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Old June 7th 10, 01:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
No_Name[_2_]
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

I can't re-install my printer on my XPproSP2 PC without errors. *I
continue to get installation failure errors (generally "the system
cannot find the specified file). This is with both, the CD that came
with my printer as well as the printer site. Printer by the way is an
Epson C88. Pretty sure it's something going on in my registry and the
printer and porting is fine as I went to a DOS prompt and had the
printer operate. It's currently an LPT1 connection but the same
symptoms come with USB on this machine. Anyone know what virgin keys
I might regedit into my registry? I'm pretty sure it's something that
needs tweaked in the sys registry that's holding me out.


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Old June 7th 10, 01:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
Don Phillipson[_4_]
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

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I can't re-install my printer on my XPproSP2 PC without errors. I
continue to get installation failure errors (generally "the system
cannot find the specified file). This is with both, the CD that came
with my printer as well as the printer site. Printer by the way is an
Epson C88. Pretty sure it's something going on in my registry and the
printer and porting is fine as I went to a DOS prompt and had the
printer operate. It's currently an LPT1 connection but the same
symptoms come with USB on this machine. Anyone know what virgin keys
I might regedit into my registry? I'm pretty sure it's something that
needs tweaked in the sys registry that's holding me out.


If this is the only Epson device you use, it might be faster to
remove from Registry all keys invoking "Epson" and reinstal
from the CD.

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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)



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Old June 7th 10, 08:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

Try downloading ccleaner.exe and cleaning up your registry
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Russ

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I can't re-install my printer on my XPproSP2 PC without errors. I
continue to get installation failure errors (generally "the system
cannot find the specified file). This is with both, the CD that came
with my printer as well as the printer site. Printer by the way is an
Epson C88. Pretty sure it's something going on in my registry and the
printer and porting is fine as I went to a DOS prompt and had the
printer operate. It's currently an LPT1 connection but the same
symptoms come with USB on this machine. Anyone know what virgin keys
I might regedit into my registry? I'm pretty sure it's something that
needs tweaked in the sys registry that's holding me out.


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Old June 8th 10, 05:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

On Jun 7, 12:54*am, "Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]"
wrote:
Try downloading ccleaner.exe and cleaning up your registryhttp://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Russ

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I'll give it a try... After trying many other things, I've tried my
registered copy of Advanced System Optimizer (http://download.cnet.com/
Advanced-Registry-Optimizer/3000-2086_4-10183947.html) which in the
past has served me pretty well but...

Thanks
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Old June 8th 10, 05:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

If this is the only Epson device you use, it might be faster to
remove from Registry all keys invoking "Epson" and reinstal
from the CD.

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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


It IS the only Epson device. Any hints on searching the registry for
'epson' to do that? Thanks very much for your reply. I'm to the
point, having tried so many other things that I'm inclined to believe
it's some registry key that fails during the install because some
'remnant' is already present.

John
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Old June 8th 10, 06:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
No_Name[_2_]
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

And you think it's a registry problem because?
a. I've tried everything else I can think of.
b. What else could it be?
c. Other.


Heybub... :-) Thanks for the response...

I think it's a registry issue because I've spent HOURS reading for
solutions online, have installed Epson printer drivers in the past
very successfully on several computers, have tried MANY install and
uninstall approaches (including the associated reboots), and know for
a fact that the printer and connection are okay.

As with many other uninstallers, I think I have some remnant residing
in my registry that won't allow completion of the 'install'
successfully and though I'm not 'convinced' it's a registry issue, I'm
pretty close to feeling that way because of the result.

Thanks again,
John
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Old June 9th 10, 03:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
No_Name[_2_]
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

Wow, just searched the registry and it's filthy with keys referring to
Epson.


If this is the only Epson device you use, it might be faster to
remove from Registry all keys invoking "Epson" and reinstal
from the CD.

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


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Old June 9th 10, 12:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

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And you think it's a registry problem because?
a. I've tried everything else I can think of.
b. What else could it be?
c. Other.


Heybub... :-) Thanks for the response...

I think it's a registry issue because I've spent HOURS reading for
solutions online, have installed Epson printer drivers in the past
very successfully on several computers, have tried MANY install and
uninstall approaches (including the associated reboots), and know for
a fact that the printer and connection are okay.

As with many other uninstallers, I think I have some remnant residing
in my registry that won't allow completion of the 'install'
successfully and though I'm not 'convinced' it's a registry issue, I'm
pretty close to feeling that way because of the result.


Perhaps using these "optimizers", especially if you do so as
"preventive" maintenance, has removed necessary entries. Using these
tools as preventive maintenance prevents nothing and can cause more harm
than good.

Make sure that the print spooler is running then remove the drivers for
the printer:

Open the Printers and Faxes folder and delete the printer. Then click
File - Server Properties and select the Drivers tab and remove the
drivers for the printer.

You can also use the Resource Kit's Cleanspl.exe Spooler Cleaner utility
to clean the print spooler.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

John
 




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