It also said on the error line, make sure that it is connected to the network. You may run into issues installing an old printer on Windows 32 or 64-bit, but most likely you will have more problems finding drivers for 64-bit machines. I have now gone down the cable adapter route to get the Laserjet working. Finding the right driver on the right port can be tricky, but printers outlast computers and finding ways to get them to communicate can be difficult but generally possible. Connect your printer to your computer.
I have tried what you have suggested but there is no Ports category in the Device Manager list of devices. I can see the printer and send a job to it. Without the proper drivers the hardware or application program cannot work properly. Easy Driver Pro performs a complete scan of your all of the devices in or attached to your computer. I bought a new computer that was not compatible with the printer.
Occasionally, hardware manufacturers will choose to not make new drivers for old hardware devices. I had previously had it on a 32 bit system. If there are no programs inside it. But is it a Windows 7 driver issue? The printer is turned on and ready to print. Rated 4 out of 5 by The Mechanic from This cable worked. Would it work if I uninstall the cable and then try to connect all together with the cable and the printer on? I believe error 43 is supposed to mean that something is wrong with the hardware.
With all these issues with backwards compatibility, plug and play turns into plug and pray. Might be able to do the same with add device what you are working on. Often, I find that a driver for a different model works just as well as the original. I was able to enlarge the picture on cable-to-go's website to make sure I was ordering the right one this time. My computer recognized the cable but did not notice that it was attached to a printer. The 'Enable Bidirectional Support' feature is greyed out, so I can't activate it it is shown as unchecked.
Your site is a great service. Use this adapter cable to connect your inkjet, laser or high speed printer to a computer without a parallel port. For example, a parallel port has an option for Legacy plug and play which would need to be checked. You may have Windows 7 64-bit installed which can cause some unexpected issues with drivers. I found this adapter, and ordered it.
As it is coming back up, the page is printed. . It checks everything such as sound card, graphic card, monitor, mouse, printer, etc. Click on the bubble alert to bring up additional information about the failed installation. During the installation process I am told that there is no printer attached to the cable.
I am new to this concept, but not new to computers. You should see Windows acknowledge the new cable. Its as if the machine sends the info to the printer, but the printer never receives it. Visit the device manufacturer's website to download the latest versions. What's more these interfaces are so old that most manufacturers stopped providing drivers after Vista. I think the more accurate question is if windows 8 supports parallel interfaces. As if you have not confirmed enough times, Windows will again ask if you want to apply the fix it has found.
Hi there, thanks for the reply to my problem posting. Most reputable vendors will make drivers for their devices for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. I control + A my text and pasted in another document to show that they were in fact being typed in, but just not being displayed. Is the usb adaptor faulty, although in widows it does not report any faults and just says no printer attached. This adapter auto-negotiates hardware recognition for faster protocol setup, and is fully plug-and-play compatible. I purchased the cable you recommended and plugged it in.
Today those speeds are slow, but back then they were unheard of and even the telecom companies ma bell said those speeds would never be obtain on existing hardware. Then hangs on further prints. Hello Dear Friend Could you help me please? However, I cannot print the document. I did have to contact the customer service tech help to get printer to print any document. I need to buy the adaptor cable. I was able to pick the driver from the list of drivers installed on my computer.
If I print to it, nothing happens. I troubleshot, just as required and went through the whole process. Corrupt device drivers can cause everything from a specific feature not working to complete failure of a device. The printer does not print, but only reaches all sheets from tray. With Windows 7, the driver is already built in. Sometimes I print a test page and get an error that the printer is out of paper it isn't , and sometimes the printer test page goes nowhere - just stays in the print queue. When it does print it only prints part of the first page and nohing else.