PCI Modem Does Not Work after installing Windows98
by Mystic OverClocker
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 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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