Wow.... You guys are REALLY prompt!!!
So... fleamailman: I know where the driver is on the CD. There is this: E:\Drivers\Win_9X\ENGLISH where a lexbcpr.inf file can be found. There is also a lexbcusb.inf and a lexbcpr.inf in E:\... I tried them all *sigh*... With add new printer, add new hardware, printer connected, printer disconnected, remove everything, refresh, found new hardware, next next next..(infinite loop). *zbang*... Ok... Any combination of those... It's the same everytime.
ahh... regarding my pc... it's a little old fellow... with 64 ram, intel celeron at 333Mhz... we went through some ruff times... we get mad at eachother and sometimes refuse to cooperate... but in the end we find a way to get along.
taking back the printer... that will have one immediate result: my dad will disown me as a ungreatfull, disrespectfull and.. what was theother thing again?... oh yes
indolence daughter I am. If I can't find a way to make it work, I think I'll just sell it, buy a SH one and try to have a calm discusion with my dad about it... It might even get me some extra cache
And happyrck: there is no other printer installed. I've checked and double checked to erase anything related to any other printer. Yeah... you are right... HP can be very tricky... but this one is a Lexmark...
As for your check list... The picture shows what I have in Device Manager. I also use an USB keyboard (it get's detected at start-up), a camera on USB and the mp3 player (which has a USB 2.0 and does work on my PC)... and the cable... it's the one I use for the camera... and the camera works. Do I still need to check the BIOS?
Thanks again for all your time and help!!
PS... is there anyway I can become a geek in training??