Can anyone help me figure out why I am unable to print although the printer list shows the printer and all seems right. I'm trying to install a HP laserjet 5L on my XP laptop. The add new printer wizard does its thing, but fails to print a test page. I have uninstalled/reinstalled to no avail. For some reason this laptop wants to call the printer port LPT3, so I have also tried to install using that port as well as LPT1, although there is only one parallel port. Tried adding a new port, uninstalling lpt3, printing from a command prompt, etc...
The device manager shows a little warning sign on LPT3, and switching the name to LPT1 makes no difference. I've updated from HP and MS, been through the troubleshooter three times, and cursed at it (I felt better at least). The 5L will print a self test page and works when attached to my desktop so the prob seems to be with XP's settings.