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June 25, 2005 8:45:02 PM

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Don't know if this is the right group.If not please tell me where to go for
the answer to this question.
I have upgraded my Compaq Laptop to windows xp. Now I have lost my modem.
When I went back to window 98 is was still there. Everything else is working
in XP. If I put a external modem will it work ? Or can some one help me fix
it..Sorry this more than one question.
thanks

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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 10:02:31 PM

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What do you mean "upgrade"? Sounds to me like you did a dual
installation, since you say you were able to go back to Windows 98. When
you Upgrade to XP from 98, 98 disappears entirely. (Or do you mean you
uninstalled XP to get back to 98?)

What do you mean "lost" the modem? Is it listed in Device Manager?
Regardless, figure out what modem you have, then go to the
manufacturer's site and see if there's an XP driver for it. If the modem
is built in, the Compaq site should have a way to determine what modem
it is (based upon the serial number or some such) and then you can
determine if there are XP drivers for it. If the modem is a PCMCIA card,
then you'll have to determine from that what make/model it is.

If the modem is listed in Device Manager, try removing it and then
restarting to see if it's redetected and then installed properly. If
that fails, don't remove it again until you follow the same steps I
outlined above. Once you have the drivers installation package on hand,
then remove the modem and immediately install the new drivers *without*
first rebooting.

If you need more help, do what you can to determine the make/model of
your modem (looking at how it's listed on the WIn98 side is another way
that might work.) Let us know what you find. Or, for a built-in modem,
give us all the data on your machine--model number, serial number, any
other identifiers.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Dusty" <Dusty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BA50F9BC-363F-439B-8F53-C836A4C86965@microsoft.com...
> Don't know if this is the right group.If not please tell me where to
> go for
> the answer to this question.
> I have upgraded my Compaq Laptop to windows xp. Now I have lost my
> modem.
> When I went back to window 98 is was still there. Everything else is
> working
> in XP. If I put a external modem will it work ? Or can some one help
> me fix
> it..Sorry this more than one question.
> thanks
June 25, 2005 11:57:29 PM

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In news:BA50F9BC-363F-439B-8F53-C836A4C86965@microsoft.com,
Dusty <Dusty@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Don't know if this is the right group.If not please tell me where to
> go for the answer to this question.
> I have upgraded my Compaq Laptop to windows xp. Now I have lost my
> modem. When I went back to window 98 is was still there. Everything
> else is working in XP. If I put a external modem will it work ? Or
> can some one help me fix it..Sorry this more than one question.
> thanks


There likely isn't a driver for XP and your modem. You can try a 2k driver
through as those often work else a PCMCIA card (or what ever type of cards
your laptop uses) will likely do the trick for you.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 11:59:16 PM

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> I have upgraded my Compaq Laptop to windows xp. Now I have lost my modem.
> When I went back to window 98 is was still there. Everything else is
working
> in XP. If I put a external modem will it work ? Or can some one help me
fix
> it.

Have you installed the drivers for your modem in XP?
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