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By uliami ·
I am currently running two hard drives on the same ribbion cable.win 98SE on the master 30G and XP pro on the slave.All is working fine on xp but the sound card,Phillips edge,and the modem us robotics 56k fax .As for the sound card I tried the beta drivers,but they wont load.I go thru the prosess and find the file and click on it ,it will skip thru and ask if I want to find better drivers on the internet.Then the modem.it says every thing is working right and there are no conflicts,but when I got to troubleshoot the modem and do the test it will not respond,the modem and sound card still work fine on 98 and the com and irq is the same on xp and 98,I figure its a driver problem with the sound card but the modem is a puzzle,I've done the uninstall and reinstall and all the troubleshooting logic whats up with xp? for hardware I have an AMD 900 on an asus board 512MB ram vodoo 5000 video card,umda100 maxters HDs with all the typical extras I could shure use some help on this one

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by dmiles In reply to xp pro troubles

You are facing the problem of the hardware manufacturers not having updated drivers to support Windows XP,the best you can do is to try and use the W2K drivers and install them to see if they work,then continue to check to see if they have updated the drivers to support XP.
Good luck

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by BMcKinlay In reply to xp pro troubles

XP does not care for WinModems also known as controllerless modems. Controllerless modems rely on the computer's CPU to handle the processing of information and data. A modem with a controller "always" costs more than a controllerless model because of the additional components on the card. These modems free up the computer's CPU so that it may process more important information.

I suggest you check the compatibility site at MS or use the tool included on the XP disk to check the hardware compatibility of the soundcard and modem.

As recommended, you can try using W2000 drivers for the soundcard, but that does not promise to be foolproof. I have found in my testing of XP and W2000 drivers, some hardware will work if you install it manually. So instead of running the setup file for the soundcard, you might want to try to unzip the file(s) and place them in a folder you can locate on the harddrive. Then manually update the drivers via the Device Manager page. When asked for the location of the drivers, specify the directory you unzipped them in and see if XP will install the drivers that way.

If the above does not work, your only options are to wait and see if drivers are planned by the hardware manufacturer's or upgrade those two pieces of hardware with tested and compatible equipment.

Regards,

mbm

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by craiglins911 In reply to xp pro troubles

I know this one ,compatibility 98 & xp Do not get along with each other and cause undetectible
conflicts with drivers. best to install a drive switch ;disabling the drive not in use "o.s."
and see how you devices work ; to verify this unplug one or the other drives then boot up and see how things run: make sure to use the combatibility wizard on xp . good luck

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