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printer handle is not valid

by tontoe / September 8, 2006 5:00 AM PDT

I have moved my lexmark x1100 all in one to another pc I am now getting the message 'the handle is invalid ' what does this mean and how do I fix it? Thanks

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It's either a pest (Winfixer?)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 5:06 AM PDT

Or you forget to install the printer drivers.

I was not happy to find Winfixer noted when I used google about the error message, your lexmark and XP.

Just to be sure, scan the machine with EWIDO and HOUSECALL. If you find Winfixer, here's a noted tool.


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by tontoe / September 8, 2006 6:45 AM PDT

I did install the drivers I have ewido I will run it but I dont think it is a virus or malware I'll post back.

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I hope not either, but it's notable since that's what turned
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: drivers

It's what was mentioned twice in a few replies...

In closing, given only your machine's details (slim to none) I can't comment if other drivers are needed such as motherboard or USB.


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by tontoe / September 8, 2006 5:30 PM PDT

I ran ewido all it found was cookies which I deleted, I'me beggining to think its an install problem. I am on windows xp pro cpu 3000mhz memory 750mb.

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by tontoe / September 8, 2006 8:19 PM PDT

I have solved this with a system restore and a reinstall. Thank you R. Proffit

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