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Please HELP! Windows XP has gone mad!


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You got ahead of me, but I thought we'd let it try.....It's connected to LPT1

Do a system restore to the last system checkpoint...probably earlier today or last night.
(My Computer > All Programs > Accessories> System Tools > System Restore)
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You got ahead of me, but I thought we'd let it try.....It's connected to LPT1

Do a system restore to the last system checkpoint...probably earlier today or last night.
(My Computer > All Programs > Accessories> System Tools > System Restore)

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Okie dokie, done a system restore...what next? :tazz:
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Is LPT1 back in Device Manager or do we have to enable it in BIOS????

Edited by wannabe1, 18 September 2005 - 12:10 PM.

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Is LPT1 back in Device Manager or do we have to enable it in BIOS????

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Its back!!! :tazz:
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Ok...let's install the printer. Put the cd in the drive and let it run setup.
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Ok...let's install the printer.  Put the cd in the drive and let it run setup.

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Ummmm the software is still not installing itself when I click install now, not even manually...ah crap *tears hair out*

But it installed well on my computer. >.<
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Not a problem...go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes...is there a printer listed?
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Not a problem...go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes...is there a printer listed?

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Still not a thing. :) :tazz: Sorry my laptop/printer is a pain. :) What else is left to do? :)
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Still in Printers and Faxes, in the left pane, click "Add a printer" and click "Next"...make sure the first two check boxes are "ticked", but not the network one and click next. The screen may "flash" at you...that's normal on some machines. Let the wizard search for your printer. If not found, click "Next" and make sure the LPT1 box is ticked...click "Next"...
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Still in Printers and Faxes, in the left pane, click "Add a printer" and click "Next"...make sure the first two check boxes are "ticked", but not the network one and click next.  The screen may "flash" at you...that's normal on some machines.  Let the wizard search for your printer.  If not found, click "Next" and make sure the LPT1 box is ticked...click "Next"...

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Aaaahhh when I click "Add a printer" I get a error message, "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running." Do you think the virus had disabled something? Sounds like it has like it did my Taskmanager.
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Give me a few minutes to research this error...what kind of printer is this...make and model number.
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Give me a few minutes to research this error...what kind of printer is this...make and model number.

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Okie Dokie: I have a Lexmark 3200 printer and a Epson CX3650 (which is at my other house).
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Click Start, and then click Control Panel...Double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Services...Double-click the Printer Spooler service, and then change the startup type to Automatic. This sets the Spooler service to start automatically when you restart the computer... click the Start button under the Service Status field...this will start the service without rebooting.
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Now try the Add a Printer wizard again.....Select Lexmark in the left pane and 3200 printer in the right and click "Next"...

Edited by wannabe1, 18 September 2005 - 12:50 PM.

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Click Start, and then click Control Panel...Double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Services...Double-click the Printer Spooler service, and then change the startup type to Automatic. This sets the Spooler service to start automatically when you restart the computer... click the Start button under the Service Status field...this will start the service without rebooting.

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Yay!!!! My printers are relisted! :tazz: Do I do the same thing to get my network connections? :)

My Kerio firewall doesnt start up anymore either is that a same problem?
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