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Laptop - printer connection

I have a Toshiba Satellite A105S laptop, Windows XP and a HP LaserJet 5L printer, I´m using a USB virtual port for printer (computer recognizes it) but printer is not working at all, all I got is a message saying there was an error printing my document an that´s it. What can I do? I´ve tried to use printer drivers downloaded because someone told me I´d probably needed a new driver for the printer, but the computer says can´t create a file that already exists and stops the new driver installation.

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  • Merlana Dec 08, 2008

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop, and recently acquired my dad's old HP LaserJet 5L printer, which is attached to my laptop via a USB port.



    I have a Printer Port cable that turns into a USB port cable on the one end...and have installed new drivers/deleted old ones, and gone looking on the HP website for new ones (which I am assuming they don't have, since I can't find them)



    I run Windows XP...



    Can someone give me a hand getting my printer to print? All it does is tell me there's been an error when I send a document. I've gone through all the Windows troubleshooting help...and no luck.

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You need to completely remove all drivers pertaining to this printer. Reboot your computer after removing them and then reinstall the latest driver according to the directions for it.

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