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tufdaawg

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hi all. I have a Gateway with Win98SE and after installing the driver software for the HP LaserJet 4200n, i get an error message (when it tries to print the test page) saying "There was an error writing to LPT2: for the printer (HP LaserJet 4200 PCL 6)". It is connected through the parallel port with a parallel/USB cable. (i had another printer hooked up to the parallel cable before (an apple laserwriter select 360 that worked just fine), but then got the hp laserjet, and now it won't work.)

The printer is recognized, and there is a check by it when i go to the printers folder, but it just won't print.

any help would be appreciated.
 

bonk

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Welcome,


It is looking at There was an error writing to LPT2 any reason why it isn't on LPT1?

Check in Device Manager and look under Ports (LPT)
 

tufdaawg

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thanks for answering. under device manager -> ports it is showing lpt2 as "usb to parallel port (LPT2)", and that is what i was using on the other printer i had hooked up before the hp and the other one worked just fine. but now, the hp won't print.

bonk said:
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It is looking at There was an error writing to LPT2 any reason why it isn't on LPT1?

Check in Device Manager and look under Ports (LPT)
 

bonk

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Have you uninstalled the old printer drivers before installing the new ones.
 
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