Finding my printer for installation

I recently put in a new hardrive and added Windows98 SE.  It won't find my printer as new hardware.  When i try to load the software on my own it says there is no driver installed for this device, but it won't let my install one.  What do I do to install my printer? It is a Canon BJC1000 and worked fine with Windows95 on my old hard drive.
DJP434Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

chewhoungCommented:
Do you still have the installation diskette/cd that come with the printer?

Install it from there.

or

download the driver from:
http://www.canon-europa.com/software/software_downloads/
0
zacharCommented:
also you can find drivers on
www.windrivers.com
0
cremmeCommented:
At the "MSDOS" c:\windows prompt type:
copy win.ini lpt1

See if it says "1 file copied".
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
JavaScript Best Practices

Save hours in development time and avoid common mistakes by learning the best practices to use for JavaScript.

dew_associatesCommented:
DJP, try this:

1. Make sure that the printer is connected to the LPT printer port and is turned on.

2. Double click on My Computer.

3. Double click on the Printer folder icon.

4. Now click on Add Printer.

5. Click Next

6. Click "Have Disk" and insert your printer disk for the Canon Bubble Jet.

7. Now you can select the printer if more than one are listed and complete the installation.

Dennis
0
DJP434Author Commented:
We went through the process of Add new hardware and trying to install through add new printer to no avail.  It isn't recognizing that the Lpt1 has a driver.
Thank you for this advice.  We will try it.
0
dew_associatesCommented:
DJP, did you follow my procedure above?
0
cremmeCommented:
Go into safe mode and remove everything under "ports" reboot into the bios and load all of the defaults. Save and exit and the lpt port should reload.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.