New 56k modem killed WinXP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fubar121, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. fubar121

    fubar121 Guest

    Just felt the need to put this out there to see what you all think.
    So I decided to set up a fax machine on my commputer, because i was bored. So i go out and spend 50 bucks on the nice new modem that has in big bold lettering "Otpimized For WindowsXP"
    So I open my box slide this little bugger into my MOBO and windows picks it up ands says to me hey look you got a generic modem install blah blah blah. So i go to update driver I pop the disk in cdrom updates it. Then from outa no where BLAM compter crashes. reboots by itself. Thinkin this strange i let it do its thing then once it fixes some lost chain bulls**t boots up I look at system setting and modem not working correctly is displayed. so i try to remove it for hardware list. Windows pops up this cute little window saying "The hardware you are trying to remove is needed to boot up." I clickcontinue anyway and boom computer will no longer boot up. So I try and try about 500 times to reboot and still nothin. Anyhoo I had to format my hDD and fresh install. Which really pisses me off. All over this so Called OPTIMIZED FOR WINDOWSXP modem. I just wondered if anyone else has seen so dumb ass things like this?

    PS I just wanted to B*tch i think :)
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    yep I've seen it before

    it was an onboard software modem that caused the problem

    the solution was simple

    disable the onboard modem in bios

    the new hardware modem now works a treat

  3. fubar121

    fubar121 Guest

    See I dont have onboard modem. but thanks for the reply
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Some boards think they have one (mine does). See if there's an option for it in BIOS.