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Cannot print from my PC

Pictures sent to the ES1 end up in the printqueue and never get printed. PC uses Windows XP SP2, USB,USB2 ports. Have tried with and without drivers from Canon CD that comes with Selphi.

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Re: Cannot print from my PC

Totally unload the driver and software. Then go to printer/faxes - install new printer and when the new hardware prompt comes up - ignore the CD prompt and select from list instead. select Canon select Model- then try come back with the result.

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