printers not visible in XP

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lortech

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This is my second post. There has to be someone out there who can help. My only other hope is to format and start over. When adding a local printer, it does not show up in the Printers/Faxes. The screen is blank. If you look at the File/Service folder it shows the printers were installed. It does print, but need access to properties to make some changes, and cannot see printer to select properties. Please.....gotta be a techno out there. I have searched Microsoft over and over...nothing.
No it's not networked..can't see it to share it. It goes through the install like a normal install. I am stumped.
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Laurie
 

lortech

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That article only applies to Windows 2000 not XP. Any thoughts? I have tried the current download drivers available from HP, the original CD, and let Windows install. None work. Now I show 3 printers in the File/Service folder. Any other help is appreciated. Formatting is my last choice, setup and files are complicated.
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lortech said:
Formatting is my last choice, setup and files are complicated.
Thanks.
Don't rush into that!!. My scanner is giving me a similar problem. I reformatted not because of scanner but another issue. I had scanner problem previous to reformatting and it is still with me. I disconnect and reconnect scanner and all is well, that is until I shut off power. When I start up again computer cannot find scanner and again I have to pull the scanner plug and start again. I have tried every combination possible and I cannot fix this problem. It is only when I switch off at the wall this happens. :)
 
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