WinXP printer drivers for older printers



windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
System Hdwr: IBM 8183-21U System Sfwr: WinXP-Pro

For nearly 18 months, I've used above machine with

* C-Itoh 8510 dot matrix printer (Apple ImageWriter II) to print checks
* HP Desk Jet 550C to print those schematics requiring color.
* HP LaserJet 1000 Series to print B&W text and graphics. (Now OK)

Earlier this week machine totally, but totally crashed because I
accidently acquired computer virus and worm. I formated HDD and
reloaded operating system from IBM's recovery partition. It completely
reinstalled the operating system.

My notes from Dec.'03 indicate that previously I installed these
printers by merely going to the "INSTALL PRINTERS" and selecting the
printers from the list. I was able to reinstall the HP LaserJet 1000
without problem. When seeking to install the others, it can no longer
find the printer drivers. It insists on printer driver files with the
suffix .inf .

My prime concern is to find a printer driver that will work with the
C-Itoh, so I can print bank checks on fan-folded tractor-feed sheets.
The C-Itoh will work with most any text or generic text printer driver.
A search of DriverGuide.com yields a file called Citoh.exe which
includes the file citoh.inf, but it does not work. The machine seems to
insist on associating it with LPT1 rather than Serial Port 2. Result is
machine lock up.

I'm confident I'll eventually find a driver for the HP DJ 550C, but any
suggestions will be welcomed. The real priority is the dot matrix printer.

Could some MicoSoft Update (SR-2) to WinXP be the problem? As I said at
the beginning, these printers worked before under WinXP. Ideas would
be appreciated.

windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Additional Notes to prior post on HP DJ 550C

The HP site
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd09005&lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&dlc=en&printable=yes&

says "the drivers for HP Deskjet printers are included in Windows XP"

For certain the HP DJ 550 C is listed when I go to the Printer Install,
but the machine doesn't find it. I also have a WinXP-Pro CD that was
used to install WinXP on another machine. The IBM cannot find the
appropriate driver on that CD as well.

My thought is that if I can figure out how to get machine to find HP DJ
550C driver, it may also find the Generic Text Driver for the C-Itoh
printer.

WindsurferLA

windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Additional Notes to prior post on HP DJ 550C

The HP site
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd09005&lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&dlc=en&printable=yes&

says "the drivers for HP Deskjet printers are included in Windows XP"

For certain the HP DJ 550 C is listed when I go to the Printer Install,
but the machine doesn't find it. I also have a WinXP-Pro CD that was
used to install WinXP on another machine. The IBM cannot find the
appropriate driver on that CD as well.

My thought is that if I can figure out how to get machine to find HP DJ
550C driver, it may also find the Generic Text Driver for the C-Itoh
printer.

WindsurferLA


windsurferLA wrote:
> System Hdwr: IBM 8183-21U System Sfwr: WinXP-Pro
>
> For nearly 18 months, I've used above machine with
>
> * C-Itoh 8510 dot matrix printer (Apple ImageWriter II) to print checks
> * HP Desk Jet 550C to print those schematics requiring color.
> * HP LaserJet 1000 Series to print B&W text and graphics. (Now OK)
>
> Earlier this week machine totally, but totally crashed because I
> accidently acquired computer virus and worm. I formated HDD and
> reloaded operating system from IBM's recovery partition. It completely
> reinstalled the operating system.
>
> My notes from Dec.'03 indicate that previously I installed these
> printers by merely going to the "INSTALL PRINTERS" and selecting the
> printers from the list. I was able to reinstall the HP LaserJet 1000
> without problem. When seeking to install the others, it can no longer
> find the printer drivers. It insists on printer driver files with the
> suffix .inf .
>
> My prime concern is to find a printer driver that will work with the
> C-Itoh, so I can print bank checks on fan-folded tractor-feed sheets.
> The C-Itoh will work with most any text or generic text printer driver.
> A search of DriverGuide.com yields a file called Citoh.exe which
> includes the file citoh.inf, but it does not work. The machine seems to
> insist on associating it with LPT1 rather than Serial Port 2. Result is
> machine lock up.
>
> I'm confident I'll eventually find a driver for the HP DJ 550C, but any
> suggestions will be welcomed. The real priority is the dot matrix printer.
>
> Could some MicoSoft Update (SR-2) to WinXP be the problem? As I said at
> the beginning, these printers worked before under WinXP. Ideas would
> be appreciated.

windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
IGNORE THIS MESSAGE.. POSTED BY MISTAKE

windsurferLA wrote:
> Additional Notes to prior post on HP DJ 550C
>
> The HP site
> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd09005&lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&dlc=en&printable=yes&
>
>
> says "the drivers for HP Deskjet printers are included in Windows XP"
>
> For certain the HP DJ 550 C is listed when I go to the Printer Install,
> but the machine doesn't find it. I also have a WinXP-Pro CD that was
> used to install WinXP on another machine. The IBM cannot find the
> appropriate driver on that CD as well.
>
> My thought is that if I can figure out how to get machine to find HP DJ
> 550C driver, it may also find the Generic Text Driver for the C-Itoh
> printer.
>
> WindsurferLA
>

windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Sorry for confusion and duplicates. Ignore the Ignore. Windsurfer.

jeridbohmann
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
www.printer-drivers.com has the C-Itoh'

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=60939&os=228# has the HP

Good luck!



"windsurferLA" wrote:

> System Hdwr: IBM 8183-21U System Sfwr: WinXP-Pro
>
> For nearly 18 months, I've used above machine with
>
> * C-Itoh 8510 dot matrix printer (Apple ImageWriter II) to print checks
> * HP Desk Jet 550C to print those schematics requiring color.
> * HP LaserJet 1000 Series to print B&W text and graphics. (Now OK)
>
> Earlier this week machine totally, but totally crashed because I
> accidently acquired computer virus and worm. I formated HDD and
> reloaded operating system from IBM's recovery partition. It completely
> reinstalled the operating system.
>
> My notes from Dec.'03 indicate that previously I installed these
> printers by merely going to the "INSTALL PRINTERS" and selecting the
> printers from the list. I was able to reinstall the HP LaserJet 1000
> without problem. When seeking to install the others, it can no longer
> find the printer drivers. It insists on printer driver files with the
> suffix .inf .
>
> My prime concern is to find a printer driver that will work with the
> C-Itoh, so I can print bank checks on fan-folded tractor-feed sheets.
> The C-Itoh will work with most any text or generic text printer driver.
> A search of DriverGuide.com yields a file called Citoh.exe which
> includes the file citoh.inf, but it does not work. The machine seems to
> insist on associating it with LPT1 rather than Serial Port 2. Result is
> machine lock up.
>
> I'm confident I'll eventually find a driver for the HP DJ 550C, but any
> suggestions will be welcomed. The real priority is the dot matrix printer.
>
> Could some MicoSoft Update (SR-2) to WinXP be the problem? As I said at
> the beginning, these printers worked before under WinXP. Ideas would
> be appreciated.
>

jeridbohmann
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
How is the printer hooked up? (The HP) USB? Par?

"windsurferLA" wrote:

> Additional Notes to prior post on HP DJ 550C
>
> The HP site
> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd09005&lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&dlc=en&printable=yes&
>
> says "the drivers for HP Deskjet printers are included in Windows XP"
>
> For certain the HP DJ 550 C is listed when I go to the Printer Install,
> but the machine doesn't find it. I also have a WinXP-Pro CD that was
> used to install WinXP on another machine. The IBM cannot find the
> appropriate driver on that CD as well.
>
> My thought is that if I can figure out how to get machine to find HP DJ
> 550C driver, it may also find the Generic Text Driver for the C-Itoh
> printer.
>
> WindsurferLA
>
>

HeyBub
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
windsurferLA wrote:
> System Hdwr: IBM 8183-21U System Sfwr: WinXP-Pro
>
> For nearly 18 months, I've used above machine with
>
> * C-Itoh 8510 dot matrix printer (Apple ImageWriter II) to print
> checks * HP Desk Jet 550C to print those schematics requiring color.
> * HP LaserJet 1000 Series to print B&W text and graphics. (Now OK)
>
> Earlier this week machine totally, but totally crashed because I
> accidently acquired computer virus and worm. I formated HDD and
> reloaded operating system from IBM's recovery partition. It
> completely reinstalled the operating system.
>
> My notes from Dec.'03 indicate that previously I installed these
> printers by merely going to the "INSTALL PRINTERS" and selecting the
> printers from the list. I was able to reinstall the HP LaserJet 1000
> without problem. When seeking to install the others, it can no longer
> find the printer drivers. It insists on printer driver files with the
> suffix .inf .
>
> My prime concern is to find a printer driver that will work with the
> C-Itoh, so I can print bank checks on fan-folded tractor-feed sheets.
> The C-Itoh will work with most any text or generic text printer
> driver. A search of DriverGuide.com yields a file called Citoh.exe
> which includes the file citoh.inf, but it does not work. The machine
> seems
> to insist on associating it with LPT1 rather than Serial Port 2. Result is
> machine lock up.
>
> I'm confident I'll eventually find a driver for the HP DJ 550C, but
> any suggestions will be welcomed. The real priority is the dot
> matrix printer.
> Could some MicoSoft Update (SR-2) to WinXP be the problem? As I said
> at the beginning, these printers worked before under WinXP. Ideas
> would be appreciated.

Install printer / Manufacturer: Generic / Text Only

windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
The C-Itoh is connected to serial port Cannon "D" connector with RS232
cable thru polarity inverting cable. My notes indicate I was using Com 2.

The HP DeskJet 550C is connected to the parallel port.

The HP LaserJet 1000 is connected to the USB port.

I have NOT changed the connections. The only thing that has changed is
the software.

Since original post, I note that Norton Ghost disc claims it has lots of
printer drivers on it. I need to check it out.

Windsurfer.



jeridbohmann wrote:
> How is the printer hooked up? (The HP) USB? Par?
>
> "windsurferLA" wrote:
>
>
>>Additional Notes to prior post on HP DJ 550C
>>
>>The HP site
>>http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd09005&lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&dlc=en&printable=yes&
>>
>>says "the drivers for HP Deskjet printers are included in Windows XP"
>>
>>For certain the HP DJ 550 C is listed when I go to the Printer Install,
>>but the machine doesn't find it. I also have a WinXP-Pro CD that was
>>used to install WinXP on another machine. The IBM cannot find the
>>appropriate driver on that CD as well.
>>
>>My thought is that if I can figure out how to get machine to find HP DJ
>>550C driver, it may also find the Generic Text Driver for the C-Itoh
>>printer.
>>
>>WindsurferLA
>>
>>

windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
HeyBub wrote:
> windsurferLA wrote:
>
>>System Hdwr: IBM 8183-21U System Sfwr: WinXP-Pro
>>
>>For nearly 18 months, I've used above machine with
>>
>>* C-Itoh 8510 dot matrix printer (Apple ImageWriter II) to print
>>checks * HP Desk Jet 550C to print those schematics requiring color.
>>* HP LaserJet 1000 Series to print B&W text and graphics. (Now OK)
>>
>>Earlier this week machine totally, but totally crashed because I
>>accidently acquired computer virus and worm. I formated HDD and
>>reloaded operating system from IBM's recovery partition. It
>>completely reinstalled the operating system.
>>
>>My notes from Dec.'03 indicate that previously I installed these
>>printers by merely going to the "INSTALL PRINTERS" and selecting the
>>printers from the list. I was able to reinstall the HP LaserJet 1000
>>without problem. When seeking to install the others, it can no longer
>>find the printer drivers. It insists on printer driver files with the
>>suffix .inf .
>>
>>My prime concern is to find a printer driver that will work with the
>>C-Itoh, so I can print bank checks on fan-folded tractor-feed sheets.
>>The C-Itoh will work with most any text or generic text printer
>> driver. A search of DriverGuide.com yields a file called Citoh.exe
>>which includes the file citoh.inf, but it does not work. The machine
>>seems
>>to insist on associating it with LPT1 rather than Serial Port 2. Result is
>>machine lock up.
>>
>>I'm confident I'll eventually find a driver for the HP DJ 550C, but
>>any suggestions will be welcomed. The real priority is the dot
>>matrix printer.
>>Could some MicoSoft Update (SR-2) to WinXP be the problem? As I said
>>at the beginning, these printers worked before under WinXP. Ideas
>>would be appreciated.
>
>
> Install printer / Manufacturer: Generic / Text Only
>
>
If I go to install printer / Generic / Text Only and click on "windows
update," it says that the driver is not available.

windsurferLA
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
PROBLEM SOLVED - I formated C:\ and reinstalled the whole operating
system from originals. Before allowing computer to go on the internet
for updates, I sought to install the printers. They installed just
fine. I didn't need any mfg CD's except for the HP LJ 1000 which was
probably designed after my version of WinXP. \

Lesson to be learn... Provide for back ups and use them.

Windsurfer.



windsurferLA wrote:
> HeyBub wrote:
>
>> windsurferLA wrote:
>>
>>> System Hdwr: IBM 8183-21U System Sfwr: WinXP-Pro
>>>
>>> For nearly 18 months, I've used above machine with
>>>
>>> * C-Itoh 8510 dot matrix printer (Apple ImageWriter II) to print
>>> checks * HP Desk Jet 550C to print those schematics requiring color.
>>> * HP LaserJet 1000 Series to print B&W text and graphics. (Now OK)
>>>
>>> Earlier this week machine totally, but totally crashed because I
>>> accidently acquired computer virus and worm. I formated HDD and
>>> reloaded operating system from IBM's recovery partition. It
>>> completely reinstalled the operating system.
>>>
>>> My notes from Dec.'03 indicate that previously I installed these
>>> printers by merely going to the "INSTALL PRINTERS" and selecting the
>>> printers from the list. I was able to reinstall the HP LaserJet 1000
>>> without problem. When seeking to install the others, it can no longer
>>> find the printer drivers. It insists on printer driver files with the
>>> suffix .inf .
>>>
>>> My prime concern is to find a printer driver that will work with the
>>> C-Itoh, so I can print bank checks on fan-folded tractor-feed sheets.
>>> The C-Itoh will work with most any text or generic text printer
>>> driver. A search of DriverGuide.com yields a file called Citoh.exe
>>> which includes the file citoh.inf, but it does not work. The machine
>>> seems
>>> to insist on associating it with LPT1 rather than Serial Port 2.
>>> Result is machine lock up.
>>>
>>> I'm confident I'll eventually find a driver for the HP DJ 550C, but
>>> any suggestions will be welcomed. The real priority is the dot
>>> matrix printer.
>>> Could some MicoSoft Update (SR-2) to WinXP be the problem? As I said
>>> at the beginning, these printers worked before under WinXP. Ideas
>>> would be appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
>> Install printer / Manufacturer: Generic / Text Only
>>
> If I go to install printer / Generic / Text Only and click on "windows
> update," it says that the driver is not available.


WinXP printer drivers for older printers