Windows 98 doesn't support PCI modems. What we always end up doing is installed motherboard drivers, then the modem driver. Then 98 can use the modem. It's inaccurate to write and expect 98 to support such a modem.
I've got a Win98 PC here (i do computer repair in this area) and for some reason it will not detect a PCI modem i'm attempting to install - nor any PCI modem for that matter (I've tryed different ones)
It does however detect a network card, so the PCI slot isn't bad. This thus leads me to believe its some type of IRQ conflict. if this however is the case, why does it not show up in device manager with a conflict? That being said, I can't see a modem section or any "PCI Comunciations device" or ANY unknown device in device manager. Thus my point - I can't even get windows to DETECT IT! If it would detect it, I'd install the drivers and be on my way. I've been working on this sense monday and CAN NOT figure it out. It is thus that I come here to you, hoping for any idea of what this could be!
Again, my situation is:
I have a PCI modem. I put it in the PCI slot. I can NOT SEE IT under device manager - at all. When I run the add new hardware wizard - it DOES NOT FIND IT. when I search for a modem - it DOES NOT FIND ONE. It is as if its not even in the PC.
Thank you for your help.
P.S. I've tryed throwing in other PCI cards, like a sound card and the like, and they all get detected without an issue! I've tryed differnet modems (3 differnet ones to be exact) and none of the 3 get detected? What in the world is going on here?!