Re: Plug and play not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP Print / Fax' started by Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Try a different cable.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
    www.coribright.com/windows

    "news.rcn.com" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I posted recently about my Laserjet 5MP not working and got various
    >responses which indicated that I should junk it
    >
    > Offended at these suggestions, it suddenly started working again
    >
    > But mysteriously plug and play has stopped working for LPT1 in that when I
    > plug it in, I dont get the auto-detect icon and set up in the systray like
    > other devices (and obviously the computer cant see the printer).
    >
    > LPT1 is showing OK in device manager (as an ecp printer port, - there
    > deosnt seem to be a way of changing this in the BIOS of this HP Pavilion
    > notebook)
    >
    > Anyone got any idea why this should have suddenly started to happen
    > please?
    >
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 5, 2008
    #1
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  2. LPT disables auto PNP after the first detect following a reboot unless you
    manually force detection. If you have any other parallel PNP device.

    the spooler does not rely on Plug n Play to print to the device, only detect
    and install.

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Cari (MS-MVP)" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Try a different cable.
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
    > www.coribright.com/windows
    >
    > "news.rcn.com" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I posted recently about my Laserjet 5MP not working and got various
    >>responses which indicated that I should junk it
    >>
    >> Offended at these suggestions, it suddenly started working again
    >>
    >> But mysteriously plug and play has stopped working for LPT1 in that when
    >> I plug it in, I dont get the auto-detect icon and set up in the systray
    >> like other devices (and obviously the computer cant see the printer).
    >>
    >> LPT1 is showing OK in device manager (as an ecp printer port, - there
    >> deosnt seem to be a way of changing this in the BIOS of this HP Pavilion
    >> notebook)
    >>
    >> Anyone got any idea why this should have suddenly started to happen
    >> please?
    >>

    >
     
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Aug 6, 2008
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