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I have a built in Fax modem on my Sony Vaoi and since my stand alone Fax machine broke down, I have been using the PC based software that comes with Microsoft . The problem I am having is that most times I have to re-boot my PC before a fax can come through which is really annoying since I have to keep my PC on at all times for some programs that I use. I can send faxes anytime.

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  • smita9 Nov 14, 2008

    Sorry, I should have thanked you earlier but have not had time to look into WinFax Pro as yet - at least I know where to start. Thank you for your help.

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Smita,

You didn't mention what Operating system you had, Since you mentioned Microsoft I'm assuming it's one of the varieties of windows.

In my honest oppinion I believe your problem lies with using the integrated fax utilities "Built into" Windows. Microsofts Fax utilities never were as good as some of the Standalone software out there.

My best advice if you need to use your PC for faxing is to get one of the stand alone fax programs out there. My recommendation would be WinFax Pro. But you are welcome to shop around and Find one that fits your needs both in cost and functionality.

Good Luck and Take care
Dave

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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