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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 8:06:55 PM

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I haven't been able to use my printer for a couple days now. I've tried
to reinstall it, one through the lexmark way and another through the
microsoft way. Both installation processes both fail: through the
lexmark way, it asks to start up the spooler service but it ends up
failing. I'm unable to install it through the other method because the
"rpc server is unavailable". I've looked up these problems through the
lexmark website but none of their metholds work. Does anyone have any
idea what to do?


- Kishor

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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 5:31:52 PM

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knagula@gmail.com wrote:
> I haven't been able to use my printer for a couple days now. I've
> tried to reinstall it, one through the lexmark way and another
> through the microsoft way. Both installation processes both fail:
> through the lexmark way, it asks to start up the spooler service but
> it ends up failing. I'm unable to install it through the other method
> because the "rpc server is unavailable". I've looked up these
> problems through the lexmark website but none of their metholds work.
> Does anyone have any idea what to do?
>
>
> - Kishor

Yes, ditch it and buy a proper printer! It's a Lexmark, for Hades sake! Why
you expect it to work is totally beyond me...
June 9, 2005 5:52:58 PM

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

> Both installation processes both fail: through the
> lexmark way, it asks to start up the spooler service but it ends up
> failing.

Others would reccomend buying another printer. While rude and
seemingly unhelpful, most lexmarks cost double or quadruple of what
many other sub $100 printers cost to operate. This is one reason the
name results in a knee jerk reaction. However the x63 isn't as
horrible as many Lexmarks in terms of raw cost per page, and the black
page yield isn't as bad as the free printer. The color well, won't
touch that. It being a multi-fuction device would make it a tad more
spendy to replace, and take longer to make back an investment is a unit
that is cheaper to operate. Still the next time you shell out $60 for
replacement ink, do consider other options.

But addressing your existing problem

1. Is the print spooler service running? [long shot]
<start><run>"net start spooler" (no quotes in the run box)
or follow the microsoft method if you prefer using a mouse
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;158042

2. If the spooler refuses to start
go to <start>[settings][control panel]{Administrative tools}{services}
look for {print spooler} right click [properties]
select dependencies
If "LexBCE Server" is there, remove it.

If this is the case, your problem was installing the print driver again
where lexmark though it was a good idea to require its software be for
the print spooler to be running. So if the lexmark software is not
running, the spooler will not run, and the spooler must be running for
the software to be installed.
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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 4:43:58 AM

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Get This.

I recommend aftermarket ink of any kind (both printer specific and
non-specific) in all Lexmark printers. Save the most and buy the
cheapest. There is not much risk when you have a Lexmark.

zakezuke wrote:

>>Both installation processes both fail: through the
>>lexmark way, it asks to start up the spooler service but it ends up
>>failing.
>>
>>
>
>Others would reccomend buying another printer. While rude and
>seemingly unhelpful, most lexmarks cost double or quadruple of what
>many other sub $100 printers cost to operate. This is one reason the
>name results in a knee jerk reaction. However the x63 isn't as
>horrible as many Lexmarks in terms of raw cost per page, and the black
>page yield isn't as bad as the free printer. The color well, won't
>touch that. It being a multi-fuction device would make it a tad more
>spendy to replace, and take longer to make back an investment is a unit
>that is cheaper to operate. Still the next time you shell out $60 for
>replacement ink, do consider other options.
>
>But addressing your existing problem
>
>1. Is the print spooler service running? [long shot]
><start><run>"net start spooler" (no quotes in the run box)
>or follow the microsoft method if you prefer using a mouse
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;158042
>
>2. If the spooler refuses to start
>go to <start>[settings][control panel]{Administrative tools}{services}
>look for {print spooler} right click [properties]
>select dependencies
>If "LexBCE Server" is there, remove it.
>
>If this is the case, your problem was installing the print driver again
>where lexmark though it was a good idea to require its software be for
>the print spooler to be running. So if the lexmark software is not
>running, the spooler will not run, and the spooler must be running for
>the software to be installed.
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 11:21:04 AM

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

I'm not knowledgeable of Lexmark drivers, but I suggest in general, to
make sure your spool location has adequate drive space to full spool an
image.

Art

knagula@gmail.com wrote:

> I haven't been able to use my printer for a couple days now. I've tried
> to reinstall it, one through the lexmark way and another through the
> microsoft way. Both installation processes both fail: through the
> lexmark way, it asks to start up the spooler service but it ends up
> failing. I'm unable to install it through the other method because the
> "rpc server is unavailable". I've looked up these problems through the
> lexmark website but none of their metholds work. Does anyone have any
> idea what to do?
>
>
> - Kishor
>
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