Re-installing modem

Packard bell / Supreme
February 10, 2009 at 06:57:44
Specs: Windows 98, Pent II 98
Good day/good evening

When I crash my computer I lose my modem from Systems\Device Manager in the Control Panel. I still use the old Seagate Mybackup.qic system to restore my files.

Here's the problem: I've got one of those modems that is almost impossible to re-install once you've lost it because the software files are newer and not the original files. Yes, I still have the modem install files for the newer version, but Windows 98 will not let me re-install without a fight. And, I keep forgetting how to get around it.

Can anyone tell me what files I need to Backup\Restore, boiling it down to the modem files. As it is now, I have to restore all of Windows98 SE.

Thanks in advance.


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February 10, 2009 at 17:11:16
You can identify the specific files used by your modem by looking in the Device Manager (when the modem is working) and highlighting the modem, clicking Properties, selecting the Driver tab and then clicking on Driver File Details. That will show you a list of all the driver files used by the modem and their locations. But, just restoring the files will not re-install the modem. Unless you go through that "impossible" install procedure, Windows won't load the drivers during startup. You could try restoring the registry after a crash, that "might" bring the modem back.

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February 11, 2009 at 04:46:39
Hi Pyrolitic:

You know, before I posted my question yesterday, two days ago I tried reinstalling my last rb"000".cab file - and it didn't work.

The next day I tried a different rb"000".cab file and it re-installed the modem!

Being that I could not totally rely on the registry files, I posted my question.

Thanks, Pyrolitic.


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