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W2K modem driver problems Zoltrix + Conexant

Posted on 2002-03-24
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I'm facing some kind of a weird problem with my modems. I installed W2K a couple of months ago. The modem I was using was Zoltrix Phantom at the time and I had a driver CD for it. However W2K driver didn't work out (the CD was quite old), so I tried my chances with NT4 driver. Here's what happened afterwards: Control Panel -> Modem icon changed itself into HSF Modem icon, and when it's clicked a country selection screen appears. (in which Turkey isn't listed) Then I downloaded the W2K driver. That didn't work either. First it asked for a country.xxx file which isn't present under w2k driver directory. I copy pasted it from NT4 driver directory, but no, it doesn't work that way. Windows doesn't recognize the modem. (I tried all possible varieties for a thousand times, I guess I somehow need to uninstall everything, but I can't.)

Then, I uninstalled and unplugged Zoltrix Phantom, and and downloaded (&installed) the driver for my Conexant modem. I downloaded all the files into my laptop and copied them to my desktop. The conexant driver is an .exe, and when I click on it on my laptop, it starts as an .exe. This is very interesting cause when I click the conexant.exe icon on my desktop computer, nothing happens. (the directory, everything's the same) What's going on is very weird!

Any comments is very appreciated! But please keep in mind that I tried simple things that come into mind in the first place.
Any answer that makes any of the modems work is an A.
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From this link, navigate to the downloads for your modem. The site does not allow me to give you a direct link to the downloads for 2000.

http://www.zoltrix.com/
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In the Device Manager, while in Safe Mode, you should remove all under modems before re-installing this modem and driver.
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by:kushcu
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As I'm in my midterm period now, I'll give it a try in a few days. Hope it works.
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by:kushcu
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safe mode doesn't work, neither do the drivers. I'll make a fresh start.
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Hope it works out for you. In the future, I would always recommend an external modem. A lot less trouble, and it doesn't rely on the system, thereby not bogging things down. I used internal for a long time, but once I tried an external, I never went back.
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