windows 98 printer install issue / mouse

Posted on 2004-04-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
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.  
Question by:evileyejoe
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Expert Comment

ID: 10961171

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.


Author Comment

ID: 10961340
nope.. that didn't anything

Author Comment

ID: 10961346
The scanner, copy, everything else with the machine works through the computer... just not the printer.
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Expert Comment

ID: 10961829

Try reinstalling the older driver and printer software.


Author Comment

ID: 10961865
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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ID: 10961927
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:


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