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Old 08-07-2004, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 56k external modem (swann speed demon) and i have installed the correct drivers but to get the modem working i need to have it on while xp is booting and if i turn it on when i just want to use the modem windows cant find it
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Old 08-07-2004, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not to be stating the obvious here, but why turn it off then?
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Old 08-07-2004, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i would rather it off, then on 24hours a day, 7 days a week because i rely on it and i know leaving it on permanently wont extend its lifespan
but its odd, win98 didnt need me to turn on the modem during bootup
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Old 08-08-2004, 12:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I doubt it makes much difference turning it off. Modems are usually made and intended to be left on....
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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really, i didnt know that, well its odd how it does this in xp but not in 98
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Old 08-08-2004, 10:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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When I was on 56K, i left my external modem on 24-7 and everything was fine and dandy with it. Like the others said, leave it on.
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