New Hardware Found- fails, the specified port is unknown
Posted on 2004-11-17
I'm running Xp Home, SP2. I have a HP Laserjet 4L on a LPT port. The printer works fine but that annoying "New Hardware Found Wizard" pops up on each reboot. It's all automatic and I have no choices or options to stop or redirect it. When it finishes it says "there was a problem installing this hardware an error occured during the installation of the device". "The specified port is unknown".
I think during the original install it was looking for LPT 3. I have a NetMos PCI parallel port card installed (I have two printers on LPT ports). I probably screwed up the installation of the card the first time and set it at LPT3. I corrected it later and set it at LPT 2 which the printer likes better. The New Hardware Wizard hates it though.
I followed another similar problem posted for a HP750 on a USB connection but none of those suggestions worked for my problem.
Should I uninstall the card and reinstall or any other suggestions?