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Ink Levels not showing

It's Windows XP. 2002 Service Pack 2.

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Try uninstalling the driver from add and remove program: epson printer software.

and we need to completely trash epson files on yur computer:

**printer should be directly hook up on your computer via USB if its on a network status monitor will not actually show up:

**is this the only epson printer that you have on your system? if it is then we can go ahead and delete registry info:

Now we need to remove specific references to the product in the registry.

1. Click on START, then RUN.
2. In the RUN window, type in REGEDIT and press OK.
3. In the upper menu bar click on FILE, then EXPORT.
4. In the window that comes up, SAVE IN should be set to DESKTOP.
5. In the FILE NAME section at the bottom of the window type in REGBACKUP.
6. EXPORT RANGE should have a dot next to ALL.
7. Click on SAVE.
8. Look at the column on the left.
9. Click on the “+” sign next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
10. Click on the “+” sign next to SOFTWARE
11. Click on the “+” sign next to Epson
12. Click on the “+” sign next to PRINTER
13. If you see a reference to your printer's model, right click and delete it.
14. Click on the “-“ signs next to PRINTER, EPSON, SOFTWARE, HKEY_CURRENT_USER to close up this branch.
15. Click on the “+” sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
16. Click on the “+” sign next to SOFTWARE
17. Click on the “+” sign next to EPSON
18. Look for a folder with the name of your printer model. Right click on it and Delete it (if you don’t see it, then don’t worry about it).
19. Scroll down and look for a folder named PRINTER and click on the “+” sign to the left of it.
20. Look for a reference to your printer model. Right Click on it and delete it.
21. Click on the “-“ signs next to EPSON, SOFTWARE, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to close up this branch.
22. Close the registry editor.

reinstall driver from epson website: support.epson.com

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 12, 2008

    pls dont forget to rate resolution thanks!!

  • alt02376 Mar 27, 2011

    Thank you so very much! I have only been trying to get my printer issue resolved since mid-Friday evening. It is now 3:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Sunday morning! I couldn't rest until I found out what the problem was with my printer!

    I am a nursing student, and depend very heavily on the convenience of having a computer and printer at home. This way I can do schoolwork at any time, day or night without a worry. I'm so glad I persisted until I found the solution.

    I'm even more glad that this information was posted. It was very easy to follow. The directions were very clear. Although I have a fairly good working knowledge of computers, I am totally new to removing things from my registry. You made it a piece of cake to do. Thanks so much again! Take care, and keep up the great and helpful work! It's needed!

    Sincerely,

    alt02376

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