Computer locks-up when modem disconnects
Posted on 2000-04-03
My son uses the PC game "Dark Reign" as a dial-up server application. He dials directly to the modem of a friend's computer, or his friend dials our modem's phone number. Then they play the game together over the telephone link. When they finish playing and my son disconnects the modem, our PC freezes, and even ctrl-alt-del will not work.
I use the modem to dial-up to a bill paying service with Microsoft Money 99. When those calls are complete or nearly so the connection breaks off, leaving the program uncertain whether or not the transaction data was completely sent.
When I use the modem to dial our ISP. It works fine. No problems occurr when disconnecting.
I'm using a homebuilt PC with a PIII-550 CPU, Abit BE-6-II motherboard (BX chipset), 160 MB ram, and an Aureal software modem. The modem shares IRQ 9 with the sound card,USB controller, and video board. Windows 98SE indicates no conflict in this configuration.
Anybody got any ideas what may be causing this problem?