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I did a system restore from the supplied disc for my e-machine. When windows opened it did not recognize that I had a modem. It also thought my 240 gig hard drive was only 5 gigs. What am I doing wrong

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    Sorry. Windows did not recognize the modem. I tried the device manager but no modem was listed

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The most probable way to fix this scenario is to open the "add hardware" section in the control panel. Allow windows to "automatically" find new hardware. Once this step is complete, see if your missing hardware is listed and follow the instructions. - Let me know the results.

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    ok - tell me about the crash that lead to you having to restore the machine

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As with any Windows stuff - rotsa ruck!
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