Modem keeps dropping
Posted 23 April 2006 - 05:19 PM
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 07:27 PM
Bummer of a situation.
I wouldn't be confident of a fix, without completing the malware work over in the HJT Forum.
(unless you do decide to format and reinstall your operating system)
Do you have the installation CD for your Modem or Router?
Are we talking Dialup Modem?
You "could" consider uninstalling and re-installing the Modem driver.
Keep in mind that MS will be discontinuing support for Win98 in June of this year... No more "critical updates".
and, You can pick up a legitimate Windows 2000 installation CD complete with Product Key, on Ebay for about $50. I'm running Win 98 on a machine about as old as you say yours is. I like my machine and I like Win98, but I'm nosing around to get a deal on Win 2000. You might even have friends who have updated to XP and have a legitimate version of Win 2000 laying around unused. (be aware that to legally purchase the Windows installation CD and the owner rights for registering with MS for updates, you have to also purchase a piece of the original machine. That can be a mouse or keyboard or a CD ROM or something, so it could still be cheap to ask around amongst friends.
If you need help with formatting your hard drive I'm sure you can get information here in this forum.
You'll need a Win98 or Win ME start-up Floppy to use FDisk and Format for your drive.
You can actually download a Win98 or Win ME start-up Floppy (also known as a Boot Disk) from:
You will have to go to the Gateway site to download drivers for your installed software, but again that should be fairly easy, (and Win 2000 may (will probably) have many or all drivers you need included on the Windows 2000 installation CD).
I'm glad you decided to visit TomCoyote Forums and look forward to hearing about your progress.
Edited by dough, 23 April 2006 - 07:31 PM.
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