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USB connected HP LaserJet 4+ is printing garbage

I have a LaserJet 4 Plus printer that I am trying to connect to an HP 6910p Laptop with Windows XP using a Parallel to USB cable.  After adding the printer using the Add Printer wizard, the test page comes out as 1 page with 1 line of random characters followed by a second page of random characters.  If I delete the printer and restart, it does not find the printer using Plug and Play.  How do I get this printer to print normally?
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Try using the HP Laserjet4 print driver instead.
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I tried the LaserJet 4 print driver and had the same result.
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As it turns out, the cable was fine, but there was a USB extention cable connected to it.  We had to connect it to the laptop without the extention cable in order to install the hardware.  After that we were able to print using the extention cable.  Thanks for your help.
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As it turns out, the cable was fine, but there was a USB extention cable connected to it. We had to connect it to the laptop without the extention cable in order to install the hardware. After that we were able to print using the extention cable.