I had to basically wipe everything off my computer because of a virus. I lost the cd to add the printer to my computer. How can I start printing again? Is there any free downloads for the disk or would I have to purchase it?
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Re: No printing cd
You need to go to the manufacturers web site and download the printer drivers from them...eg if you´ve got a canon printer go to canon.com in the menus look for support and submenu drivers and downloads.....you´ll need your printer model handy......drivers eg printer software are free .....some sites charge for user manuals
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Click on top left Add a printer option. This launches the Add Printer Wizard. Click next.
Select Local printer attached to this computer and uncheck automatic detect and install my plug an play printer option then click Next.
Now, Use the drop down arrow to select USB001 then click next.
Select the Manufacturer as HP from drop down list and select DeskJet 990c from printer drop down list. Click Next. Verify the printer name and set the printer as default then click next.
Do not select print a test page option.
Click on Finish
Click on start then run type notepad.
Write any stuff and then try to print. ADD A PRINTER IN VISTA
Click Start and click Control Panel.
Click Hardware and Sound then Printers.
Click Add a printer. This launches the Add Printer Wizard.
Click Add a local printer.
Now, Use the drop down arrow to select USB port 001 then click on Next.
Select the Manufacturer as HP from drop down list and select DeskJet 990c from printer drop down list. Click Next.
Verify the printer name and set the printer as default then click next.
Select replace current drivers
Do not select print a test page option.
Click on Finish.
Click on start then search type notepad.
Write any stuff and then try to print.
This is not because of the printer this is your PC that may be at fault free some space up on your PC clean all that you not want out,
Also make sure you not got a Virus on the PC.
All the best Pineworks
This is most likely due to a driver fault. The "driver" is just a small piece of software that lets a computr communicate with other devices (peripherals). Disconnect the printer and put the CD in the computer (the CD that came with your printer) and follow the instructions. If no instructions or interface loads on the screen when you insert the CD then simply connect the printer to the computer...when the message box prompts you to specify what was connected to the computer, then browse for the driver by directing the brose option to the CD drive where the driver is located. If this fails or if it is too hard to do, then go to the canon website and go to their support page. Here you can download drivers for your inkjet by searching for the model. Once you have the corrct driver installed then:
In Windows XP, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
In Windows XP, under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer.
In Windows 2000, double-click the Add Printer icon.
Follow the instructions in the Add Printer Wizard.
If you want to print a test page, make sure the printer is turned on and ready to print.
1) Disable both firewalls and see if it prints.
2) If it prints, then it's a firewall roblem. Enable your Windows firewall first. If your printer works just leave the McAfee firewall disabled. You don't need both anyway but leave the ant-virus enabled.
3) If it doesn't print with your Windows firewall enabled, try it the other way. Windows firewall disabled, McAfee enabled.
4) If it doesn't print in any of these cases try re-installing the software for your printer.You will want to make sure that McAfee is totally disabled (anti-virus and firewall) and turn off off your Windows firewall. Here are the steps for re-installing software. If you don't have the cd let me know and I'll provide you with a link for it.
Removing and reinstalling the software
If the printer is not functioning properly, or if a communications error message appears when you try to use the
printer, you may need to remove and reinstall the printer software.
1 Click Start Programs or All Programs Lexmark 3500-4500 Series.
2 Select Uninstall.
3 Follow the instructions on the computer screen to remove the printer software.
4 Restart the computer before reinstalling the printer software.
5 Click Cancel on all New Hardware Found screens.
6 Insert the CD, and then follow the instructions on the computer screen to reinstall the software.
Note: If the install screen does not appear automatically after you restart your computer, click Start Run, and
then type D:\setup, where D is the letter of your CD-ROM drive.
If this fixes your problem please rate this as fixed. If it doesn't and you need more help just add a comment and I'll be glad to help you out' I'll be waiting to see how it turns out. Thanks.