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When i log on a message........device monitor application has encountered a problem and needs to close.........this is causing problems for me as some things (like messenger doesnt work)

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Try these steps:

  1. Download the printer driver from the Lexmark website.
  2. Unzip the files but do NOT install the printer using the downloaded driver. Cancel the installation that starts.
  3. Go to the C drive and open the LXK.... folder.
  4. Go to driver and then to win Xp_2k.
  5. Open the View menu and select Details. Details of the file are displayed in columns in the right-side pane. Look for the SETUP INFORMATION file in the Type column.
  6. Open the notepad file in the Name column to its left.
  7. Click Edit, Find and look for the entry that begins:

  8. Add a semicolon (;) at the beginning of the entry. NOTE: The semicolon disables the entry.
  9. There are two instances of the word LanguageMonitor in the file. You will need to place a semicolon (;) before itin both places. (Use Edit, Find Next to locate the second instance of the word.)
  10. Click File and select Save. Close the notepad file.
  11. Now look for the CONFIGURATION SETTINGS file in the Type column. Repeat steps 6 through 10 above with this file also.
  12. Go to the Control Panel and select Printers and Faxes.
  13. Open Add Printer. When the Browse option appears, follow the steps for installing the printer using the INF file from the C drive.
  14. DO NOT try to print a test page as a communication error may result. First you need to change the spooler settings. Do the following:
    1. Go to the Control Panel and double-click on the Printers folder.
    2. Right-click on the printer icon and select Properties.
    3. Click the Advanced tab and select Print Processor.
    4. Change the Print Processor to Winprint and the Default Data Type to Raw.
    5. Click Apply and OK.
    6. Attempt to print a document.
Good luck..

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