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Old 10-15-2009, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Big problems with Epson Printer drivers. I poked around the reg :(

Ok so I'll try to keep this short. I was trying to use my older epson R320 printer to print on a DVD disc. The driver wasn't installed for vista so I had to install it. Well I was able to do so but during this process I also installed the wrong driver for a R340 model. Well that stupid printer would show up every where. I uninstalled it and deleted every folder I could find for it but no matter what when ever I hit print some where it would show up as one of the available printers.

So last resort I went uninstalled ALL EPSON software and drivers. I then went into the registry and deleted every instance of "Epson" or "R340".

Now when I connect my printer it doesn't install the drivers automatically like before and that is the only way to install them. I cannot find the driver online.

I don't know what to do now.
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Do you have a backup of your registry? Or do you have a System Restore point you could use?
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The Epson R320 printer uses standard Vista drivers and does not require any extra manufacture drivers

You will need to do a System restore, or a Repair of Windows to get your standard Windows drivers for Epson, back

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Default Re: Big problems with Epson Printer drivers. I poked around the reg :(

don't think I have a back up. I shouldn't have been in the registry to begin with!

Not sure if I have a system restore. I don't use it...don't want to either if I can.

Any other way around it?

Edit: Also all other printer options are gone. Like Adobe printer for pdf's
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Best to confirm if you have a System Restore point
Note: Before editing the Registry you should always have System Restore on
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I did restore to earlier in the day. Problem fixed.

I need to keep my butt out of the registry! lol
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Thanks for the update
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