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windows 98 printer install issue / mouse

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I'm working on a windows 98 machine and everytime i try to install my lexmark x73 printer it puts it in the printers folder but then it disappears.  It's making registry entries so I'm not sure what the problem is.  I can install other printers and I recently had the x73 installed but it was and older driver so I removed it and tried to install the new but it just won't work.

Also.. unless I push the shift key at startup the mouse will stall for about a second every 3-4 seconds.  
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by:blue_zee
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First thing to do:

Start > Run > type SFC and press enter

You may need your Win98 CD.

See if that restores any corrupted file and it may solve the problem.

Zee
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by:evileyejoe
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nope.. that didn't anything
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by:evileyejoe
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The scanner, copy, everything else with the machine works through the computer... just not the printer.
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Try reinstalling the older driver and printer software.

Zee
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by:evileyejoe
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ah hah!  it looks like God has helped me with this one.. I just kept at it and it finally worked!  WOO!  just kept cleaning up the registry...

Thanks for your suggestions
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I assume i have to give away the points though eh since I don't see a close without awarding points... ah well..

thanks again.
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You could have asked for a refund posting a 0 points question here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

Zee


P.S.: Remember that Hell is as far away from you as is Heaven.
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