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    Question Printer Troubles- HELP!!!

    my printer seemed to uninstall itself after i defragmented my OLD Windows 98 PC. I reinstalled it and none of the ports in the program seem to link up with my USB that it it plugged into. therefore, i can't print! HELP!!!

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    Windows 98 + USB = baaaaaaaaaaaaad thing...

    OK, firstly, is USB working at all?

    What model printer is it? Is it USB-only or does it have a parallel port? If the latter, USE IT. USB under any of the 9X series is a bit flakey. If you must use it under USB, remove the printer completely (hint: it may have installed itself in Add/Remove Programs - if so, uninstall from there; if not, just delete it from Start, Settings, Printers); then reinstall according to the manufacturer's instructions. There should be a setup program for it, and that will prompt you as to when to plug the printer in via USB.

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    it is only USB. it is where you said, but where you put in where it is connected to the computer, there is no option!!! it is a HP Deskjet 3420.

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    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...dlc=en&lang=en

    Try the link above for info on uninstalling USB and reinstalling the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...dlc=en&lang=en

    Try the link above for info on uninstalling USB and reinstalling the driver.
    cheers! i will try it and reply as soon as i can.

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