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|Posted - 3/17/2002 4:33:53 PM |
For several years and with Windows 95, I've been using a DOS database application which dials out using an external USR 5686-03 56k modem in order to retrieve data. It retrieves the data at 1200 baud and my string is AT&F0&M0S0=0
I upgraded to a new Dell computer with Windows XP. The DOS app runs fine except for the modem side of it. It will dial the modem and successfully connect, however, after a few seconds of downloading data I get disconnected. I've played with the modem settings as well as the COM1 port settings in device manager for hours, but to no avail. I'm beginning to wonder if Windows XP can handle this particular situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|Posted - 3/22/2002 11:29:06 AM |
WinXP will let you set compatibility options for the program via it's shortcut properties (right-click shortcut/properties);
|Posted - 3/22/2002 5:51:22 PM |
As a last ditch effort, I called Microsoft tech support. She did not have any answers at all, so she upgraded my case to the Research dept, whatever that is. They called me back 3 days later. She suggested that I get Win2000 drivers for this modem, instead of the WinXP drivers. Which I did and it worked! Now why didn't I think of that?
I'm one happy guy. For awhile I was convinced I was going to have to return those new Dell computers.
Long live 16 bit apps!
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