Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lexmark Printer Annoyance

I uninstalled that @#$%! Lexmark driver about a month or so ago, thinking that I wasn't going to use the 3-in-1 gizmo in a long time.  I suddenly needed to scan some documents and, upon trying to install the driver, the Print Spooler service won't start.  

According to Bruce Sanderson's site:
The Lexmark printer installation process sometimes installs a service that makes the print spooler service dependent on itself.
It can't get dumber than that.

Anyway, here's the link to help you maintain your sanity and keep your cool:

Well, we made a mistake in buying this Lexmark.  Aside from the astronomical price of its ink cartridges, which cost more than the printer itself (think Polaroid in the olden days), uninstalling the drivers isn't smooth -- definitely not user friendly.  It looks like the company was in a rush to get the product out to market that it failed to address some of the essentials.  This is a freaking lousy product.