When I plug the phone line into my modem it is accessing the line. Even if the PC is turned off it's like I have the phone off the hook. There are no conflicts of any kind anywhere. This is a homegrown win98 machine running a PCChips MB w\ on board HSP56 modem. Anyone who has seen this before and can help me resolve this issue is greatly appreciated. To show my appreciation I am giving away a whopping 275 points for a correct answer.