XP keeps reinstalling my printer?

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womanmarine

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I just got a new computer with XP pro. I downloaded the drivers for my Lexmark Z51 printer. XP says driver not signed, but I got the printer to work. Now XP keeps re-installing the printer every time I reboot, or turn the printer on.

I have emails in to Lexmark, but they are not known for their support. I just want the darned thing to work.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Shut the printer off and disconnect it. Uninstall the drivers. Reconnect the printer and turn it on and let windows load the drivers. XP has the Z51 driver in its database.

Lance.
 

womanmarine

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Lance,

Thanks, I know that. That's how I first did it. But the microsoft driver doesn't support bidirectional, so the printer keeps telling me it is having communication problems.

The driver from Lexmark works the way it should, with bidirectional support, but XP keeps installing their version of the printer when I reboot and when I turn the printer back on.

I do appreciate your help.

Ruth
 
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