Re: random printer timeouts in XP (parallel port)



Neil W
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
I already did that, but thanks for the suggestion.

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"Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Neil, did you follow the Instructions here?
> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bpu01853&product=58710&dlc=en&lang=en&product=60989&lang=en&cc=us
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> "Neil W" <neilw@REMOVEnetlib.com> wrote in message
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>>I have a parallel port HP OfficeJet R80 that was working fine in Windows
>> 2000. Then I upgraded to XP (yes, I deleted the old drivers). Now,
>> every
>> 24 hours or so, the printer seems to disconnect. It looks like it is
>> online, but the jobs remain in the queue with an "error" status. I have
>> to
>> reboot the computer to get them to print.
>>
>> This is a Dell desktop and I disabled all power management.
>> Interestingly,
>> if I go into the Ports tab of Printer Properties, the HP drivers set up
>> their own port: DOT4_002. They do not use LPT1. In fact, if I change
>> the
>> port to LPT1, the print jobs disappear into the bit-bucket.
>>
>> It is getting very annoying and I am ready to reinstall Windows 2000.
>>
>> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Again: I did remove the
>> old
>> drivers and made sure the latest XP drivers are installed.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
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Re: random printer timeouts in XP (parallel port)