How can I stop Win XP from finding hardware, (modem)?

vbimport

#1

My internal laptop Conexant dies and I added a USB modem. The problem is Windows seems to have trouble with the two together. Can’t really say why, but I have to re-install the drives 3-4 times a week. Everytime I disable the old modem, Win refinds it, even when waking up from suspend and even when I disable Plug and Play.

Any ideas on how to stop windows from finding hardware or any other suggestions? I really can’t figure out why it keeps losing the drivers. USB modem is Amigo with latest drivers.

Thanks


#2

Maybe just disable it in device manager and restart your computer with it disabled. Hope this helps. good luck.


#3

I think he has already tried that according to his post. :iagree:


#4

Using to edit BIOS and Devicemanager settings is the way to go.


#5

What chef means is disable the internal modem via BIOS settings. Not sure why he suggested Device Manager though; once an onboard device is disabled, it doesn’t show up in Device Manager anyway.


#6

My HP disabled BIOS does not allow me do disable anything. That is the first place I looked. So far the two are getting along so maybe I will just have to deal with re-installing the drivers once a week or so. Things could be worse.

Thanks guys.