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A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Disconnect your printer from your computer. Reboot your computer. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Try to print again.
You can also try to re-install the printer driver to repair any possible corrupted files necessary for printer communication and processes.
If the system is detecting your printer, make sure the driver for the printer is windows vista driver for your printer.if not, download the vista driver for your printer from the printer manufacturers web site.
If you have installed your printer on your PC using an original Lexmark
Driver CD that came with your product and you are experiencing problems
when printing, you may have installed the Windows XP driver.
Follow these steps to resolve: Disconnect your USB cable from your printer. Uninstall all Lexmark printer drivers on your PC. Download the correct Vista driver for your model. Install the driver on your PC. Important Notice - Do not reconnect the USB cable until the install software prompts the question of how the printer is connected. go to Lexmark website using this link: http://support.lexmark.com/perl/support/support.cgi enter your product number (X4270) and you will find your driver for Vista. Good luck.
You stated that you just got a new computer and are trying to hook up your old printer to it. Here is the Lexmark website to download new drivers for the VISTA? operating system driver for your printer. Use the control panel printer install along with the new downloaded driver.Whee asked where the driver is, just let it know where you placed it. I would first uninstall the 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..
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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.
I had this same problem...drove me crazy for a week. Called the geek squad at Best Buy and they mentioned something about a"patch" (which I had no idea what that meant) on the website of the printer. I went to Lexmark website, and selected 1200 series and windows vista (which is what's installed on my computer) A page came up to install a driver that made the two compatible and it worked!!!