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    fax installation attempts (windows xp)

    Every time I start my computer (windows xp) it tries to install a fax. I have to cancel the attempts three times to get rid of it. There is no fax card. How do I stop this problem from occuring?

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    Re: fax installation attempts (windows xp)

    Hello and Welcome to the Lounge.

    Try Clicking on Start>Run and type "msconfig" ( without the quotes )
    In the resulting screen, go to Start Up, and look for any mention of a fax or fax software.
    You can disable it by UNchecking the line mentioning the fax. ( also take note of the location of this item ) and OK out.
    Reboot.
    If that cures it, you have to locate this start up either by doing a registry edit or if it mentions a folder, going to that folder and removing it.

    There are also third party utilities that will disable the startup without using MSconfig. MSconfig should not be used to permanently disable a startup, only use it for troubleshooting.
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    Re: fax installation attempts (windows xp)

    Thank you for the help. I went into msconfig which is a first time for me, I couldn't find any mention of fax in the start up menu. i did find "installer" but was reluctant to disable this because I was unsure of the consequences. Any other ideas?
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    Re: fax installation attempts (windows xp)

    Jimmie,
    Disable installer and reboot.

    Check out the results.
    If it's really necessary. you can just go back in and re-enable the start up.

    I would suspect this fax ability is being installed by your modem or by an auxiliary fax add on.
    First see if disabling the installer fixes your problem

    Are you on a dial up connection or on DSL or Cable?
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