Epson error message

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by oldman, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. oldman

    oldman Guest

    I am getting the following error message can someone translate to
    "Epson status monitor 3 encountered a problem and needs to close".

    Can not figure out what I need to do.


    oldman, Aug 16, 2007
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  2. oldman

    FeMaster Guest

    Status Monitor 3 is Version 3 of Epson's Status Monitor. It monitors the
    printer, ink levels, etc... Check the Epson website for a Vista compatible
    version (look under drivers for your printer,) however, I don't believe on

    The version you have is NOT compatible with Vista, uninstall it, even if you
    can't find a Vista compatible version...
    FeMaster, Aug 18, 2007
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  3. oldman

    Miles Perry Guest

    What is the exact Epson printer you have?
    My experience with my Epson Stylus Photo 895 has been good.
    Vista looked for and found a Vista compatible driver.
    Your driver is for WinXP or earlier. (Actually it was never recognised
    by MS and gave all kinds of problems in XP for me)

    I found the printer under Printers in Control Panel. I looked
    up properties and this is what my dialog box gave me

    "Epson Color Printing System
    Version 1.00(M)
    Copyright (C) 2006 Seiko etc."

    I printed out a small piece of text, and found my new driver
    has access to the functions that your old Status Monitor had,
    such as Maintenance/Nozzle Check, etc.

    Perhaps you should try to make Vista reinstall your Printer.
    If you used an Epson Installation disc before, then leave it
    and let Vista find you your new driver.

    Miles Perry, Aug 18, 2007
  4. oldman

    ']['unez Guest

    Like the other guys said check for a driver, I have a Epson RX580 that I
    have networked with 2 Vista puters and 2 XP puters and everything works fine
    even thru the network, I used the drivers that came with the
    printer/scanner. And its fairly new.


    " Never hold your farts in "
    they go straight up your spine
    and into your brain and that's
    where shitty ideas come from "
    ']['unez, Aug 18, 2007
  5. oldman

    FeMaster Guest

    I'm not sure what printer the OP has, but mine is an Epson Stylus Photo
    785EPX. I don't have any issues with the driver either, however I know that
    the "Status Monitor" program itself does not work in Vista... The driver
    provides the ink level monitoring without the Status Monitor, so it's not
    needed anyway...

    With my printer, I had to download updates through Windows Update in order
    to get the printer to function, it wasn't just a matter of letting windows
    check online for the proper driver...
    FeMaster, Aug 18, 2007
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