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WinXP loses modem on bootup

By cole ·
Hello! I have Windows XP Professional on a system using an Asus A7V133 mobo, 1GB RAM, and an external Zoom v.92 faxmodem.

The problem happens almost every time I boot up. The problem is, when I boot, Windows XP can't seem to find the modem. I have to wait for the boot to finish, power the modem off then on again, then go into Control Panel->Modems and to have Windows search again for the modem to be recognized on COM1. (I tried COM2, but that did not resolve the problem.) Once recognized, I can dial up to the internet normally.

I installed XP's SP1, but that did not help.

Could the modem be going bad? Or perhaps it's the serial port controller on the motherboard?

Or is this a really cool bug in XP? It should recognize the modem on bootup...

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by Choppit In reply to WinXP loses modem on boot ...

I had a similar problem with Win 2K and Zoom 3049L V92 external modem. Neither the supplied drivers or the current drivers from their website solved the problem. Contacted Zoom, who later removed the driver from the website. Eventually I gave up on the Zoom drivers and used a Standard 56K Modem driver which solved the problem.

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by cole In reply to WinXP loses modem on boot ...

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by zlitocook In reply to WinXP loses modem on boot ...

Silly question did you check to see if the modem is supported by MS? You can look at supported hardware at MS site by O/S. If Zoom removed the update I would get another modem.

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