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GVC d-1156IV/P2 winmodem - Can't install!!

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I recently dumped the OS from a micron melenia computer and reinstalled windows 98se. I have been working to reinstall all of the peripherals and have successfully completed my task except for one thing.

The computer has a winmodem installed on it with a manufacturer sticker that says GVC d-1156IV/P2. Previous to dumping the computer I wrote down all the driver specs and the driver was listed in two places: One HSP56 Micromodem and one WDM modem enumerator

I have attempted to install three different drivers I have found on the net that all claim to be for the d-1156IV/P2 but none of them have worked thus far.

Do I need a specific modem enumerator? because on another recent reformat I utilized a lucent modem enumerator to install the modem driver and that worked slick as peaches. Unforutnately I havn't been able to locate a enumerator specific to this windmodem..

Any insight would be appreciated.
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Have you tried setting it up as a generic modem?  Some modems will work quite well like that. (Hardware modems especially)

If not, let me know and I will see what else I can dig up for you.
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Unfortunately this is a winmodem - generic drivers don't work :-(

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did I mention that rockwell sucks for spending all that time and money on developing winmodems? >:-)
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by:sadian
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I've tried three different drivers unsuccessfully:

gvcd1156ivp2
pct789t-c
and r765-9k

while installing the first two drivers I went to driver update and when I selected the inf file (either pctwdm.inf or mdmchipv.inf) from the have disk dialog - no drivers show up in the update device driver wizard models dialog (regardless of whether I have show compatible or show all hardware selected)

The third driver has a setup that installs the driver and everything looks okay until you go to use it - then it drops me into a BSOD stating that the drivers are compatible with the hardware.



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Try this product.  It is very good at identifying hardware.  Perhaps it will point you in the right direction.

http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3

One thing to note, I would suggest going into Windows in safe mode, and remove all accounts of any of those other drivers you have tried (in your device manager), as it's possible that they may cause problems when you do find the correct drivers, and try installing them.
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by:TXKNet
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I have had problems like this many times on the bench at work.. usaly i can hit driversguide.com download 4 or 5 difrent drivers that show to be for my hardware and then start going through them.. one usaly works.
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I ended up swapping the modem out - I dont can't say 100% for sure if the modem was working before. I just know that the driver was installed properly before I dumped the system. it seemed regardless of the driver that I used I could not get the modem to respond properly.

after swapping the modem out, the new one that I tried installed like a charm and seems to be working fine.

Recommendation: toss the GVC d-1156IV/P2 into the circular file and find a cheap replacement - it will be less of a headache.

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Yes, sometimes that circular file works wonders.  I've used it a number of times to fix problems.  :-)
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