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My computer is not recognizing my printer

My computer (windows vista) is not recognizing my printer(canon mp160), it worked for 2 years before i moved but now that i've got it all set up at my new place it won't recognize it. however, the printer itself works but when i plug in the usb to attach it to the computer, the computer says that its unknown software. i've uninstalled and reinstalled it 3x's, got a new cable, got new ink cartaliges, and i've even gone to the canon website to see if it needed to be updated and i even downloaded that software, still it says that its unknown software. can you please help me out with this?

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  • abbutterfly Jun 23, 2009

    i've done that, it still doesn't recognize it. i went to the canon website to do that as well, i made sure that i uninstalled the drivers b4 downloading the new ones.

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Hi,
CANON PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
has few common problems. Such as Driver CD lost, Scanner does not work, Connection problem etc. For find all these software solution just click here....
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http://www.canon.com/printer/prob676ijt65/solution

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You may need an updated driver....

If you have updated the Vista ......Canon may have a patch to solve your issue.

Did you completely erase the drivers before reinstalling them?

Try going to a safe restore point back before this issue occurred..... it could be a solution.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    aroostookb Jun 24, 2009

    Sounds simplistic.....but have you tried using another USB port. May have been damaged in move somehow. Try installing printer first from a computer on (hot)standpoint......then do a cold start. Shutting it down completely and the connecting. My vista gave me a similar problem with a Canom pixma. I had to do a hot install..... computer found"new Hardware" ....then i installed driver.

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