Solved

modem installation

Posted on 2000-03-25
1
188 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
This is my problem, I have a Presario 5345 and I am trying to install a new USR Winmodem( the second modem I have tried to install, both different companies). The problem is that when I have the modem in the PCI slot ready for WIN 98 to find it during boot up the computer will freeze when loading the startup files and will just hang and will not budge. I have to restart with the modem out of the machine and it starts fine. Now if after a successful cold boot I do a restart and slip the modem into the PCI slot when the system is powering down it will detect the modem fine and install it perfectly, I can use it no problem. Now, upon restart the modem still works fine, but if I do a cold boot the computer will freeze during the bootup process again. I can't understand why the computer will only freeze on a cold boot and work fine on a restart. There are no resource conflicts, I have disabled everything in the startup menu, except what is absolutely neccessary, I have even disabled the on-board sound because I thought that might be a conflict, but still no success. The other problem is with Compaqs pitifull bios options, it gives the user almost no control. If anyone has come across this type of problem and can help me I would appreciate it.
0
Comment
Question by:bpenney
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
omry_y earned 200 total points
ID: 2657405
Sounds like a windows problem to me.
I have win98 and if I uninstall my modem (USR Sportster 33.6) and boot, my system hangs up as well.
I restored the modem using scanreg/resore and that was the end of it.
if u ask me, you windows is screwed..
try to rename its directory, and to re-install in a new directory.
then, on a clear windows, see what happens.
if that does not work, u can always delete you newly installed windows and to rename you old windows back.
goodluck.
0

Featured Post

Are You Headed to Black Hat USA 2017?

Getting ready for Black Hat next week? Kick things off with the WatchGuard Badge Challenge and test your puzzle and cipher skills. Do you have what it takes to earn our limited edition Firebox Badge? Get started today - https://crimsonthorn.net

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The following recovery method will work on All Cisco Switchs that run ISO software. You will need a good copy of the IOS version you want you use saved on your PC and a Com's Cable. The software for these switches comes as a .tar file. Tar is …
This article is a how to to configure a UCS Ethernet-uplink portchannel via the console. It is easy to do and can be done quite quickly. In certain versions of the UCS manager the portchannel has issues coming up and this is a workaround. I am…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
Suggested Courses

628 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question