Is it a PCMCIA modem?
If so...then that is normal with Windows 2000. Windows 2000 is OK at hot swapping the PCMCIA. Yes, that is what you need to do with Windows 2000.
Live with it.
Soyo Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition powered by a P4 3.06GHz w/HT @ 533FSB
ATI Radeon X800Pro 256DDR <---Yeah!!! I finally got it!!!
1024MB PC3200, Creative Audigy LS, 2 x 40GB = 80GB RAID 0
Windows XP Pro, DOOM 3, CS, UT2004, BF1942 RtoR, CNC Generals
Finished Half-Life 2!!!!!!!!!!