i have been using a USR sportster 33.6 winmodem for about a year with no problems. about 2 weeks ago i turned on my computer and it found a new device and began to install drivers for it. it turned out that the device it found was my winmodem but it no longer considered it a modem. it puts it under the winmodem type in control panel and does not assign it a port. it does give it an irq however. since the computer doesn't think that i have a modem i can't use it.
I have tried reinstalling it on a different ISA slot,deleting all winmodem references in the registry (they just come back), selecting the modem from a list instead of it being autodetected (it is not listed and the computer doesn't like the one on the install disk), and updating the driver. i cannot do anything with jumpers on the modem because there are none.
i am also running win98.
any help is appreciated