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Fine one day, gone the next!

I tried to print this morning, and the computer could not find the printer! I looked at the bottom right corner and the printer icon isn't even there anymore. Nobody has touched the computer since I was on and printing fine yesterday.

Troubleshoot said to uninstall and then reinstall the software. I tried, but it keeps asking me if the printer is plugged in. (It is, I checked everything).

It's not the printer, because I hooked it up to my daughters laptop and it printed fine. For some reason, my computer just suddenly stopped communicating with my printer.


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Check for viruses first, then try by reinstalling the drivers, if not solved go to device manager and check for usb printing support in usb , if you can see just uninstall it and reinstall the drivers for the printer, if still you have the same problem then try with another usb,
post back your findings

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