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Windows XP will not recognize Brother HL 2040 Laser printer

Windows cannot communicate with printer-message I get t when I I attempt to print a test page.. Printer icon is shown when I go to the control panel and check for available printers. I think the USB port is not being recognized but I do not know to fix the problem. I had a HP printer hooked to the computer be before I changed to the laser. Had not problems with the HP. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I got this new Brother printer without a set up disk, can you help get me the correct driver?

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    Unknow device, can't print out

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You could try this: unistall the HP printer driver first, uninstall the brother driver , restart pc, load brother driver with the usb cable unplugged from printer. Software will prompt for the cable to be connected to printer

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