect the PCI Communication Device. Point it to the folder where the drivers are, and 'presto', the correct device should now be detected.

I know this because it happened to me last week!

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