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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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.
In most cases, the driver for a printer is supplied when you purchase it. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to provide the driver along with the device to make sure the working. However, most of the Operating Systems come with native driver support for many known printers. This is the fact we have to take care while purchasing a printer. Even though we misplaced the driver disc, if we purchase a good manufacturer printer, there is a chance to get the native support from Operating System itself. There are some scenarios where printer may not be recognized by the Operating System due to some conflict with other devices. Please follow the troubleshooting steps and check the operation:
Ensure that the supplied USB cable is firmly connected to both the printer and computer side.
Ensure that the USB driver for the printer has been properly installed. Please follow the steps to ensure that:
Turn ON the computer and then printer.
The Add New Hardware Wizard window will appear on the Computer screen.
Click the Nextbutton
Insert the installation CD in to the CD/DVD drive on the Computer.
In the Add New Hardware Wizard window, click to select the CD-ROM drive.
Click the Next button.
In the Finish Setup dialog box, click the Finish button.
If the USB driver for the Printer has already been installed, uninstall and then reinstall the driver.
Follow this procedure to reinstall the device driver using the Device Manager utility. IMPORTANT: This procedure must be performed while logged in as Administrator or to an account with Administrator rights.
Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
In the Control Panel window, under Pick a category , double-click the Performance and Maintenance icon.
In the Performance and Maintenance window, under or pick a Control Panel icon, double-click the System icon.
In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.
On the Hardware tab, in the Device Manager box, click the Device Manager button.
In the Device Manager window, double-click the category icon of the device to be removed.
Under the Device Manager category, click to select the device to be removed.
On the menu bar, click Action.
On the Action menu, click Uninstall .
In the Confirm Device Removal window, click the OK button.
Restart the computer.
NOTE: For some devices the operating system will display a System Settings Change window. Click the Yes button to restart the computer. When the computer restarts, the operating system will find the device and install the driver. If the operating system is unable to automatically find the driver, have the installation wizard search the C:WINDOWSI386 folder.
Remove and reconnect the printer.
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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.
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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.