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Have to keep setting up HPLJ 5P on a USB port everytime I print!

Hello,
I have a HP LJ 5P that I have connected to my laptop via a USB to parellel converter cable. I installed the printer and added the drivers both form the XP CD as well as HP website but the issue persists.
When I install the printer, I have to select a USB port. It works fine as long as the laptop is not rebooted or the USB cable not disconnected. Once either of theses happens I have to remove the printer and readd it on a different port to get any more prints.
If anyone has any insights I would appreciate the help. Thanks

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  • tmurtaza Nov 29, 2008

    Appreciate the fast response LLINCON. I have tried this and the issue still persists. Any other insights would be appreciated. Regards

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1)right click the my computer icon
2)click properties and then click hardware n go to device manager.
3)uninstall all usb ports and then scan for hardware changes
4)ur pc will detect your printer and ask for printer drivers
5)re load drivers and your pc will communicate with your printer
6)for reloding install the cd follow the instructions on the screen and click next
7)restart when the printer is loded.connect the wires and cords properly.
 

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