View Full Version : Enable Windows Fax in XP?

13-05-2010, 09:59 PM
Running XP Pro and I've tried to switch on the fax service. Add/Remove Programs - Windows Components - tick Fax - following which the Wizard asks me to insert my XP disc.

I'm on an HP laptop 6710b and so far as I can recall, XP is already stored on it. No CD when I bought it.

Solutions suggest searching the HD and finding the i386 files, one of which should be huge. So I did and found this C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386. It is 561MB and by far the largest i386 file.

Tried cut and paste in the Wizard but no good. I'm at the end of my tether. Any suggestions??

13-05-2010, 10:38 PM
It's a fair chance that there is a hidden partition containing a method to create restore CDs.

There should also be a create disks utility installed in Programs if it came with XP installed.