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Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

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Ian_116
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Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

I recently upgraded from 98 to xp pro. I had a firewire cable attached at the time, (not sure if that mattered) and now the only internet connection option I have is the IEEE port. I don't have the ability to delete my ieee connection, and the only new connections I can add are broadband, everything else is greyed out.
Does anyone know if the SP1a would fix this?

Help?
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Bruno Ganino
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Re: Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

Hi Ian
here article for disable firewire
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283673&Product=winxp

HTH
BRUNO
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Bruno Ganino
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Re: Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

Oops... your problem is firewire (NOT firewall).
Usually, you can just go into Control Panel, right-click the 1394 connection icon, and choose disable. If that doesn't work, you can always enter your machines' BIOS and disable the IEEE 1394 port there... it's normally listed under an "Integrated Devices" section of some sort.

Bruno


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Norman_21
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Re: Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

My friend,

You must install SP1a and visit http://www.windowsupdate.com to apply all critical updates/patches.

What is your Motherboard Model? Some Motherboards ships with a CD that contain drivers and utilities.

Let us know how it goes!
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Ian_116
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

Thanks for the replies, I am going to install SP1a tonight, I'll let you know how it goes.
Ian_116
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

SP1a works like a charm on this problem, not only did it let me set up new connections, but it correctly read the old connection I had.
Thanks for the replies!
Norman_21
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Re: Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

Glad to hear it worked!!!
Please consider assigning points.
take care
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Roger Faucher
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Re: Can't create new dial up connection after xp pro upgrade...

Ian:

Please click on "How to earn points" in the blue sidebar on the left side of this screen to learn about how to assign points to people.

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger