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XP Pro freezes when using Dialup

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Carl A

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I have a Dell 2.8 dual processor with 1 gig mem and a Compaq 2.5 with 1 gig of mem both running XP Pro the issue is that when I dialup the computer freezes. Now what I mean by freezes is that I am unable to launch any programs. Now this does not happen all the time. To bring the computer out of this frozen state I either have to reset the machine manually or launch several copies of different programs. Launching several programs seems to bring it out of the frozen state quicker. Task manager records no spike to the cpu during the dial up process. But then task manager won't run if the condition exists.

I have been through 5 internal modems and 1 External modem. Current modem is a Diamond SupraMax Pro with its own DSP.

Now for the kicker the Compaq had XP Home on it and worked fine. Due to hard drive failure I installed a new hard drive and a new copy of XP PRO that is when it started acting just like the Dell.

I have googled this to no avail.

This condition only exist with the dial up :)

Any Help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Forgot Running SP3 on both machines. Problem existed prior to updating to SP3

Edited by Carl A, 02 August 2008 - 02:34 PM.

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