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Error when adding a printer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Yaaya45, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. Yaaya45

    Yaaya45 Thread Starter

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    :confused: I was recently messing with my comp. and after I fixed a problem I'd been having my printer stuff died.
    When I'm trying to print stuff it says I have to add a printer and when I click add printer in the printers and faxes place on the start menu it says "opperation could not be completed". I tried installing the drivers again but when it searches for a printer to know wich port to connect to it just sits their for a while and it doesn't find one. This is magerly anoying me plz help.

    Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional
    Version 2002
    Service Pack1
     
  2. norton850

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    I probably had more problems installing and reinstalling my printer than any other piece of hardware. Is your printer missing in the Printers section? Also go into device manager and see if the printer is listed. Look for any problems. Make sure the cable connection between the printer and computer is secure.

    What problem did you just fix, what is the make and model of your printer, USB or not?
     
  3. Yaaya45

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    My printer doesn't appear in the device manager or in the printers section, yes my printer is connected to my comp. and the connection is a USB connection. The problem I recently fixed was a internet connection/network connection problem and the problem was it had to search for the connection with my routers own software not windows, so I hade to unclick the have windows search for the connection box.

    Its an Epson Stylus Color 880

    When I first got WinXP the drivers for my printer wouldn't work on XP so I had to download some that did and its worked with the drivers I downloaded for a while now.

    Again Plz help this is really anoying
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Have you tried reinstalling the printer drivers?

    wrs
     
  5. norton850

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    Try disconnecting the USB cable, reconnect it and then see if you can install the printer.
     
  6. Yaaya45

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    Yes I tried installing the printer drivers
     
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