I really don't either.
I do know
the modem doesn't need "backing up" per say.
Backing up generally refers to "saving" data.
The modem drivers
is what the software that enables
windows98 to utilize that piece of hardware
called a modem
to work are called.
My first thought is this.
If you quick restore
and lose your modem functionality
is is probably due to the fact your drivers files are either gone (deleted) or not accessible.
Perhaps the file shortcuts that were in use before the quick restore are broken
when you restore.
So, my thought is you could either
- locate and make a copy of those driver files before you restore
- determine the filepaths that are currently being used by them to compare with post quick restore reality
- unplug the modem, let the system see that and observe what it does to try do to remedy the situation before you restore, so you have some idea of what to expect
- download this program (free) to have an idea of what modem you have
- install it like any other program. It's not very big. no spyware attached.
- because it will tell you that, and where to go online to get drivers meant for exactly that one
- run Everest Home now, and study it before you make a move.
Post again when you've had a chance to do some independent research into your exact machine "summary" report.