installed windows xp, printer wont work!

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  1. quamen

    quamen New Member

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    I installed a new harddrive and windows xp on my computer,now my printer will not work. It was working fine with windows me, but i cant get it to work with xp. I downloaded all the drivers from the hp website, and still nothing. It finds the printer,but a communication test keeps happening. I checked the connections and there good, the drivers are in, and im out of ideas!
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    generally, with XP you have to start the install and you will be prompted to plug in the printer. At least that's the way most of the ones I've done have been.

    Try removing all the drivers, and starting from scratch without the printer hooked up. At some point, it should try to detect the printer during setup and it will ask you to check connections. Plug in the printer then and try it.
     

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