Vista & HP LaserJet IIP

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happyoldster

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My LaserJet HP IIP was connected to a new Dell w/ Vista in June using a Parrallel to USB cable. Vista found the printer & I installed the Drive rfound in Vista. It worked fine from June '08 to Oct' 08. The printer no longer prints from the PC but prints self-test internally pages. Printer shows no error msgs in the it's display but the PC printer que it says 'error.' Hp says I'm supported by the driver they placed in Vista. Dell has tried to make it work but failed. I took the printer to my old Sony w/ XP and using a LTP port and Parrallel cable it works fine. But when I use a Parrallel to USB cable, it acts as on the Dell-Vista. Changing to a new Parrallel to USB cable does not fix the problem. What should I do? :(
 

happyoldster

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Thank you AcaCandy. I have signed up for automatic updates from microsoft. I'll change that if this is what is causing me problems.

I've tried using system restore to a point when all was good but Dell could not do it. Dell says my system restore is broken due to a virus.

Should I reload Vista from scratch? Is that what you are saying I should do?
 

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You want MS updates, just not "ALL" the updates as they sometimes sneak in hardware updates.

If reloading Vista from scratch is an option, that certainly should get you back to when it was working. And especially, if you have a known virus on the computer.

Also, what about my question regarding the other user name here.
 

happyoldster

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Than you AcaCandy, I don't understand when you ask " Also, what about my question regarding the other user name here."
 

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Ok, I'll try to either merge the users, or delete one. Is there one that you would rather keep?
 
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