890C deskjet + 16Bit App + Network does not print
Posted on 1998-03-03
Recently I installed a HP 890C Deskjet on our NT4.0/SP3 PDC. Since there are no real NT4.0 driver I had to install the drivers shiped with the printer (v11.0), Techsupport of HP told _theses_ drivers are MUCH better than a "NT-driver" would be. I personally feel that they are W95 driver adapted to NT since the driver created temp files in system32 directory, uses INI files instead of registry ....
However I got the driver installed and of course I installed them also on every single Workstation (wich is not necessary with a real NT 4.0 driver).
Most applications can print now, but we have one 16Bit Application (Stanford Grafics) that upon start tells me "NE01 driver not found" and also is unable to print on this printer. I checked the registry and NE01 is associated with the new printer (NE00 is our laser printer). I am not really familar with these NExx devices and what they are good for, so I can't investigate this deeper.
When I login on the PDC I can print but over the network I can't.
The best solution would be a "real" driver, but there is none from Microsoft or HP available at the moment.
In the moment I use the driver for the HP560C printer when printing from stanford, the disadvantage is that I can't use all the new featuers like the econo fast modus.
Anyone got a good solution for this?
Maybe how to install this NE01 driver ...