Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:21 PM
Panda: Very sophisticated and above my level! But maybe it's time for me to start learning some VBScript. Tied up next few days, but I'll try this when I have a chance. However, to start at the very beginning - where would I paste this code text? Into a new .bat file? Or into a .txt file and then rename it with .exe?
Given your high level of knowledge, maybe you might have insight into the underlying problem: My Wake on Ring just doesn't work reliably. When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend (S1 or S3 - makes no difference), and a fax comes in, sometimes the modem wakes the machine and the fax is received using fxssvc.exe, and sometimes the machine stays asleep. (When the machine is awake, it receives faxes beautifully.) I've set all the BIOS and modem card Power Management settings to permit Wake on Ring. Is there anything I could do to fix this intermittent relationship among fxssvc, the modem, wake on ring and the PC? (The PC is a very zippy Dell Optiplex 755 with latest BIOS and 2GB RAM, and the modem is a Conexant D850, which I have initially-, un- and re-installed thrice.) I've tried everything else I can find. Is there a portion of WinXP to re-install, and how would I do that?
By the way, I now think my idea to remind the PC with the two powercfg settings just before standby is NOT going to fix the problem, although I shall continue to tinker. After one fax came in tonight and woke the machine from standby, the machine stopped responding to subsequent faxes.
Thanks. Looking forward to more high-level suggestions from you.