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wocka wocka
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 5:15 pm:   

hello, new to the board. i'd appreciate any help with a small problem.

i did an LLF an old HD in a Packard Bell recently and installed the OEM Win 95 CD (4.00.950 b) that came with the computer. i moved the HD to a Compaq Presario 4764. for some reason i cannot install a modem in this comp. windows never detects any plug and play modems. i've installed 3 different modems thru the control panel (with the correct drivers) to no avail. i always get the DUN error "could not detect modem. it may be in use.....or not installed properly." when i try queing it, it says "could not communicate.....check for resource conflicts." i reassigned COM3 from IRQ9 to IRQ4 to no avail. still the same error.

i guess what i'm wondering is if there are files missing on an OEM windows CD that'll prevent another modem from being installed when the OEM windows is on another MB/BIOS. if so, is anyone aware of any workarounds for that? or any sites where i can download an archive of windows system files (pertaining to plug and play) that may get around this problem? are there any other options (short of reformatting with a non-OEM CD, or upgrading to 98SE?).

thanks in advance for any help....
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 11:17 pm:   

so it worked in the previous machine, but not in the new one? try changing the slot it's in, see if it detects. ight also need to play with the bios. see if you need to either change addresses for the com ports, or just try legacy in the manual settings for the irqs

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