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Forum: General Discussion 23 Oct 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,717
Posted By byzantine
Hi everyone, OP here once again. I'm at...

Hi everyone,

OP here once again. I'm at Grandma's house and am poking around on the computer again. I've been busy with all sorts of things, many related to aging parents. Thanks for all the...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Sep 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,717
Posted By byzantine
I called her bank and had them suspend the...

I called her bank and had them suspend the online access to her account. Told them what happened. Bank (fraud dept) thinks simply having Geeksquad or Bestbuy run a virus scan, and certifying the...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Sep 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,717
Posted By byzantine
Yes, thanks. How can I tell if a keylogger has...

Yes, thanks. How can I tell if a keylogger has been installed? Will it have a name listed somewhere?
Forum: General Discussion 17 Sep 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,717
Posted By byzantine
She doesn't remember it very well. I don't know...

She doesn't remember it very well. I don't know if it was a phone call, or an email, or a pop-up. They said her Gmail would no longer work due to a virus, and they would set her up with a Yahoo...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Sep 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,717
Posted By byzantine
Grandma allowed Computer 350 Tech scammer to install junk.

Hi,

My chore is to remove the icon and the associated malware that my grandmother has allowed the scammers to download. She also gave them remote access to her computer and I want to make sure...
Forum: Drivers 26 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
A scary thing happened. The next day after I...

A scary thing happened. The next day after I installed the modem driver, I tried to start the computer and nothing happened. Dead, as in bricked. There had been a lightning storm overnight. I have a...
Forum: Drivers 25 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
I ignored the warning and clicked on *yes* to...

I ignored the warning and clicked on *yes* to install the the askey driver for the PCI Simple Communications Device. Then immediately got an error msg saying "Windows found driver software for your...
Forum: Drivers 23 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
OK! I thought maybe someone would tell me to...

OK! I thought maybe someone would tell me to throw the old modem off the cliff. Will create restore point and hope that doesn't cause it's own problems somehow. Ha Ha!
Forum: Drivers 21 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
I just tried to add drivers for the PCI Simple...

I just tried to add drivers for the PCI Simple Communications Controller. I actually had to click on Modems again, and it pointed me to the same driver options, and gave me the same warning that the...
Forum: Drivers 20 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
Just noticed something else. Troubleshooting in...

Just noticed something else. Troubleshooting in Hardware and Devices wants me to click to add a driver for PCI Simple Communications device. I haven't done it yet since somewhere else DM says it does...
Forum: Drivers 20 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
Torchwood, Greetings, Yes, as soon as I...

Torchwood, Greetings, Yes, as soon as I installed the modem, I got a code 28 for drivers not found, and got the entry added to Device Manager for PCI Simple Comm Controller in "Other Devices", not...
Forum: Drivers 20 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
Another thing. When I installed the actual...

Another thing. When I installed the actual physical modem, it set up in Device Manager as PCI Simple Communications Controller with exclamation point next to it. I then let Wizard install the modem...
Forum: Drivers 20 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
Torchwood. You rule! Yes, I found a matching...

Torchwood. You rule! Yes, I found a matching model number of my Askey modem in the device manager list. DM had a 7 digit model number which matched the first 7 digits of my 9 digit model number, so...
Forum: Drivers 19 Jul 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By byzantine
Where to Obtain Drivers when Mfr Website has none?

Hi, It looks like I need some drivers for my internal 56K dialup modem, since my Windows 7 doesn't have them. It's an old modem and needs the old drivers, I guess. Since it is an Askey Computer...
Forum: Drivers 12 Jun 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By byzantine
ComputerGeek, Thanks for the tip about...

ComputerGeek,

Thanks for the tip about msinfo32. Yes, I found a problem device by using your suggestions. It is a disabled ethernet adapter (sis 900-based PCI fast ethernet adapter), which...
Forum: Drivers 09 Jun 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By byzantine
The only brand name on the modem is Conexant,...

The only brand name on the modem is Conexant, which is on the chip, so could it be some other brand, which happens to be using a Conexant chip? There are plenty of numbers all over it, such as a...
Forum: Drivers 05 Jun 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By byzantine
What Exactly Happens when Installing Drivers from an Executable File?

I plan on downloading some legacy pci modem drivers and installing them on my Windows 7 machine. I want to be able to back out everything the driver install does, though, if the new drivers don't...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By byzantine
Thanks, guys, for the answers!

Thanks, guys, for the answers!
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By byzantine
Windows 7 updates come how often? I have dial up.

Hi, I have, or will have, if I ever get it configured on this new Windows 7 machine, dial up access via an internal 56K modem (basically to save money, plus other reasons).

I heard Windows 7...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 May 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By byzantine
Alphaniner, Thanks. There isn't any vga port...

Alphaniner, Thanks.

There isn't any vga port on the back of the computer with any pins. There is one with 15 holes avail. The other 15 hole vga port is in use for monitor. I'm using a phone line...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By byzantine
I have not disabled anything in BIOS. Don't know...

I have not disabled anything in BIOS. Don't know how to get into BIOS. Are you referring to the physical com port on the motherboard? I assume I would use this motherboard com port if I were to, in...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 May 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By byzantine
I just uninstalled the modem (without physically...

I just uninstalled the modem (without physically removing it) and reinstalled it using device manager. I was trying to install it as com2, but Wizard only allowed Com1 or "all ports". Since I chose...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 May 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By byzantine
From googling, it looks like I have one of those...

From googling, it looks like I have one of those modems that cannot have com port reassigned by Dev Mgr, but can be reassigned by uninstalling and reinstalling the modem and selecting different com...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 May 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By byzantine
OK, went ahead and changed Ports to Com2, then...

OK, went ahead and changed Ports to Com2, then got a "conflict" error when querying Modem which is still on Com1. This implies Win 7 wants modem and ports to be assigned to same com port? But in...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 May 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By byzantine
There is a silver box about 1 inch by 1 inch by a...

There is a silver box about 1 inch by 1 inch by a half inch that looks like it is connected to the motherboard, which also has a jack input going into it. You can connect a phone line into it from...
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