I would like for the computer not to detect this nonexistent modem. Advice would be appreciated.
(((Now some accompanying info. I can avoid the bootup messages by "installing" the modem, but I think my computer then runs a bit slower. It's also a fact that when I physically reinstalled the modem, and tried to run it, I got modem unrecognized errors - I have since thrown away the modem which I no longer need. Finally, in Device Manager, when the modem was physically not present, there is still a WDM Modem Enumerator listed; deleting this and the modem (a question mark entry in Device Manager) does not solve the problem.)))