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Anonymous
June 14, 2004 3:40:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Hi!,

I read the info how to view W9x-fax files in WinXP.

I installed the "awdstub.exe" file. The fxstiff.dll is on my system (two
directories).

Opening a small AWD-file will succeed, it opens well. I can view the file.
If the file is a little bit bigger (approx >150kB), the awdstub crashes.

Any idea how to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Frank
Anonymous
June 14, 2004 3:40:29 AM

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Nope. Never seen it.
Provide more accurate steps to repro.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"FVe" <Frank.V.very.illegal@worldmail.nl> wrote in message
news:2j3vudFt2mnhU1@uni-berlin.de...
> Hi!,
>
> I read the info how to view W9x-fax files in WinXP.
>
> I installed the "awdstub.exe" file. The fxstiff.dll is on my system (two
> directories).
>
> Opening a small AWD-file will succeed, it opens well. I can view the file.
> If the file is a little bit bigger (approx >150kB), the awdstub crashes.
>
> Any idea how to solve this problem?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards,
> Frank
>
>
Anonymous
June 17, 2004 3:18:01 AM

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FWIW, two third party graphics applications support opening and converting
..AWD files:

http://www.polyview.com
PolyView
http://www.pictview.com/
PictView for Windows

Hal
--
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"FVe" <Frank.V.very.illegal@worldmail.nl> wrote in message
news:2j3vudFt2mnhU1@uni-berlin.de...
> Hi!,
>
> I read the info how to view W9x-fax files in WinXP.
>
> I installed the "awdstub.exe" file. The fxstiff.dll is on my system (two
> directories).
>
> Opening a small AWD-file will succeed, it opens well. I can view the file.
> If the file is a little bit bigger (approx >150kB), the awdstub crashes.
>
> Any idea how to solve this problem?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards,
> Frank
>
>
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Anonymous
June 22, 2004 3:17:58 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@mvps.org> schreef in bericht
news:%23AFERrZUEHA.384@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Nope. Never seen it.
> Provide more accurate steps to repro.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "FVe" <Frank.V.very.illegal@worldmail.nl> wrote in message
> news:2j3vudFt2mnhU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > Hi!,
> >
> > I read the info how to view W9x-fax files in WinXP.
> >
> > I installed the "awdstub.exe" file. The fxstiff.dll is on my system (two
> > directories).
> >
> > Opening a small AWD-file will succeed, it opens well. I can view the
file.
> > If the file is a little bit bigger (approx >150kB), the awdstub crashes.
> >
> > Any idea how to solve this problem?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >

Hi Russ,

I tried again - used the awdvstub on two different WinXP machines with the
same result.
From the DOS-prompt or by connecting the file extension to the program - the
results are the same.

After the command to open the file, a box appears with the message:
"The Fax AWD viewer has encountered a problem and needs to close.
We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Error signature:
Appnam: awdvstub.exe
AppVer: 5.2.1776.0
ModName: awdstub.exe
Modver: 5.2.1776.0
Offset: 00008c20

Awdvstub is available in c:\windows\system32\

Results vary in a lot of ways.
Some awd's I can open: just tried one with 13 pages (multipage) without a
problem.
Others won't open at all. I don't see a relation when is does open or not.
Now I just tried to open a file of just 97kB, then I get the error message.
So some will work, some won't. I don't have a clue what causes the failure.

The failure occurs if the command is given in the commandline, or a
doubleclick (connected to *.awd) or whatever.

So I hope you can do something with the result mentioned above!
Anonymous
June 22, 2004 3:17:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Fascinating. I've seen no other similar reports.
I know of no documentation or support for this little utility however.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"FVe" <Frank.V@very.illegal.worldmail.nl> wrote in message
news:40d7508c$0$62357$5fc3050@dreader2.news.tiscali.nl...
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@mvps.org> schreef in bericht
> news:%23AFERrZUEHA.384@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Nope. Never seen it.
> > Provide more accurate steps to repro.
> > --
> > Russ Valentine
> > [MVP-Outlook]
> > "FVe" <Frank.V.very.illegal@worldmail.nl> wrote in message
> > news:2j3vudFt2mnhU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > > Hi!,
> > >
> > > I read the info how to view W9x-fax files in WinXP.
> > >
> > > I installed the "awdstub.exe" file. The fxstiff.dll is on my system
(two
> > > directories).
> > >
> > > Opening a small AWD-file will succeed, it opens well. I can view the
> file.
> > > If the file is a little bit bigger (approx >150kB), the awdstub
crashes.
> > >
> > > Any idea how to solve this problem?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
> > >
>
> Hi Russ,
>
> I tried again - used the awdvstub on two different WinXP machines with the
> same result.
> From the DOS-prompt or by connecting the file extension to the program -
the
> results are the same.
>
> After the command to open the file, a box appears with the message:
> "The Fax AWD viewer has encountered a problem and needs to close.
> We are sorry for the inconvenience."
>
> Error signature:
> Appnam: awdvstub.exe
> AppVer: 5.2.1776.0
> ModName: awdstub.exe
> Modver: 5.2.1776.0
> Offset: 00008c20
>
> Awdvstub is available in c:\windows\system32\
>
> Results vary in a lot of ways.
> Some awd's I can open: just tried one with 13 pages (multipage) without a
> problem.
> Others won't open at all. I don't see a relation when is does open or not.
> Now I just tried to open a file of just 97kB, then I get the error
message.
> So some will work, some won't. I don't have a clue what causes the
failure.
>
> The failure occurs if the command is given in the commandline, or a
> doubleclick (connected to *.awd) or whatever.
>
> So I hope you can do something with the result mentioned above!
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 22, 2004 3:20:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

"Hal Hostetler [MVP DTS]" <hhh@kvoa.com> schreef in bericht
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> FWIW, two third party graphics applications support opening and converting
> .AWD files:
>
> http://www.polyview.com
> PolyView
> http://www.pictview.com/
> PictView for Windows
>
> Hal

Hi Hal,

thanks for your reply.

The programs donĀ“t work in all cases, strange enough.
Some files look distorted when opening, but pictview did the best job.

But I have to convert too many files to correct them manually, or even
worse: print and scan again.

So if there are other options: please let me know.

Frank
!