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MP160 PIXMA - will not let me use black ink only -

I have windows XP and a Caonon Pixma MP160. Until today I have had the ability to use only black ink. My color cartridge is long dead, but still in its place. I went to Canon site and redid the instructions to use only black iunk and nothing works. I have opened the maintance tab - selected ink cartridge with "black only" and click OK and Ok. I have gone to the preference tab and selected "plain paper" and "greyscale" and "ok" and still I cannot print because the color window comes up and says you cannot print - choices are either "cancel printing" or "about ink (which tab just shows ink choices!) I do not want to go out and purchase a color cartirdge that I will not use just to by pass this window! I have also disconnected the printer from the computer, turned the printer off and on, removed the cartridges and put them back, I have done almost all I can think of, what canon instructs or have read to do. Can anyone help me get back to being able to print? My printer just keeps flashing "color ink" and E-5! My black ink is 4/3 full! Thanks so much. Susan

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    I am having exactly the same issue! Is there a solution for this?

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U should be able to just take it and print if not there is some other problem

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