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Acer Aspire5100 laptop modem disappears from hardware profile!?!

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I use dialup (no comments, please). I was on-line doing my banking using my laptop and everything was *****-dory. I looked at one of my bills at one moment then I looked back at the screen and it was all messed up (vertical lines, etc.) and I went, "Oh, ****!"

So, I rebooted my computer immediately and it booted fine but when I tried to re-connect to the Internet the dialer gave a message to select a modem. I checked a bunch of things and found the modem was MISSING from the hardware profile. The speakers weren't working, either, but the sound drivers were still working.

I shut down my computer and left it alone for 15 - 20 minutes and now the speakers were fine and the modem was back in the hardware profile as if nothing had ever happened. I'm going, "What the fudge!?!"

Does anyone know what happened to my laptop?

Running WinXP:SP2

TIA...

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Could it be the screen saver when you said about Vertical lines.
I mean ,your computer was set to a certain period of time that if it stay idle, then the screen saver program will start to run.
takecare.

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