Help! Modem, CDR/RW problems!



Hi all,

Just purchased XP Home Edition Upgrade today, and I'm already having major problems.

First, and foremost is that my modem isn't recognised. It's ALWAYS been on Com 2, and Win ME has recognized it with no problem whatsoever. However, WINXP only lets me choose to install a new modem on Coms 1 and 3. If I try to add a new Com port, it goes from # 4 and up. I was told I might have to get an XP driver for my modem, but I just found out my modem has been discontinued.... My Modem is made by Aopen, and is Model number FM56-RS. Please don't tell me I Have to buy a new modem, after just buying a $99 program...

As if that wasn't bad enough, it also won't recognise my burned CDR discs with all my downloaded programs such as MIRC, or Nero Updates. Untill it does, I can't install my ATI TV Tuner program. Burned discs worked perfectly an hour before with WINME, but no more with WINXP...

Any help will be greatly appreciated..



OSNN Veteran Addict
6 Dec 2001
ok first...the modem...If windows is correctly detecting the modem and wants to install it on com 3...let it, it really won't make a difference.

As for your cd issue...were they burned onto CDs...or CD-RW's...this is important because a CD-RW requires the packet writing software that was used to create it to be able to read it. so if you used incd or directcd or such you would also need to have that installed in XP if it is compatible to read the CD's

Thats one of my main pet peeves to CD-rw's...I've burned maybe 2 in my life, everything else is just on regular cd's no hassle reading or writing :)



Nope, for some reason Windows isn't detecting my modem at all, on any com level. Looks like I may have to go down to Radio shack tommorow and buy a cheap one. Hopefully they'll know what works on XP and what dosn't...

As for the CD's, nope, not CDRW. Just standard old CDR CD's from a Creative Labs 121032 Drive. I use Nero to burn 'em all, and never had a problem under ME...


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