Fax Error: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.

Posted: 11-07-2008, 08:22 PM

This solution worked for Vista 32 Ultimate 32-bi

I've seen several solutions on the web for this error; none worked o
my machine.
Apparently the solution to the Vista "media is write protected" erro
in sending a fax is in the registry

Open regedit (back it up via export
Go the key
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fa
Click on "ArchiveFolder" in the right pan
Verify its content is "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsNT\MSFax
If it is not, change it

That's what fixed it on my machine (solution from Microsoft "chat
support)

They said this solution is in the KB article 005075, but I certainl
couldn't find it

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Fax Error: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.


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Re: Fax Error: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.
Posted: 11-07-2008, 10:03 PM
You didn't quote any posts and you started a new thread. To what problem is
this a solution? My Archive Folder setting is:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax and everything works fine.
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"jgarman" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> This solution worked for Vista 32 Ultimate 32-bit
>
> I've seen several solutions on the web for this error; none worked on
> my machine.
> Apparently the solution to the Vista "media is write protected" error
> in sending a fax is in the registry.
>
> Open regedit (back it up via export)
> Go the key:
> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fax
> Click on "ArchiveFolder" in the right pane
> Verify its content is "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsNT\MSFax"
> If it is not, change it.
>
> That's what fixed it on my machine (solution from Microsoft "chat"
> support).
>
> They said this solution is in the KB article 005075, but I certainly
> couldn't find it.
>
>
> --
> jgarman
jgarman
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Re: Fax Error: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.
Posted: 11-09-2008, 10:05 PM

In running Vista's FAX service (not available in all versions of Vista)
several folks have run into the error message which is the title of the
thread and been unable to send faxes.

All other threads mentioning this error were closed, so I opened a new
one.


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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Re: Fax Error: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.
Posted: 11-09-2008, 10:45 PM
I see. Thanks. Steps to repro the problem or quotes from other posts would
help us put this in context. I've never seen the issue reproduced.
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> In running Vista's FAX service (not available in all versions of Vista)
> several folks have run into the error message which is the title of the
> thread and been unable to send faxes.
>
> All other threads mentioning this error were closed, so I opened a new
> one.
>
>
> --
> jgarman
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Re: Fax Error: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.
Posted: 11-10-2008, 04:24 PM

Next time... perspective is everything

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