New system, Intel P4 845WM motherboard. Installing Win2k, as I've done many times before. Pretty simple process. Everything went 100% until I tried to install a modem. Drivers & support software from OEM CD (Lucent/Agere) installed fine. Then, I tried clicking on Internet Connection Wizard to create a dialup account.
First screen asks if I want to create a new Internet account, transfer an existing account, etc. I select 'Tranfer an existing accout". Then, I immediately get an error dialog that says "The Internet Connection Wizard has not finished setting up your Internet connection. Are you sure you want to close the wizard?" You can't click No - the error message just comes back up. You can only click Yes, which exits ICW.
Thinking the modem software bad, I bought a new, different brand modem. Reinstalled Win2k from scratch, installed new modem. This software set up a connection for me. It worked, I dialed up, but everytime the account/password verified, it immediately dropped off indicating a PPP error (all the dialup account settings were identical to another system I use that works fine).
So I return this modem, and this time buy a US Robotics (PCI) modem. Reformat drive, reinstall Win2k (SP1), immediately try installing the modem, installed fine without problems. But as soon as I click the Internet Connection Wizard, and select 'transfer an existing account', same problem again. I reformatted and reinstalled again. This time, also installed SP2, and IE6. Still have a problem with ICW.
I've installed Win2k many times before, with modems. No problems like this before. This is the first time I'm using this particular motherboard. I've tried to keep everything standard (ATI Radeon 9000 video). Motherboard has on-board audio and LAN. I tried disabling them. I tried installing and not installing the Intel motherboard drivers. I've run out of options. I have a fast new system I can't get a modem working on. I've also tried selecting 'set up my Internet Connection manually' in the ICW. It gets further along, but claims later that the modem isn't set up properly (in all 3 cases, I installed the modem software per the manufacturer's instructions for Win2k). Any ideas?