Computer recognises printer but print requests not actioned
I have a laptop with USB connections and purchased an appropriate converter. Whilst the drivers have been installed (via Windows XP) and the computer recognises the printer, all print requests are ignored. I'm not sure what to try now to resolve this issue and would welcome some possible solutions - please note that I'm reasonably 'ofay' with computers but not sufficiently 'savyy' technically to implement more complex solutions.
Re: Computer recognises printer but print requests not...
I had a similar situation with a Konica Minolta 1350 W using USB ports until I figured until I figured out that it in important that you use a specifiv USB virtual port. If you load to Virtual port 1 and plug your laser printer in any othe USB port it wont work. You must plug into the virtul port that you load to. My HP Inkjet does not care which port you plug into but my Minolta laser does. Could this be your problem.
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Windows should recognise it without a specific driver as Windows has them. Try it in another PC / laptop to eliminate faulty unit. If it doesn't work then its faulty. If it does work then your Windows may be corrupted.
You could Google the driver / install and retry.
Can you provide me the details of the laptop. Also; are to trying to install Windows XP OS on your notebook.
If you are trying to install Windows XP on your notebook; then we need to disable the SATA on the notebook by using the external USB based floppy drive or using the nlite application burning the XP OS disc with a set of SATA drivers to install and recognize the hard drive.
Take some time to polish-up your resume', since any company that is telling you to "downgrade" is a Neanderthalic place to work, especially if they cannot supply you with the "correct" (in their limited vision) tools (namely a laptop running XP) to enable you to work for them.
Some computers have "designed for Vista" or "designed for Windows 7" decals. This means that the manufacturer will not create device-drivers for the hardware inside the computer for the "older" versions of Windows.
So, you may need to purchase an external USB WI-FI adapter,
which will be sold with a CD-ROM that has device-drivers for Windows XP, and install the drivers, then connect the USB device.
Remove the hard-disk - it will usually connect via an IDE or SATA-compatible interface. You can then connect it to a computer (internally, or via eSata / USB / 1394 enclosure). You can then format it from that computer.
When you say no CD-driver, do you mean Driver or Drive?
if there's no CD drive, it should either have a floppy drive (in which case, any system book disk can re-format the HDD), or USB-booting capabilities.
If there's no driver, than a Windows 2000 / XP CD should be able reformat the disk - when you boot from it, it will load drivers off the CD. You don't need to install Windows normally, the recovery console can format disks. A Windows 95/98/ME boot disk/CD will allow formatting, but only in FAT/FAT32 file systems (you will probably want NTFS, which 2000 and XP can create)
The appropriate printer drivers are bundled with XP. With the printer connected to the computer and powered on, the system should automatically recognize the printer and install the correct drivers if it is connected via USB. If it is connected to the parallel port, go to Control Panel -> Printers, select Add New Printer and follow the on-screen prompts.
I'm unable to connect my western digital hard drive to my Windows XP computer via
the USB port. When I check the USB 2.0 Controller in the Device
Manager, there is a yellow exclamation mark (!) next to it. When I
check on the status of the USB 2.0 Controller, the following message
The drivers for this device are not installed (code 28).