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Lexmark x1200 printer cannot communicate with computer

After my "Working" printer was disconnected from the computer by a "Friend" on reconnection the printer would not operate, on attempting to print it gives the error message"printer cannot communicate with the computer".
When checking through Device Manager under USB connections it reports an error on USB Printing Support it gives the message "This device cannot start (Code 10)".
The printer has been unistalled and reinstalled twice and the USB cable has been changed, installation was using the original lexmark software CD, the operating system is Windows XP proffesional with service pack 2.
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Try reinstalling the driver. Make sure the printer is not plugged in when installing the printer software/driver. Just turn on the printer and plug the USB when the software told you to do so. Code 10 is a driver problem (not loaded properly).

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Go to Control Panel>Printers
Right click on your printer icon (make sure it is the printer you are trying to use there could be a few in there) and set it as default, then right click again and click Properties, in properties click Ports and make sure the check box next to USB virtual printer port is checked.

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Hi-

Code 10 means that the driver is not loaded correctly, when you installed the software did it prompt you to plug in the USB cable during the process? under device manger try uninstalling the USB printing Support under universal serial bus controller, unplug usb and replug it after a couple of minutes. USB printing support should come back/ reinstall...

Keep me posted. Thanks!

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Hello sir

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

  • John Smith
    John Smith Aug 25, 2008

    do a system restore from the date before the problem occured

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using...

    this should fix the problem

    Cheers
    Jigsaw
    XoXO


  • John Smith
    John Smith Aug 25, 2008

    also read this
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084


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