Vista wont find my printer .....

  andyref 16:21 15 Apr 2009

Hello everyone ,I have just bought a Canon pixma IP2600 and can not get it to work .
"Printer is detected please wait until installation is completed ".
So I do and then it says "printer is not detected"
I am running vista and using the disc with drivers on it etc.....

Any ideas please ????

  rawprawn 17:11 15 Apr 2009

Does it show in Device Manager under Disc Drives when it is turned on?

  andyref 17:15 15 Apr 2009

No can not see it

  Marko797 17:19 15 Apr 2009

did the machine go thru detected new hardware wizard at all? Or have u tried to 'add printer'. Sounds as if this isn't installed at all. If you go thru the wizard, it should, at some point, prompt u for the disks, unless the printer driver is already part of vista. Have u searched for your printer in the vista drivers? Post bk when ur done.

  andyref 17:22 15 Apr 2009

It went via wizard setup and and disk and I have found drivers etc... but it says in the add printer its there and working but when trying to print it wont .

  Marko797 17:28 15 Apr 2009

if the wizard was completed correctly, I think at some point it should have offered you 'print test page'. How is this printer connected? LPT1 or USB? If the latter, it might be the case that u need to install usb drivers?

  Marko797 17:47 15 Apr 2009

so what was the solution?

  andyref 18:19 15 Apr 2009

yes thanks ...

  rawprawn 18:32 15 Apr 2009

As Marko797 says, so what was the solution?
What actually solved the problem?

  andyref 22:51 15 Apr 2009

sorry , the solution was to re-install and found a usb driver on the net .

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