I don't usually use the built in Phone dialer, but another thread has got me trying to use it via Excel... but that is neither here nor there as far as the problem is concerned...
The problem is that it works OK if I "dial" a number using the speed dial, i.e. one of the built in memories, but if I type a number into the box and click the "Dial" button, the only thing that happens is that the dialer prog locks up. The compuetr doesn't lock up, just the dialer. It needs a ctl/alt/del whcih gives a "Phone dialer not responding" message.
It is consistantly happening. I have tried the following;
Uninstalled/reinstalled the prog.
Run sfc (no faults found).
Tried reinstalling windows, over the top of existing installation.
Now I run a multiboot system, (98se in each case). It's the same on both systems which would, perhaps, suggest a hardware problem?.. But if that was the case then surely it wouldn't work using the speed dial buttons.
It's not the end of the world if I don't get it working, but it would sure be nice to as i'm trying to get a phonelist to work via Excel for my dad. If I can't do it from home I'll have to do it all at his place rather than send a completed file.
Any suggetsions at all are welcome. I can't find anything on the net that matches this!
I'm writing this from work, and the problem is at home so I can't do much about it at the moment, but...
Powerless, I have tried that, and even running in safe mode, to no avail!
I'd particularly welcome comment as to whether folk think this is hardware related, rather than a software problem? As I've suggested, my thoughts are that it ISN'T hardware as it does dial OK using the "speed dial" buttons.
Any other thoughts most welcome!
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