I formatted my hard drive and installed the correct driver for my modem. When it is installed on Com Port 3, the computer recognizes the modem but it does not detect the dial tone on my telephone line. When it is installed on Com Port 1, the computer cannot find the modem. About a year ago, the same thing happened. My daughter-in-law clicked on this and that and it worked. She had no idea what she did and has been no help on the current problem.
I have a Conexant 56k modem with F-1156IV/R9a printed on it. The driver is R9a_w9x under Windows 98. I have downloaded several drivers with similar designations but they all have the same results.
Please help if you can.[/b]