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XP Professional Printing Problems

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a user that cannot have two networked printers installed simultaneously without causing problems.  Both printers work fine, if only one is installed but when both are connected only the lastest one installed will work.  I've tried logging on with administrator rights and I get the same thing.  
Question by:2uixlr8
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Are they the same type printer? Are the printer drivers installed locally?
How are you connecting to the networked printers? By URL, standard TCP/IP port, etc?

Author Comment

ID: 8065941
No, they are different printers HP Color LaserJet 4500 and HP LaserJet 8150 both networked using standard TCP/IP.  Like I said they both work but not at the same time.
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dan_blagut earned 400 total points
ID: 8070859
Hi. I think your printer capture the port LPT1 and reroute this port to a network destination. Please use the "net use" command afther each instalation to see the result. If this is happening you must install the second printer on LPT2 and map this port to secondary printer.

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