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Windows 7: Unable to connect with HP Laserjet 1200

06 Feb 2011   #1
rmiller532

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Unable to connect with HP Laserjet 1200

I have recently started using Win 7 on a Toshiba laptop (4gig Ram, i5 processor) but have been unable to connect with the HP Laserjet 1200. I have followed the threads provided in this forum but am unable to print to the 1200.

The printer is connected via a USB port. The printer/USB port is recognized as USB printing support. I have previously loaded the HP laserjet 1200 PCL5 driver and have now tried loading the HP Universal Printing PCL6 driver. In both situations the printer driver is seen under the printers/fax (in the Devices/Printers page) as either the Laserjet 1200 PCL5 or the HP PCL6.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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07 Feb 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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07 Feb 2011   #3
rmiller532

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your suggestion. I have followed the suggestions through the thread without success. I have removed the 1200 PCL5 and universal PCL6 drivers and attempted to connect via the USB. When this is done, the only item that shows up new when the printer is attached to the computer via the USB in the Device/Printer page is the USB Printer support icon. Under the device manager the USB port appears to be functioning normally and is listed as USB Printer support. The printer, however, does not appear in any form anywhere on the Device/Printer page, or even when I attempt to print dialog screen from another page that I might try to print (eg. website).

It is almost as though I can load the driver, and despite trying to associate it with a USB (either fixed or floating) the printer is not recognized as being associated with that port.

Any other suggestions.

Rob
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07 Feb 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try a different driver, maybe an older one. E.g. a vista or XP driver. Install in compatibility mode.

Compatibility Mode
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12 Nov 2012   #5
rmcohn2

Windows Pro 8
 
 

If you go to HP site http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=lj-95994-4&mode=4&idx=0&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001

Install this drive which is for
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64, Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit), Microsoft Windows XP x64

It works on the network first attempt with Windows 8 PRO
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