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Installing internal modem = no CDRW?

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John Woods
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 5:23 pm:   

Recently after years of having an external modem I installed an internal 56k el cheapo (motorola chip) modem. Now no matter what slot I install the modem to it disables my CDRW on the secondary slave.. Take the modem out all is fine. OS is WinXP, MB is Tyan 815t, PIII. Checked the BIOS and the BIOS reports both CDs?
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 6:35 pm:   

When the modem is installed does the boot screen indicate what IRQ the modem is using? I had a similar problem with an SM56 internal modem and floppy drive not showing up. Solution, took it back and got a different modem, a Lucent, I believe. Uses it's own DSP instead of CPU and doesn't use all the resources of HSP modems.
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 6:36 pm:   

Tyan 815t, nice mainboard, by the way.
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 6:40 pm:   

Just a thought, after re-reading your post a few times, did you disable the unused comports in Bios and remove them from XP device manager? That should free up an IRQ or 2 and than perhaps you can reinstall the modem and it will be assigned a different IRQ.

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