Hi. I recently formatted the C drive on an old PC, re-installed the Windows 98SE it came with and sold computer to a friend. When he tried to sign up & connect to an ISP he got a message saying something like 'Modem not detected'. The modem was working before the reformat. I gave him a second modem (checked it was working before handing it over) and he got the same message. He swapped the modem and sound card over and still no modem detected. The modem is not shown in Device Manager.
It's an old Tiny PC with a PCI P54C TX1 mobo & Pentium 233Mh processor. (Not great I know, but he only wants it for email & light surfing.) Does anyone know where we can go from here?
Thanks for the quick reply. I don't know what the original modem was, but the second one is a Rockwell RCV56HCF. I'll have a look on my computer to see if there's any drivers there (it was my old modem before moving to broadband). Have to go to work now, so will try tomorrow. Thanks again.
No news was bad news :O( Drivers installed, modem detected but refuses to connect. Tried 2 different modems, swapping slots with sound card. Sound card works in both slots. Tried different phone cables and even disconnected all phones - all with no luck. Occasionally getting "error 666" (?? sounds ominous) and have found a tip about renewing telephon.ini, so will give that a try later on. There was I hoping that it was merely something being ticked that shouldn't have been, or vice versa!
I can't remember if I've tried deleting the pci communications device. I've uninstalled/re-installed the modems many times (Windows has never detected them, I've had to install manually). The PC has been given back to me, so I'll have to put it all together again & try out your suggestion along with some tips about overcoming 'error 666'. Cheers.