01-05-2009 08:03 PM
01-05-2009 09:08 PM
Pls. elaborate more on what your trying to do. Does the printer comes with a cd/driver? what is the brand/model of the printer? Are you trying to use USB, Parallel, Wifi, Ethernet connection for this printer? What kind of windows error are you getting?
To install a usb printer, usually you have to install the software/driver first, then rebbot, and then connect the printer to your pc and power it on, windows should recognize the added printer and loads its driver automatically.
01-06-2009 06:26 AM
01-06-2009 11:27 AM
"The usual method to install a USB printer is to load the drivers prior to connecting the printer."
You usually load the software and drivers first - during the latter part of the software installation, you are often prompted to plug in the USB cable to the printer, or you may need to reboot before you are prompted to do that.
The power on the printer often must be switched on in order for the software installation for the printer and Windows to find it.
It is usually NOT a good idea to plug in the USB cable to the printer before installing it's software and drivers.
If you plug in the USB cable to the printer first, Windows will probably find there is a printer connected while booting, and when it can't find drivers for it, it will prompt you to point to the location of the drivers.
Usually it is a BAD idea to do that - the printer will probably not work properly.
If you DID NOT follow the installation directions correctly. Try these
- unplug the USB cable to the printer
- go to Control Panel......
-go to Printers and Faxes - delete any HP/ Canon printer listed there.
Go to Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - Un-install any entries for software installed by the printer software installation.
Reboot the computer.
Follow the proper installation directions.