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Windows xp with not recongise HP Laserjet 6p when plugged into a usb port

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I have a 6P printer. Previously using win 98 no problems. Upgrade to win xp last year cannot pickup from C drive. What is the problem? My win xp is an oem version that came together with my DIY Computer. If not where can I download the xp version? How to analysis the problem n what is the cause that cannot pickup C drive. thanks..pat marfy

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My 6P can test print. But cannot pickup paper from C drive. Previously I used win 98 no problems. After I upgraded to XP problems arise. Which it does response to xp which my friend said it should. Can u tell me where to download the driver. My win operating for xp is oem. What is the cause that cannot pickup c drive? Any advise? Thanks..pat

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Re: windows xp with not recongise HP Laserjet 6p when...

To my knowledge, the 6P isn't a USB printer, it's parallel port only. Are you using a USB / parallel port adapter? If so, I believe that's the root of your problems - the adapter.

Try hooking it directly to the parallel port (shut the PC and printer down before doing so).

Upon restart, Windows will detect it, and may or may not "know" the model, so you may have to choose it from the dropdown boxes.

If it works when directly connected, you will need to either locate drivers for the adapter (if any), or manually configure it under the printer port properties.

If you need more help, let me know. These are great little printers - once you get them to work!

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When it shows the message new hardware found click on "start" then click on "printers and faxes"Select the option on right side 'add printer" or select from file menu "Add printer" click next if insert installing CD Disk which came with Printer written Divers then click next now computer will start looking for Printer's Driver

other Subjection is
when it shows new hardware found message click on that message Insert Divers CD which came with that Printers Select the option to install driver from CD

Another subjection is Install the CD which came with Printer
Actual you don't have to any thing Insert CD It will auto play and
start installing just read the caption and select the alternatives

Best Of luck

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