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ISA Modem / COM Issues

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Ok, I've come across an old computer:

200mhz computer
~96mb ram
8 gig hd
AT Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
56k Diamond Supra 2750

The old modem in the machine went bad. I put the new diamond one in, the computer sees it, and drivers install just fine... Only thing wrong is that it installs on COM1. In device manager it shows a serial port / COM2. Modems in control panel shows modem on com1. When I dial like this it gives "no dial tone."

Here's what I did:

1. Removed all com ports and modem
2. Went into BIOS and turned off the first serial port...
3. Booted back into windows, installed all devices.
4. Now Serial Com 1 and modem on Com2. It dials and works like this. A little slow but workable.
5. Reboot, check it again, works fine
6. Turn off machine
7. Turn on machine, check it again, modem is back on com1

Is there a way to make this modem stay on com2 or use com3/4?

Any help is most appreciated.
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ISA modems can be boogers. Why is com 1 not an option?
Ok, went back and re-read, duh Candy :D You said no dial tone.

Have you tried disabling the serial ports in bios? Disable both, and leave them disabled.
Please tell me the machine is not running windows 95.
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