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I have an old samsung ML4500 lazer printer that worked when my notebook ran 98, i upgraided to XP and now it just sits there and looks at me. No flashing data light nothing. Print queue status just says Error printing yada yada yada ... dumped exerything and put on full version of XP and still the same ???? please help ;) ... im tired :tazz: and confused ;)
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Did you install the XP driver for your printer?
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aye ...that i did ... and it didnea work ....
so i stripped it all out ... along with anything that i could fine of samsung.
reg keys and all
and guess what
after installing the driver again it still didnea work
I think ill just go buy a pen instead
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I suspect you were a bit heavy handed with stripping out the registry keys! You may have removed some of the ones pertaining to the parallel port as well as the printer.
You could either try running the recovery/repair utility (boot from XP CD & enter R when prompted) or you could.....buy a pen!
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I suspect you were a bit heavy handed with stripping out the registry keys!


You casting aspersions on the weight of my hands ? ;) :)
Ill have you know I am quite dexterous ! ;)

But no, I only stripped the Samsung stuff ... im confident of that !

Off to the stationers for me then :tazz:
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When you said the re-install of the XP driver didnea work like, did you get any error messages a bit more specific than 'error printing'?

It sounds like it may be a communications error. I assume this is a parallel printer (correct me if it's USB). What are the parallel port settings? ie SPP/ECP/EPP and IRQ etc. Is bi-directional communication enabled?

Have you tried printing a self-test page directly from the printer? This should eliminate whether the printer itself is playing up.
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printer works fine on another machine
// port is ecp
i gave up trying to fix it ... shared it from another machine and it works fine that way so it definatley points to "driver/port" issue ( other printer works on same port with same cable ). Its not that interesting an issue to continue pushing for a resolution when it works the way i have it now.

Have to thank you for all your help and suggestions, and i will one day.

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