My computer will not accept a US Robotics Modem
Posted on 2002-04-01
I am stumped on this one, help will be appreciated.
Running a KT133TX motherboard, with 512 ram, and 1 ghz athlon processor. Windows xp or Windows 98 will not find a USR modem in the ISA slot. Thought that the slot was bad so I put in a lucent modem and it found it and installed it immediately. Tried setting up 3 different US Robotics modems, 2 of them brand new and windows will not find either of them. Tried setting up the jumpers to different com ports with free IRQ's and will not install manually. Windows reports no modem found. Tried the plug and play settings and windows finds nothing. I went to device manager and made sure that no non existing com ports were listed, no yellow marks found on any devices. Even tried a different video card and removed all other devices and still nothing.... I have been setting up computers for years but never ran across anything like this before. Maybe someone knows something that is unique to USR modems. I have a brand new US Robotic modem that I can not use. The first one I purchased did not work so US Robotics sent me a replacement. It did not work either. So I purchased a used ISA USR modem and windows does not find it either.
If the ISA Lucent modem would not work then I could savely say that the ISA slot is bad but that is not the case.. I also disabled com 1 and com 2 to free up IRq's that did not help....