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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by psgabin, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. psgabin

    psgabin Thread Starter

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    I can't remove a printer not connected to computer, If i highlite in "printers" and press delete, I get a cannot remove message. Is there a way to remove printer by deleteing a file or files or somewhere in registry??
     
  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi psgabin, Welcome to TSG !!
    What OS are you running?
    Do you have Admin rights to machine?
    Do you have full control of the printer?
    This info will help a great deal so we can help!

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  3. psgabin

    psgabin Thread Starter

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    i'm using xp home, only user on computer admin rights (how do i check??)
    this printer is not connected to computer anymore.
     
  4. Mollie

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    If the printer drivers and files are installed, most of the time it doesn't matter if the printer is actually attached to the computer - XP will still see it as "there" because the files and drivers are.
    What I would suggest is checking to see if there are any computer files you can uninstall through the add/remove programs applet located in your control panel. If so, uninstall them. If not, or if that doesn't help resolve the problem, click start, then run, and type in "msconfig" (without the quotes), click ok, and when the msconfig dialog box appears, click on the startup tab. Scroll down the list of startup items and UNcheck any files that have to do specifically with your printer. Then click apply, then ok, and click "yes" when prompted to restart.

    I don't know if this will help, but it might be worth checking out.

    Mollie
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