Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Brother HL-1230 driver problem

31 May 2009   #1
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Brother HL-1230 driver problem

My friend got this rather old laser printer, but it is not working with Win7 x86.

Win7 x86 does have driver for it build in, and at boot it finds the printer, and "install" the driver. The printer is showing up in "printer and other devices", but when I then rightclick on the printericon and selecting printerproperties, it says, that there is no driver installed for this printer, and ask if it should install one. I click Yes, and it seems to install OK, I can then see that the printer is connected to the parrallel-port (LPT1, but when I try to click on "print testpage", it writes back "access denied", and after that it ask if Windows should bee lookig for a solution. I click yes, and it is testing, but find no errors. I close the window, and rightclick on the printericon again. And it is starting all over again. No printerdriver is installed for this printer, and then ask if it should install one.

I have tried to remove the printer, rebooted, and the printer is then found again, but no difference. I have downloaded the Vistadriver, and tried this but no difference.

Any ideas what I can try now? The driver that is buildin in Win7 is WHQL certified.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
31 May 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Can you get to the Advanced tab to se if the name of the driver is correct.

Check the Ports tab also.

And select the printer, choose File > Printer Server Properties and verify here as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2009   #3
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, the advanced tab shows the correct name.
Ports tab shows it is connected to LPT1: (parallel port) which is also correct.

Your last line I'm not sure about? Where do I find File I have to choose? In the window where printers are listed, there is no "file" menu?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 May 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sorry, you're correct.

I was using my Vista machine at the time.

There is no Server Properties menu entry in Windows 7.

You stated it was connected to the correct port, but is the driver showing up as Brother HL-1230?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2009   #5
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, it is. Also in Device Manager it is shown as Brother HL - 1230.

Unfortuanly this printer does not have an USB port, only the LPT1: so I can't try USB or other.

BTW, when XP and Vista was installed on the same PC, there was no problem with this printer, so I guess that I don't have to mess around in BIOS to change settings for the parallel-port (EPP, DMA, aso)

pst ... is it your car on the picture? I wish I could afford such car, but Denmark have some of the most expencive cars in the world because of taxes. I did earlier own some older USA cars, a Camaro '79, Mustang 5.0 Cobra '80, and last a Pontiac Fiero V6 GT from '87. Sorry for off topic
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Have you just tried printing something from an application?

the car, it's mine. if fact I've owned it twice. it's a factory matching numbers 1971 NovaSS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

When I first installed Win7, I had to install my Brothers Printer Drivers using the CD which came with it... then it did work correctly.

You might want to read this:
Code:
hxxp://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=Brother+HL-1230
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2009   #8
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have tried the CD to the printer, but it just came up with a window saying that this OS was not supported (The CD is so old, that there are no Vista drivers on it)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2009   #9
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Look over this posting to disable digital signature:

Disable Digital Signature
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #10
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, I'll try that when he is comming home from job.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Brother HL-1230 driver problem




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Printer problem needs guru. Looks like Windows not Brother problem.
Windows 7 Professional Haven't had the need to use my printer in a couple of weeks, so I don't know when the problem started. It is a Brother HL-2270DW that has been problem free. There are tests that can be tried using the printer itself and it says it has a good connection and should be...
General Discussion
Driver for Brother HL 1440 Printer
I have been unable to find a Windows 7 driver for my Brother HL 1440 printer. Has anyone an idea of where I can get one or if even exists? Thank you/
Drivers
Brother HL-1030 printer driver for Windows 7
Hi, Please guide me how I can get a driver for my brother printer HL -1030 for Windows 7. I called Brother office in Canada and they say this printer is not compatible with Windows 7. Is there any other printer driver I can download and get my printer working. Thanks in advance. ...
Drivers
Driver for printer brother HL-1070
Hello, Am trying to install my printer brother HL-1070. Brother indicates that a driver can be found through Windows Updates for the HL-1060. HL-1070 or 1060, it is basically the same so that would be fine for me. Only if I follow the instructions for using Windows Updates I do not get any...
Drivers
Win 7 driver needed for brother hl-1230 printer
Brother UK tell me they have no plans for providing a driver for this printer, which runs under XP, which means I am going to have to junk it and also a HP Scanjet 4370. Any solutions? There must be millions of such devices heading for the junkyard simply because of the success of Win 7
Drivers
Brother HL-2040 Printer Driver Issue...
OK, so I grew a big pair of cajones and decided to just "go for it" on my main machine and try the inplace upgrade. I crossed my fingers and started setup off the DVD then downloaded the updated setup files... BTW - I have previously run the Win7 upgrade advisor and found a few mobo drivers I knew...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:05.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App