[QUOTE]Originally posted by Big Mac:
[B]Hmmm. If you say you've gone to the trouble of reinstalling all of those individual components, you may as well do a clean install of the OS. When you're using a fresh copy, you'll be able to determine with absolute certainty whether you're dealing with a software or a hardware issue. Does the modem do anything at all, like dial-up, before you get the error? Because it may just be a problem with the modem.
The error message is immediate, no modem attempt at all.