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Can't connect to net from xp but win98 works fine!

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serendipiti

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I have a dual boot machine(PIII 667Mhz,256 mb,Intel810e)running win xp and win 98dual boot.From this morning i am having a strange prob.When dialling in to Sancharnet from Xp i constantly get"phone line is busy" error though from win98 i can connect with some difficulty.Listening to the modem sound seems to me that connecting takes little longer than normal.I have tried to increase the connection time out to a large value in xp but still no luck.
Please suggest a soln.
Thanx!
 

Vishal Gupta

Microsoft MVP
Did u install ne new s/w in XP recently?

Seems that some s/w is accessing ur modem, thats why its saying phone line is busy?
 
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serendipiti

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no i have wp installed for along time and was accesing the net qite regularly...it is from y'day that i am having the probs.The beeps following the time when i press"Dial"are longer and i guess that prompts XP to say the line is busy though Win98 hangs on and completes the connection.
 
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serendipiti

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re-installed modem drivers and guess what the probs gone.Think 'twas more a prob with the phone line.Thanx anyway for ur replies!
 
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