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After you upgrade your Hewlett-Packard (HP) Pavilion computer to Microsoft Windows XP, the modem may no longer work.
This behavior occurs if Windows XP is unable to detect the modem. Specifically, this occurs when you upgrade certain models of the HP Pavilion computer that are equipped with a modem based on the Rockwell chip set.
To work around this issue, use any of the following methods.
Method 1: Install the Generic Modem Driver
Method 2: Remove the Modem Before You Upgrade to Windows XPUninstall the modem before you upgrade your computer to Windows XP. During Windows XP Setup, the modem will be detected and an appropriate driver installed.
Method 3: Install a New ModemIf Windows XP is unable to detect the modem, you may need to install a different modem.
For information about how to contact computer hardware manufacturers, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/65416/EN-US/ )Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/60781/EN-US/ )Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/60782/EN-US/ )Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z
Method 4: Installing the Windows 2000 Modem Driver from Hewlett PackardThe third-party contact information included in this article is provided to help you find the technical support you need. This contact information is subject to change without notice. Microsoft in no way guarantees the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
After upgrading to Windows XP, certain Hewlett Packard Pavilion models do not have a modem driver installed. This has been identified on models 8495, 8595c, and the 4540.
The following device may appear under 'Other Devices' in Device Manager:
PCI Simple Communication ControllerThere is a Windows 2000 driver available on the Hewlett Packard website for the Riptide modem that may provide functionality for the system. Download the Windows 2000 driver from the following Hewlett Packard Web site:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&softwareitem=pv510enNOTE: This driver is for use with Windows 2000 only and is unsupported by Hewlett Packard. For installations instructions please refer to the manual provided by Microsoft for Windows 2000 driver installation available on the website.
Although many HP Pavilion computers meet the minimum system requirements for Windows XP, you may want to determine if your model has been tested for compatibility issues before you upgrade to Windows XP.
For additional about this issue, browse to the following HP Web site:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&softwareitem=pv510enMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
Article ID: 315342 - Last Review: January 9, 2013 - Revision: 6.0