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I have a Dell Dimension DV051 tells me your modem appears to be in use by another program please quit all programs & try again. I tried reinstalling the modem but that did not work. There was a bad storm a couple of days ago but my computer was not turned on and plugged into a surge protector.

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  • dark_asrai_1 Jul 02, 2009

    jeez I am sorry dial up. I can't get anything else where I am at.. in the woods.

  • dark_asrai_1 Jul 02, 2009

    Phone wasn't pluged in nor did we ever loose phone. I ran the modem diag said it was fine.

  • dark_asrai_1 Jul 02, 2009

    Phone wasn't pluged in nor did we ever loose phone. I ran the modem diag said it was fine.

  • dark_asrai_1 Jul 02, 2009

    Phone wasn't pluged in nor did we ever loose phone. I ran the modem diag said it was fine.

  • dark_asrai_1 Jul 02, 2009

    Phone wasn't pluged in nor did we ever loose phone. I ran the modem diag said it was fine.

  • dark_asrai_1 Jul 02, 2009

    Phone wasn't pluged in nor did we ever loose phone. I ran the modem diag said it was fine.

  • Hank May 11, 2010

    Hi, Please let me know if the modem is dial-up (phone line) or broadband (dsl, cable). Hank

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But you telephone line might be connected to ur modem??
chk for any burnt mark on modem or run modem diag that is an tool send by dell to chk ur modem

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