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All in one printer

My printer will work great for awhile and then when i try to use it i get a message that the printer is not communicating with the computer i have to insert the cd again and then it says that it is installed but it reinstalls the drivers. It will then work ok for awhile and then it does it all over again I went to the web site and got the latest upgrade for the drivers and i still have the problem any suggestions? I uninstalled the printer and all of the software and then reinstalled and still have the problem I am running windows xp pack 2 and have alot of space thanks for any help

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Re: all in one printer

You know what, this personally happened to me with a dell 922. Fro the life of me, I have no idea what happened. But, here's what I did to fix it. Knowing that lexmark and dells have problems with remembering things, I flushed out ALL the software, used a program called crap cleaner to delete any temporary files, and unplugged the printer itself for 30 mins. I also Changed the usb cord as well, thinking it might be the cord. Whatever the problem, it seemed to fix it, and I have yet to receive that error again.

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