Yet another printer problem


New Member
Hi y'all, first time poster. Been working on this problem for weeks now, kind of sick of not being able to print stuff.
I have a custom built rig that I'll post the major specs for below.
I have a brand new (well, 3 week old but still new) Epson stylus NX415.
Of course, it doesn't work with my computer. I haven't hooked it up to my windows 7 machine, because that one already has 3 printers connected to it.

When I go to print on my vista machine, nothing happens. Literally, nothing. No test pages will print, nothing shows up in the queue, and my system can't even pull up the ink levels of the printer without giving me an error. Its like my system acknowledges the printer, but doesn't know what to do after that fact. This is not the first printer this has happened to, I used to have an old Stylus CX6400 that had the same issues. Nothing would print, and I couldn't access any of the printer features from my computer (scan/copy status, ink levels, etc). I'm not sure if its computer problem or USB problem, but I'm guessing the former since I've never had any other sort of problem with my usb.

Networking is not the issue here, so please don't suggest it or anything. I'm not looking to network my computers. Its not an option unless nothing else at all will work.

Motherboard: Asus M4A78T-E
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.00 Ghz
Windows Vista Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 2


My Computer


Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hello fastillion,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

I would suggest, as a first step, you try and check the printer's website list of computers/os' it is compatible with and see if your computer/os is listed. The manufacturer websites usually have a list like this.

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Some Amount of Motherness
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: