I have a Lexmark X74-X75 All-In-One from around 2003. Yeah, it's old, but it prints stuff and that's what I needed with my XP desktop. I bought a new HP printer for my desktop and so I decided to try and hook this one up to my laptop, which is running Windows Vista. As soon as I plugged the USB cord into my laptop, Windows recognized it, downloaded the drivers, etc. When I go to "Print" in Word, it shows up on the printer list, and if I click Preferences, the Lexmark preference list comes up too.
Now the problem is when it comes to ACTUALLY printing. An error comes up and says:
Microsoft Office Word:
Windows cannot print due to a current problem with the printer set up.
Also, when I push the Scan button on the printer, a box pops up that says:
Scan Button Press - Select the program to launch for this action:
When I choose Scan, another box comes up saying Error: Automatic Scanning could not be completed.
I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the Installation software, and I even tried going to Lexmark's website to see if there were any driver updates. As I had guessed, this printer is so obsolete that Lexmark doesn't even make drivers for it anymore.
Does this printer not work because I'm using Vista? I had it hooked up to a home network before and it worked fine, but at the same time, it's a different situation considering I'm using a USB.
Any solutions or insight would be sincerely appreciated.