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HP LaserJet 1200SE with PCL XL Error

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My HP LaserJet 1200SE wasn't printing. It turned out that the USB cable was loose inside the printer, where it connects. Before I figured that out, I reinstalled several times, rebooted, and added the HPLasetJet 1200 patch. Now I can print, but before each printing job I get a printed message that says, "PCL XL Error. Subsystem: KERNEL. Error: IllegalStreamHeader. Operator: 0x0. Position: 0. What does this mean and how can I fix it? I'm using Windows 98SE. When I reinstalled, I wasn't sure which port to indicate. When I set it at USB, the printer didn't appear in Control Panel when I rebooted, even though I could see the files with Window Explorer. I now have the port at DOT4_001 and I'm able to print, but I'm getting that new error message. I don't know if the port is the problem or not.
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by:thoffman
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The 1200 should be on a DOT4 port, just as you've done. Have you done a complete uninstall of the driver? Instructions can be found at http://www.hp.com/cposupport/printers/support_doc/bpl10711.html 

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by:andreawk
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After I posted here, I emailed HP and realized that I wasn't completely uninstalling. I did then completely uninstall then reinstall. This time I was able to select USB. I didn't realize that DOT4 was correct; I thought it was supposed to say USB. Thank you. However, after I reinstalled, I went back to the HP site and downloaded an updated driver. There are two choices in the file for Win98--HPF3120 and USBPRINT. I thought I should select the USBPRINT but after installation, I always end up with the other one. Is that OK? I haven't done much printing since updating the driver, but so far it seems to be working all right.
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thoffman earned 225 total points
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Usbprint sounds like the standard Microsoft USB port monitor files. HPF3120 would be the specialized HP USB port monitor. The driver install is probably over-riding your selection and forcing the HPF3120. If it's printing, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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by:andreawk
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I would have preferred the USB port, but it seems to be working fine with the override. Thanks.
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by:Mahendrabr
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Refer to this link this would resolve the issue with the PCL XL error

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bpl10637&locale=en_US
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