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Compaq A1000 problem

Good pm. My sister gave me her Compaq A1000 which she was using with Windows 98. I am using Windows XP and downloaded the supposedly updated driver for it (sp15246) which I got from HP website. It still won't work.
Before I could print, it is asking for a modem driver which I don't have since I am a DSL subscriber and WIndows XP automatically picks this hardware. Do I really need a fax modem program to makes the printer work? I don't need the fax, can I disable it? It seems that this is the problem. Or is it? I have installed and reinstalled the drivers but it still won't work. Need help.
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csjo110@gmail.com

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  • Chito Ortega May 18, 2008

    Thanks sir, I'll try that.

  • Chito Ortega May 18, 2008

    Hello, its me again. Didn't work. Just got tired and gave up. I guess the driver I have downloaded is not good enough for the printer itself.
    The system cannot detect the printer and the printer won't respond. I tried changing the setup since it was it datafax port. I changed it into USB, but still does not work. Maybe you know of a better place I can download the XP driver for this piece of #$@%! Thanks and sorry for the profanitiy, it's just frustration. Thanks again.


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Go into the control panel go to system properties then device manager then disable the fax modem card in the list and if its an onboard device then disable it from the BIOS. you dont need a faxmodem card for your internet as its required for dialup connection.

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