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Big Printer Troubles!

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#1 Snowshooz


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Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:35 PM

I hope someone can help me with this! I have been trying to resolve this printer problem for a week now..
I have a Lexmark 1200 series printer...I've had it for a year without probems until 2 weeks ago...WindowsXP updateSP 3 seemed to start the problem of..then I installed Cyberdefender and the problems got worse. Whenever I attempted to print I'd get an error message "The Computer isn't communicating with the printer. I tried to do a System restore..I updated the printer driver, I uninstalled and reinstalled the printer...now the latest problem is ..after my last Insall I am getting an error saying... "RPC Server is unavailable There has been a problem installing harware"

WHAT Does THIS mean?? :huh:
I have ZoneAlarm, SpyBot on my computer I uninstalled CyberDefender...

I need my printer :thumbsup: What shall I do next?

ANY HELP will be Greatly Apreciated!!

Thank you!

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#2 rigacci



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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:04 PM

You may need to do a complete uninstall. Possibly there are some remnants of the previous install. :huh:

Try another complete install and then before reinstalling, hunt down any Lexmark folders and delete them (or just Move them, if you prefer, instead of deleting). :thumbsup:

Good luck. :huh:


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:35 PM

You should try rigacci's suggestion first. If that doesn't work:

See if anything HERE will help you.
Lexmark is listed under SOLUTION.
(this a page from HP support)

Edited by Queen-Evie, 15 September 2008 - 08:50 PM.

#4 Snowshooz

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

WOW! Thanks Guys! I will try that...a little SCARY fooling with the registry however... :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:50 AM

I would wait and see about your other problem first. If you're not infected, come back to this one
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