Posted on 2004-11-08
1.I'm on a 333 W98SE with an HP2200D. I just uninstalled program called System Suite. Afterwards printer stopped working: Got the usual *error writing to LPT1* messege.
2. The printer works. I also installed a USB driver and have the machine connected with both cables, USB and Parrallel. When I select the USB driver, it prints fine. When I switch to the parralell driver, error. Again, this first happened when ONLY the parralell was connected. Just wanted to test printer so I connected USB too.
3. I think that in the uninstalling of System Suite, I lost some file that was affecting LPT1. The port is good. I can see it under device manager. It's fine.
4. Question: a local tech who came over advised that I take my W98 SE-update disk and install it over my current WIB setup, thinking perhaps it would restore the file that might be preventing my printer drivers from seeing LPT1.
5. This is clearly an LPT1 issue. What can I do to restore it. I tried *remove* under device manager, rebooted, it re-installed just fine. But I still get the same error messeges when I try to get the printer to print to it.
Clearly the system can't sent sending to printer port. Tried unintalling and reinstalling again, three times. Tried updated drivers from the HP web site. No dice. It was recognize the