In order to set up the drivers for a winmodem, you need to run the install.exe or the setup.exe on the disk that came with the modem.
You might try the following:
1) Power down and physically remove the modem from the PCI slot and power it up again.
2) You might want to at least re-enable COM 1, but I don't think it's necessary for this problem. Additionally, I think COM 2 should remain disabled.
3) Once the operating system has loaded, insert the floppy disk that came with the modem. Go to Start/Run and browse the disk for either of the two files mentioned above. Run the .exe file to setup the software and/or drivers for the modem.
4) Once that's done, power down the system. Re-insert the modem in the PCI slot, using normal precautionary measures to ensure against static electricity.
5) Power up the system. Go to Device Manager to check whether your modem is listed there. While booting, the "Found New Hardware" wizard may start up, but I can't remember for sure, since it's been awhile since I installed a winmodem.
If the modem is not listed in Device Manager and the wizard does not start automatically, go to Add New Hardware in Control Panel. Follow the directions and see if that does it.
Please post back with any success stories, or problems.
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