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Lexmark x2500 i double click on the lexmark imaging studio icon and it says ,App4R.exe has stopped working a problem caused the program to stop working correctly.Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.they have not notify me of any solution and i can not find any help anywhere to help fix my scanner for me i just want to scan my picture into my computer please help me my e mail is [email protected] thanks. i uninstalled the lexmark program, then in installed it three times . i called lexmark and they said that it was a microsoft problem . icall them and they wanted money to fix the porblem,but i just got this computer 3 or 4 months ago and should not have to pay i spent over 700$ on this computer . i also tried to download drivers and programs and alot of other stuff please contact me asap thanks alot if you can help me

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  • kirkie Nov 22, 2007

    I can not open my Lexmark File. Keep getting App4r.exe on screen.Can you help ? Kirkie

  • jumiku Nov 30, 2007

    I have the same prob.

  • bluegrass28 Dec 03, 2007

    Same problem! I uninstalled and reinstalled and still the Imaging Studio will not open. Emailed Lexmark support and all I got was reply on how to install the Lexmark Imaging Studio, not how to fix the problem showing error in app4r.exe. I KNOW how to install, but somewhere along the way my D: drive quit working, doesn't even play a music CD anymore. Browsed for answers and found something that said something about needing the 2.0 framework to run the Lexmark program. Installed that and still the Imaging Studio won't open. I can print things using other programs, but liked the Imaging Studio because (at first) it would print multiple photos of different pictures on one page.
    Does anyone know how to fix the Lexmark Imaging Studio program so it will open and be usable again??

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    i want to make my scan color not lighter but I CANT BECAUSE IT SAYS I HAVE THE APPR.EXE

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    my problem is the same as josh1998's, windows has stopped working will notify you when a solution is offered.

  • tingley Feb 25, 2008

    I uploaded my printer to my new computer and now the imaging studio is not working and i can not use the scanner...please help! I have reinstalled the software and checked all the wires and connections, and still is not working, i have no icon for it now and nothing in my programs for the imaging studio.

  • LJStew Aug 02, 2008

    i'm using the old software that was compatable with other windows (i'm now using vista). often i can't get the imaging studio to boot. i've checked with windows, and they don't seem to have an answer to my problem. any help?

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    the problem is that windows is craprap it allows liberies in other older operating systems(XP), the nerds try hard, but still cant get laid...

  • ksheridan49 Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same exact problem as Josh. Lexmark x2500 will not allow me to scan pictures or even open the imaging studio icon without the error message: app.4R.exe has stopped working, etc...I have had no luck in fixing this problem over the last year and a half.



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I have had the same problem when I went to redo my Windows Vista Machine. The answer is simple. Install the software from the installation disc that came with your printer. Next go to and download the driver package for your printer and install that. Now a window should pop up asking you if you want to install over the original or make a copy, MAKE A COPY.. After installation is done open lexmark studio and pick to open the copy version and there you go, you can now use your lexmark studio, and for some reason after you open the program once like this the original one works!!!!!!!!

Posted on Aug 03, 2008



I've faced the same problem, Imaging Studio and the other supporting applications need at least Dotnet FX 2.0 to be installed. What I did is to uninstall X2500 drivers and all the previous installation of the Lexmarks applications on the CD driver, then I've Dotnet and at the end I've reinstalled drivers and support applications (Imaging Studio too) and now all works perfectly!

Posted on Jun 02, 2008



I have tryed to down laod the hardedrive but an erro 23win did not re spond or it will not late me down load it . the computer is not committeing with the printer

Posted on Feb 26, 2008


I downloaded the new ad-aware 2007 (I already had ad-aware-se) and ran a full scan and it caught something when it scanned lexmark.

When I went to run lexmark again it worked fine. Hope it works for yall as easy as it did for me.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008


Unload the programme from your computer. Clean the Lexmark Disc.Insert the disc again. It worked for Me. Best of Luck. Kirkie.

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We have a friend that is having the same problem. Have you guys tried going to the lexmark site to download windows vista updated drivers? I am going to ask him the same question. If not, possibly going to:
and downloading the most current drivers.. it might fix the problem since it IS a compatibility problem with Windows Vista.

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    Your best option at this point will be to uninstall the Lexmark Software and reinstall it using the CD. If you do not have the CD available then you can go to, go to Downloads then select your printer model and then go to available downloads there you will be able to find the newest driver along with the imaging studio.

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