I have a Lexmark x8350 installed on Windows 7 Ultimate X64.
I've used this printer for a very long time. It recently stopped working. The driver is installed and such....I just can't figure out why I get errors telling me that I must install a printer to be able to print. THEN I get an error telling me the local print
spooler is disabled. I enable it, and get another error telling me that I need to enable "bi--derectional communication" to the printer. I do that and recieve all these errors repeatedly. I have downloaded various drivers via Lexmark and nothing is making
this printer work again.
*NOTE* Moved the printer to my other PC running Vista and it works, so it is not the printer. HELP someone! I need this printer to work on this PC because I'm in college and need it to work!
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As you mention the printer stopped working recently, I’d like to know if you made any changes to your computer/printer recently.
Is the printer networked to perform print functions?
Please see the steps to enable Bidirectional communication to the printer.
1.Click on Start
button, and type Devices and Printer in search box, press enter to open it.
2.Select your printer and check it is selected as the default printer.
3.Now, right-click on the printer and select "Properties"
4.In ports tab, make sure
enable bidirectional support is selected.
5.If it is enabled, disable it and check.
The spooler provides support for bidirectional ("BiDi") communication between an application or driver and a printer, so that the printer and computer can exchange data. This support enables the application or driver to send one or more requests to
the printer, and the printer to respond to these requests. For more information visit the link below,