Problem sending Faxes

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

Up until recently I've always been able to send faxes. I have not changed my
setup at all.

When I send faxes by a) sending documents to the fax printer or b) sending a
WORD document to the fax printer the Fax Wizard comes up with an Error
Message-"Fax Server cannont be retrieved. The Fax Wizard will close"

Also tried sending faxes by opening the Fax Console. When I do this the Fax
Console refreshes and eventually gives a message "The 'Microsoft Shared Fax
Driver' printer driver is not installed on this computer. Some printer
properties will not be accessible unless you install the printer driver. Do
you wan to install the driver now?"
I have reinstalled the drivers, went into the Device Manager and updated the
drivers for the Fax Modem "Lucent Win Modem" and all the other things that
the HP Support Center tells me.

Does any one have any suggestions for using the Fax Console or fixing a
printer problem of this nature?
(Hope I wasn't confusing but I tried to provide as much information as
possible)

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

    What changed just before "up until recently?"
    Things don't just happen for no reason.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F4BB00F8-4031-407E-BA97-3BF6B83B355E@microsoft.com...
    > Up until recently I've always been able to send faxes. I have not changed
    > my
    > setup at all.
    >
    > When I send faxes by a) sending documents to the fax printer or b) sending
    > a
    > WORD document to the fax printer the Fax Wizard comes up with an Error
    > Message-"Fax Server cannont be retrieved. The Fax Wizard will close"
    >
    > Also tried sending faxes by opening the Fax Console. When I do this the
    > Fax
    > Console refreshes and eventually gives a message "The 'Microsoft Shared
    > Fax
    > Driver' printer driver is not installed on this computer. Some printer
    > properties will not be accessible unless you install the printer driver.
    > Do
    > you wan to install the driver now?"
    > I have reinstalled the drivers, went into the Device Manager and updated
    > the
    > drivers for the Fax Modem "Lucent Win Modem" and all the other things that
    > the HP Support Center tells me.
    >
    > Does any one have any suggestions for using the Fax Console or fixing a
    > printer problem of this nature?
    > (Hope I wasn't confusing but I tried to provide as much information as
    > possible)
    >
    > Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my system
    and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been periodic
    System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter and
    update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all possible
    situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've reinstalled
    the fax services and everything.

    I hope this makes sense.


    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > What changed just before "up until recently?"
    > Things don't just happen for no reason.
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F4BB00F8-4031-407E-BA97-3BF6B83B355E@microsoft.com...
    > > Up until recently I've always been able to send faxes. I have not changed
    > > my
    > > setup at all.
    > >
    > > When I send faxes by a) sending documents to the fax printer or b) sending
    > > a
    > > WORD document to the fax printer the Fax Wizard comes up with an Error
    > > Message-"Fax Server cannont be retrieved. The Fax Wizard will close"
    > >
    > > Also tried sending faxes by opening the Fax Console. When I do this the
    > > Fax
    > > Console refreshes and eventually gives a message "The 'Microsoft Shared
    > > Fax
    > > Driver' printer driver is not installed on this computer. Some printer
    > > properties will not be accessible unless you install the printer driver.
    > > Do
    > > you wan to install the driver now?"
    > > I have reinstalled the drivers, went into the Device Manager and updated
    > > the
    > > drivers for the Fax Modem "Lucent Win Modem" and all the other things that
    > > the HP Support Center tells me.
    > >
    > > Does any one have any suggestions for using the Fax Console or fixing a
    > > printer problem of this nature?
    > > (Hope I wasn't confusing but I tried to provide as much information as
    > > possible)
    > >
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP SP2?
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    > I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    > system
    > and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been periodic
    > System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter and
    > update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all possible
    > situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    > reinstalled
    > the fax services and everything.
    >
    > I hope this makes sense.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> What changed just before "up until recently?"
    >> Things don't just happen for no reason.
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:F4BB00F8-4031-407E-BA97-3BF6B83B355E@microsoft.com...
    >> > Up until recently I've always been able to send faxes. I have not
    >> > changed
    >> > my
    >> > setup at all.
    >> >
    >> > When I send faxes by a) sending documents to the fax printer or b)
    >> > sending
    >> > a
    >> > WORD document to the fax printer the Fax Wizard comes up with an Error
    >> > Message-"Fax Server cannont be retrieved. The Fax Wizard will close"
    >> >
    >> > Also tried sending faxes by opening the Fax Console. When I do this the
    >> > Fax
    >> > Console refreshes and eventually gives a message "The 'Microsoft Shared
    >> > Fax
    >> > Driver' printer driver is not installed on this computer. Some printer
    >> > properties will not be accessible unless you install the printer
    >> > driver.
    >> > Do
    >> > you wan to install the driver now?"
    >> > I have reinstalled the drivers, went into the Device Manager and
    >> > updated
    >> > the
    >> > drivers for the Fax Modem "Lucent Win Modem" and all the other things
    >> > that
    >> > the HP Support Center tells me.
    >> >
    >> > Does any one have any suggestions for using the Fax Console or fixing a
    >> > printer problem of this nature?
    >> > (Hope I wasn't confusing but I tried to provide as much information as
    >> > possible)
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Honestly I'm not sure.

    Is there a way to check version numbers or something?


    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP SP2?
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    > > I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    > > system
    > > and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been periodic
    > > System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter and
    > > update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all possible
    > > situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    > > reinstalled
    > > the fax services and everything.
    > >
    > > I hope this makes sense.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> What changed just before "up until recently?"
    > >> Things don't just happen for no reason.
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:F4BB00F8-4031-407E-BA97-3BF6B83B355E@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Up until recently I've always been able to send faxes. I have not
    > >> > changed
    > >> > my
    > >> > setup at all.
    > >> >
    > >> > When I send faxes by a) sending documents to the fax printer or b)
    > >> > sending
    > >> > a
    > >> > WORD document to the fax printer the Fax Wizard comes up with an Error
    > >> > Message-"Fax Server cannont be retrieved. The Fax Wizard will close"
    > >> >
    > >> > Also tried sending faxes by opening the Fax Console. When I do this the
    > >> > Fax
    > >> > Console refreshes and eventually gives a message "The 'Microsoft Shared
    > >> > Fax
    > >> > Driver' printer driver is not installed on this computer. Some printer
    > >> > properties will not be accessible unless you install the printer
    > >> > driver.
    > >> > Do
    > >> > you wan to install the driver now?"
    > >> > I have reinstalled the drivers, went into the Device Manager and
    > >> > updated
    > >> > the
    > >> > drivers for the Fax Modem "Lucent Win Modem" and all the other things
    > >> > that
    > >> > the HP Support Center tells me.
    > >> >
    > >> > Does any one have any suggestions for using the Fax Console or fixing a
    > >> > printer problem of this nature?
    > >> > (Hope I wasn't confusing but I tried to provide as much information as
    > >> > possible)
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    installing SP2 caused the problem.
    It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    > Honestly I'm not sure.
    >
    > Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    >
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    >> SP2?
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    >> > I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    >> > system
    >> > and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    >> > periodic
    >> > System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    >> > and
    >> > update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    >> > possible
    >> > situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    >> > reinstalled
    >> > the fax services and everything.
    >> >
    >> > I hope this makes sense.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> What changed just before "up until recently?"
    >> >> Things don't just happen for no reason.
    >> >> --
    >> >> Russ Valentine
    >> >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >> >> "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:F4BB00F8-4031-407E-BA97-3BF6B83B355E@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Up until recently I've always been able to send faxes. I have not
    >> >> > changed
    >> >> > my
    >> >> > setup at all.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > When I send faxes by a) sending documents to the fax printer or b)
    >> >> > sending
    >> >> > a
    >> >> > WORD document to the fax printer the Fax Wizard comes up with an
    >> >> > Error
    >> >> > Message-"Fax Server cannont be retrieved. The Fax Wizard will close"
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Also tried sending faxes by opening the Fax Console. When I do this
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > Fax
    >> >> > Console refreshes and eventually gives a message "The 'Microsoft
    >> >> > Shared
    >> >> > Fax
    >> >> > Driver' printer driver is not installed on this computer. Some
    >> >> > printer
    >> >> > properties will not be accessible unless you install the printer
    >> >> > driver.
    >> >> > Do
    >> >> > you wan to install the driver now?"
    >> >> > I have reinstalled the drivers, went into the Device Manager and
    >> >> > updated
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > drivers for the Fax Modem "Lucent Win Modem" and all the other
    >> >> > things
    >> >> > that
    >> >> > the HP Support Center tells me.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Does any one have any suggestions for using the Fax Console or
    >> >> > fixing a
    >> >> > printer problem of this nature?
    >> >> > (Hope I wasn't confusing but I tried to provide as much information
    >> >> > as
    >> >> > possible)
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition Version
    2002 Service Pack 2


    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

    > Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    > installing SP2 caused the problem.
    > It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    > A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    > "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    > > Honestly I'm not sure.
    > >
    > > Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    > >
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    > >> SP2?
    > >> --
    > >> Russ Valentine
    > >> [MVP-Outlook]
    > >> "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    > >> > I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    > >> > system
    > >> > and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    > >> > periodic
    > >> > System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    > >> > and
    > >> > update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    > >> > possible
    > >> > situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    > >> > reinstalled
    > >> > the fax services and everything.
    > >> >
    > >> > I hope this makes sense.
    > >> >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    OK. We're getting warmer.
    Did you expressly install this update or was it pre-installed with your
    computer?
    If the former, did the fax service work correctly before the upgrade?
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]

    Berryville wrote:
    > Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition Version
    > 2002 Service Pack 2
    >
    >
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    >>installing SP2 caused the problem.
    >>It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    >>A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    >>--
    >>Russ Valentine
    >>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>>Honestly I'm not sure.
    >>>
    >>>Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    >>>>SP2?
    >>>>--
    >>>>Russ Valentine
    >>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    >>>>
    >>>>>I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    >>>>>system
    >>>>>and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    >>>>>periodic
    >>>>>System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    >>>>>and
    >>>>>update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    >>>>>possible
    >>>>>situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    >>>>>reinstalled
    >>>>>the fax services and everything.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I hope this makes sense.
    >>>>>
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    I don't recall. Honestly, when Window's update automatically periodically, I
    can't say if this was an update that was made at that time or a
    pre-installed. This computer is over 3 years old so that may give you a
    little idea of what was pre-installed. Sorry I can't be more descriptive on
    that but the fax service upto a couple of weeks ago. Windows updates are
    available all the time.

    Sorry :(

    "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:

    > OK. We're getting warmer.
    > Did you expressly install this update or was it pre-installed with your
    > computer?
    > If the former, did the fax service work correctly before the upgrade?
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    >
    > Berryville wrote:
    > > Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition Version
    > > 2002 Service Pack 2
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    > >>installing SP2 caused the problem.
    > >>It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    > >>A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    > >>--
    > >>Russ Valentine
    > >>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    > >>
    > >>>Honestly I'm not sure.
    > >>>
    > >>>Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    > >>>>SP2?
    > >>>>--
    > >>>>Russ Valentine
    > >>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    > >>>>>system
    > >>>>>and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    > >>>>>periodic
    > >>>>>System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    > >>>>>and
    > >>>>>update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    > >>>>>possible
    > >>>>>situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    > >>>>>reinstalled
    > >>>>>the fax services and everything.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>I hope this makes sense.
    > >>>>>
    > >
    > >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Can you at least tell me if your fax service ever worked correctly?
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]

    Berryville wrote:
    > I don't recall. Honestly, when Window's update automatically periodically, I
    > can't say if this was an update that was made at that time or a
    > pre-installed. This computer is over 3 years old so that may give you a
    > little idea of what was pre-installed. Sorry I can't be more descriptive on
    > that but the fax service upto a couple of weeks ago. Windows updates are
    > available all the time.
    >
    > Sorry :(
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>OK. We're getting warmer.
    >>Did you expressly install this update or was it pre-installed with your
    >>computer?
    >>If the former, did the fax service work correctly before the upgrade?
    >>--
    >>Russ Valentine
    >>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>
    >>Berryville wrote:
    >>
    >>>Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition Version
    >>>2002 Service Pack 2
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    >>>>installing SP2 caused the problem.
    >>>>It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    >>>>A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    >>>>--
    >>>>Russ Valentine
    >>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Honestly I'm not sure.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    >>>>>>SP2?
    >>>>>>--
    >>>>>>Russ Valentine
    >>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    >>>>>>>system
    >>>>>>>and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    >>>>>>>periodic
    >>>>>>>System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    >>>>>>>and
    >>>>>>>update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    >>>>>>>possible
    >>>>>>>situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    >>>>>>>reinstalled
    >>>>>>>the fax services and everything.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>I hope this makes sense.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>
    >>>
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Yes, from day one it work properly. A few times, It wouldn't send and I'd
    restart the computer and all is well. This was the first time that Fax
    Console gave me the error message that "All Fax Printers are inaccessible".



    "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:

    > Can you at least tell me if your fax service ever worked correctly?
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    >
    > Berryville wrote:
    > > I don't recall. Honestly, when Window's update automatically periodically, I
    > > can't say if this was an update that was made at that time or a
    > > pre-installed. This computer is over 3 years old so that may give you a
    > > little idea of what was pre-installed. Sorry I can't be more descriptive on
    > > that but the fax service upto a couple of weeks ago. Windows updates are
    > > available all the time.
    > >
    > > Sorry :(
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>OK. We're getting warmer.
    > >>Did you expressly install this update or was it pre-installed with your
    > >>computer?
    > >>If the former, did the fax service work correctly before the upgrade?
    > >>--
    > >>Russ Valentine
    > >>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>
    > >>Berryville wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition Version
    > >>>2002 Service Pack 2
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    > >>>>installing SP2 caused the problem.
    > >>>>It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    > >>>>A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    > >>>>--
    > >>>>Russ Valentine
    > >>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>Honestly I'm not sure.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>>Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    > >>>>>>SP2?
    > >>>>>>--
    > >>>>>>Russ Valentine
    > >>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>>>news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    > >>>>>>>system
    > >>>>>>>and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    > >>>>>>>periodic
    > >>>>>>>System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    > >>>>>>>and
    > >>>>>>>update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    > >>>>>>>possible
    > >>>>>>>situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    > >>>>>>>reinstalled
    > >>>>>>>the fax services and everything.
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>I hope this makes sense.
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Many people report this problem
    Microsoft has no clue. Like you, no one seems to be able to provide the
    exact steps to reproduce the problem.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]

    Berryville wrote:
    > Yes, from day one it work properly. A few times, It wouldn't send and I'd
    > restart the computer and all is well. This was the first time that Fax
    > Console gave me the error message that "All Fax Printers are inaccessible".
    >
    >
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Can you at least tell me if your fax service ever worked correctly?
    >>--
    >>Russ Valentine
    >>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>
    >>Berryville wrote:
    >>
    >>>I don't recall. Honestly, when Window's update automatically periodically, I
    >>>can't say if this was an update that was made at that time or a
    >>>pre-installed. This computer is over 3 years old so that may give you a
    >>>little idea of what was pre-installed. Sorry I can't be more descriptive on
    >>>that but the fax service upto a couple of weeks ago. Windows updates are
    >>>available all the time.
    >>>
    >>>Sorry :(
    >>>
    >>>"Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>OK. We're getting warmer.
    >>>>Did you expressly install this update or was it pre-installed with your
    >>>>computer?
    >>>>If the former, did the fax service work correctly before the upgrade?
    >>>>--
    >>>>Russ Valentine
    >>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>>>
    >>>>Berryville wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition Version
    >>>>>2002 Service Pack 2
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    >>>>>>installing SP2 caused the problem.
    >>>>>>It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    >>>>>>A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    >>>>>>--
    >>>>>>Russ Valentine
    >>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Honestly I'm not sure.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    >>>>>>>>SP2?
    >>>>>>>>--
    >>>>>>>>Russ Valentine
    >>>>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >>>>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    >>>>>>>>>system
    >>>>>>>>>and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    >>>>>>>>>periodic
    >>>>>>>>>System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    >>>>>>>>>and
    >>>>>>>>>update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    >>>>>>>>>possible
    >>>>>>>>>situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    >>>>>>>>>reinstalled
    >>>>>>>>>the fax services and everything.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>I hope this makes sense.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Do you know if there is a way to setup an alternative fax program using the
    modem?

    I've tested the modem through the diagnostics program and it works so I know
    it's a software issue.

    Also does anyone know if there is a way to fax using DSL?

    Just some thoughts.

    Thanks for all your help.

    "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:

    > Many people report this problem
    > Microsoft has no clue. Like you, no one seems to be able to provide the
    > exact steps to reproduce the problem.
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]
    >
    > Berryville wrote:
    > > Yes, from day one it work properly. A few times, It wouldn't send and I'd
    > > restart the computer and all is well. This was the first time that Fax
    > > Console gave me the error message that "All Fax Printers are inaccessible".
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>Can you at least tell me if your fax service ever worked correctly?
    > >>--
    > >>Russ Valentine
    > >>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>
    > >>Berryville wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>I don't recall. Honestly, when Window's update automatically periodically, I
    > >>>can't say if this was an update that was made at that time or a
    > >>>pre-installed. This computer is over 3 years old so that may give you a
    > >>>little idea of what was pre-installed. Sorry I can't be more descriptive on
    > >>>that but the fax service upto a couple of weeks ago. Windows updates are
    > >>>available all the time.
    > >>>
    > >>>Sorry :(
    > >>>
    > >>>"Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>OK. We're getting warmer.
    > >>>>Did you expressly install this update or was it pre-installed with your
    > >>>>computer?
    > >>>>If the former, did the fax service work correctly before the upgrade?
    > >>>>--
    > >>>>Russ Valentine
    > >>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Berryville wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition Version
    > >>>>>2002 Service Pack 2
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>>Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether your
    > >>>>>>installing SP2 caused the problem.
    > >>>>>>It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you installed it.
    > >>>>>>A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    > >>>>>>--
    > >>>>>>Russ Valentine
    > >>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>>>news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>Honestly I'm not sure.
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>>Did one of these system updates include the installation of Windows XP
    > >>>>>>>>SP2?
    > >>>>>>>>--
    > >>>>>>>>Russ Valentine
    > >>>>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    > >>>>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>>>>>news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    > >>>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>>>I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was restart my
    > >>>>>>>>>system
    > >>>>>>>>>and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    > >>>>>>>>>periodic
    > >>>>>>>>>System updates, installation of new version of McAfee SecurityCenter
    > >>>>>>>>>and
    > >>>>>>>>>update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    > >>>>>>>>>possible
    > >>>>>>>>>situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    > >>>>>>>>>reinstalled
    > >>>>>>>>>the fax services and everything.
    > >>>>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>>>I hope this makes sense.
    > >>>>>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    >
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    As long as your analog modem supports class 1, 2, or 2.0 faxing it should be
    compatible with most third party fax software.

    No fax software will function with cable modems or DSL lines. With some DSL
    connections you can obtain a DSL line filter suitable for connecting a
    standard analog voice line to the DSL line and can then connect an analog
    fax modem to that line.

    If you have no analog modem or phone line, you will need to use a fee based
    Internet Fax Service. Several are listed here: http://www.savetz.com/fax/


    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C427186A-CBFF-4DEB-93A0-ACBDA4C54DB0@microsoft.com...
    > Do you know if there is a way to setup an alternative fax program using
    > the
    > modem?
    >
    > I've tested the modem through the diagnostics program and it works so I
    > know
    > it's a software issue.
    >
    > Also does anyone know if there is a way to fax using DSL?
    >
    > Just some thoughts.
    >
    > Thanks for all your help.
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    >
    >> Many people report this problem
    >> Microsoft has no clue. Like you, no one seems to be able to provide the
    >> exact steps to reproduce the problem.
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]
    >>
    >> Berryville wrote:
    >> > Yes, from day one it work properly. A few times, It wouldn't send and
    >> > I'd
    >> > restart the computer and all is well. This was the first time that Fax
    >> > Console gave me the error message that "All Fax Printers are
    >> > inaccessible".
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>Can you at least tell me if your fax service ever worked correctly?
    >> >>--
    >> >>Russ Valentine
    >> >>[MVP-Outlook]
    >> >>
    >> >>Berryville wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >>>I don't recall. Honestly, when Window's update automatically
    >> >>>periodically, I
    >> >>>can't say if this was an update that was made at that time or a
    >> >>>pre-installed. This computer is over 3 years old so that may give you
    >> >>>a
    >> >>>little idea of what was pre-installed. Sorry I can't be more
    >> >>>descriptive on
    >> >>>that but the fax service upto a couple of weeks ago. Windows updates
    >> >>>are
    >> >>>available all the time.
    >> >>>
    >> >>>Sorry :(
    >> >>>
    >> >>>"Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >>>
    >> >>>
    >> >>>
    >> >>>>OK. We're getting warmer.
    >> >>>>Did you expressly install this update or was it pre-installed with
    >> >>>>your
    >> >>>>computer?
    >> >>>>If the former, did the fax service work correctly before the upgrade?
    >> >>>>--
    >> >>>>Russ Valentine
    >> >>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>>Berryville wrote:
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>>>Yes, I have installed XP Service Pack 2. My version is Home Edition
    >> >>>>>Version
    >> >>>>>2002 Service Pack 2
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>>Yes, but that won't answer the question. I need to know whether
    >> >>>>>>your
    >> >>>>>>installing SP2 caused the problem.
    >> >>>>>>It was not just a routine update. You would remember if you
    >> >>>>>>installed it.
    >> >>>>>>A R click of My Computer > Properties will return your OS version.
    >> >>>>>>--
    >> >>>>>>Russ Valentine
    >> >>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >> >>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >>>>>>message
    >> >>>>>>news:27B5B1D3-1E1A-4077-BA78-783C1321B02C@microsoft.com...
    >> >>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>Honestly I'm not sure.
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>Is there a way to check version numbers or something?
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>>Did one of these system updates include the installation of
    >> >>>>>>>>Windows XP
    >> >>>>>>>>SP2?
    >> >>>>>>>>--
    >> >>>>>>>>Russ Valentine
    >> >>>>>>>>[MVP-Outlook]
    >> >>>>>>>>"Berryville" <Berryville@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >>>>>>>>message
    >> >>>>>>>>news:0444F45B-67CF-4B60-8C34-2200F60DF4D1@microsoft.com...
    >> >>>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>>>I've had this problem in the past but all I had to do was
    >> >>>>>>>>>restart my
    >> >>>>>>>>>system
    >> >>>>>>>>>and all would be well. The only changes to my system have been
    >> >>>>>>>>>periodic
    >> >>>>>>>>>System updates, installation of new version of McAfee
    >> >>>>>>>>>SecurityCenter
    >> >>>>>>>>>and
    >> >>>>>>>>>update of Wireless Ethernet Software. I know that these are all
    >> >>>>>>>>>possible
    >> >>>>>>>>>situations but it should be an easy fix to reset the fax. I've
    >> >>>>>>>>>reinstalled
    >> >>>>>>>>>the fax services and everything.
    >> >>>>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>>>I hope this makes sense.
    >> >>>>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>>
    >>
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