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No ink monitor

I am using an epson r265 and my little printer has disappeared from my taskbar at the bottom of the screen , i have followed epsons advice and gone into maintenance but my monitor preference button isnt lit so i cant add the icon to the taskbar. it still prints ok but ive got no ink monitor and when the ink is empty i have to take it all out and load it into my other printer that is on my sons laptop just to find out which ink cartridge is empty , how do i get my little icon back

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Re load the software.

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