Windows98SE, and driver probs!!

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    I have a PcTel MSP-5900-U modem, I wanted to update the drivers, I found a few at www.driverguides.com, I scanned them for malware, they checked out OK, now, I installed one driver, it didn't install properly, so I removed it, I then reinstalled another one (I have a backup of my original driver) that worked, but, wasn't very stable, I then uninstalled it, figuring I can easily reinstall my old driver back, and just use that, instead, I got alot of other weird things (Which i've seeemed to fix) it recognizes my modem, but there are only a frw files under the driver files list, and I cannot reinstall my old driver, instead it lists in a list the 2 I installed earlier, I tried removing th eparts from the registry, but it still wont work!, I talked to a person on computing.net (not wanting to bother you all with another question) and I still can't get online with my other PC, cause I cant get the driver files installed! :( I can't figure this out!, I've tried for 3 gours already, can anyone else help me?
     
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    Have you tried 'removing' the modem from Device Manager before reinstalling the original driver?
     
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    If possible try to intall the drivers in safe mode, sometimes this will help.
     
  4. Phant0m

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    What Operating System?
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Scrn sht
     

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    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Thanks! That was twice today i made this error when the sys info was in the topic!
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I guarantee you are not the only one that has done that. :D :D ;)
     
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    Phant0m Registered Member

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    LOL! Next time i'll know better!


    Hey Comp01

    Do what was recommended by bigc73542, shame you aren't XP user we could easily see ghost devices....

     
  9. Comp01

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    I seemed to have gotten it fixed (done a find files for all the driver files, deleted them in safe mode, restored the registry to the day before I updated the modem drivers, restarted, and reinstalled my old backups)....
     
  10. bigc73542

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    Glad to hear that you are up and going again. ;)
     
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