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November 22, 2004 4:58:37 AM

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Hi all.

I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is working
well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used LPT1) that
I had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software (e.g,
monitor) and its driver, and rebooted.

I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks gives
me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service failed to
start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file
specified."

Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 
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November 22, 2004 7:14:06 AM

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Ant wrote:
> Hi all.
>
> I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is
> working well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used
> LPT1) that I had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON
> software (e.g, monitor) and its driver, and rebooted.
>
> I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
> Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
> find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks
> gives me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service
> failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find
> the file specified."
>
> Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 

Did you reboot after the uninstall?
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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 8:57:22 AM

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This may help
How to clean up printer drivers
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

HP has support documents as well, this one is not for XP, but it may give some
enlightenment.
http://tinyurl.com/6we5d

Did you try to turn it off in the services section of Administrative Tools?
The exe is in a folder similar to this,
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe

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"Ant" <philpi@earthlink.netANT> wrote in message
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> Hi all.
>
> I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is working well. I
> retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used LPT1) that I had since 6/2001
> to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software (e.g, monitor) and its driver, and
> rebooted.
>
> I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status Agent2. I
> searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to find it. How do I
> remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks gives me this in event log: "The
> EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service failed to start due to the following error: The
> system cannot find the file specified."
>
> Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 
> --
> "Cheerios: Hula-hoops for ants." --unknown
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November 22, 2004 8:57:23 AM

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On 11/22/2004 2:57 AM PT, Mary Sauer wrote:

> This may help
> How to clean up printer drivers
> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

Looks fine to me. I think the uninstallation worked, but did not clean
up fully.


> HP has support documents as well, this one is not for XP, but it may give some
> enlightenment.
> http://tinyurl.com/6we5d

My HP printer is fine. I am only concerned for EPSON service.


> Did you try to turn it off in the services section of Administrative Tools?
> The exe is in a folder similar to this,
> C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe

EPSON Printer Status Agent2 has blank status and startup type. I assume
it is off since I cannot start it.
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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 10:11:31 AM

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You can delete it from the registry service subkey;
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

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"Ant" wrote:
| Hi all.
|
| I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is working
| well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used LPT1) that
| I had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software (e.g,
| monitor) and its driver, and rebooted.
|
| I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
| Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
| find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks gives
| me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service failed to
| start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file
| specified."
|
| Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 
| --
| "Cheerios: Hula-hoops for ants." --unknown
| /\___/\
| / /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx & http://aqfl.net
| | |o o| | E-mail (nuke ANT if replying privately to a newsgroup
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November 22, 2004 10:57:52 AM

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On 11/22/2004 4:14 AM PT, Michael Stevens wrote:

>>I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is
>>working well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used
>>LPT1) that I had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON
>>software (e.g, monitor) and its driver, and rebooted.
>>
>>I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
>>Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
>>find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks
>>gives me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service
>>failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find
>>the file specified."
>>
>>Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 
>
>
> Did you reboot after the uninstall?

Yes even though it didn't tell me. :( 
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November 22, 2004 12:32:53 PM

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Ant wrote:
> Hi all.
>
> I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is working
> well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used LPT1) that
> I had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software (e.g,
> monitor) and its driver, and rebooted.
>
> I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
> Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
> find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks gives
> me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service failed to
> start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file
> specified."
>
> Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 

I can't say how to remove it, but why not disable it if you can't remove it?

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November 22, 2004 12:32:54 PM

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On 11/22/2004 6:32 AM PT, null wrote:


> Ant wrote:
>
>> Hi all.
>>
>> I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is
>> working well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used
>> LPT1) that I had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software
>> (e.g, monitor) and its driver, and rebooted.
>>
>> I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
>> Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
>> find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks
>> gives me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service
>> failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the
>> file specified."
>>
>> Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 
>
> I can't say how to remove it, but why not disable it if you can't remove
> it?

It doesn't show any status. I think it is already disabled since I can't
even enable it (missing file). Heh.
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November 22, 2004 8:47:52 PM

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Right click on my computer, select manage. then go toServices and
Applications then click on services. It should be listed in there. Once u
found it right click on it and set it to disable.
Mike D
"Ant" <philpi@earthlink.netANT> wrote in message
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> Hi all.
>
> I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is working
> well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used LPT1) that I
> had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software (e.g, monitor)
> and its driver, and rebooted.
>
> I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
> Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
> find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks gives
> me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service failed to
> start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file
> specified."
>
> Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 
> --
> "Cheerios: Hula-hoops for ants." --unknown
> /\___/\
> / /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx & http://aqfl.net
> | |o o| | E-mail (nuke ANT if replying privately to a newsgroup
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> Ant is currently not listening to any songs on his home computer.
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 8:47:53 PM

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It doesn't even have a status. It's blank. Since I can't enable it, I
assume it is already in disabled mode. I just want to remove it from
Services list.


On 11/22/2004 3:47 PM PT, MikeD wrote:


> Right click on my computer, select manage. then go toServices and
> Applications then click on services. It should be listed in there. Once u
> found it right click on it and set it to disable.
> Mike D
> "Ant" <philpi@earthlink.netANT> wrote in message
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>
>>Hi all.
>>
>>I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is working
>>well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used LPT1) that I
>>had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software (e.g, monitor)
>>and its driver, and rebooted.
>>
>>I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
>>Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
>>find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks gives
>>me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service failed to
>>start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file
>>specified."
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On 11/22/2004 1:58 AM PT, Ant wrote:

> I just got a new HP Photosmart 8450 printer and found out it is working
> well. I retiring the old EPSON Color Stylus 880 printer (used LPT1) that
> I had since 6/2001 to someone. I uninstalled EPSON software (e.g,
> monitor) and its driver, and rebooted.
>
> I noticed Windows XP's service list still showed EPSON Printer Status
> Agent2. I searched through the registry for Agent2 and was not able to
> find it. How do I remove it? Trying to start the service for kicks gives
> me this in event log: "The EPSON Printer Status Agent2 service failed to
> start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file
> specified."
>
> Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 

Odd, it looks like it vanished after I turned off the machine when I to
work and came home. Maybe when I deleted EPSON references in registry, I
needed to reboot. And yes, I did reboot after uninstallation of EPSON
softwares and drivers.
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