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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:32 PM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:06 PM
It sounds like you may be using the wrong driver (ie one that's meant for XP or 2000 instead of 98). Unfortunately Dell do not provide a windows 98 driver for this printer.
However, it is worth knowing that the Dell A960 is in fact a re-badged Lexmark x6170. Unfortunately Lexmark do not provide a windows 98 driver on their website either. Therefore you will have to use a more convoluted method to obtain it.....
Go to driverguide.com and create an account with them (it's free). Once that's done, you can log into their website using the email address you gave them & your password.
Next, go to the 'drivers' section. Select the device type (i.e printer) then select Lexmark as the manufacturer. In the search box type x6170 & click search.
This will bring up a list of drivers - look for a windows 98 driver & if possible, select one that's a 'DriverGuide Tech Upload' as these have the best chance of working. Click on download & follow the instructions. Remember to select the 'download to hard drive' option, not CD.
Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:49 PM
Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:44 PM
Go to Start -> Settings -> Printers and delete any printers that are listed in there.
Go to Start -> settings -> control panel -> add/remove programs. If there's any Dell or Lexmark printer software in there, then uninstall it.
Go to My Computer, double click on the C drive icon, and delete the folder lxk6100drivers
Next, make sure the printer is NOT connected to the computer, then reboot the computer.
After the reboot, try to install the Lexmark driver again. Do not re-connect the printer until it tells you to (or until the driver install tries to detect the printer, whichever comes first).
Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:19 PM
Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:22 PM
Also, while I think of it, are you using Windows 98 Second Edition? If you need to check, then go to Start -> settings -> control panel -> system. The operating system will be listed there
Edited by Samm, 30 November 2007 - 09:23 PM.
Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:16 AM
Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:17 AM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:55 AM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:55 PM
Can you just check this for me please:
Go to: Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager
Look for any devices that have either a red 'x' or a yellow & black '!' next to them. Also, expand the USB Controller branch & let me know exactly what's listed there. If there is also a Printer branch, then do the same with that.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:12 AM
Posted 13 December 2007 - 11:30 AM
Thank you for all your help!! I know that if I do need help again ~ I will come back here - you have been very attentive and very helpful.. Thanks again!!!!
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