I have a strange problem. I have a Dell 6500 running XP with a E270 USB modem. When I insert the E270 into the USB slot, XP goes through the "Found new harware...Hardware ready to use" procedure.
I can then see the USB device in File explorer. However about ten seconds later it disappears!
I can then also not find the modem that was apparently "ready to use" in the device manager.
Any ideas will be much appreciated.