-=PCTechTalk=- Re: HP problem

I have a HP 940C printer that at times will start
printing garbled characters page after page.  With my
printer, it was due to faulty communication between
the printer and the PC.  The following is what HP told
me to do:  I Am using XP,

1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click System
4. Click the 'Hardware" tab
5. Click "Device Manager"
6. Click the plus sign next to "Ports (COM and LPT)'
7. Double-click "Printer Port (LPT1)'
8. Click the 'Port Settings' tab
9. Click 'Use any interrupt assigned to port' to
enable
   the option.
10. Click 'Enable legacy Plug and Play detection'.  A 
    check mark will appear in the box to the left.
11. Click OK.
12. Click 'Yes' to restart the computer.
13. Close all open windows after the computer has
    restarted (if any).
14. Try printing again.

       Bill
--- milady <kg6ocz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I tried that and other things..I don't know if it's
> the printer or the
> software. The printer DOES print but all I get is
> garble now. And it goes
> thru a succession of repeated buttons blinking in
> rotation. THEN goes into
> print mode and out comes nothing but symbols--maybe
> a line or two or even
> just one or two --over and over. If I ddin't stop
> it, it would just keep
> printing like that until I shut of the computer. AND
> I found that nothing
> in the print que from that printer will delete
> without repeated effort.It'
> being a real pistol. I have spent  hours a day for a
> week--I like that
> printer and I HATE like heck to loose it.  I did try
> a manual install but I
> could have missed something. or skipped something.
> 
>     *~<*> Mary Lou<*>~*
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "suzanne" <lailoken@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 8:04 AM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: HP problem
> 
> 
> have you tried a manual install?
> 
> delete the printer first, shut down your system,
> unplug the printer from
> your pc and unplug the power cable connected to the
> printer. start system
> with no printer attached.  shut down again,
> reconnect power cable to the
> printer, reconnect printer to pc [try a different
> USB port] and start system
> again.
> 
> from HP  -  http://tinyurl.com/yrjk9
> 
> Manually install the printer driver
>   1.. Click Start, then Control Panel.
>   2.. Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then
> click Printers and Faxes.
>   3.. In Printer Tasks, click Add a printer.
>   4.. Click Next.
>   5.. Select Local, then remove the check mark from
> Automatically detect and
> install my Plug and Play printer.
>   6.. Click Next.
>   7.. Select Port
>   Parallel connection is usually LPT1
>   USB connection is usually USB001
>   Click Next.
>   8.. Select HP from the Manufacturer list.
>   9.. Select the printer model from the printer
> list, and then click Next.
>   10.. Select Yes if this printer is the default
> printer, or select No if it
> is not.
>   Click Next to continue.
>   11.. Select No to skip the test page, and then
> click Next.
>   12.. Click Finish to complete the installation.
>   NOTE: If prompted for a Windows disk in Step 12,
> do not use the disk that
> came with the printer, use the Windows XP disk or
> the recovery disk that
> came with the computer.
> 
>   13.. If prompted for a Windows disk, insert the
> appropriate Windows or PC
> Recovery disk (not the disk that came with the
> printer) and follow the
> instructions on the screen. Once the driver has been
> installed, it will be
> listed in the Printers window (Start, then Printers
> and Faxes).
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "milady" <kg6ocz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "pctechtalk" <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 11:54 AM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- HP problem
> 
> 
> : I have an HP printer version Deskjet 882c..it's
> own software doesn't work
> : with XP..I think it was "95-98" respectively. It
> worked fine on both those
> : systems. HP installed a much leaner version on SP
> minus some nice
> features.
> : I didn't have problems until I TRIED to update
> with the older version--not
> : thinking there would be a problem. Since then the
> printer isn't
> functioning
> : well without all kinds of errors. I tried removing
> the version I
> installed.
> : Didn't change anything. IF I am lucky I get one
> page printed and then the
> : computer goes into error--all the lights starting
> repeating on and of in
> : succession. THAT will stop and then it produces
> page after page of jumble
> : until I shut it off, cancel and reboot and
> sometimes I have to go thru
> THAT
> : 4 or5 times. Gotten very pesty this situation. I
> don'tknow WHAT to remove
> to
> : totaly delete the whole program to try and start
> over. There are so many
> : files and I think some unrelated to the printer.
> : I have a restore disk that has the files on it but
> getting rid of un
> : necessary to get back to normal???ARGHHH..its been
> too far back to think
> : about useing restore in the computer.AND I can't
> find the owners manual.
> : GROWL.. I didn't think about the "in house"
> restore in time. SOOO
> : Any ideas?.. Been shuffling thru this for days...
> :     *~<*> Mary Lou<*>~*
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