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Win 98 Reboots when I receive a call on the same line

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I have a F1156IV/A2A Lucent WinModem and I'm using Windows 98, the first edition.  My problem is if I'm connected to the net and somebody calls my line my entire system reboots without warning.  It's very annoying as you might think.  Now, I do subscribe to call waiting and call answer and call forward to voice mail and whatever.  The way that works is if I'm talking on the phone I hear a funny little series of beeps and I can flash over to the over call and look at the caller ID and whatever.  So I don't know maybe if that series of beeps is telling the modem to send my system a message to reboot.  I know I could probably get around it by disabling call waiting, but that's kind of a waste because the purpose of call waiting/answer is to get a message if I'm on the line.  So aside from disabling call waiting and answer (if that is the problem), what else can I do maybe in my dial up networking settings?  Thanks for any help.
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This is exactly your problem.. If you dont disable your extra phone functions the Modem will recognize the tones as disconnects, system calls and all kinds of stuff... Trust me there is no fix for this you will just have to disable you extra phone functions when you are online otherwise this will continue to happen and will just serve to annoy you.. Winmodems are unreliable at the best of times and they use to much cpu time. I would recommend moving to something that uses its own firmware. Atleast you will only get the disconnects in future and not the resests..  
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I guess that's why I got it for $25 eh?  They really should have thought of that don't you think?  There must be some of if it's optimized for windows like 'winmodem' is to be prepared for people having call answer and everything.  I can't wait to get my linux machine working.  

If anyone else knows a workaround I'm all ears.  But I'm afraid you're right.
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