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Rollback Printer Driver on XP

Under Windows XP, printer drivers are not treated like normal device drivers - so it is not possible to rollback a device driver as with other devices. Furthermore, the system restore feature will not normally remove any new printer drivers. Nevertheless, there is a way to switch back to an older device driver in Windows XP.


  1. Go to Start->Control Panel and double click on Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right click on the printer and select Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab and select the old driver from the Drivers drop down list.
  4. Click OK and reboot.

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where i can find the ACER aspire 5736z for windows XP

Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
NOTICE: Lets suppose your computer or lap top is a Dell? EXAMPLE The Dell Support website at support.dell.com and your Drivers and Utilities CD provide approved drivers for Dellâ„¢ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously installed version.
1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2. Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3. Click System.
4. In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.
5. Click Device Manager.
6. Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and click Properties.
7. Click the Drivers tab.
8. Click Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore to return your computer to the operating state that existed before you installed the new driver.
Using the Drivers and Utilities CD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore does not resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as the Resource CD).
Manually Reinstalling Drivers
1. After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described in the previous section, click the Start button and right-click My Computer.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4. Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver.
5. Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver.
6. Click the Driver tab and click Update Driver.
7. Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.
8. Click Browse and browse to the location to which you previously extracted the driver files.
9. When the name of the appropriate driver appears, click Next.
10. Click Finish and restart your computer.

If this does not work go to btjunkie.org there are loads of drivers there. You will also need utorrent software free at Click Here download this first before you go to btjunkie.org type in the search box the name of the driver you are looking for Example Acer drivers. Or just download all the large driver files you can find. Or purchase a drive software program that does this for you. Driver Genius is pretty good. Type that in the btjunkie.og search as well. I hope this assisted you please place a vote for me if this assisted you. Thanks for using FixYa. John

Feb 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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the mouse is not working

you might have to uninstall the mouse and its drivers then restart your computer then reinstall the mouse and its drivers
click start control panel mouse you should see 4 tabs buttons,pointers,pointer options and hardware under hardware you can troubleshoot also you can select properties under driver you will have the options update driver,rollback driver or uninstall and under hardware you can troubleshoot
in xp
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to mice and pointing devices you might see a yellow question mark? right update driver in
Windows 7
hope this helps

Feb 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Is Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 compatible with the Dell Dimension 3000?

Installation checkup If you already have a copy of XP in your hot little hands and you're not sure yet whether your system is compatible, you'll find the XP Setup routine contains built-in compatibility checking. You can save yourself a lot of headaches if you:
  • Read the compatibility report which is generated automatically at the beginning of the installation and take note of its findings.
  • Remove any items that are likely to cause problems. If the compatibility checker finds any likely problems, uninstall or disable any incompatible software and remove any incompatible hardware (if possible) before continuing. Particular software to watch out for is CD burning software, system utilities and antivirus software. Check the manufacturers' sites for updated drivers and software and install them before trying to run XP Setup once more. And watch out for your USB hardware, as XP seems to be particularly finicky about which USB devices it will support. Once again, check the manufacturers' sites for updated drivers.
  • Abide by any warnings from Windows. I deliberately ignored XP's warning that the USB Smartcard reader I installed was likely to cause problems. The result? A blue screen of death, a series of reboots, and the forced removal of the offending Smartcard reader. (In fact, it gave me a chance to use one of XP's nifty features: Device driver rollback. Worked a treat!)

Aug 22, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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the anti virus of my computer delete sound

That may be caused by the Cleaner tool. Please avoid using it. It is unable to Rollback as well.Please let us know the model and the manufacturer of the sound card in order to find the Driver software.
  • You can get the System back to normal if you are able to do a System Restore.
  • If yo are using Windows XP
  1. Start -> Run -> Type in restore/rstrui and hit enter key.
  • If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, enter rstrui in the search box.
  • Do a System Restore to a date which you haven't had the problem.
  • If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7:
  • Go to Device Manager.
  • Right click on the Device which has the problem.
  • Go to Properties and then Driver.
  1. Do a Rollback.
  2. If its not possible Uninstall the Driver.
  3. Restart the Machine
  4. Let the Operating System Search and Install.
  • If you have the Drivers CD, with you please install from their.
  • If you were unable to find the Manufacturer and the Drivers, please use this tool to Identify the Product.
  1. Download this tool and install it. Use the Trial.
  2. Run the software while you have internet connectivity.
  3. Skip the Login Process.
  4. After the software completed the Scan, click on the Device which is the Sound Device (has to have a Yellow Question Mark).
  5. Check under Device Information (Blue Tab located at the Mid Bottom of the Software Window).
  6. Google for the Driver.

Hope this helps. Feel free to contact again if you were unable to solve the issue. Please rate the answer as well.
Thanks for using Fixya!

Jul 20, 2010 | Mcafee 2009 Internet Security - 3 User...

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i don have driver lpb 660 canon ho can i instal driver onlion

Windows XP support?
This device is not compatible with Windows XP.

For this product, Canon advertises compatibility with the following operating systems: Windows 95, 98, Millennium Edition (Windows ME), Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0

Limited functionality under Windows XP may be possible by using the Windows 2000 driver (available on this page)
Posted: Wednesday, 3 October 2001 by canon


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