Microsoft Fax Services and Shared Driver

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

I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem is Conexant
SoftK56

I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove Programmes
and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting the PC the
facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found. On checking
'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given "Microsoft
shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....

The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via windows
components, reboot and reinstall as above.

Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2 pre-installed?
    What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem is
    >Conexant
    > SoftK56
    >
    > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    > Programmes
    > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting the PC the
    > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found. On
    > checking
    > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    > "Microsoft
    > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    >
    > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via windows
    > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    >
    > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it and Outlook
    (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ?? mid 2004??
    so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband for Outlook
    so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    Please explain "start up type"

    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2 pre-installed?
    > What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem is
    > >Conexant
    > > SoftK56
    > >
    > > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    > > Programmes
    > > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting the PC the
    > > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found. On
    > > checking
    > > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    > > "Microsoft
    > > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > >
    > > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via windows
    > > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > >
    > > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status and
    Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?

    Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for dial up
    internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it and
    > Outlook
    > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ?? mid
    > 2004??
    > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband for
    > Outlook
    > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > Please explain "start up type"
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2 pre-installed?
    >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem is
    >> >Conexant
    >> > SoftK56
    >> >
    >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    >> > Programmes
    >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting the PC
    >> > the
    >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found. On
    >> > checking
    >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    >> > "Microsoft
    >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    >> >
    >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via windows
    >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    >> >
    >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial up. Both
    Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although the line
    was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.

    Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently installed Office
    SP3 on going broadband.
    Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it properly
    at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?

    Many thanks for your time.

    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status and
    > Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    >
    > Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for dial up
    > internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    > Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it and
    > > Outlook
    > > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ?? mid
    > > 2004??
    > > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband for
    > > Outlook
    > > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > > Please explain "start up type"
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2 pre-installed?
    > >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem is
    > >> >Conexant
    > >> > SoftK56
    > >> >
    > >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    > >> > Programmes
    > >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting the PC
    > >> > the
    > >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found. On
    > >> > checking
    > >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    > >> > "Microsoft
    > >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > >> >
    > >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via windows
    > >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy) was a
    symptom of an incompatible modem.

    The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be found"
    is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP SP2.
    Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution. They
    need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're willing to
    help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require your
    installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial up. Both
    > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although the
    > line
    > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    >
    > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently installed
    > Office
    > SP3 on going broadband.
    > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    > properly
    > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    >
    > Many thanks for your time.
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status and
    >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    >>
    >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for dial up
    >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it and
    >> > Outlook
    >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ?? mid
    >> > 2004??
    >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband for
    >> > Outlook
    >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    >> > Please explain "start up type"
    >> >
    >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2 pre-installed?
    >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    >> >> --
    >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem is
    >> >> >Conexant
    >> >> > SoftK56
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    >> >> > Programmes
    >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting the
    >> >> > PC
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found. On
    >> >> > checking
    >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    >> >> > "Microsoft
    >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    >> >> >
    >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via windows
    >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will have
    to buy a stand alone fax!!

    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy) was a
    > symptom of an incompatible modem.
    >
    > The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be found"
    > is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP SP2.
    > Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution. They
    > need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're willing to
    > help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require your
    > installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    > > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    > > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial up. Both
    > > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although the
    > > line
    > > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    > >
    > > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently installed
    > > Office
    > > SP3 on going broadband.
    > > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    > > properly
    > > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    > >
    > > Many thanks for your time.
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status and
    > >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    > >>
    > >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for dial up
    > >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    > >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it and
    > >> > Outlook
    > >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ?? mid
    > >> > 2004??
    > >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband for
    > >> > Outlook
    > >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > >> > Please explain "start up type"
    > >> >
    > >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2 pre-installed?
    > >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem is
    > >> >> >Conexant
    > >> >> > SoftK56
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    > >> >> > Programmes
    > >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting the
    > >> >> > PC
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found. On
    > >> >> > checking
    > >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    > >> >> > "Microsoft
    > >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via windows
    > >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?

    We'll need the following to track this down further:
    (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send Fax
    Wizard.

    (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    (from Windows Support Tools) for:

    (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll

    (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*

    You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    version numbers but that would be tedious.

    (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server 2003
    or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    > have
    > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy) was
    >> a
    >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    >>
    >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    >> found"
    >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP SP2.
    >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution. They
    >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're willing
    >> to
    >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    >> your
    >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial up.
    >> > Both
    >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although the
    >> > line
    >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    >> >
    >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently installed
    >> > Office
    >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    >> > properly
    >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    >> >
    >> > Many thanks for your time.
    >> >
    >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    >> >> and
    >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    >> >>
    >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for dial
    >> >> up
    >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    >> >> --
    >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    >> >> > mid
    >> >> > 2004??
    >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband for
    >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    >> >> >> pre-installed?
    >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem
    >> >> >> >is
    >> >> >> >Conexant
    >> >> >> > SoftK56
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    >> >> >> > Programmes
    >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > PC
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found.
    >> >> >> > On
    >> >> >> > checking
    >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    >> >> >> > windows
    >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no Support
    Tools so semi tedious route
    Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to fax.
    Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different messages.
    However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin tools >
    Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either 5.2.2600.2180
    or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    software additions to my knowledge.

    I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This log
    entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: Print
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 20
    Date: 23-03-2005
    Time: 17:38:14
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: Home
    Description:
    Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3 was
    added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSWZRD.DLL,
    FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    >
    > We'll need the following to track this down further:
    > (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send Fax
    > Wizard.
    >
    > (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    > (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    >
    > (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    >
    > (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    >
    > You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    > version numbers but that would be tedious.
    >
    > (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server 2003
    > or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    > > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    > > have
    > > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy) was
    > >> a
    > >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    > >>
    > >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    > >> found"
    > >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP SP2.
    > >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution. They
    > >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're willing
    > >> to
    > >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    > >> your
    > >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    > >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial up.
    > >> > Both
    > >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although the
    > >> > line
    > >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    > >> >
    > >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently installed
    > >> > Office
    > >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    > >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    > >> > properly
    > >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    > >> >
    > >> > Many thanks for your time.
    > >> >
    > >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    > >> >> and
    > >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for dial
    > >> >> up
    > >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    > >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    > >> >> > mid
    > >> >> > 2004??
    > >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband for
    > >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    > >> >> >> pre-installed?
    > >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up modem
    > >> >> >> >is
    > >> >> >> >Conexant
    > >> >> >> > SoftK56
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via Add/Remove
    > >> >> >> > Programmes
    > >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > PC
    > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be found.
    > >> >> >> > On
    > >> >> >> > checking
    > >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually given
    > >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    > >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    > >> >> >> > windows
    > >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Got it.
    I've sent this on to the developers.
    Send me a valid email address in case they need more information.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8113D3A2-A4A6-43E2-B32B-1870794E4EB9@microsoft.com...
    > Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no
    > Support
    > Tools so semi tedious route
    > Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    > (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to
    > fax.
    > Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different messages.
    > However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin tools
    > >
    > Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    > (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either
    > 5.2.2600.2180
    > or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    > (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    > (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    > software additions to my knowledge.
    >
    > I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This
    > log
    > entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.
    >
    > Event Type: Warning
    > Event Source: Print
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 20
    > Date: 23-03-2005
    > Time: 17:38:14
    > User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    > Computer: Home
    > Description:
    > Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3
    > was
    > added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSWZRD.DLL,
    > FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.
    >
    > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    >>
    >> We'll need the following to track this down further:
    >> (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send
    >> Fax
    >> Wizard.
    >>
    >> (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    >> (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    >>
    >> (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    >>
    >> (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    >>
    >> You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    >> version numbers but that would be tedious.
    >>
    >> (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server
    >> 2003
    >> or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    >> > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    >> > have
    >> > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    >> >
    >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy)
    >> >> was
    >> >> a
    >> >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    >> >>
    >> >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    >> >> found"
    >> >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP
    >> >> SP2.
    >> >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution.
    >> >> They
    >> >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're
    >> >> willing
    >> >> to
    >> >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    >> >> your
    >> >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    >> >> --
    >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    >> >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial
    >> >> > up.
    >> >> > Both
    >> >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > line
    >> >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently
    >> >> > installed
    >> >> > Office
    >> >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    >> >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    >> >> > properly
    >> >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Many thanks for your time.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for
    >> >> >> dial
    >> >> >> up
    >> >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    >> >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    >> >> >> > mid
    >> >> >> > 2004??
    >> >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband
    >> >> >> > for
    >> >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    >> >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    >> >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    >> >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    >> >> >> >> pre-installed?
    >> >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up
    >> >> >> >> >modem
    >> >> >> >> >is
    >> >> >> >> >Conexant
    >> >> >> >> > SoftK56
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via
    >> >> >> >> > Add/Remove
    >> >> >> >> > Programmes
    >> >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > PC
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be
    >> >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> >> > On
    >> >> >> >> > checking
    >> >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually
    >> >> >> >> > given
    >> >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    >> >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    >> >> >> >> > windows
    >> >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Many thanks. dre[spamless]aw.ediscove.fsnet.co.uk

    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > Got it.
    > I've sent this on to the developers.
    > Send me a valid email address in case they need more information.
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8113D3A2-A4A6-43E2-B32B-1870794E4EB9@microsoft.com...
    > > Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no
    > > Support
    > > Tools so semi tedious route
    > > Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    > > (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to
    > > fax.
    > > Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different messages.
    > > However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin tools
    > > >
    > > Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    > > (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either
    > > 5.2.2600.2180
    > > or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    > > (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    > > (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    > > software additions to my knowledge.
    > >
    > > I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This
    > > log
    > > entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.
    > >
    > > Event Type: Warning
    > > Event Source: Print
    > > Event Category: None
    > > Event ID: 20
    > > Date: 23-03-2005
    > > Time: 17:38:14
    > > User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    > > Computer: Home
    > > Description:
    > > Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3
    > > was
    > > added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSWZRD.DLL,
    > > FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.
    > >
    > > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    > >>
    > >> We'll need the following to track this down further:
    > >> (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send
    > >> Fax
    > >> Wizard.
    > >>
    > >> (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    > >> (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    > >>
    > >> (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    > >>
    > >> (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    > >>
    > >> You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    > >> version numbers but that would be tedious.
    > >>
    > >> (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server
    > >> 2003
    > >> or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    > >> > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    > >> > have
    > >> > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    > >> >
    > >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy)
    > >> >> was
    > >> >> a
    > >> >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    > >> >> found"
    > >> >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP
    > >> >> SP2.
    > >> >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution.
    > >> >> They
    > >> >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're
    > >> >> willing
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    > >> >> your
    > >> >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    > >> >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial
    > >> >> > up.
    > >> >> > Both
    > >> >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > line
    > >> >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently
    > >> >> > installed
    > >> >> > Office
    > >> >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    > >> >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    > >> >> > properly
    > >> >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Many thanks for your time.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for
    > >> >> >> dial
    > >> >> >> up
    > >> >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    > >> >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    > >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    > >> >> >> > mid
    > >> >> >> > 2004??
    > >> >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband
    > >> >> >> > for
    > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > >> >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > >> >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > >> >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    > >> >> >> >> pre-installed?
    > >> >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up
    > >> >> >> >> >modem
    > >> >> >> >> >is
    > >> >> >> >> >Conexant
    > >> >> >> >> > SoftK56
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via
    > >> >> >> >> > Add/Remove
    > >> >> >> >> > Programmes
    > >> >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > PC
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be
    > >> >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> >> > On
    > >> >> >> >> > checking
    > >> >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually
    > >> >> >> >> > given
    > >> >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    > >> >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    > >> >> >> >> > windows
    > >> >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Just noticed error in email. Should be dre[spamless]aw@ediscove.fsnet.co.uk

    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > Got it.
    > I've sent this on to the developers.
    > Send me a valid email address in case they need more information.
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8113D3A2-A4A6-43E2-B32B-1870794E4EB9@microsoft.com...
    > > Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no
    > > Support
    > > Tools so semi tedious route
    > > Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    > > (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to
    > > fax.
    > > Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different messages.
    > > However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin tools
    > > >
    > > Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    > > (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either
    > > 5.2.2600.2180
    > > or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    > > (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    > > (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    > > software additions to my knowledge.
    > >
    > > I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This
    > > log
    > > entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.
    > >
    > > Event Type: Warning
    > > Event Source: Print
    > > Event Category: None
    > > Event ID: 20
    > > Date: 23-03-2005
    > > Time: 17:38:14
    > > User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    > > Computer: Home
    > > Description:
    > > Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3
    > > was
    > > added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSWZRD.DLL,
    > > FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.
    > >
    > > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    > >>
    > >> We'll need the following to track this down further:
    > >> (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send
    > >> Fax
    > >> Wizard.
    > >>
    > >> (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    > >> (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    > >>
    > >> (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    > >>
    > >> (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    > >>
    > >> You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    > >> version numbers but that would be tedious.
    > >>
    > >> (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server
    > >> 2003
    > >> or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    > >> > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    > >> > have
    > >> > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    > >> >
    > >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy)
    > >> >> was
    > >> >> a
    > >> >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    > >> >> found"
    > >> >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP
    > >> >> SP2.
    > >> >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution.
    > >> >> They
    > >> >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're
    > >> >> willing
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    > >> >> your
    > >> >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    > >> >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial
    > >> >> > up.
    > >> >> > Both
    > >> >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > line
    > >> >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently
    > >> >> > installed
    > >> >> > Office
    > >> >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    > >> >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    > >> >> > properly
    > >> >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Many thanks for your time.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for
    > >> >> >> dial
    > >> >> >> up
    > >> >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    > >> >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    > >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    > >> >> >> > mid
    > >> >> >> > 2004??
    > >> >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband
    > >> >> >> > for
    > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > >> >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > >> >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > >> >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    > >> >> >> >> pre-installed?
    > >> >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up
    > >> >> >> >> >modem
    > >> >> >> >> >is
    > >> >> >> >> >Conexant
    > >> >> >> >> > SoftK56
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via
    > >> >> >> >> > Add/Remove
    > >> >> >> >> > Programmes
    > >> >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > PC
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be
    > >> >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> >> > On
    > >> >> >> >> > checking
    > >> >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually
    > >> >> >> >> > given
    > >> >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    > >> >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    > >> >> >> >> > windows
    > >> >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Also, what were these "different messages" with which fax failed?
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8113D3A2-A4A6-43E2-B32B-1870794E4EB9@microsoft.com...
    > Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no
    > Support
    > Tools so semi tedious route
    > Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    > (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to
    > fax.
    > Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different messages.
    > However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin tools
    > >
    > Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    > (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either
    > 5.2.2600.2180
    > or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    > (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    > (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    > software additions to my knowledge.
    >
    > I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This
    > log
    > entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.
    >
    > Event Type: Warning
    > Event Source: Print
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 20
    > Date: 23-03-2005
    > Time: 17:38:14
    > User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    > Computer: Home
    > Description:
    > Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3
    > was
    > added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSWZRD.DLL,
    > FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.
    >
    > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    >>
    >> We'll need the following to track this down further:
    >> (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send
    >> Fax
    >> Wizard.
    >>
    >> (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    >> (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    >>
    >> (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    >>
    >> (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    >>
    >> You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    >> version numbers but that would be tedious.
    >>
    >> (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server
    >> 2003
    >> or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    >> > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    >> > have
    >> > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    >> >
    >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy)
    >> >> was
    >> >> a
    >> >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    >> >>
    >> >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    >> >> found"
    >> >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP
    >> >> SP2.
    >> >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution.
    >> >> They
    >> >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're
    >> >> willing
    >> >> to
    >> >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    >> >> your
    >> >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    >> >> --
    >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    >> >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial
    >> >> > up.
    >> >> > Both
    >> >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > line
    >> >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently
    >> >> > installed
    >> >> > Office
    >> >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    >> >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    >> >> > properly
    >> >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Many thanks for your time.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for
    >> >> >> dial
    >> >> >> up
    >> >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    >> >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    >> >> >> > mid
    >> >> >> > 2004??
    >> >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband
    >> >> >> > for
    >> >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    >> >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    >> >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    >> >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    >> >> >> >> pre-installed?
    >> >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up
    >> >> >> >> >modem
    >> >> >> >> >is
    >> >> >> >> >Conexant
    >> >> >> >> > SoftK56
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via
    >> >> >> >> > Add/Remove
    >> >> >> >> > Programmes
    >> >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > PC
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be
    >> >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> >> > On
    >> >> >> >> > checking
    >> >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually
    >> >> >> >> > given
    >> >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    >> >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    >> >> >> >> > windows
    >> >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    (1) > Fax console - hangs "Refresshing ..." in message bar. After 4 mins "All
    fax printers are inaccessable"
    (2) > Word doc > Ctrl+P > Printer = fax > Wizard opens > Next - hangs 2 mins
    then "Fax Service cannot be retrieved. The fax wizard will close now" > OK >
    hangs 2 mins before closing
    (3) Control Panel > Printers and Faxes > Fax (status Ready) > Properties -
    hangs 2 mins then "An attempt to connect to fax printer failed. Check the fax
    printer connection, and try again" > OK > "The "Microsoft Shared Fax Driver"
    printer driver is not installed ... etc."

    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > Also, what were these "different messages" with which fax failed?
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8113D3A2-A4A6-43E2-B32B-1870794E4EB9@microsoft.com...
    > > Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no
    > > Support
    > > Tools so semi tedious route
    > > Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    > > (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to
    > > fax.
    > > Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different messages.
    > > However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin tools
    > > >
    > > Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    > > (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either
    > > 5.2.2600.2180
    > > or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    > > (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    > > (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    > > software additions to my knowledge.
    > >
    > > I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This
    > > log
    > > entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.
    > >
    > > Event Type: Warning
    > > Event Source: Print
    > > Event Category: None
    > > Event ID: 20
    > > Date: 23-03-2005
    > > Time: 17:38:14
    > > User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    > > Computer: Home
    > > Description:
    > > Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3
    > > was
    > > added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSWZRD.DLL,
    > > FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.
    > >
    > > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    > >>
    > >> We'll need the following to track this down further:
    > >> (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send
    > >> Fax
    > >> Wizard.
    > >>
    > >> (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    > >> (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    > >>
    > >> (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    > >>
    > >> (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    > >>
    > >> You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    > >> version numbers but that would be tedious.
    > >>
    > >> (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server
    > >> 2003
    > >> or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    > >> > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    > >> > have
    > >> > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    > >> >
    > >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy)
    > >> >> was
    > >> >> a
    > >> >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    > >> >> found"
    > >> >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP
    > >> >> SP2.
    > >> >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution.
    > >> >> They
    > >> >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're
    > >> >> willing
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    > >> >> your
    > >> >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    > >> >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial
    > >> >> > up.
    > >> >> > Both
    > >> >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > line
    > >> >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently
    > >> >> > installed
    > >> >> > Office
    > >> >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    > >> >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    > >> >> > properly
    > >> >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Many thanks for your time.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for
    > >> >> >> dial
    > >> >> >> up
    > >> >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    > >> >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    > >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    > >> >> >> > mid
    > >> >> >> > 2004??
    > >> >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband
    > >> >> >> > for
    > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > >> >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > >> >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > >> >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > >> >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    > >> >> >> >> pre-installed?
    > >> >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up
    > >> >> >> >> >modem
    > >> >> >> >> >is
    > >> >> >> >> >Conexant
    > >> >> >> >> > SoftK56
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via
    > >> >> >> >> > Add/Remove
    > >> >> >> >> > Programmes
    > >> >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > PC
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be
    > >> >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> >> > On
    > >> >> >> >> > checking
    > >> >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually
    > >> >> >> >> > given
    > >> >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    > >> >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    > >> >> >> >> > windows
    > >> >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    So did I.
    Anyway, I have it now. You could have sent it and not had to worry about
    posting it. Go ahead and remove the post if you want.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EEE35F70-2F9B-477B-90FE-644E210490B9@microsoft.com...
    > Just noticed error in email. Should be
    > dre[spamless]aw@ediscove.fsnet.co.uk
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> Got it.
    >> I've sent this on to the developers.
    >> Send me a valid email address in case they need more information.
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8113D3A2-A4A6-43E2-B32B-1870794E4EB9@microsoft.com...
    >> > Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no
    >> > Support
    >> > Tools so semi tedious route
    >> > Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    >> > (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to
    >> > fax.
    >> > Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different
    >> > messages.
    >> > However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin
    >> > tools
    >> > >
    >> > Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    >> > (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either
    >> > 5.2.2600.2180
    >> > or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    >> > (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    >> > (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    >> > software additions to my knowledge.
    >> >
    >> > I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This
    >> > log
    >> > entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.
    >> >
    >> > Event Type: Warning
    >> > Event Source: Print
    >> > Event Category: None
    >> > Event ID: 20
    >> > Date: 23-03-2005
    >> > Time: 17:38:14
    >> > User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    >> > Computer: Home
    >> > Description:
    >> > Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3
    >> > was
    >> > added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL,
    >> > FXSWZRD.DLL,
    >> > FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.
    >> >
    >> > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    >> > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    >> >
    >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    >> >>
    >> >> We'll need the following to track this down further:
    >> >> (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the
    >> >> Send
    >> >> Fax
    >> >> Wizard.
    >> >>
    >> >> (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run
    >> >> FileVer.exe
    >> >> (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    >> >>
    >> >> (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    >> >>
    >> >> (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    >> >>
    >> >> You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send
    >> >> us
    >> >> version numbers but that would be tedious.
    >> >>
    >> >> (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server
    >> >> 2003
    >> >> or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    >> >> --
    >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or
    >> >> > will
    >> >> > have
    >> >> > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not
    >> >> >> busy)
    >> >> >> was
    >> >> >> a
    >> >> >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    >> >> >> found"
    >> >> >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP
    >> >> >> SP2.
    >> >> >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current
    >> >> >> solution.
    >> >> >> They
    >> >> >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're
    >> >> >> willing
    >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will
    >> >> >> require
    >> >> >> your
    >> >> >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    >> >> >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial
    >> >> >> > up.
    >> >> >> > Both
    >> >> >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually
    >> >> >> > although
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > line
    >> >> >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has
    >> >> >> > returned.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently
    >> >> >> > installed
    >> >> >> > Office
    >> >> >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    >> >> >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start
    >> >> >> > it
    >> >> >> > properly
    >> >> >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Many thanks for your time.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the
    >> >> >> >> Status
    >> >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it
    >> >> >> >> for
    >> >> >> >> dial
    >> >> >> >> up
    >> >> >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    >> >> >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with
    >> >> >> >> > it
    >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from
    >> >> >> >> > ??
    >> >> >> >> > mid
    >> >> >> >> > 2004??
    >> >> >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using
    >> >> >> >> > broadband
    >> >> >> >> > for
    >> >> >> >> > Outlook
    >> >> >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    >> >> >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    >> >> >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    >> >> >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    >> >> >> >> >> pre-installed?
    >> >> >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    >> >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up
    >> >> >> >> >> >modem
    >> >> >> >> >> >is
    >> >> >> >> >> >Conexant
    >> >> >> >> >> > SoftK56
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via
    >> >> >> >> >> > Add/Remove
    >> >> >> >> >> > Programmes
    >> >> >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and
    >> >> >> >> >> > restarting
    >> >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > PC
    >> >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be
    >> >> >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> >> >> > On
    >> >> >> >> >> > checking
    >> >> >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually
    >> >> >> >> >> > given
    >> >> >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    >> >> >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    >> >> >> >> >> > windows
    >> >> >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Dear Russ Valentine
    I have the identical problem and behaviour with my fax console, with SP2
    installed from disk.
    My startup type is automatic and service status is stuck at "stopping"
    (after failing).
    Any help available yet?

    Irving

    "davidosom" wrote:

    > (1) > Fax console - hangs "Refresshing ..." in message bar. After 4 mins "All
    > fax printers are inaccessable"
    > (2) > Word doc > Ctrl+P > Printer = fax > Wizard opens > Next - hangs 2 mins
    > then "Fax Service cannot be retrieved. The fax wizard will close now" > OK >
    > hangs 2 mins before closing
    > (3) Control Panel > Printers and Faxes > Fax (status Ready) > Properties -
    > hangs 2 mins then "An attempt to connect to fax printer failed. Check the fax
    > printer connection, and try again" > OK > "The "Microsoft Shared Fax Driver"
    > printer driver is not installed ... etc."
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    > > Also, what were these "different messages" with which fax failed?
    > > --
    > > Russ Valentine
    > > [MVP-Outlook]
    > > "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:8113D3A2-A4A6-43E2-B32B-1870794E4EB9@microsoft.com...
    > > > Only lucky enough to get some form of recovery CDs with package so no
    > > > Support
    > > > Tools so semi tedious route
    > > > Somewhat out of my depth but ...
    > > > (1) Tried opening fax console to send new fax also to print word doc to
    > > > fax.
    > > > Also open fax in printers and faxes. All failed with different messages.
    > > > However no log entries on Application, security or system in >admin tools
    > > > >
    > > > Event Viewer (if this is where I should have been)
    > > > (2)(a) [fxs*] various files including application files either
    > > > 5.2.2600.2180
    > > > or 5.2.1776.0 or 0.3.2600.2180 [winfax.dll] = 5.2.1776.0
    > > > (2)(b) six files of which five 5.2.2600.2180 and one 0.3.2600.2180
    > > > (3) No. System as purchased plus Microsoft updates. No sharing. No fax
    > > > software additions to my knowledge.
    > > >
    > > > I had to send a fax yesterday so reinstalled fax as in first post. This
    > > > log
    > > > entry recorded the event. Dont know whether it helps.
    > > >
    > > > Event Type: Warning
    > > > Event Source: Print
    > > > Event Category: None
    > > > Event ID: 20
    > > > Date: 23-03-2005
    > > > Time: 17:38:14
    > > > User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    > > > Computer: Home
    > > > Description:
    > > > Printer Driver Microsoft Shared Fax Driver for Windows NT x86 Version-3
    > > > was
    > > > added or updated. Files:- FXSDRV.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSUI.DLL, FXSWZRD.DLL,
    > > > FXSTIFF.DLL, FXSRES.DLL, FXSAPI.DLL.
    > > >
    > > > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > > > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    > > >
    > > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> And the manufacturer did not provide you a backup CD for Windows XP?
    > > >>
    > > >> We'll need the following to track this down further:
    > > >> (1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send
    > > >> Fax
    > > >> Wizard.
    > > >>
    > > >> (2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
    > > >> (from Windows Support Tools) for:
    > > >>
    > > >> (a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
    > > >>
    > > >> (b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
    > > >>
    > > >> You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
    > > >> version numbers but that would be tedious.
    > > >>
    > > >> (3) Did you ever connect to a "shared fax server" from Windows Server
    > > >> 2003
    > > >> or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
    > > >> --
    > > >> Russ Valentine
    > > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > > >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > >> news:3B2B24BC-C85A-42BF-A368-77030FE35DB3@microsoft.com...
    > > >> > No XP CD as came preinstalled. Willing to help find a solution or will
    > > >> > have
    > > >> > to buy a stand alone fax!!
    > > >> >
    > > >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > > >> >
    > > >> >> I see. The previous "line is busy" error (when the line is not busy)
    > > >> >> was
    > > >> >> a
    > > >> >> symptom of an incompatible modem.
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> The current problem you are having where the "fax printer cannot be
    > > >> >> found"
    > > >> >> is being reported frequently by users who have installed Windows XP
    > > >> >> SP2.
    > > >> >> Microsoft is aware and is investigating but has no current solution.
    > > >> >> They
    > > >> >> need information from people experiencing the problem. If you're
    > > >> >> willing
    > > >> >> to
    > > >> >> help provide the information I can post instructions. It will require
    > > >> >> your
    > > >> >> installing the Windows Support Tools from the Win XP CD.
    > > >> >> --
    > > >> >> Russ Valentine
    > > >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > > >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> news:DDFEC7DF-C712-4EF3-BE48-1B2622AE6B25@microsoft.com...
    > > >> >> > Somewhere I dont normally dare go! Startup type is automatic.
    > > >> >> > Did not mean I tried to send fax when internet connected via dial
    > > >> >> > up.
    > > >> >> > Both
    > > >> >> > Outlook and fax reported line busy when tried individually although
    > > >> >> > the
    > > >> >> > line
    > > >> >> > was free. At that time also lost fax monitor but this has returned.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > Some, now cured, problems were definitely pre SP2. Recently
    > > >> >> > installed
    > > >> >> > Office
    > > >> >> > SP3 on going broadband.
    > > >> >> > Could SP2 disable fax services at PC turn off only (or not start it
    > > >> >> > properly
    > > >> >> > at boot up)? Is there likely to be a fix?
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > Many thanks for your time.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. What is the Status
    > > >> >> >> and
    > > >> >> >> Startup type you see there for the Fax Service?
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> Of course your phone line would be busy when you are using it for
    > > >> >> >> dial
    > > >> >> >> up
    > > >> >> >> internet connection. That's not a conflict, it's expected.
    > > >> >> >> Most likely SP2 has disabled your Fax Service.
    > > >> >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > > >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > > >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> >> news:79F510BB-A0EE-440B-B38B-836A3ABABD06@microsoft.com...
    > > >> >> >> > Used to work normally (although not often used). Problems with it
    > > >> >> >> > and
    > > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > > >> >> >> > (phone line busy) when using dial up for email connection from ??
    > > >> >> >> > mid
    > > >> >> >> > 2004??
    > > >> >> >> > so removed fax services. ??Norton conflict. Now using broadband
    > > >> >> >> > for
    > > >> >> >> > Outlook
    > > >> >> >> > so looking to use modem solely for fax.
    > > >> >> >> > I updated for SP2 November 2004 from CD.
    > > >> >> >> > Please explain "start up type"
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> Did the fax program ever work normally for you?
    > > >> >> >> >> Did you update your operating system to SP2 or was SP2
    > > >> >> >> >> pre-installed?
    > > >> >> >> >> What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
    > > >> >> >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
    > > >> >> >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > > >> >> >> >> "davidosom" <davidosom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > >> >> >> >> message
    > > >> >> >> >> news:892BAA20-3CCA-4B9A-BBA5-496F0F5D37C6@microsoft.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >I use XP Home +SP2 and Office XP Standard + SP3. My dial up
    > > >> >> >> >> >modem
    > > >> >> >> >> >is
    > > >> >> >> >> >Conexant
    > > >> >> >> >> > SoftK56
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> > I have added Fax Services from Windows Components via
    > > >> >> >> >> > Add/Remove
    > > >> >> >> >> > Programmes
    > > >> >> >> >> > and all works correctly. However on turning off and restarting
    > > >> >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> > PC
    > > >> >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> > facility fails when attempting to Fax as printer cannot be
    > > >> >> >> >> > found.
    > > >> >> >> >> > On
    > > >> >> >> >> > checking
    > > >> >> >> >> > 'fax' printer via control panel this message is eventually
    > > >> >> >> >> > given
    > > >> >> >> >> > "Microsoft
    > > >> >> >> >> > shared fax driver" printer driver is not installed.....
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> > The only way to re-establish Fax Services is to remove via
    > > >> >> >> >> > windows
    > > >> >> >> >> > components, reboot and reinstall as above.
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> > Any ideas (other than leaving the PC on 24/7)?
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > >
    > >
    > >
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