Microsoft KB Archive/168807

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Article ID: 168807

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168807

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When using the AutoDialer from a Microsoft Outlook 97 Contact, you may receive the following error message:

The selected line or address is in use by another program or device. Your call could not be placed at this time. Try your call again later.


You are using virus protection software called, PC-cillin 95, from Trend Micro.


Wait for dial tone before dialing is enabled.


Quit PC-cillin 95 before using the Outlook Contact AutoDialer as follows:

  1. Right-click the PC-cillin 95 icon on the lower right corner of the Windows Taskbar.
  2. Click "Unload PC-cillin 95." This removes PC-cillin 95 from memory.
  3. To restart the program, click PC-cillin 95 on the Windows Program menu.

NOTE: Unloading is not the same as uninstalling PC-cillin 95. Unloading and restarting PC-cillin 95 does not require you to restart Windows and has no effect on the installation of the program.

Disable Wait for dial tone before dialing:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Modems.
  3. Click the name of the modem, click Properties, then click the Connection tab.
  4. Click to uncheck Wait for dial tone before dialing, click OK and Close, then close Control Panel.


Steps to Reproduce the Problem

  1. Open an Outlook Contact.
  2. On the Toolbar, click the AutoDialer icon.
  3. In the New Call dialog, click Start Call.

RESULT: If you are running PC-cillin 95, you get the error message above.

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