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Printer showing up as removable disk and will not work

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September 13, 2004 10:33:09 AM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

Hello,
I was wondering if someone could help me with a printer problem. I have
been here before with the same problem and I fixed it, but now it is back.
I was going to print something and it said that I needed to install a
printer. When I go to add a printer in control panel, it says:
Operation could not be completed, and my Epson printer is not showing up
here as well, although it shows up under hidden devices in device manager
with no splats. When I try to uninstall the printer in device manager, it
says:
Failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the
computer.
Additional information:
I am on a LAN but the printer is connected directly to the computer that I
am trying to print from via USB.
In addition:

My printer shows up in My Computer as: Removable Disk.

When I go to add/remove programs to delete EPSON printer software, it says:
Epson S. P. 825 temporary files' cannot be removed from this system.
Currently, some files are being used by applications. Terminate them, and
try again.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
David 747
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 4:10:11 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

What printer? What Operating System? Have you turned anti virus off when
trying to uninstall/reinstall



"David" <jmm8373@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Hello,
> I was wondering if someone could help me with a printer problem. I have
> been here before with the same problem and I fixed it, but now it is back.
> I was going to print something and it said that I needed to install a
> printer. When I go to add a printer in control panel, it says:
> Operation could not be completed, and my Epson printer is not showing up
> here as well, although it shows up under hidden devices in device manager
> with no splats. When I try to uninstall the printer in device manager, it
> says:
> Failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the
> computer.
> Additional information:
> I am on a LAN but the printer is connected directly to the computer that I
> am trying to print from via USB.
> In addition:
>
> My printer shows up in My Computer as: Removable Disk.
>
> When I go to add/remove programs to delete EPSON printer software, it
> says:
> Epson S. P. 825 temporary files' cannot be removed from this system.
> Currently, some files are being used by applications. Terminate them, and
> try again.
>
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> David 747
>
>
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