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Repeated Modem Detection

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I have just reinstalled win95 os2 on a new Pc. Win 95
detected, and installed my modem, Us sportster FLASH.
each time on bootup, it now detects, in addition, ANOTHER
sportster FLASH, and a basic 33.6 modem as well.I realise
i could disable the additional modems under the device
window. but, i'd like to understand why it is detecting
extra modems.

System: Abit AX5 motherboard,64 meg edo. mouse. 4.3 gig
hard drive. No extra or additional components are connected
to the back.
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I had the same problem with my Supra. It turn out to be extra entries in the registry. Search your registry for the name of your modem and delete doulbe entry keys. ONLY DELETE AFTER YOU EXPORT THAT KEY TO A "KEEP" DIRECTORY. Just in case.
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I got a better answer Haps, a friend of mine just gave it to me while we were talking about your problem, and it's so simple:
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Delete both modem entries and then let W95 detect it rather than doing a forced detection.
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I'm not sure exactly which key i have to delete. There was an extra
key for the Second Flash, which i deleted, although there doesn't
appear to be a key for the standard US robotics modem which is
still popping up each time i delete it.
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by:Haps
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I'm not sure exactly which key i have to delete. There was an extra
key for the Second Flash, which i deleted, although there doesn't
appear to be a key for the standard US robotics modem which is
still popping up each time i delete it.
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Haps, like I said in comment two, except I forgot to tell you to forget the registry and try this.
In Device manager;
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I got a better answer Haps, a friend of mine just gave it to me while we were talking about your problem, and it's so simple:
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Delete both modem entries and then let W95 detect it rather than doing a forced detection.

Give that a shot and let me know how it goes.
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And if that doesn't work, Plan B:
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When windows detects two devices (usually this happens with pnp) you
should delete all the devices of the same type detected. Then reboot
windows, and windows will detect the device. Install the drivers, and
you solved the problem.
If the pnp system will detect twice a device, simply ignore the install
request, and get the lastest driver for it. This is important.

Windows will detect all the pnp unknown hardware: to avoid problems
ensure to have all the drivers needed for your PC.
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by:Haps
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Delete the standard modem from either the Registry, or the Device
Manager, and it will just come back again on reboot. eg: I deleted ALL
modems. on bootup it detected only the standard modem. To get it to
detect the Flash modem, i have to run the Hardware detection thingy.
I can then load the driver for the flash modem. The standard modem
however just refuses to go away.  
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Delete Just the USR modem from the Device manager and the registry.
I'm not clear on what you mean by standard modem?
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After further deletions, the usr 33.6 standard modem, has stayed away

Thanks for your help!
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After further deletions, the usr 33.6 standard modem, has stayed away

Thanks for your help!
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Tell me what else you deleted just for my record Haps.
Glad you got it fixed.
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