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Can't Add Printer After Removing Lexmark Printer


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#1 Rod55

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:35 PM

I've recently removed a Lexmark Printer from this P C and now cannot install another one because the print spooler
Has a dependency on one of the files that is installed with the Lexmark software. (LEXBCES.EXE) I went to Lexmark's support center and did what they told me to do, which consists of using the command prompt to first, expand the file LEXBCES.EX_ to the system32 directory as LEXBCES.EXE, and second uninstalling this file by typing the name of the file and using the -u modifier. I did this and it didn't work. I tried to reinstall the printer by running the setup file that came in Lexmark's software I downloaded, but it won't work because the print spooler won't start. There is also a service tied to this file called; "LexBce Server". It won't start, obviously, because the file isn't in the system32 folder anymore. The printer is a z-700 series. I am running XP Home edition.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated, Rod (wtbarp@sbcglobal.net)
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:47 AM

Microsoft has an article addressing this point. Error message when you try to start the Print Spooler service.


Warning. This entails modifying the registry so..

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