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July 14, 2007, 2:51 pm
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I configured an accociate's Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with the intent
connecting a Cingular SmartPhone 2125 (Windows Mobile 5) via the
native "Modem Link" software (aka "tethering via USB cable").
create a "Dial-Up" connectoid in XP with a special phone number, start
Modem Link software on the phone, and then make the "Dial-Up"
"dial" the phone. You then have access from the laptop to the internet
the phone's EDGE service.
Before the Dell, they successfully used Modem Link on an old AMD K6
laptop. The new Dell is running XP Pro SP2 (ie. a bare XP SP2
with only critical updates installed: no antivirus, antispam, no 3rd
software whatsoever). The Modem Link software works for about 3
have internet connectivity) and then the Dell laptop bluescreens with:
Stop: 0x000000FE (0x00000005, 0x89BCB080, 0x10024387, 0x89C61F90)
In the context of "Stop: 0x000000FE" , my research shows that
"A hardware failure has occurred due to a bad physical address found
hardware data structure. This is not due to a driver bug."
Could someone explain to me in a little simpler way (if at all
just what the above paragraph means?
I'm trying to determine if the problem is in the USB chip set in the
or a problem with the USB tethered SmartPhone.
Snipped for brevity.
It appears to be a USB driver problem.
Check Device Manager for any errors.
Also check Event Viewer.
I'll spare you the tedium that it took to uncover the solution, but it
turns out it was some kind of issue with the factory supplied RAM (ie.
two 1GB sticks). Swapped in two pieces of a different manufacurer's
RAM and the "Bugcode_USB_Driver
Stop: 0x000000FE (0x00000005" bluescreen problem simply went
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