Win2000 Installation Problems

Hi -

Well, I did it this morning. I added Win2000 Professional to my computer. Thankfully I set it up to dual boot with Win98 or I wouldn't be writing this now. I used Partition Magic before i started the installation.
The installation seemed to go all-right, but i have run in to 2 serious problems. In order, here they are:

1. Modem troubles. In Win98, my modem is installed on Com2. In Win2000 - it's on Com1 (I think) but doesn't work. I think i switched it to Com2, but still no luck. I'm lost.

Inside Win2000 device manager, i have 2 "?". First, and my guess is that this is part of the problem, I need a driver for "PCI Simple Communications Controller". Win2000 looks on the HD and on the Win2000 CD, but no luck.

2. Network troubles. The network card appeared to install correctly, but I cannot see any other computers on the peer to peer network. The workgroup name is correct, but i can't see any other computers. Are workgroup names case sensitive?

For now it's back to using the Win98 and getting some work done. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. I can't really help, but I too have ongoing modem probs with win 2000, and I've fixed them by installing a generic modem to my com2 port, as well as my actual modem.
    Since this I get my actual modem connected at every boot up. Before, most often at a new boot I had to reinstall by blasted modem.
  2. I can't help for the modem issue. Have you checked if the Modem is in the HCL ? Check for updated drivers from the supplier.

    For the network problem, make sure the nodes are using the same protocol (TCP/IP or NETBEUI ). If you're using TCP/IP, make sure you're all on the same subnet. Try pinging the other ones. If the ping works, the problem is the subnet or workgroup name (not case sensitive).

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