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Need Printer Driver Help

By 4dson
Apr 14, 2006
  1. I am getting "Printer Driver was not installed-The Specified Print Monitor is un-known" message . Lexmark X1100 Series. Windows XP Pro SP2.
    Please Help..

    Thanx ..
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    reinstall the printer driver.
    three ways:
    1. Lexmark website >support>download>printer model etc
    2. [my computer(right click)>properties>hardware tab>device manager>printers...>lexmark....>update drivers
    3. Lexmark CD, reinstall.

    confirm the printer is connected properly, ink levels ok, cables/power ok.
     
  3. 4dson

    4dson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No Luck ,same message still appears when I try to install driver..
    All Hardware cables & connections are good..
    Ink levels should be o.k. since the printer hasnt been used ,yet..
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Disconnect the printer from your computer. I assume your printer is connected via usb?

    If it is, uninstall your printer drivers etc from add remove programmes in your control panel. Reboot your computer.

    Switch on your printer, but do not connect it to your computer yet.

    Reinstall the printer drivers etc, from the cd that came with your printer and follow the instructions carefully. Only connect the printer to your computer when prompted to do so, or after the driver installation is completed.

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  5. 4dson

    4dson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still no luck,,the printer does not show in 'add/remove programs'..
    However ,the scanner works,,just no print..
    If I try to print from Word Document I get 'No printer installed' Msg..
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    When the printer is switched on. Does it show up in your device manager? Look to see if there are any yellow exclamation or question marks, in your usb devices etc.

    If it does, try uninstalling it from there, then follow the instructions above.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. 4dson

    4dson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still, no luck, have done all the above & then some..
     
  8. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    tried the printer on another pc?
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t know what else it could be.

    I know that Lexmark printers aren`t the most reliable. In fact a lot of guys around here, refer to them as good doorstops lol

    Probably time to contact Lexmark me thinks.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. 4dson

    4dson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well , I got er' workin'.. N3051M's reply. I hooked it to my "other" puter then networked this 1 to it . worx lika champ..

    Thnx 4 all u-r help,, guys..
     
  11. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    no problems.. glad your worries are over :)
     
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