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Laserjet 2100 prints code

I have a laserjet 2100/m/tn using pcl6 driver I plugged into my Vista machine with at Parellel to USB converter. It identifies the printer and installs the driver. But when I try to print is prints two pages with some code at the top of each page and nothing else. Also sometimes it will just print two blank pages. I know nothing about computers so you have to give me step by step directions.

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Install the HP LJ III driver and this should work as advertised.

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