I use Win XP Pro* and RAS monitor software. It's a dial-up connection. When I connect to the internet the software has one of this line " 601: Invalid port handle detected ". My modem software has a testing tool and when used it gives the results as fallows:
(1) Modem test ----------- ok
(2) Line detection----------ok
(3) Dial tone detection---- fail
I also get some disturbance when the modem speaker is turned on. Sometimes I connect to the internet and sooner or later it would connect but the data transfer wiould be almost zero. I refered to the error causes in the modem software and found that the only error can be wrong country selection or non standard dial tone. I am from India and I always set the country to India but I observed that sometimes the country changes to USA without my intervention! I get this error even after fresh installation and this modem with modem testing software is my new modem. What are serial ports and parallel ports? Can it be the mother board fault? Disgustingly this error happened even while I was typing this question. Please prioratize this question!? I got a nice punch from the computer weirdos ...they always steal my money. I have got only 20 points for this. Sorry.