I've recently bought a new Windows Vista Home Basic. To my surprise I
found out that it does not have a built-in fax software, unlike the
Ultimate version of Vista, and unlike Windows XP.
I installed Symantec WinFax 10.03, which seems to be running well,
however whenever I start up my computer, I get a dialog box titled
"Interactive services dialog detection". It says:
"A program can't display a message on your desktop
This program may need information or permission to complete a task.
Program(s) or devices(s) [sic] requesting attention.
Message title: WinFax MOD - ... Modem
Program pah: C:\Program Files\WinFax\WFXMOD32.EXE
This problem happens because of partial incompatibility with Windows
I have two options: "Show me the message" and "Remind me in a few
I received the same sort of message for several other problem I've run
into in Vista during the week I had it, such as a problem with the
Printer Spooler. In other cases (such as the printer spooler example),
when I click on "Show me the message", it shows me a dialog box on
which I click on "OK", and then I go back to the Vista main window and
the "Interactive services dialog detection" box disappears.
However, in WinFax, after I click on "Show me the message" it shows me
no message. I tried everything, for example I clicked on Alt+Tab and
Enter to close invisible messages. Nothing works - there is no
When I click on "Return now" it shows me the dialog box as if there is
still a message.
When I click on "Remind me in a few minutes", it does remind me in a
few minutes. Even when I close WFXMOD32.EXE, it still won't go away.
Is there any way I can make the box disappear? For example if I can
completely cancel the "Interactive services dialog detection" feature