win2k and hp printer = compatible?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by xcape, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. xcape

    xcape Guest

    I have win2k installed and now my hp-printer's not working.. I've downloaded the latest driver for the printer but still it's now working.

    would any one know how i can go about making my printer compatible with win2k?

    (when i have xp, the printer works fine)..
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Is it USB or Parallel connection? and what model is the printer?
     
  3. xcape

    xcape Guest

    it's parallel and it's a 840c hp-printer
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Is the computer sending the information to the right port? TO check open the printer's properties (not printing preferences)> ports tab. Make sure its set to LPT1 and that its checked.
     
  5. xcape

    xcape Guest

    everything's hooked up right. all in tact..the printer and windows just not communicating....

    any more suggestions will be greatly appricated
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    DId you check the port settings like I mentioned?
     
  7. xcape

    xcape Guest

    i'm not any where close to my pc with the problem right now, but i'm sure every port is hooked up correctly.

    i'll surely update more when i have access to the computer.
     
  8. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    o ok. Whay you get to ur pc check those settings, they tell the computer where to send the printer info.