Dell Dimension E520
32 Bit operating System
Lexmark X1200 All In One Printer
I Have not used my printer in about 7 or 8 months, So I went out and bought new ink Cartridges and tried to do a print test and tuneup, But I got the error message (printer not communicating) So I went into the device manager and it said the printer was ready, so I tried to run another print test..It still said printer not communicating..so I unplugged the printer power and USB connector and restarted the computer..I reconnected everything and I did another test and got the same results So I clicked onto the computer Icon and it shows (Local Disk C:)(Recovery D:) and (DVD RW Drive E:)It does not show a printer being connected in that section. My next step included me running the Printer CD software and it mentioned updating the drivers..So I tried again after it finished running the software and still got the same error message after running the CD..So next I opened up the control panel and it shows the printer as ready to be used..but I got the same error message after trying to use the printer again..So I opened up the Lexmark properties and it shows 11 different ports and it shows being used by something called a virtual printer port for USB Lexmark 1200 series>>I am at a lost because I have no idea which port it should be using..or how to uninstall the printer software and reinstall it without screwing something else up...Any help would be greatly appreciated...please and thank you.