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    Lexmark Printer Directory folder

    I have a Lexmark Z45 ColorJet printer. When installing the software for this printer - via CD and it didn't ask me for a location either, I didn't really look to see where all the drivers and .dlls,etc were placed.
    One day, I decided to update to the latest driver, went to the Lexmark site to download the latest driver. It naturally stated that I should 'save it to a proper folder,etc etc.'. I naturally assumed it meant the Lexmark folder in C:Program Files - similar to the folders for my HP Scanjet and Logitech Mouse and Magview Monitor. Well, no such folder was even to be found. I proceeded to make such a folder for this driver "Lexmark". I later did a Find/Files for my Lexmark printer...found all the data (.dlls, help, etc) in the C:WINDOWSSYSTEM main folder..
    My question is - why in there and not in a folder like the HP and the Logitech and the Magview?
    Also, how do I get all of these items into a Lexmark folder that I made for the updated drivers?
    I emailed Lexmark Support - after a fruitless search of their KB for the answer - and they told me to uninstall everything mentioned with 'Lexmark' and to end up using the 'Add Printer' function in 'Settings>Printers' and to follow all the instructions that show up on the screen. Which I did...but everything is still installed as originally stated above! No Lexmark folder installed at all!
    Question #2 -
    The printer has decided that I am file sharing/printing on a network. I am on a LAN because of having cable, but I have never shared this printer with anyother printer anywhere else. It has several .exe(s) running in the background even when the printer is off. Things like LEXPPS.EXE and LEXBCES.EXE. How do I correct this?
    WinME, IE6, USB for the printer.

    Thanks for any help that can be given to me - am going batty over these 2 things and the Lexmark Support is just running me in circles.

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    Re: Lexmark Printer Directory folder

    Lonnie, first off, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    We Olde Atari Users have had a problem with the windows file structure and how it retains files for a long time. Basically all of your drivers will end up in C:WindowsSystem. If you want to catalogue the drivers you use, you can do as you have done already, creating directories for the driver files outside of system, but by default, your drivers will all run devices from this location. There are ways of changing this, but they're risky, and involve serious tweaks to the registry. It's also a time consuming process, because you have to change the path of all references to all files in the driver set.

    If you're printer is printing, I'd leave well enough alone, and catalogue the driver files to one location, should you need to install them again in the future.

    With regards to your second inquiry, these are files that manage the printer, and how it communicates with your system. THey're likely post-script drivers or similar that keep the printer 'online' and ready for any print job you sent it's way. You can disable these, but you'd have to adjust settings and re-start each time you wanted to print a document. If you need more resources out of your machine, try cleaning house a bit... delete temporary files, and run a defrag. If all that fails, check your list of installed programs to see if you have any spyware installed. (You can also download AdAware to clean up your system for you.)

    If you are still not getting the performance you seek, you may click Start, Run. In the dialog, type "msconfig" (no quotes) This will run the Microsoft Configuration Tool. The last tab is Startup. Click on this tab, and disable the two programs you've outlined above. This tool can also be used to disable other processes that load on startup, things like Microsoft Instant Messenger, etc. DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING YOU'RE NOT SURE OF!!! That's important, some things, when disabled, can disrupt the performance of your PC, depending on the model you have, etc.

    I hope this helps, please feel free to reply if you have any more questions!
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    Re: Lexmark Printer Directory folder

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>. Will not attempt to do anything to files. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    It was just weird that this piece of hardware didn't make folder like the HP,Logitech, and Magview for all of its' operating junk <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> !
    No Lexmark items are listed in msconfig...but those '.exe's ' that I had listed are running in the background...if I don't need it in the background running, why does it do that? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    I can go for days without needing to print something, and when I do need to print, I just push the button on the printer...but having those other parts (.exe) for the printer to be running in the background is just foolish, as far as I am concerned.
    Have a 20GB HDD...with 18 GB still available <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>...so I'm not worried about space,etc...but that stuff just irks me... *steam coming out of ears*

    Thanks for the reply...appreciate it very much.

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