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praneetss

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I recently formatted my hard drive. I am trying to sign onto my ISP but the system cannot detect a modem. Also, when I power up the system and look at the task manager under processes, I see that there are 41 applications running at once. Anyone knows what's going on and how I do I fix this please?
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35 to 40 apps is pretty common for an XP machine. More important might be how much memory they are using and how much do you have. You can look at Running Processes to find out.
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To figure out detailed information http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en on on your situation, use Everest Home:

Edited by paulcomputerman, 01 August 2005 - 04:15 PM.

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I was told by tech support at AOL that in order for me to get online, there should be only 15 applications running. Is that a load of crap?

So how do I get over the issue of connecting to the internet when the system keeps saying that it cannot locate modem or the modem is not responding?
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Have you been into the task manager yet?
Control Panel>System>Hardware> Device Mgr
Check for any errors, update drivers etc
You may need to physically reseat your modem, or replace it with a known good one (dial up modems are not expensive) if the Device Manager doesn't help you "find" the modem.

The AOL tech is wrong about how many running processes should be present. My system boots with 33. A good program to trim down what "turns on" at start up is Mike Lin's StartUp CPL
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
You can eliminate programs selectively by the new tab it will create in your control panel.

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The system seems to find an internal modem but when I try and log on it says modem not loacted.
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go back to device mgr and right click on your modem, select properties. Let XP update the drivers generically- and maybe that will be enough to get you online so that you can go to the manufacturer's site to get their driver.

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