I have a Dell machine which is running on a Windows XP operating system and it will not allow dial-up networking to be configured because it is grayed out. I have already checked out the ms knowledge base but those are not working for me. So after researching for a bit more I found out that I am not able to start some services and it is giving me the error 1084, so this means that the telephony services are not running at all and hence I am not able to setup dial-up. I have scanned my pc and there are no virus infection at all, so what other problem could it be? Any help would be appreciated.