Well, if you're using plug'n'play, a new piece of hardware should be detected; so uninstall everything; install new hardware; let p'n'p ask for drivers; provide those. Now, if you're using USB devices, things are a little different. Each USB device must be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions--sequence is critical! No plug'n'play? Uninstall everything; install new hardware; search for new hardware (control panel); provide drivers. This is the sequence I always use. With older ISA devices, you will probably need to play around with IRQs, memory addresses, and DMAs. Newer PCI bus architecture usually doesn't bother you with these things. Good luck. -- d On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 04:51, Frank wrote: > when uninstalling and also when installing modem & driver what should > be the sequence ...device then driver or drive and then device > > not referring to physical modem removal...only Windows 98 routine on > uninstalling and reinstalling hardward and drivers -- Douglas S. Oliver <dsoliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.