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Printer error message when tried to print test page

Hi, first of all, I use paralel port LPT1 with my printer. Cabel is find because I can do cleaning operation from the software. My printer is a Primera Signature Pro and it was working perfectly before I installed Service Pack 2 for XP.
What do you suggest ??
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You are going to need SP2 to run many applications, doing system restore to before SP2 setup will make SP2 unusable.

If you can install, the printer on a different plug. Uninstall and re-install drivers as suggested on other post, afterward connect printer to new port, drivers will work differently.

You can also try this:

Disconnect printer.

Remove drivers

Uninstall sp2

restart pc

re install SP2

Download and install latest drivers

connect printer

In this way there are less chanches for driver interfeering with sp2. Use last driver version, older drivers may not work well on sp2.

If this had been helpful vote my solution in the other thread. Thanks

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