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Katzy

[*] posted on 19-4-2011 at 17:50
I have to confess...

I wouldn't have a Lexmark printer if they paid me.
scholar

[*] posted on 19-4-2011 at 16:33
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Why not upgrade to Hissssssssta or Win 7 :)

And welcome to the forum waveysmiley
Sometimes a new printer costs less than a new operating system. A suitable used replacement printer would cost even less.

When I looked at Lexmark printers some years ago, the cost for replacement cartridges made them expensive to operate. Recently, the Kodak line of printers has been emphasizing low cost ink as one of their selling points.

I am not pushing you to buy another printer, GrannyGizz. But, if the problem remains unsolved, it would be cheaper than getting a whole new computer.
scholar

[*] posted on 19-4-2011 at 16:26
Quote:
Originally posted by GrannyGizz
No luck yet. I'm afraid to do another clean install of XP . Same thing might happen.
In my google search, I noticed that all the info was old...03/06/07.....this obviously is not a common problem.
I would suppose that, as time goes on, fewer people are using XP, and are migrating to Vista or Win7. Of those who stay with XP, even fewer have the exact same printer that you do.

If I understand your situation, Faolan's suggestion to go to a restore point does not apply, because you did a reformat. I'm thinking that does not leave you any restore points. (If I am mistaken on this, one of the experts here will set me straight.):)
waffler

[*] posted on 19-4-2011 at 00:21
Why not upgrade to Hissssssssta or Win 7 :)

And welcome to the forum waveysmiley
GrannyGizz

[*] posted on 19-4-2011 at 00:09
No luck yet. I'm afraid to do another clean install of XP . Same thing might happen.
In my google search, I noticed that all the info was old...03/06/07.....this obviously is not a common problem.
scholar

[*] posted on 18-4-2011 at 22:43
Granny, please do let us know if you have success with Faolan's or Katzy's suggestions.

It's good to have you with us. We'll be pleased if you stay and join in our conversational posts. (But, no pressure.:))waveysmiley
Katzy

[*] posted on 18-4-2011 at 18:27
http://support.lexmark.com/index?docLocale=en_US&page=content&segType=softwareSegmentMICROSOFT&id=DR20377&locale =EN&userlocale=EN_UK
Faolan

[*] posted on 17-4-2011 at 21:03
If you really need your printer then do a roll back to before when you last did Windows updates and then redo them one by one. That's about all I can suggest short-term till Microsoft sorts this mess out, this update has caused more than few issues for various people.
GrannyGizz

[*] posted on 17-4-2011 at 20:39
I've tried everything I can think of. In the Knowledge Base there is a suggestion but when I go to the inf folder, my printer doesn't have an entry as suggested in the hint.
I appreciate any help you can give me and wil try anything you might suggest.
Granny
Faolan

[*] posted on 17-4-2011 at 16:11
Could be a problem with the latest Windows Updates, it's taken out my Win XP system as well where I can't use either a USB or LAN printer. Can print to a PDF with no issues though.

Not had chance to try and figure out what went wrong, but this months update was massive and it would take a while to determine the issue(s). I've already done the usual diagnostics and none of those worked, so it's a bit more serious than a corrupt driver/printer interface.
GrannyGizz

[*] posted on 17-4-2011 at 15:23
I'm running Windows xp. I'd been having problems with different facets of my machine and finally decided to reformat and do a clean install. I returned the data I had saved with Acronis and was checking to make sure everything was good and realized my printer was not installed. It is a Lexmark 3100 series and, although old , has always worked well. I did the usual install hardware but got the message that the printer could not be installed because "The specified print monitor is unknown" I can't find out anything helpful about Print Monitor. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can try next, I suffer from "Know just enough to get myself into trouble" syndrome but am not afraid to try anything suggested. Some suggestions from a Google search were to change the Registry but since they seemed to be for a different model, I didn't try them. Hope you can help
GrannyGizz