Printer showing up in device manager but cant print

By korrupt ยท 12 replies
May 8, 2007
  1. Hi, I have a canon s200spx, and have Vista Ultimate, the printer is showing up in device manager, but not in printers and faxes, or applications such as word etc...

    any ideas?
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    What happens if you go into printers and faxes and choose to add a printer?
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    I just get the option of "installing the microsoft xpx document writer". I have also tried updating the printer, but no updates could be found... It also says when clicking view driver version that "No driver software is needed or installed for this hardware"
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    The Canon site has a list of Vista approved drivers AND alternate drivers for SOME presently non-supported printers.

    You MUST install the drivers FIRST then connnect the printer (per their clear instructions).

    If no driver is available (including an alternate), then you are presently out of luck.

  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Well, apparently the driver is part of Vista's standard drivers, but unfortunately my self made "lite" version, got rid of them all... Anywhere I can download em? Or can someone upload it from their driver folder?
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Just Google Canon s200spx; :)
  7. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    I did:( Nothing usefull... can someone with vista please upload their driver, should be less than 1mb... pretty please:( I need to print off some really important documents
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Canon Australia - S200SPx

    Click the first link at the top of the page, then scroll down and click driver downloads. Select addon module for printer driver (windows vista/vista64) and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    I know, I did that too:( But I believe the problem is that it is an add on module, for added functionality, providing you have the basic driver, which I dont... Heres the story: I downloaded a torrent for windows vista, so I could have the trial, BUT, it was a lite version which came without the 800mb of preinstalled printer drivers, so I have bought a cd key, and activated Windows, but I still dont have the printer drivers, as it is still a lite version, so basically, I think what needs to happen, is for someone with the full version of Vista, to upload their canon s200spx driver from their driver folder in windows directory (I think??)... I'm in a seriously tight spot, I need to hand in some very important work tomorrow, and have no alternative...

  10. wezz_o

    wezz_o TS Rookie

    do this steps..
    1.) uninstall your printer in device manager
    2.) restart the computer
    (if you have a registry cleaner, clean your registry first)
    3.)If you have a driver cd, install it at ones, if you don't have one, download the latest driver in cannon website.
    4.)plug the device in your computer and it will respond and detects a new hardware has been installed.
    5.)If your pc responds "Your hardware has been installed but it will not work properly" then go to device manager, right click the device and try to click update driver. Try update it in the internet..

    hope it helps
  11. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    So you need someone to install the driver for you on their machine and then copy the .inf file to you..? or do you need a particular file from the driver folder?

    i'll attempt to help you once my onecare is finished doing whatever its doing...

    btw.. i haven't even heard of vista lite before.....
  12. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Hi, no I dont think someone will actually have to install the driver, It *should* be somewhere in c:/windows/system32/driver folder, and have a .sys extension... If someone could email/upload that for me, It'd be hugely apprecaited.
  13. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    me thinks this is probably it...
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...