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Installing modem on a new install of windows, I cannot get the modem to work. There is a yellow mark next to "PCI communication device". I have the drivers for the modem but XP will not find it. It is a IBM Netvista machine with a 6043KAA motherboard and I cannot find any information on the IBM website. Any ideas?? mukiduk@gmail.com

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  • allanw Aug 23, 2008

    I have since successfully installed it. I found out that XP installs its own modems that do not work with a PCI modem and I had to make sure they were all deleted before trying to install off the manufacturers disc. (Dynalink)
    How I stop XP from loading drivers when I first turn the computer on with the modem installed, I do not know.


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By the looks of your question, it appears you may have an internal PCI modem. If that is the case, please state your PCI modem brand and model. You may have what is called a WinModem or "softmodem" because they were usually US Robotics modems made strictly for windows. They are known to be buggy with their software drivers and hard to install but not impossible. Since softmodems use your CPU's power one solution would be to change to an external modem (since they have their own processor) and save yourself some headaches later on.

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