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PCI Modem Does Not Work after installing Windows98

by Mystic OverClocker
2000/01/01

After you install Windows 98, your Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) modem may not be recognized. When this occurs, the PCI modem may be listed as a PCI Serial Controller under Other Devices in Device Manager.

This behavior occurs because the Windows 98 CD-ROM does not include drivers for PCI serial controllers.

To resolve this behavior, update the driver for the device:

  • Right-click My Computer, click Properties, and then click the Device Manager tab.
  • Double-click the Other Devices branch to expand it, click PCI Serial Controller, and then click Properties.
  • Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver.
  • Click Next, click "Search for a better driver then the one your device is using now (Recommended)", and then click Next.
  • Insert the driver disk or CD-ROM that was included with your modem.
  • Click to select the check box for the drive corresponding to the media type (floppy disk drive or CD-ROM drive), and then click Next.
  • If you receive an Update Driver Warning dialog box, click Yes.
  • Click Next, click Finish, and then click Yes to restart your computer.

The PCI serial controller is a communications port controller built into the modem. This type of modem does not communicate through a serial port on the motherboard.

 

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