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Windows 7: Brother HL-1230 driver problem


31 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Brother HL-1230 driver problem

My friend got this rather old laser printer, but it is not working with Windows 7 x86.

Windows 7 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 Windows 7 is WHQL certified.


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31 May 2009   #2

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.
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31 May 2009   #3

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?
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31 May 2009   #4

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?
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31 May 2009   #5

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
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31 May 2009   #6

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
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31 May 2009   #7

 

When I first installed Windows 7, 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:
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31 May 2009   #8

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)
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31 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Look over this posting to disable digital signature:

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01 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, I'll try that when he is comming home from job.
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