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"O where, O where has my printer gone..."

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CastleHeart, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. CastleHeart

    CastleHeart Thread Starter

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    Got printer problems...

    My mama's XP (with a Lexamark X85 printer attached that DID work) shows no printer listed in the Control Panel or in Device Manager and yet Install new hardware says it can't find any new hardware and when you enter the specific hardware you are looking for it says it is working properly! :eek:

    Changing USB ports caused it to say it found new hardware and it supposedly did a brief set up and driver install and said all is fine - but no printers are listed and applications say they can't print because of errors communicating with printer.

    Suggestions on where to go from here? :confused:

    - Castleheart :cool:
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    A good restore point?
     
  3. Mr. PC Doc

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    Instead of WinXP installing the drivers, install the drivers that came with the printer. If none did, go to www.driverguide.com or www.windriver.com and download the correct drivers.
     
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