|Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 2:16 pm: |
I am having problems with the modem. It is connected to Com 1 but when I do a diagnostic check is comes up with a message that it failed to respond.& to verify that the interrupt is properly set.Currently interrupt req 4.HELP please. It is fairly old with a intel 150 mhz cpu and 16 meg memory.Any suggestions on how to upgrade?without buying a new one.Also how do I change the Interrupt request?
As you can see I am a bit af a novice.
Any help appreciated.
|Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 4:26 pm: |
What kind of computer and operating system are you using win95,win98 etc.
The only upgrade you can do without making some drastic changes would be to add more memory. 16 meg is not much by todays standards. A total of 128 meg of memory or more is preferred. More than likely it would more cost effective to just add the memory to the old computer and think about buying a newer computer instead of a drastic upgrade.
As far as the modem is concerned I'm guessing you have a windows operating system. The modem is on the wrong com port. I hope you have the software for the modem and the cd-rom for the operating system. You will need it before useing my advice.
Advice on getting the modem to work is as follows:
Go to CONTROL PANEL and click on SYSTEM. In system click on DEVICE MANAGER. In device manager there is a list of items. Go to MODEM or maybe OTHER DEVICES if it's not installed. Highlight the modem and then click on remove. Now go to PORTS and highlight and remove any com ports listed such as com1 com2 com3. Once that's done click on OK and reboot the computer. When the computer starts back up in windows it will ask for the software needed to install the com ports (your operating system disk)and for the modem software.
|Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 1:32 am: |
Hi again Cecil.
I have removed the com ports and modem from the system and rebooted.
Win 98se recognised the com port(com1) but did not recognise a modem installed.So could it be that the modem is shot? or maybe has become loose on the motherboard? I have not taken a laptop to pieces before and as such am eager to do so! And on a similar note the bios on setup says there are two com ports yet in device manager only 1.dont know of relevance but thought I would mention it!
If I don't talk to you before have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year
|Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 10:31 am: |
Set the com ports in cmos to auto. On some modems you will have to install the drivers before win98 sees it.
Have a nice holiday!