After changing to XP home, I installed my paralell port Epson printer, but Status Monitor 2 did not work properly. I downloaded up to date drivers etc. I uninstalled printer driver in 'control panel'. When I tried to uninstall 'status monitor' I got first a wizard box stating 'setting up instalation', then a message saying, 'cannot install status monitor due to conflict with currently installed application software' I have tried Epson help and done everything they suggest ie. deleting oem files, running MSCONFIG and shutting down startup and uninstall again. I have tried deleting every file in file manager. I have done a Registry clean, but I keep getting the same message. The last thing I found in 'Regedit' was a line stating 'system config utility, Epson bidirectional service' Is it safe to clean this? If all else fails and I change my printer for a newer Epson model, will the status monitor3 install or does anybody think I may still get the conflict.
Hi Alan. It's all double dutch to me. Havn'y a clue how to do what you suggest. The drivers have uninstalled it is just the monitor that is stuck and there is not a file left anywhere on the system that I can find to delete.