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Device monitor application problem

I have purchased the Lexmark X 4550 today. I have installed the program, but I have a problem with the scan mode. When I press scan mode the message on the control panel reads: Downloading application list, but after a minute the message reads: cannot retrieve application list.
Also on my c.p. screen I get the following message:
Device monitor application has encountered a problem and needs to close.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
I rang Adam on 1300 362 192 and tried to explain the problem. He was very helpful but it is difficult over the phone to get a clear picture.
Therefore I hope with this e-mail that you can give me some advice and feedback how to solve this problem
Adam provided me with a Job nr. 569208
I have the following installed:
Lexmark 3500-4500 series size 136.00 MB
Lexmark Fax solutions size 35.29 MB
Lexmark Toolbar size 5.46 MB

With regards Leonard Steynis

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  • aspasia Jan 08, 2008

    I have the same problem on the Lexmark X4530 all-in-one printer.

  • ashchartier Jan 12, 2008

    i have kind the same problem. today i was sitting down scanning pics and all of a sudden it gave me that same damn message. not sure what to do. ive unplugged and restarted everything but problem still continues.

  • mkrigba Feb 18, 2008

    I have the same problem on an x4530

  • BJ57 Mar 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Lexmark 2580 AllInOne. Every time my system reboots I get the message Device Monitor Application has encounterd a problem................

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    same problem

  • UpsetAtLex Mar 23, 2008

    i have a lexmark 3550 printer/scanner/fax/copy. the scanner function worked fine when first used after initial installation. now it gives "cannot retrieve application list". all i find on the internet are problems with no solutions. i have uninstalled and reinstalled the software but that did not help. has anyone solved the problem yet? has anyone solved the problem yet? has anyone solved the problem yet?

  • lt925 Jun 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with the lexmark x4530 with regard to the Scan mode. It worked after the initial installation. I was able to scanned just 2 pictures. After 15 minutes it gives the message "Cannot Retrieve Application". Please advise!

  • Bonesxx Aug 02, 2008

    same problem

  • ilsmed Aug 06, 2008

    same problem - the message comes on when ever I boot up my laptop. I did not know it was connected to a problem with lexmark printers, but I have three of them so I am not surprised. One of them, the Lexmark x73 is not responding when I try to print.

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    Imaging Studio will not run. When I click on the icon in the tray, get error message: Printing Aplication encountered a problem and needs to close.



    I can print without Imagiging studios but can not scan.



    Brian

  • Johnnie Baum
    Johnnie Baum Sep 03, 2008

    My Lexmark 2500 won't run because of Device Monitor / Printer problems. Have tried reinstalling software, no luck. What can I do?



    Johnnie

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    Can not scan with printer X4530

  • littlemoose Sep 10, 2008

    I can being just looking at anything on the web and up pops the saying, I can leave and go into another room and come back and up pops the saying Monitor Device has encountered a problem and must close you may loose what you are working on

    Well I hit the little X in upper right corner and I never loose any thing I am working on that's good but that sign popping up can be so annoying wish someone had a simple answer, because I like my Lexmark printer it works great and serves my purpose didn't know that is what was causing the problem until I was reading some of the other notes in this section

  • jretathome Oct 17, 2008

    Hi,



    here's a second. I also have this problem, and I'm not sure if it occurred first when I scanned recently with the Lexmark 3500-4500, or if it just came up when I installed an "old" Dell(/aka Lexmark) Photo Printer 720) to this Laptop...

  • msdandi Jan 17, 2009

    i cannot scan either. Also the wi-fi won't work at all. I have Vista on my laptop and suspect that's the problem, anyone else????



  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    i added the patches and redownloaded the software. It works for a while and then it cannot find the application list. Then sometimes it finds that and will not accept the scan? Shut down. Reboot. Try again and again. And we are off and running for about 10 more scans.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my 4530 printer. A few hours ago, it scanned fine. I was just scanning random pictures for fun, to try it out and see how well it worked. Then I left the room and when I came back about an hour or two later the scanner did not work anymore. It got to "Downloading Application List" and after 3 or 4 minutes of waiting, the screen displayed "Cannot retrieve Application List." D= I'm really getting frustrated.

  • pfcmendoza30 Mar 06, 2009

    I have purchased the Lexmark X 4550 today. I have installed the program, but I have a problem with the scan mode. When I press scan mode the message on the control panel reads: Downloading application list, but after a minute the message reads: cannot retrieve application list.

  • greg35 Mar 17, 2009

    Trouble connecting the printer in wireless function to the pc. The printer tells me it has an communication problem with the pc.

  • jkern2c Mar 21, 2009

    same problemo with vista

  • Kenny Jones Dec 15, 2013

    You can also go to the Lexmark driver page and download the firmware update for the X4550. Mine works fine now.

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Ok, folk, I have solved this same issue with my Lexmark X4530 and running Vista Ultimate 32 bit. It turned out to be a Windows Firewall issue. I could have just turned off my firewall, but I opted to keep it one and just EXCLUDE all four running processes that the driver loads. Here are the four programs I excluded on my firewall:

C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 Series\lxdiamon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\lxdicoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 Series\lxdimon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\lxdiserv.exe

The above files may be in different locations than what I have listed, especially the last one. The best way to find where these files are running from is to right click on your task bar and choose Task Manager. Click on the Processes tab and look for all the processes running that start with lx....
Righ click on each of those processes and choose Properties. It will display the path the file is located at. In your Windows Firewall, go to the Exclusions tab and then Add Program. Click on the Browse button and navigate to that file and select it and click on OK. Do that for all four processes.

After I excluded all of those files, the printer works exactly like it is supposed to!

Enjoy!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • danielstclai Jul 19, 2010

    The only way I got it to scan is to go to My Computer, right click on Lexmark 3500-4500 series then click scan. Works fine.

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Every time i put my computer on this messaage come up
device monitor application has encounted a problem need to be close

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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Hello, this is my first time writing to one of these posts. I don't know if this will help anyone or not, but if anyone having these problems with the Lexmark Printer 3550-4550 uses a Registry Cleaner such as RegCure or Ccleaner, sometimes after you run one of their "scans" it will delete temp. files & installation files (or what it thinks are those files) that lexmark needs to perform certain functions.
Also, I found out from my own experiance, that with lexmark, when you go to scan something to your computer, it's best after launching the lexmark program, do not select "scan to computer" from your Desktpo/laptop, just use the control on the printer itself. Select scan from the button on the printer. Works every time for me. I hope this can help someone out there a little. John

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Try This.
Unplug power and USB cable to printer for 30 secs. Plug the power back in and reboot your pc. When it is up and running plug in the USB.

Go to My Computer and right click on it and then click on properties. On the next
screen click on Hardware and then Device Manager. You will see a ? Other Devices or Lexmark USB Printer. Click the +sign, then right click on what comes up and click on properties. Check to see if driver installed. If not put in the CD that came with your printer and then click to install driver. Reboot when the process is completed.

When the system comes back up, power up your printer if it isn't already on. Before
pressing the SCAN button, sign onto the Internet. When signed on, press the SCAN button. The Application list be be requested for download and should complete this time. Hope this works.

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I finally figured it out!!!

I am running XP and have the Lexmark X4530. I am plugged in via USB. Whenever I would try to scan, I would press the scan button on the printer and get this error message "Cannot retrieve application list". How I solved it is very simple and I feel like a total moron.

1. Start the lexmark image studio program from start>all programs
2. In the lexmark imagge studio dialog, choose scan
3. On the printer, press scan mode
4. On the printer the digital screen will finally ask where you want to scan to!!
5. Once you have selected where you want to scan to, select the start color or b&w button!
WA LA.....I can't believe all this time I thought it was something with the software unknowing you just need to turn the freaking lexmark image studio on first. HOPE THIS HELPS!

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I had this problem and a problem starting Quickbooks after installing the Microsoft .NET 2.0 SP1 update. I uninstalled my Lexmark 1400 Series drivers, rebooted and went through the procedure in this Quickbooks support article. Then I reinstalled my Lexmark software and all is well so far.

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As the panel says downloading app list, open the top copier door! I think this is what actually did it 4 me after making sure the firewall stuff was correct and allowing file sharing( which i need to change back now) good luck

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Hi !!

First of all answer me the following questions --

1. What is the operating system of your computer - win xp or win vista
2. How old it is ?
3. Have you ever tried to install this printer on other computer and checked scanning ?
4. DO u use this printer as wireless or on USB
5. Can you scan from scanners and cameras (Goto Start >> Control panel >> scanners and cameras )

Once i get the clear picture on this , i will be able to help you !!

Regards
Priya

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

I was having a problem with my lexmark 4530 not scanning. It printed and copied just fine, but would not scan. It got as far as saying "downloading application list." After that it said could not download. I did some seaching and it turned out I had a spyware program called windows defender installed that was causing the problem. Check to see if you have that or any other spyware software that might be blocking the printers communication with your pc.

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 26, 2008

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Go to accessories then to scanner and camera wizard right click and set to your start menu.
i had same problem for two days till i figured it out.good luck

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

For anyone using Vista and getting this problem, uninstall your driver and reinstall the XP drivers. They seem to work fine with vista and it has also solved my scanning problem. I have the x4530

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The only way I got it to scan is to go to My Computer, right click on Lexmark 3500-4500 series then click scan. Works fine.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

I had to make sure that my windows defender and firewall were not blocking the communications. After that mine seemed to run fine but I have a problem trying to use the lexmark fax solutions software that came with my printer. Does anyone know if there is a way to get it to work on a wireless network? I have the x4530 and I am using vista with a wireless router and wireless modem.

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We have this 4530 printer and both my wife and I have laptops. My wife's laptop always works perfect... I always get the error. I was trying to figure out what was different between the two computers. Hers is running Windows Vista, versus my Windows XP. Also, our anti-viruses were different. I changed from using AVG anti-virus to Trend anti-virus. When I first did it, for the first few days, everything worked great. I'd get the error once in a while but, for the most part, it worked great. This morning, I couldn't get it to work, getting the same error. I need to figure out what changed from last night to now. Maybe it was just a fluke this morning.

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After upgrading to a USB 2.0 PCI card, I decided to try one more time to uninstall/install the printer. It's been 6 days, and the message has not reappeared.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

Buy an HP printer!!

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

I have the same problem and there seems to be no solution but to stay away from Lexmark Printers...

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

Try opening "Lexmark All-In-One Center" via Start->Programs.

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For those of you that reinstalled the Lexmark software and were getting a "Lexmark Device Monitor has encountered a problem and needs to close." error everytime you started your computer, the fix is to install the missing FAX and OCR software that came on the original install CD. Even if you're not using the FAX software, you must install it. Once you install everything, the error goes away.

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That`s easy. Until Lexmark fixes THEIR problems, I`m not going to buy any of their products any more. Return the faulty merchandise to where you purchased it and demand a full refund. Obviously Lexmark is aware of this problem, and yet they continue to sell these defective printers. They have no pride in their products, ( and for good reason ) and no respect for us. I suggest we return the favor !!! BUY HP !

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I have the same probleme with my computer. I uninstalled some
softwares and evry time when I reboot it this message" Device monitor application has encountered a problem and needs to close" is displaied. thank you

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