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i`m working on an old packard bell

i`ve striped it down to just the mobo and harddrive

all the cards are pulled out key board,mouse and monitor are the only things pluged in .i have a comport problem i`ve disabled and removed it in safe mode and restart and it loads in new hardware what i`m not sure

nothing in it . this is what i find in the device it loads back in

C WINDOWS SYSTEM SERIAL VXD

C WINDOWS SYSTEM VMM#@ VXD vcomm.vxd

C WINDOWS SERIALUI>DILL

it`s running windows 98 upgraded to ME

no modem no cards just mobo and hhd ,floppy and cd-rom are unpluged

what i`m i missing to remove the problem

model A950-TRW

S/N N460067152+ P/N 890498

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ok i`ll go looking again

thanks for the site

and i forgot

it`s a clean install for the os i formatted and loaded in the os

then had this problem .but it was in before i reformatted it

i was thinking because it didn`t want to run it needed a clean install

on the os .

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x5dr

thanks i`ll go do some more reading

man i missed something just not sure

what hardware it`s trying to load back in lol

:help:

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well about the only thing that`s going to help is to reformat and reinstall 98 it missed some cab files .so i`ll reinstall the os then up it to ME

might be faster this way instead of trying to put in seperate files and deleting the old or bad ones

:P

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well no go ,even changed the windows from 98 to 98SE

stll coming up with the same thing .installing new hardware

unknown hard to put or get drivers for it.if it`s unknown .so will try to remove it in safe mode .any one with any ideas on what to remove or reset

so i get rid of the conflict??

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ok radio

i`ll check bios settings to make sure it is

thanks i`ll post back or give you a PM

and let you know

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ok radio

under the pnp i have pn os or pnp bios settings

in bios settings

isa shared memory size disabled

irq 3 avaiable

irq7 avaiable

irq 9 avaiable

irq 10 avaiable

irq 11 avaiable

if i chick on any of the irq the other choice is

used by ISA card

any ideas

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The old Packard Bell I used to have had an onboard 9600 baud modem that kept trying to load back in mine. I never could get it disabled in the bios so I ended up just letting it install.

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Signman

i`ll bet you right and if that is it i`ll never be able to diaable it

gotta love the old P Bs strange birds that are long gone ??

i can only hope that i never see another one to be fixed lol

but some people just won`t let go of a bad thing

thanks i looked and sure enough it right on the board and no way to kill it off lol

now maybe a hammer??? ...

i don`t think the person who owns it would really like that to much

:mrgreen::mrgreen:

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well i`m at a lost

remove the os set the bios back to default

and even on reload of an os it still loading the same garbage

and i need to get this out the door tonight .i can`t even get a new modem in it finds it and loads the drivers for it .but puts it in com port 5.i`ve been up and on this before 3 this morning read over three hundred pages and tried everything to get it in a different port but no go .any help or ideas on how to get this modem in i`ll try it i`ve had it i hate packer bells ,and there site is a joke .took the # off the mobo to see if i could get some info .not !!!

this is getting old real old .this is the last packard bell i`ll work on .there to old .

so now it`s sitting here with nothing in it or loaded.down to mobo ,all other boards are on the bench .

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If I remember correctly, My onboard modem defaulted to com 1. Try to force your new modem card to install on com 1. I think that's what I did. It's been a very long time ago........that thing was a DX 25mhz....I upgraded it to a 550meg HD and a new processor to get a whopping DX 2-50.....wow.

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ok it sound good

but just how to i force it into com one .

i need to know i`ve tired every thing i read and couldn`t get it done

so if you remember how .i need to hear it i`ve done google microsoft ,and a host of other.and no go .

if you remember please tell me step by step because i`ve at a lost

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You have to disable the Com1 port in the BIOS... only leave Com2 enabled... if I remember right from when I was fighting one of these PB's... give that a try.

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