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Modem Hi Andrew Not sure whats going on however when i try to set up a modem the only COM port I get is COM1 its a dell 4600 with standard dell modem hardware. I rebuilt the PC am running XP professional any ideas

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    prayag_78 May 11, 2010

    need your service tag (dell desktop) also let me know wheather u are using any old lpt port printer or a usb one.

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    clark styx valencia May 11, 2010

    do you have the modem drivers properly installed? are there any bangs on the device manager?

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