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Old 18-December-2003, 16:21
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Default Very Big Modem Problem!!!

I have a problem in running modems. I can connect in the internet, my Windows XP Professional w/

SP1 is all right. I even reinstalled it. BUT, after connecting in the internet w/ my 56K modem (

I'm using dial-up and internal 56K modem, by the way), during a few minutes, the connection stops

working, I mean it's not blinking and responding (in the taskbar) so I have to disconnect again

and reconnect but after a few minutes, it stops responding again. I already tried replacing new

modems but the same problem occurs. It's not an ISP problem because my other Windows XP computer

works fine. There are also no problems with my telephone line.

Is it possible that the problem is in motherboard and I need to replace it?
I thought of replacing the motherboard from my working computer to the defective one but my

working computer is Pentium 4 and the defective one is Pentium 3.
I ask other INEXPERIENCED people, and they said it might be the Pentium III Processor problem

which I think has no connection with modems because the processor just processes instructions,

right? CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG!

PLEASE, I need help with this and needs to solve it immediately. Tell me if I'll need to buy a

new motherboard. OR ANY OTHER SOLUTIONS?
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Old 18-December-2003, 21:04
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MSblaster?
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Old 18-December-2003, 21:52
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Hi Jtakano, welcome to the scream. I dont think its your hardware,prolly a windows issue. Try a ping at www.bbc.com and let me know the result. We can move from there
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Old 18-December-2003, 22:02
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Welcome to The Scream! jtakano.

Can you try the modem in the other PC - if it works there that means the modem is OK. You could then try moving the modem into another slot to see if that makes any difference. Also try the modem from the other PC in it. Trial an illimitation I fear!
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Old 18-December-2003, 22:07
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yeah alnath may have hit it on the head.

1st i'd find a msblaster remover (I had one but searching for you).

I'd also agree it's very unlikely a processor problem. How ever the processor does have a lot to do with certain modems.

Soft modem's use the processor to do most of the work, where as hardware modems have their own processor.

read up on controllerless modems and soft modems for examples.

also check that your XP firewall is enabled on the connection.

Install a decent AV and firewall software then remove xp's firewall.

Let me hunt out msblaster remover for you.

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Old 18-December-2003, 22:15
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blaster remover : http://memfis.dynu.com/files/w32/blaster/fixblast.exe 18-Dec-2003 21:54 132k

blaster patch : http://memfis.dynu.com/files/w32/bla...80-x86-ENU.exe 18-Dec-2003 21:54 1.2M
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Old 19-December-2003, 08:55
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I already have the msblast remover from Symantec and also tried putting the modem on the other slot, but the problem persists. I also hear some noisy dialing on the modem and sometimes that noise takes a long time (shoosh shooooosh shooosoohshso). That kind of sound that takes around 1 minute which is actually too long so I think it's really the motherboard, don't you think?
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Old 20-December-2003, 00:53
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Jtkano,

I had a similar problem with a new installation of XP Home which was partially driver related and partially Windows XP firewall related. Try disabling the firewall on the dial up connection.

If you go to the start button, then the connections icon and show all connections. right click on the dial up connection and select properties. select the advanced tab and untick the firewall box. See how that goes. Then see if there are any updated drivers for your modem. They will often appear in windows update.

Derek T

ps Merry Christmas all
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Old 20-December-2003, 19:01
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ok that al least is good news that you dont have blaster

will leave them available for 48 hours in case anyone else wants them.

have you tried a quiet line test on your phone line?

tried plugging the modem into the master socket to check it's not a dodgy extension lead.

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Old 21-December-2003, 12:14
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Thanks for all the time you spent for my trouble but I already tried all the solutions you said until I need to really buy a new motherboard. You see I also tried to put the modem on the other slot but it stays the same problem. I checked the telephone lines, drivers, formatted the harddrive, installed Windows XP, applied the latest patches (which I always do once a month). I even tried going to the Internet right after the installation but after some few minutes, it hangs out. It's also odd that when I disconnect when it hangs, the computer will crash. But during the connection is in good condition, disconnecting will have no problem.
I think there are no more solutions, I'm afraid. I'll be leaving this forum by now, and go to buy a new motherboard. Again, thanks for all your help.
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