Modem Problem Toshiba Notebook

  hmws 13:43 01 Jun 05

My step daughter has formatted the hard disk and couldn't re install windows 98.

I have loaded an old copy of mine and then upgraded to Windows 98 SE.

It doesn't appear to be finding the modem though. If I use add new hardware it doesn't pick up a modem.

Do I have open up the laptop disconnect the modem and then reconnect it for it to be recognised?

Any help you can suggest would be great. I have been on the Toshiba website and downloaded appropriate driver files without any success.


  TomJerry 14:14 01 Jun 05

no need physically open it up

read Toshiba manaul about how to get into bios, it is called "system untility" or something similar

  Giant68 14:18 01 Jun 05

I have a Tosh laptop, and to get into BIOS you can either use a package called T Setup from Toshiba or press Escape when POST starts, then press F1.


  hmws 15:45 01 Jun 05


Thanks for your answers. I have downloaded T set up and copied into onto laptop.

Re-booted and checked that the settings all OK.

It is still not finding modem.

When I go into search Windows is searching com1 how do I get it to search on com2 as T set up suggests that is the port?

I don't have any manuals.

Thanks for you time

  woodchip 15:47 01 Jun 05

It will pick the Modem up when the right drivers are loaded

  TomJerry 16:38 01 Jun 05

Tosh manual is normally downloadable from their web site

  hmws 08:31 03 Jun 05

I have loaded T Set-up and all appears OK.

I even downloaded the manual, took out the modem and re-installed and it was still not picked up.

The modem is apparently installed on COM port 2 and everytime it searches for new hardware it defaults to look at com port 1.

Thanks for your advice.


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