Cannot install modem
Posted on 1999-11-12
I am having big problems installing an Elsa Microlink PCI 56k modem. This modem has been working until last week when a corrupted FAT meant that I had to reformat the HDD and reinstall windows 95 (SR2.2)
On boot up windows detects a PCI serial controller, but is unable to read the driver from the CDROM, even though it is there. If I copy the root of the CDROM to the hard disk then it is able to read it from the HDD and loads the driver software, BUT it only gives me the option of COM1 or COM2 both of which are active ports. In desparation I disabled COM2 in the BIOS and the modem loaded successfully to COM2, however when I looked at it with the modem diagnostics from the control pannel, it had an error 'could not open port'. I have even re-installed windows again, but the same problem is there.
Please can anyone help?