Cannot delete a port



xcoach
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
I have an HP LaserJet 1012 that is assigned to port DOT4_001. I am trying to
delete the port but each time I try, I get the following error message:
"Selected port cannot be deleted. The request is not supported"

I am running WinXP and have full administrative rights. I have also removed
the printer and reinstalled it with the same results.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Byte
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
If you tried to delete the port after deleting and reinstalling the printer,
the
port will not delete for it has been activated. Delete the printer and
disconnect
it, then delete the port for it will no longer be active.
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your life.


"xcoach" wrote:

> I have an HP LaserJet 1012 that is assigned to port DOT4_001. I am trying to
> delete the port but each time I try, I get the following error message:
> "Selected port cannot be deleted. The request is not supported"
>
> I am running WinXP and have full administrative rights. I have also removed
> the printer and reinstalled it with the same results.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions?

Alan Morris
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
DOT4 and USB ports will get cleaned up by PnP and the system after a few
reboots when the device is no longer used. The spooler can't delete these
ports.

--
Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

"Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6D4CAA7B-321A-40F7-A166-81D29942FFD2@microsoft.com...
> If you tried to delete the port after deleting and reinstalling the
printer,
> the
> port will not delete for it has been activated. Delete the printer and
> disconnect
> it, then delete the port for it will no longer be active.
> --
> Today is the first day of the rest of
> your life.
>
>
> "xcoach" wrote:
>
> > I have an HP LaserJet 1012 that is assigned to port DOT4_001. I am
trying to
> > delete the port but each time I try, I get the following error message:
> > "Selected port cannot be deleted. The request is not supported"
> >
> > I am running WinXP and have full administrative rights. I have also
removed
> > the printer and reinstalled it with the same results.
> >
> > Does anyone have any suggestions?

mattdev121
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
"Alan Morris" wrote:
> DOT4 and USB ports will get cleaned up by PnP and the system
> after a few
> reboots when the device is no longer used. The spooler can't
> delete these
> ports.
>
> --
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto
>
> "Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6D4CAA7B-321A-40F7-A166-81D29942FFD2@microsoft.com...
> > If you tried to delete the port after deleting and
> reinstalling the
> printer,
> > the
> > port will not delete for it has been activated. Delete the
> printer and
> > disconnect
> > it, then delete the port for it will no longer be active.
> > --
> > Today is the first day of the rest of
> > your life.
> >
> >
> > "xcoach" wrote:
> >
> &nbsp;> > I have an HP LaserJet 1012 that is assigned to port
> DOT4_001. I am
> trying to
> &nbsp;> > delete the port but each time I try, I get the
> following error message:
> &nbsp;> > "Selected port cannot be deleted. The request is
> not supported"
> &nbsp;> >
> &nbsp;> > I am running WinXP and have full administrative
> rights. I have also
> removed
> &nbsp;> > the printer and reinstalled it with the same
> results.
> &nbsp;> >
> &nbsp;> > Does anyone have any suggestions?

I have a similar problem with a usb officejet printer.

The problem is is that the PnP does not de-activate or delete the
port. After the printer is removed, the port binds up the printing
system and the system reports a hardware device simply called
"printer" is connected at every new windows session, taking forever
to eventually finish looking for drivers.

Is there any way to force remove a printer port? All of the old
printer’s drivers/software have been removed.

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Byte
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
I would not recommend removing/deleting ports. You can disable the ports
in the Control Panel>System>Hardware tab>Device Manager>Ports
Rightclick the port and click the Disable button.
--
Windows Beta Tester and
Programmer WNP


"mattdev121" wrote:

> "Alan Morris" wrote:
> > DOT4 and USB ports will get cleaned up by PnP and the system
> > after a few
> > reboots when the device is no longer used. The spooler can't
> > delete these
> > ports.
> >
> > --
> > Alan Morris
> > Windows Printing Team
> > Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto
> >
> > "Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:6D4CAA7B-321A-40F7-A166-81D29942FFD2@microsoft.com...
> > > If you tried to delete the port after deleting and
> > reinstalling the
> > printer,
> > > the
> > > port will not delete for it has been activated. Delete the
> > printer and
> > > disconnect
> > > it, then delete the port for it will no longer be active.
> > > --
> > > Today is the first day of the rest of
> > > your life.
> > >
> > >
> > > "xcoach" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have an HP LaserJet 1012 that is assigned to port
> > DOT4_001. I am
> > trying to
> > > > delete the port but each time I try, I get the
> > following error message:
> > > > "Selected port cannot be deleted. The request is
> > not supported"
> > > >
> > > > I am running WinXP and have full administrative
> > rights. I have also
> > removed
> > > > the printer and reinstalled it with the same
> > results.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
> I have a similar problem with a usb officejet printer.
>
> The problem is is that the PnP does not de-activate or delete the
> port. After the printer is removed, the port binds up the printing
> system and the system reports a hardware device simply called
> "printer" is connected at every new windows session, taking forever
> to eventually finish looking for drivers.
>
> Is there any way to force remove a printer port? All of the old
> printer’s drivers/software have been removed.
>
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Dieter Riekert
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
Hallo Alan,

the portnames are delivered by portmonitors like localspl.dll. At startup
the spooler asks each portmonitor
to list the port which it supports. Normaly they match the physical ports,
but not necessary.
Take a look at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors
Perhaps you will find an HP-Entry,which was not correctly deleted when
installing the printer.

Dieter (dieter.riekert@lvbprint.de)

"mattdev121" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> "Alan Morris" wrote:
> > DOT4 and USB ports will get cleaned up by PnP and the system
> > after a few
> > reboots when the device is no longer used. The spooler can't
> > delete these
> > ports.
> >
> > --
> > Alan Morris
> > Windows Printing Team
> > Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto
> >
> > "Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:6D4CAA7B-321A-40F7-A166-81D29942FFD2@microsoft.com...
> > > If you tried to delete the port after deleting and
> > reinstalling the
> > printer,
> > > the
> > > port will not delete for it has been activated. Delete the
> > printer and
> > > disconnect
> > > it, then delete the port for it will no longer be active.
> > > --
> > > Today is the first day of the rest of
> > > your life.
> > >
> > >
> > > "xcoach" wrote:
> > >
> > &nbsp;> > I have an HP LaserJet 1012 that is assigned to port
> > DOT4_001. I am
> > trying to
> > &nbsp;> > delete the port but each time I try, I get the
> > following error message:
> > &nbsp;> > "Selected port cannot be deleted. The request is
> > not supported"
> > &nbsp;> >
> > &nbsp;> > I am running WinXP and have full administrative
> > rights. I have also
> > removed
> > &nbsp;> > the printer and reinstalled it with the same
> > results.
> > &nbsp;> >
> > &nbsp;> > Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
> I have a similar problem with a usb officejet printer.
>
> The problem is is that the PnP does not de-activate or delete the
> port. After the printer is removed, the port binds up the printing
> system and the system reports a hardware device simply called
> "printer" is connected at every new windows session, taking forever
> to eventually finish looking for drivers.
>
> Is there any way to force remove a printer port? All of the old
> printer's drivers/software have been removed.
>
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Cannot delete a port