program trys to load

By short1 ·
I have an XP Pro system from Dell. My problem is the Fax program trys to load everytime I boot up. I have not been able to find the program to delete it. Can some one point me in the right direction

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it may not be just the fax program

by w2ktechman In reply to program trys to load

it may be another program is trying to use the fax, that could be why you are having a hard time finding it. It also, may be a service running at startup (automatic) instead of (manual) mode.
Open msconfig, look through the last tab for startup apps. uncheck anything that is opening at startup that is not needed.
Also look through your IE settings, is it setup to use the modem? Have you installed any 3rd party apps?

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And, if the root still eludes you, ...

by deepsand In reply to it may not be just the fa ...

try a 3rd party tool, such as Process Explorer from Sysinternals, available as a free download at

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It could also be

by NickNielsen In reply to program trys to load

something as stupid and simple as the Fax being the default print device. Have seen this on numerous XP systems, including my own brand new one.

Is a printer installed AND is it the default device?

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