View Full Version : modem on a com3 in win98 - doesnt work

20-08-2002, 09:25 PM
i have dual boot 98/xp, but cant get my modem wich is on the com3 port, working in win98. how can i get it to work in 98 (it works fine in xp). in 98, i can manually select the port, but i only have a selection of: com1, com2 and LPT.

20-08-2002, 09:32 PM
Is it [i[Really[/i] on COM 3 Port?

Or is it an internal Modem, on a PCI bus, simulating a COM port.

Or is it an internal ISA modem on an ISA slot on a real COM 3 port?
(these are not usually plug and play so may not get picked up)

You will probably need to give more info, this time of night the crystal ball gets foggy....

20-08-2002, 09:34 PM
you probilly have your mouse on com 1 so I would try it on com2

(com1 and com3 share an IRQ as do com 2 and com4)

shareing IRQ's can be a problem some times.

21-08-2002, 12:11 AM
Sounds to me that the modem software has not been installed properly. Try it again after uninstaqlling it. You may need to run the modem installation from the install cd rather than having windows install it.