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I have a X75. I have not used the printer and it has been unpluged for quite some time (have a laptop Presario 2100). I kept getting a message that the All-in One was unable to communicate with the computer. After several attempts at the plug and replug and restart, etc. I uninstalled the printer. When I have attempter to reinstall from the disc using the Install new hardware wizard it goes through many steps then says the install failed----"Specified Print Monitor is unknown. Can you tell me what to do?

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This is a most confusing site to navigate. The above is my request for more information, not a suggestion for a solution. WHERE do I ask for more help???? Djeanesk

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

Sorry about your rating. However, I don't know how to give you any more information, and the solutions you suggested did not fix the problem. I also tried the Microsoft web site "fixes". In it I was and did go to Article 324767. Stated there that after downloading Service Pack 2, there is a problem with older software with System16 instead of 32 software??? Autoexec.nt and Config.nt were the repair things I did as instructed. I also ran the cleaner and the re-install as you suggested. I still get the message"Specified Print Moniter Is Unknown"

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Hello djeanesk

The best thing to do is to cleanup any previous installation of the Lexmark x75 printer software and drivers then re-install them.

Please, go HERE and click on the UTILITIES tab.
NOTE: This link is for those running Windows XP. If yours is a different operating system, please click on "OTHER OPERATING SYSTEM" in red letters at the top (under "WINDOWS XP").

Download and RUN the clean utility then download and install the drivers/software.

Be sure to create System Restore Points during each stage of this process. (Before running the clean utility, after running the clean utility, after installing the drivers/software, etc.)

If you need help w/ any of the steps I've described here, just let me know.

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Thank you

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 07, 2008


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    B Joan Rapier Apr 07, 2008

    Hello djeanesk

    I'm sorry you are finding navigating this site confusing. I had a bit of difficulty myself in the beginning. It takes some poking around and asking questions b4 you can get comfortable here, I think. I'm still figuring things out myself. Hang in there. If you have questions, you are always more than welcome to ask me. If I don't know the answer to your question, I will find out for you.


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    Just be patient. It takes many years of expertise to understand all that is involved w/ trouble-shooting computer-related problem. We definitely don't expect you to have that knowledge and experience. I have been an IT professional for nearly 30 years now and still don't know "everything". In this ever-changing field, it would be impossible for ANYONE to be "all knowing".

    So, having said that, try what the expert has suggested. If it doesn't work or doesn't fit your situation, let him or her know. (Don't assign a rating to anyone's feedback or suggested solutions until the problem has been resolved or an impasse has been met (failed equipment, etc.)

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  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 07, 2008

    If you would like to pursue trouble-shooting this or another problem, you may post a new request for help - as you did w/ the original one.

    If you promise to be fair and patient ;) you are welcome to choose my ASK ME button and I will be happy to work w/ you on the issue.

    Thank you again,



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