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Windows 7: Multple Printers -no print

22 Nov 2009   #1
marvwade

Windown 7
 
 
Multple Printers -no print

I have long had a HP5L printer attached to my system conneted toa parallell port (LPT1) .After upgrading to Windows7 from Vista it showed the printer connected to LPT3 (whatever that is) and when I tried to print the data gets to the spooler but will not print.

I tried to do an Add Printer to connect the printer to LPT1 but all it shows in Printer& Devices is HP5L (copy 2). I deleted the copy 2 but each time I try to add the printer it creates an additional copy for LPT3.

I physically removed the printer, shut down the system, restarted and get the same results. Printer & Devices shows only copy 2 of the printer connected to LPT3.

I connected the printer via a parrallell to USB adapter and when connected I get a message that the drivr was added and the device works. However, the device added is apparently NOT a printer.

If I run Belarc Advisor it shows three instances of HP5L all connecting to LPT3. How can I delete all references to the printer and do a clean printer Add? DeviceManager does not show any printers.


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22 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can try to uninstall from control panel. You can try search by start menu, type in the printer and delete all reference. When you installed Win was the printer connected, if so you can try a repair install and conncect only monitor, modem and keyboard.
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22 Nov 2009   #3
marvwade

Windown 7
 
 

If I use ControlPanel and Devices & Printers it brings up the sameDevices & Priner screen that I have been going to. It DOES NT show theHP5L. I have another printer attached to the system via a USB port andthat is shown.

Yes the printer was attached when Windows 7 was installed (it was installed over VISTA, not a clean install. The printer has worked just fine as far back as I can remember - pre Windows area.

The problem remains - how can I delete the existing references to the HP5L when I cannot see them anywhere?
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22 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Make a image of what you have, save on an external. Next do a clean install, it can be done with an upgrade DVD. Upgrades almost always run into problems. During install connect only modem, monitor, and keyboard.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
marvwade

Windown 7
 
 

If I use ControlPanel and Devices & Printers it brings up the same Devices & Priner screen that I have been going to. It DOES NOT show the HP5L. I have another printer attached to the system via a USB port and that is shown.

Yes the printer was attached when Windows 7 was installed (it was installed over VISTA, not a clean install. The printer has worked just fine as far back as I can remember - pre Windows area.

The problem remains - how can I delete the existing references to the HP5L when I cannot see them anywhere?
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