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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in order for you to use USB on this printer. you need to get "HP175x jetdirect, USB to parallel" which is print server box use to convert USB to parallel print port fo rolder printers that don't have USB or use as multiple pinters for network.
price is around $70 USD.
Power OFF both Printer AND Computer.
Boot up computer.
Insert the USB cable into a port.
WIN XP will recognize and install needed software.
Attached the USB cord to the printer.
Power up the Printer
Next configure the Printer . . . øStart > Settings > Printers and Faxes øRight-click on HP LaserJet 6L øProperties øPorts oFind “USB001Virtual printer port for USB" oSelect this, if not already done oApply
Microsoft Windows 98 SE, 2000 Professional, ME, XP: Pentium Equivalent Processor or Higher 64MB of RAM (128 MB Recommended for Windows XP) 200 MB of Available Hard Disk Space CD-ROM Drive USB Port Color Monitor
I do believe the scanner does not support windows vista as of yet.
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