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ME to xp Local conection unplugged....got me stumped

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Dave Foster_2
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ME to xp Local conection unplugged....got me stumped

I have a pavilion 7940 and upgraded to XP. The modem is the Lucent Win Modem and is causing lots of problems with the upgrade. I have changed drivers and running out of things to do. Would it be easier to just change the modem for a internal or external...would that fix the problem or does it go deeper than that. When I uninstall xp the modem works fine. I installed aol hoping that it would find the modem and connect but no such luck. When I try to initiate the conection the system locks up.
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Roger Faucher
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Re: ME to xp Local conection unplugged....got me stumped

Dave:

In a word...YES. I just bought a Creative Labs (Broadxent) PCI modem at Office Depot for $30 (rebates). It works with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP.

That's not to say that I believe your existing modem cannot be made to work in your computer, only that another WINXP-compliant modem would install easier.

HTH

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
PITAUD Jerome
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Re: ME to xp Local conection unplugged....got me stumped

hello

i advise to you to put modem on another pci slot
do a bios default (F1,F5,F10)
install a driver update for the modem


bye
Jon Finley
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Re: ME to xp Local conection unplugged....got me stumped

Hmmmm brands that work well with XP.

3Com $$
Diamond
Hayes $$
Best
Boca

That's the list I've tested so far.

DON'T do WIN modems.

And.... yes, sometimes moving the modem to another slot and rebooting, will resolve a resource or PCI conflict.

Jon
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