No modem detected

January 16, 2010 at 14:48:55
Specs: Windows XP
My desktop wont detect modems. i had just reinstalled windows because my icons and taskbar were missing and i was told i had to reinstall to make things work. now i cant connect to internet and it says it cant detect modems

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#1
January 16, 2010 at 17:11:06
Reinstall the drivers.

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#2
January 16, 2010 at 22:06:32
but how? im i only had the windows xp disk from a friend. do i gotta by drivers?

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#3
January 17, 2010 at 00:00:38
You never have to buy drivers.

There are numerous way to obtain drivers.

If this is an OEM computer, that is a branded one like Dell, HP etc, go to the manufactures web site and obtain the drivers there.

If this is a non-branded computer you need to identify your Network Interface Card and get the driver from that manufactures web Set.

A third way is to run the Windows Update and see of Microsoft Update will pick up the drivers and install them for you which they often do. This will only work if you have a legitimate and properly activated version of Windows. However, as this is a Network Interface driver you are after you are in a bit of a Catch-22 situation there.

Stuart


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#4
January 17, 2010 at 05:02:55
I would say by your post you are using a dial up connection..
If windows did not detect your modem it is probably some proprietary brand. Try going into control panel and use the add new hardware wizard. It will scan your system, if detected it may have the drivers on the xp disk to install, If that doesn't work, you can open up your system pluck out the old modem and repalce with a brand name one for about the price of a beer.

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#5
January 17, 2010 at 14:09:20
i cant get to the internet for sum reason. i try to activate windows,but it says the product key was already used. i tried to fix the problem and that didnt work...

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#6
January 17, 2010 at 15:23:44
That's not a network problem. That's an activation problem.

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