Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Hp laserjet 1100A printer problem under Win7

    I have an old (1999) HP laserjet 1100A printer which has worked steadily since new. Last week my PC suddenly stopped seeing it, worked one day but not the next.
    It prints when I press the printer test button but from the computer I end up with the helpful message "error printing" in the print queue.
    At this age of printer it runs off a parallel port which I happen to have two of and it doesn't matter which one I use - no printer. So I suspect a recent Windows update has messed things up. Be grateful for any suggestions for a solution.

    Peter

  2. #2
    WS Lounge VIP mrjimphelps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,571
    Thanks
    471
    Thanked 417 Times in 389 Posts
    You may be right about a Windows update disabling the printer. Parallel ports are old technology, and old technology sometimes becomes incompatible as things move forward. You move forward a bit with each Windows update.

    It's also possible that your parallel port is bad. Try a USB to Parallel adapter. Here's one from Office Depot for $9.99:

    http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...allel-Printer/

    I don't know if you have Office Depot in the UK. Perhaps they will ship to the UK, or perhaps you can find this product locally there.

    Finally, perhaps your printer has finally bitten the dust. Hopefully that isn't the case.

  3. #3
    WS Lounge VIP
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    8,517
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked 1,038 Times in 966 Posts
    Can you see the printer in Device Manager?
    Can you delete it and re-boot to let Windows re-install?

    cheers, Paul

  4. #4
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    3,472
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 197 Times in 177 Posts
    My one hasn't complained yet on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit!
    Admittedly I got it when it stopped working at work, and I couldn't work out what the problem was.
    When here, it suddenly started working again. For no obvious reason.
    BATcher

    "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine."
    Abraham Lincoln
    

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •