I've got a Hp2040 printer. It worked before I formatted my computer, but now it does not "communicate" with the computer at all.
So, I've installed the drivers and everything, like usual: Several times. No error messages.
I've used an older post to try to help myself, but this does not seem to solve the problem:
Is the printer connected with parallel or USB cable? YES
Is the printer on?? YES
Has this printer worked before?? YES
Have you shutdown the pc, disconnected the cable, connected the cable and rebooted?? YES
If you downloaded the drivers they also may need to be unzipped to a folder as well !! YES Done this.
I've tried to add the printer, but there's nothing to add! And To do this manually, I don't know what port to install it to. What is a COM- and virtual USB port??
Could the problem be a "plug and Play" error? Drivers are installed, but the computer does not register it.