Any of you Brits out there. I have a BT Voyager 150 modem and every so often when I'm listening to music and surfing the web and chatting n stuff, my computer gives the reknowned BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH.
The error reporting thingy says it's me modem giving me troubles. Any ideas of a cure? I have the latest drivers already and use a Mcafee firewall, but it's working fine.
do yrself and your pc a fav throu out the modem and get a router, i have a dlink 604gt and its the best 50quid ever spend.
Well, 99.9% of the time it is something to do with your firewall, get yourself Zone Alarm and uninstall Mc, then set the settings of ZA to Medium on both types
Try turning off firewall and try again without it.
If your trouble goes then get a different firewall.
Thank you very much people!
If this is one of them USB modems id reccomend a replacement one supporting ethernet. If it also accepts ethernet, connect using this instead of the USB cable as i had nothing but trouble with USB cable modems and ADSL is most likely similar with USB.
I have USB modem and no problem in everyday work...
Don't know,maybe it is true that SoftStag say,but for me no problem at all
Try to screenshot a blue death screen to know excatly what is error and post here that
Maybe some drivers get caused errors...
Very likely it will be your Software (windows) but whatever you do dont turn off your firewall.
Try reinstalling windows, format your hard drive and start again, is one way. Keep your windows updated using windows update, run a anti virus and firewall (AVG and Kerio are good and free)
Also keep your drivers upto date, drivers for your motherboard and modem. Many driver dont work with every windows setup and your own programs which can give you blue sreens. More time you spend setting up windows and keeping it updated longer it will last. Most tech's reformat once a month.
Dont forget to backup first before formating.
Hope this helps.