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I've been messing about with my PC's system and now can't print

I may have wrongly made my PC a network server (It isn't). It's stand-alone. The right printer is shown as default. Reloaded it with the installation CD but at the last step (test page) it shows ERROR in print queue. During reinstallation, I get an error message that the disc doesn't have the right driver, which is nonsense, unless I've corrupted my PC system files. Disconnect printer USB and PC makes a di-dong. Reconnect the USB cable and instead of an uptone doh-ding, sounds a soft duh-duh-duh. I've used my Canon Pixma MP600 printer normally for 2 years until I started messing about downloading driver updates and stuff for my PC model from the PC mfr's website (ASUS). I need to know what the system structure should look like for a single PC. It thinks its part of a network now. I'm reluctant to start deleting stuff in case I make it worse. Need advice please. I have a system recovery disc and files are backed regularly.
This is a classic example of 'a little knowledge is dangerous' !!
Nick

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  • phantomkippe Mar 10, 2009

    Hi Stifler6, my O/S is Vista Home Premium 32bit, 1GB ram, 120GB h/d, (masses of space remaining on C and D). The Canon MP600 printer is the only USB device permanently connected to my pc. I have a TomTom GPS device that also doesn't connect for updates anymore - "can't find the HOMEServices.dll".

    phantomkipper

  • phantomkippe Mar 10, 2009

    Well, I did all the deleting of files, disconnecting USB, power, loaded driver, loaded Canon printer files from installation disc, still get the final message after trying test print, "printer is not detected, check the connections". Test print in print queue has the word "error" after it.

    The printer flippin well IS detected by my pc as it still registers the 'di-dong' when I separate the USB cable and gives me a 'Duh-Duh-Duh' when reconnected. It seems to be trying to tell me there is a very fundamental disconnect I need to fix.

    Going back to my original note, is the printer expecting to be connected to a network, based on my earlier suspicion that I've mistakenly made my pc a network server by fiddling with my computer settings?

    There must be a very basic reason why I have lost contact with both my printer AND my GPS device.

  • phantomkippe Mar 10, 2009

    When I open the start menu, then click on "network", my wireless router shows up in there and also my PC. Is this correct?

    phantomkipper.

  • James Agustin May 11, 2010

    Good day..

    Can you give me more info about your system? like:

    - Operating Software

    - What other USB devices is connected to your PC?

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Lexmark Driver CD's included in the printer upon purchase does not include Vista drivers, this includes all the printers made by Lexmark until early 2009.
Suggestions:
- Download the driver in the web (www.lexmark.com).
- Completely uninstall all the previous Lexmark printers, including those copies made in the Printers folder (if any), delete them manually (click and press delete on keyboard).
- Reboot your PC.
- Remove the USB cable.
- Unplug the Printer, Remove the Black Power Supply at the back of the printer (for 20 seconds), put power supply back in.
- Instal the new downloaded driver. Follow instructions. DO NOT INSERT USB CABLE, unless instructed by the installer.
- It should work.
- Ding me if problems persist.

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  • James Agustin Mar 12, 2009

    Cannon Printer? We are under the Lexmark discussions. I didn't know your using Cannon not Lexmark x2470..

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