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    usbprint.sys

    I'm trying to install a Canon S300 on WinXP Pro. When I connect the USB, Windows sees the printer, but during the install, asks for the location of usbprint.sys I browse to the file, but when I click okay, it just asks for the location again. According to Canon, nothing else I do will help until WinXP USB print support is in place. Any idea why XP doesn't like the usbprint.sys I'm offering it? <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    I use a USB printer cable to operate the second printer on this system. WinXP found it immediately. I note that USBPRINT.SYS is located in the "C:Windowssystem32drivers" directory. Make sure it's there and tell the system that's where it is. If it isn't, you may have to put it there. This is a system file of XP and should not be a problem.

    Good luck.

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Thanks, Bob. I guess I was too brief. I HAVE made sure usbprint.sys is there, and have even tried extracting it to a few other places and trying there. For some odd reason, WinXP won't accept it when I browse to it. I've seen this behavior on my machine with other hardware installations, but usually I can point to another instance of the system file and it WILL take it. That's why I'm <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Do you have other working USB devices, or is this the only one that you own?
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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Yes, I am currently using a USB mouse, joystick, webcam and scanner, all with no problems. Again, it seems to be a problem with WinXP not wanting to accept my usbprint.sys file. Anyone care to send a copy of theirs (not unzipped from drivers.cab, but already in place by WinXP's own doing)?

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Did you try to install the latest driver ?

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    I would wonder if your usbprint.sys could be corrupted in some way. You could try extracting it from the WinXP CD...

    I don't think I can send you mine, at least not via Woody's Lounge because the system won't let me send you a .sys file. If you want to provide your email, I could send it that way. But it's probably better to extract it from your own CD.

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Sure did, very latest Canon had to offer.

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Bob,
    I don't see the usbprint.sys file on the WinXP CD, only the usbprint.ini (both would be compressed with underscore for the last character, of course). Another lounger zipped his and sent it to me, but WinXP didn't like the taste of that one, either. This is just all too weird!

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    I'm wondering if one of two things could be the issue.
    A> When I installed my USB printer cable, even before I had connected it to the printer, WinXP detected it and kicked in whatever driver was needed for it. Perhaps the cable you're using doesn't have whatever electronic devices may be needed. I was talking with my son (who's an MCSE) about whether the USB printer cable may actually have some kind of chip in the plug that connects to the printer. I acquired the cable from USBGear. It works well.

    B> If you're satisfied that the cable is OK, then I would have to wonder if you may have a corruption in WinXP itself. I was having all sorts of trouble and ended up doing a complete reinstall in late January. Since then many things have worked well that would not work before. Perhaps you could do an install over the current installation (repair), with the USB printer cable and printer attached and let XP try to find it that way. This can be a pain in the ___ but I've had things like this get resolved that way in the past.

    Please let us know how you're doing. Good Luck.

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    I'm not sure if the USB cable I'm using is uniquely for printers or not, so you may be right. And, yes, I am VERY close to doing a complete reinstall, as I really should have partitioned my hdd array or used NTFS (my cluster size is 32K! Ack!). I live about a hundred miles from any stores that understand what a USB cable is, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to try a different cable anytime soon, but I'll keep the lounge posted. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    That's why I like just getting material off of the Web and having it delivered.

    The best place I've found, so far, for USB items is USBGear: www.usbgear.com.

    Check for USB printer cables, perhaps you can tell from their listings if your cable is correct. Mine had a plub on one end that went directly into the printer and the other was the USB connector.

    Good Luck.

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Reading your post made me realize that I know the cable isn't at fault. I took the printer home, and it worked fine on both my wife's WinME and my daughter's Win98 computers. So, it would appear that, unless a better answer comes around, I'm due for a complete reinstall of XP. Or some operating system, anyway . . . <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Well, I swallowed hard and did it, formatted my hdd, switched to NTFS, partitioned my 40 GB RAID0 array into three nice little pieces (10+, and two 14+) and YIPPEEEE, the printer works! Now I know what that installation routine was SUPPOSED to go like. Thanks for all the support gang <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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    Re: usbprint.sys

    Congratulations! Glad you got it fixed. Apparently it was cheap too, you didn't have to buy any new stuff.?

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