troubleshooting Question

Plug and Play Problems

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Trying to install a 56K Modem into a Windows 98 system.  I have tried two different modems and the same problem occurs.  I connect the modem to the PCI Port and boot into windows.  No new devices have been found.  I go to control panel and search for new hardware, still nothing.  I manually install the modem drivers, they install ok.  Go to modem properties and diagnotics and click more info.  Then I have an error "Modem has failed to respond. Make sure it is properly connected and turned on. If it is an internal modem or connected, verify that the interupt for the port is properly set"  I have removed the com ports from device manager, uninstalled the modem and disabled the serial ports in bios then restarted the computer.  After detecting new hardware and enabling the serial ports in bios, still the modem is not detected.  I have tried going into the com port settings in device manager and changing the resource settings.  I can not change the interupt port individually.  I also tried the modems in a XP machine, and they detected no problem.  What am I doing wrong?

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