error is generally caused by a faulty modem, faulty modem cable,
faulty phone line, corrupt Dial Up Network (Although the later
is quite rare) or you are dialling on a non-standard phone
Test modem by dialling a number through HyperTerminal
or phone dialler. This will test the Modem without using Dialup
Make sure you are using the correct and/or
original cable. Some modems used specific wiring which is not
compatible with standard modem cables.
Check that you phone line is working with a
Make sure the phone line you are trying to dial
on is not a non-standard line, this can cause problems also.
If all the above are OK then get a new modem or
test in a different location. Modems are very inexpensive now.