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Re: Printer Install on Windows XPproSP2

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jcage@lycos.com, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. jcage@lycos.com

    jcage@lycos.com Flightless Bird

    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.
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

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

    Russ

    --
    Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
    MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
    Remote Small Business Server/Computer Support - www.SBITS.Biz
    BPOS - Microsoft Online Services - www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com


    <jcage@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:f9f23d32-2a0b-4962-b9fc-37566e956f3b@x27g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    > 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.
    >
    >
     
  3. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    <jcage@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:f9f23d32-2a0b-4962-b9fc-37566e956f3b@x27g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...

    <<
    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.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  4. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    jcage@lycos.com wrote:
    > 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.


    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.
     
  5. jcage@lycos.com

    jcage@lycos.com Flightless Bird

    On Jun 7, 12:54 am, "Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]"
    <r...@REMOVETHIS.sbits.biz> wrote:
    > Try downloading ccleaner.exe and cleaning up your registryhttp://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
    >
    > Russ
    >
    > --
    > Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
    > MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
    > Remote Small Business Server/Computer Support -www.SBITS.Biz
    > BPOS - Microsoft Online Services -www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com
    >


    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
     
  6. jcage@lycos.com

    jcage@lycos.com Flightless Bird

    > 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)


    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
     
  7. jcage@lycos.com

    jcage@lycos.com Flightless Bird

    > 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
     
  8. jcage@lycos.com

    jcage@lycos.com Flightless Bird

    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)
     
  9. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    jcage@lycos.com wrote:
    >> 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/...69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en

    John
     

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