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Dell v725w not working on Vista

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#1 disman00911


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

Hello.  This is my first post on this forum.


I have had Microsoft Vista Home Premium for about 6 years.  Earlier I had purchased a new printer, the Dell v725w.  However, after a few month, there seems to be a communication error with my Vista and the printer.  I can make copies with the printer but I can't print or scan due to some communication error.  I can't figure out why it is doing this.  I also had six diffrent computer cleaner/anti-virus/anti-malware/registry error software to clean up my computer, but so far that has not solved my problem.


The main problem is that the Dell printer always stays offline!  Whenever I click "Use Printer Offline" to turn the on the printer online, instead it states "Printer status Offline-Offline". It says "offline" twice!  When I click again, it goes back to "Use Printer Offline". I cannot turn the printer back online as "Use Printer Online"won't show back up!  I also get a message saying that it is a communication error. 


I went on another forum in hopes to solve my problem, but never got satisfying results.  I need help please.  Thanks.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

You did uninstall/delete the printer...and then reinstall it and the appropriate software?



#3 disman00911

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:27 AM

I tried to reinstall the printer software, but I forgot the name of the port address

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