My PC crashes when connecting to net

  Ballcow 17:22 23 Nov 2003

Just recently I've been having trouble with my PC, and connecting to the internet. When I connect, the modem starts dialling normally, but then produces a beeping noise, and then my whole system crashes (can't even 'ctrl-alt-del' to restart)
This happens at any time,mainly when I have just turned my PC on, but it will happen 2-3 times before it will actually connect and not crash!

Any ideas as to what the problem could be?
I use Dialer 2000 version 2.1.0 build 1035(have used for 2 years with no problems previously) and windows ME

  Ballcow 18:01 24 Nov 2003

Anyone have any ideas?.......Please?!

  A_World_Maker 18:07 24 Nov 2003

Can you think of anything that has changed recently... any upgrades installed.... tweaking?

  A_World_Maker 18:09 24 Nov 2003

Have you checked the modem in the Device Manager... is it operating correctly?

Have you tried re-installing the software that came with the modem?

  woodchip 18:13 24 Nov 2003

Go into device manager and look for IRQ or Memory conflicts

  Gaz 25 19:18 24 Nov 2003

There are three possbilities...

1) Your drivers need updating or reinstalling.

2) There is a Porn Dialler on yuor system

3) There is an IRQ conflict between your modem and a main component of the PC.

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