"Hardware failure in port or attached device."
This again is generally a hardware/software issue with the Modem.
1. Check to make sure there there aren't any other modem pieces of software running (fax software, answering machine
software. If so close the applications, and/or restart making sure the other applications aren't running, and try it
2. Check modems in the control panel to make sure your correct modem is listed... and not 14 other modems that were
3. Check your dialer to make sure it is using the correct modem from modems in the control panel, if it isn't, change
it and try again.
4. If you have your manufacturer cd/disk for the modem, possibly uninstalling, reboot and reinstalling the software for
5. Possibly a defective modem, if you have a different modem, I'd suggest pulling out your old modem and installing the