I tried to get my Canon S330 printer working a few times yesterday, with no luck. Not even with the installation disk.
So my daughter was here today, and when I mentioned it still wasn't printing, she looked interested: I told her to feel free to mess with it, if she so desired.
Now, when Rachel tackles computer problems, she has the tenacity of a bulldog; she doesn't want to call technical support, and she doesn't want to lose. She checked connections and tried to install the printer in different ways. No luck. An hour later she was still at the computer, using Google. "Ah-HA," she exclaimed. "It says here there are issues between Canon S330 and Windows XP!"
Well, big whoop. Besides, my last computer had Windows XP, and the printer worked. Still sounds to me like I'll be buying a new printer. Oh well, they're pretty cheap.
Pretty soon I heard my printer making noises as though it was working, so I turned to see what was going on. Hey, it was printing!
"What did you do?"
"I went online and got the drivers for it."
Amazing. And it didn't cost me a cent.