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HELP! All my printer drivers have disappeared.

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Pamela Crowley (Florida)

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Help!!!

All my printer drivers have disappeared.

When I click on the Printers folder the only icon there is "add printer". When I click on the it says:

Printer operation cannot continue due to lack of resources. The print system is unavailable.

HELP!!!
 

Debra

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Hello!

This happened to us last night. I deleted and reinstalled all of my printer information and my adobe software. Now...my Brother 9200 multifunction scanner is not working with my computer and I need to scan in something to complete an appraisal that is due by email in one hour. We also have an appointment in one hour. I just emailed the rest of the appraisal and if they miss that page I'll have to fax it to them I guess. I can't think of any other answer at this point. We have had so many computer viruses and worms the last few weeks on our computers that everything has been messing up. We paid a computer teck to come out and get everthing working together and etc. She burned up our DSL modem and wasn't very helpful. We took our computers in to two different computer stores. They both said that the worms and etc. were gone. Within 15 minutes of use after we got them home they both were infected. We're at our wits in with all of these problems! We're going to take the computer into a computer store again today I think or have a different computer teck. come out to our office again. And...my husband lost his job last week and I'm trying to teach him appraisal work till he gets another job but HE HATES APPRAISAL WORK SO FAR AND WHO CAN BLAME HIM WITH ALL THESE PROBLEMS! Anyway...maybe you could try to delete all your printers and reinstall them. Debra :evil:
 

dbiggers

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If you're out of resources, the first step is to reboot (I assume you already have tried that). Next would be to make sure you're not running unnecessary programs -- if you download lots of software, for example, many times they load themselves into memory and stay there, restarting whenever you reboot, constantly sucking away memory and resources. But even "standard" things like printers and scanners often load completely unnecessary "helper" programs. You can use Task Manager to close out those programs temporarily, and MSCONFIG to remove them permanently.

However, generally speaking, resources almost never run out on Windows XP. I assume from your post that you're using an older version of Windows. If you can, move to XP.

Dave Biggers
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1. Reboot your computer

2. Add your printers back via the control panel, just select your model of printer.

It should work then
 

Pamela Crowley (Florida)

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Thanks Guys!

I'm on Windows 2000 pro. I was logging off administrator instead of doing a full restart.

When I did a restart, the pdf file I was creating that apparently somehow created this whole thing came up to be saved.

???? Don't know how or why it happened, just glad it appears to be working correctly again.

Thank you very, very much! This is so much better than spending a whole day and many $$$$ on a computer guru coming in and possibly messing up other things while trying to fix the problem!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

airphoto

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Yes, Pam ..

Each user has his own set-up, so, if you'd logged on as something different from what you're used to all set-ups go back to generic .. re-log on as your usual self and find all the settings (including desk top) that you're used to ..
 

xmrdfghap

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<span style='color:brown'>Pam, when all else fails, and you are at your wits end, take what I call the "Starbucks Reboot." This is the hardest boot you can do to your computer.

Follow these instructions to the letter :lol:

1) Unplug the system.
2) Go get a good cup of coffee. Sit back, and take the time to savor the flavor, contemplate the many blessings you have had recently.
3) When you finish your coffee (or second or third cup), plug everything back in and turn on the system. (It will probably go into "safe mode")
4) While in safe mode, do a system restart from the Start menu.
5) Go have another cup of coffee. Start planning your next vacation.
6) Go back to the computer......it should be ready to go.</span>
 
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Bemis Pownall

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after you have done all the above and it still doesnt work...

kick the crapp out of it..order a new box
and take the week off.

it could be an omen...
 

Frank Bertrand

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make sure you have a good antivirus program and run it regularly to reduce worms, viruses, etc.

Norton I found out is pretty good
 

Ben Vukicevich SRA

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The free anti-virus software mentioned before on this forum works great. I've been let down by Norton in the past but never by this one.

www.grisoft.com

Updates are free also

Ben
 
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