Printer will not come online with P3 computer running XP = Will not print.
My printer does not seem to be recognized by my XP operating system loaded in an Intel P3 desktop computer. I have loaded the XP drivers and the computer now recognizes the computer but I can't seem to get the print jobs to be recognized and printed by the Workio. I would also note that the "Online" light is not coming on on the printer.
I understand it requires bi-directional printer cable which it has and the printer port is bi-directional as well. I don't see anything in the printer port settings that would have me change it from uni-directional to bi-directional so I am assuming it to be set to bi-directional by the system automatically.
I've been scratching my head for a few weeks over this one. I also wondered if I could fix this by using a printer cable going to a usb port on the computer as an alternative to the parallel printer port.
One other thing. This is a second printer. I am using a Lexmark 7100 as the main printer until this printer works.
Thanks for any help you can give.
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Re: Printer will not come online with P3 computer running...
Please check the model # - I can find no matches.
Problem lies in the printer. Online light should come come on whether you are connected or not. Can you make a copy or print and internal report? I'm sorry but I need more information.
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If by referring to the left drip light you mean the bottom left light; this is the indicator light for the color ink cartridge: Left print cartridge light blinks, Power light on. Tri-color print cartridge is damaged or missing. ? Reinstall the print cartridge. If the error persists, replace the print cartridge. ? You can still print with one cartridge
it is possible that once the computer and printer are communicating that the error messages could also be resolved by running the printer diagnostic program.
Not compatible or not working well with windows 7?
Maybe, It doesn't work because the driver/application you installed is
for other versions of operating system. I am also using windows 7 like
you so don't you worry, You can still use your old installer/driver from
other versions of operating systems. Just remember that before
installing any program in a windows 7 Operating System Computer, Use
"troubleshoot compatibility". Right Click the Icon of your program
installer/application first, then choose "troubleshoot compatibility". This will
allow you to choose on what type operating system your program will run.
Just reply back if it still doesn't work.:D rate and vote for me:))
1.How are you attaching to the network printer from your daughters computer? IP address, or by the name of the printer...Also make sure you check you are attaching to the network printer, and not local printer.
2. Install the Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 protocol on both computers by clicking install on your LAN properties, then restart PC. This should work!
I found that some Windows Plug and Play services were note running and were set to start 'manually'. I started those services which seemed related to Plug and Play, and the installation went without further errors.
You need to download the drivers from HP website for VISTA.
If you wish to work printer in networking then you can also add printer in the Laptop by that method.
Let me know more how you need to go for ( since if your XP is a desktop, then I would recommend you to keep the printer connect with it directly and just use a LAN cable for your Laptop.)
For more infor regarding Downloading and Installation Problem, view this post (written by me : and if found helpful then vote it)
Accessing a Shared Printer To access a shared printer from a computer running Windows Vista, do the following:
Click Start, and then click Network. The Network window displays a list of computers in the workgroup of the computer.
Double-click the name of the computer containing the shared printer that you want to access.
Right-click the shared printer that you want to access, and then click Connect. Alternately, you can double-click on Printers to see just the list of shared printers, and then right-click the shared printer that you want to access, and then click Connect.
you have connected to the shared printer, you will be able to print to
this shared printer as long as the printer and the computer sharing the
printer are turned on.
please note that in network the computer that has the network printer if it is running XP may take as long as 15minutes to be recognized.