It is possible that when you moved the modem and lan cards that the resources (I/O and memory ranges) used before the swap may have changed allowing the cards to work together. I have seen this a lot with sound cards and lan cards.
Electricity - Lightning follows the path of least resistance. The strike the entered the modem had to get to ground somewhere. There are integrated devices that are suppose to destroy themselves before lightning can hurt the rest of the computer, but that surge still entered the computer. I would definitely trash the lightning damaged card. Did you notice any melting of the slot, or damage to the copper connector on the system board? If you any any further problems... my mind would always return to the system board. Still, if it aint broke, don't fix it?
Edited by rigelslight, 17 April 2005 - 07:47 PM.
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