This looks to be a printer from 2005 or 2006 so it's well past its life span. But as a test, it must work on someone's PC before you mess with your PC. That is, if it prints on other PCs then you could go back to what worked on your PC. Even if that means resetting the PC to it's factory condition.
for some time I haven't been able to print anything from the Dell computer, It was hit and miss for a while but now - nothing. always tells me it's not connected - I tell it that it is!! Have tried all the suggestions gleaned from other forums, even uninstalling and then re-installing but nothing has helped. One suggestion from someone was that when windows updates it can then make the printer incompatible. Had computer and printer for 7yrs now so lots of updates in that time. I have windows vista home premium. If I buy a more up-to-date printer (of any make) will that cure the problem? Afraid can't afford new computer so what other options can anyone suggest. would appreciate help. this has been going on for quite a while now and I miss being able to print. thanks.