A7n8x-x and external modem

Discussion in 'Asus' started by john, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. john

    john Guest

    Just put together a new system
    80 gig hdd seagate
    512 pc 2700 kingston
    swannsmart external 56k
    Windows xp picked up my modem as as normal
    it said it was on com 1
    But when I shut down and reboot it is not ther in device manager
    If I boot with it on it pickes it up and works fine.
    Sound like a clash
    any sugestions would be great
    john, Jun 28, 2003
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    Egil Solberg Guest

    I have had the same issue with external modem on COM-port with both an Asus
    P2B and Asus A7S333, both under Windows XP.
    I guess it´s an OS-problem. It´s not annoying me, I just power up the modem
    before the machine.
    Egil Solberg, Jun 28, 2003
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  3. john

    john Guest

    I have also had this issue on other boards with xp however it is normally
    solved when I don't let xp install it own drivers
    If I direct it to my specified drivers and location. In the past this has
    solved the problem this time around it hasn't
    john, Jun 28, 2003
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    Doug Ramage Guest

    Same here - I had assumed it was a Windows XP problem?
    Doug Ramage, Jun 28, 2003
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    John Hall Guest

    This is normal. When you want to use the modem just turn it on before you
    boot. I also have a usb scanner, usb camera, and a dv camera with a
    firewire connection. None of these appear in the device manager unless I
    turn them on and connect them. Nice thing about usb and firewire is that
    you don't have to reboot the system when you connect devices. Unfortunately
    a serial modem is a legacy device and can't work until you reboot.

    John Hall, Jun 29, 2003
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