When I originally configured the Fax Console in my WindowsXP Home
system, I set it up for manual answer. It seemed to work just fine. Then
I changed it to auto-answer to test a suggested fix for VERY SLOW fax
reception. The auto-answer acted very wierdly (precise enough
description?!), so I changed it back to manual answer.
Now the system answers any call that rings more than once, even though
it's not obvious how the Fax Console is even starting! AND, once it
answers the phone, if I tell it to disconnect, it won't release the
phone line. (I have to physically disconnect the phone cord to recover a
I don't mind the FC auto-starting, unless I can't get it to start
behaving and leaving a ringing phone alone.
John A. Parker