I've been having some problem with the compatibility (i guess its the compatibility) with my modem, internet, and XP.
It happens about once a week.
About once a week, while I am on the internet, my internet service will suddenly give me a message that I have been disconnected.
However, even though it gives me the message, it does not act like it. It does not disconnect my instant messenger, and does not disconnect me from anything else, although the services do have the symptoms of not being disconnected, aka...even though it doesnt disconnect me from AOL IM, nobody can receive my messages.
but then it wont let me actually "disconnect" from my internet service. Although my internet service says I am disconnected, XP thinks I am connected, and whenever I try to open up the modem status window, it just pops open and closes instantly, not allowing me to hit disconnect.
So then even when I shut the modem down manually (by flicking the little button), XP still thinks I am connected. Finally after I log off and log back on XP thinks I am disconnected, but even then, it wont let me connect to the internet unless I reboot.
If I try to connect to the internet withouth rebooting, it says that there is no modem found (and yes, I did turn the modem back on....and that also happens before I flick the switch to turn the modem off....I get that message whenever this happens, whether before I log off or after I log off). The only way for it to redetect the modem is for me to reboot the entire computer.
Has anybody experienced this problem at all with their internet? (for those of you who, like me, still use 56k modems and not cable or DSL)
Cant tell whats wrong..