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Unable to re-install Canon MP600 printer after hard-drive re-format

I just had my pc's hard-drive re-formatted after a crash and was assured all necessary drivers were downloaded from Dell's support website, but am unable to re-install either my Canon MP600 multi-function printer or the Dell 720 printer that came with the pc. Apparently, my pc is unable to locate either device no matter what USB port I use and thus will not download the printer's driver either from each printer's cd or the Canon and Dell websites. Is it possible then that my pc is missing the USB driver, and if so, does anyone know which download on the Dell website is the correct one (there appears to be over 70 drivers and downloads)? I called Dell tech support, but they weren't overly helpful, probably because I have an expired warranty. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all!

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The drivers can be found on or else try ,this should help u installing the drivers

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If the drivers are unavailable from the manufacturer check for downloads. Usually you can find drivers there that are no longer available from the mfg. If you have a backup of the files you can install the drivers manually from the following locations. Click on the unknown device, or click update driver and point the search to the following locations from your backup. windows\inf windows\options\cabs windows\system32\drivers If you took your computer to a local shop I would check to make sure the idiots didn't disconnect your usb ports if they are not integrated into the board. Hack

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