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Should I be worried about prompts listed below

I wrote to windows technical support because my One Care Program gives me prompts that my stand alone computer is connected to a network. Sometimes when I want to turn off my computer it says other people are logged on. Their answer was that the problem is related to my computer's original equipment manufacturer. When I called the Compaq number I was told that I needed to purchase a warranty before they could help me. I am concerned if this is a safey issue. I do not understand how I can be part of a network. Was given a used computer? Do I need to be concerned about these prompts or is it something of a quirk without consequenses? I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to computers. Help please. Marianne

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That is a little strange..perhaps you'd be open to an E Housecall. send me a note through email on my profile, and we'll see if we can shift that one.

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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...


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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
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