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Computer cannot communicate with printer

Windows vista does not support printer software

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  • sweetypy Feb 29, 2008

    I have the same problem & as I'm not v computer literate I need step by step instructions

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    comp can not communicate with printer

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I lost the CD and Canon website does not offer any downloadable support. Vista does not have the driver. How do I get around this problem?

  • ocam78 Jun 20, 2008

    I had download the drivers for windows vista. I am changing the usb hub sometimes is seams that he found the printer but is still no comunication.

    What can you do.

  • sasclasladyw Aug 30, 2008

    my 942 cumputer will not comunicate with the printer

  • webb2010 Oct 01, 2008

    I can not get my gateway pc with vista to connect with canon mp730 printer?

  • gabriel_kele Oct 25, 2008

    computer cannot communicate with printer

  • jrpond Dec 15, 2008

    I have Vista and have loaded on my Lexmark X1195 all is good but the printer doesn't communicate with the computer. I have done everything recommended to get it working but to no avail hope someone finds out the solution soon I cant afford another printer!!

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have an Epson Cx 6000 and It keep saying that spooler service is not running, how i can sort it out?

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Canon MP 150 Cannot communcate with PC

    Please send the answer to my email at:

    Thanks so much

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    stupid computer and cannon mx310 do not communicate, or recognize

  • bdrakern Feb 10, 2009

    cannon mx310

  • cood Apr 16, 2009

    I have an HP 6310 laser jet all in one and the software will not install on vista home premium.Help?

  • MJINRAM May 10, 2009

    hp 6310 all in one printer software does not work with windows vista...
    if anyone knows of a solution please let me know :(


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It is a hp photosmart c5180 all-in-one printer scanner copier. I have reinstalled it and it worked, now today I am having the same problem

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Printer make, and model please?

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My Lexmark X6170 cant communicate with computer. My computer says that software was installed correctly. The all-in-one center did install for some reason though. I have Windows Vista.

The Vista operating system is being replaced by Windows 7 because of incompatibility issues and many other bugs. The best solution and what I tell most of my askers is to replace Vista with XP and wait for Windows 7 to become available.
Vista will give you endless problems regardless of what others tell you.
Best wishes,

Apr 22, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have window vista hp and i just bought a lexmark x4530 all in one but i am not sure if it's compatible because i get an error saying that the computer is not communicating with the i don't...

Check the cable connecting the printer to the computer. Is there any error message on the printer? Try reinstalling the software and see if that helps.

Nov 30, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Computer not communicating with printer

Have you updated Vista with the Update for Windows Vista (KB925528)..
Brief Description........
This is a reliability update. Install this update to resolve reliability issues with some USB hardware devices and controllers. ( Validation Required ).....
I hear that this update helps a lot of printer communicating problems...
Hope this helps..
Please rate this solution if it helps you.... Thank You...

Nov 02, 2008 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Computer will not communicate with printer

Go out to Lexmark web site and look for a vista update in their software download section. So this should solve your problem.Most of the cds which come with equipment do not contain vista software and drivers.

Aug 06, 2008 | Dell 962 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer

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All-in-one not communicating with computer

How many devices do you have connected to your USB ports. Many computers power supplies cannot handle the power drain of excessive devices (cell phone charger, digital camera, wireless keyboards and mouse, wifi adapter, and printers. Remove a few devices and see if the printer will work. If it does, get a cheap powered USB hub. And plug the other devices into it.

It may also be a software issue.

Vista has it's own drivers and will assign it's own to your printer when you plug it in. This method will not work with many external devices. Completely disconnect the printer. Then install the lexmark driver. A window will pop up saying that the software being loaded is not approved by windows. Click install anyway. The software will instruct you when it is ok to connect the printer. You may have to go into the printer and faxes (control panel) and delete the current default printer.

Just one of the joys of having Vista

Jul 25, 2008 | Lexmark X1270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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RX500 and vista

Windows Vista printer and scanner drivers are available for your product. The printer software is available by using the Automatic Software Update service built into Windows Vista. The scanner software is available for download through Epson’s website.


Please follow these steps to set up your Epson product and automatically download the Windows Vista printer driver for it from Microsoft:

1. Connect the USB cable to your computer and then to your Epson product.

2. When the FOUND NEW HARDWARE window appears, select Locate and Install Driver Software (Recommended).

3. Your Epson product drivers will install automatically. You may need to select this option more than once during installation.

4. Close any open windows on your screen.

5. Try printing.

-Depending on your system the computer may ask for your Windows disk, if so insert your Windows CD into your CD-ROM drive and click OK.
-As the driver is part of Windows Vista, there is no Status Monitor available for your printer. Some printers may have an INK LEVELS options included as part of the resident driver. Otherwise, the printer does have its own indicators. The LCD will display which cartridge is either low or out of ink.
-If the ink levels do not appear, click GET INK LEVELS to refresh the driver. Ensure the printer is directly connected to the computer as the Ink Levels does rely on full bidirectional communication.


1. Go to the Epson Support website (

Jul 11, 2008 | Epson RX595 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Computer will not communicate with printer

Ckeck in control panel & se if the driver software installed. It should be listed in Add/remove programs. If it is, power up the piinter & load windows Vista update service. See if Vista has any patches for you're printer. If no, goto Lexmark & go to the driver section for you're P4350 printer software for Vista. While in Vista update, install any updates listed.
Click on the link provided.
Creat a folder on you're desktop & down load the latest driver software in-to the folder you created. Uninstall any Lexmark software that might have been in add/remove programs. Install the driver software you downloaded. If all this still fails, call Lexmark since this is a new printer. The number should be in you're manul. Or you can go here for free support.,6959,204816596_652569481_0_en,00.html


May 29, 2008 | Lexmark P4350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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