I use Windows XP. My printer is a Seikosha CDP 2000 which comes with a Win 95/98 driver. According to the manufacturer, I can use the XP driver of the EPSON Stylus Color 460, and surely enough it worked -- I can use it as a normal local printer. However I also need the Status Monitor 3 which comes with the driver and which is supposed to tell me the ink level. But whenever I print, the Status Monitor 3 window pops up and this message is displayed:
"A communication error has occurred.
Check all cable connections and make sure all devices are on. If an operation check pattern is printing, reset the device by turning it off and on again. If the device was turned off during printing, cancel the print job. If the error still does not clear, see the manual's troubleshooting section to cancel the error."
Still it prints ok! But then it doesn't show the ink level.
I connect the printer by a parallel cable via LPT1. It doesn't have a USB connection.