Originally Posted by PolishPaul
When you say modem.. are you talking about a phone modem or a DSL/cable modem? What kind is it? It doesn't work? Can you elaborate? what do you mean by "and it will not work if the modem is on the MB." Can you make the short story longer?
Believe it or not, most surges happen on phone lines..
Also, i've experienced a weird phenomenon a few times - after loss of power (even a reboot after crash) i've had my NIC give up on me. I'd switch ports (other NIC) and it works, and eventually the old port would work if used again. Just randomness...
There are 3 PCI slots on the board... the modem will not work in either of them... well, wait... i should say,,, the pc will not work as long as the modem is plugged into any of the 3 ports. There are no beeps, no video, no nothing.
The ports are good though, as I did try PCI video card,,, and it worked without an issue.