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Thinking of doing a Quick Restore


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#1 dsfan68

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 01:35 PM

Hi all. I run Windows 98 on a Compaq 7594 Desktop. Lately I have been having many problems with error messages. I have games that do not run or will not install. Even my AOL software gives me fits. SO.... Should I do a QR on my system? I have actually done it before, my only problem was that I did not back up anything. I do not have much on here so it wasn't a big deal. Except for my modem. I had a new one put in, so when I did the QR the last time, it did not recognize it and the system acted as if the old one was there. Fortunately my Computer Guru was close by to fix it for me. If I do this again I want to be sure to save or back up the modem. But I really do not know how to do it.
If anyone could help it would be great.

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#2 phawgg

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:35 PM

hi, dsfan68

I really don't either.
exactly.

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.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...




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