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USB printer problems. Urgent.
Epson c64 stylus

 12:27 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)


Bought this printer today. Plugged in, and it detects a USB printer is connected. Search auto for drivers, it finds driver CD and correct .inf file...but says 'hardware couldnt be installed'.

I delete the printer and then try using the automated software on the CD, and that works up until it tries to detect the printer, at that point it fails and installs the printer as LTP1...it's a usb printer.

I have tried everything, either windows detects it and then cant install it, or I install the driver software, and it can't find the printer.

What can I do?




 12:38 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't the manuals usually advise you to install all the drivers before plugging the printer in? Have you tried that? Also, does the printer print the "test page" OK without being plugged into the PC?


 12:59 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Or you could try installing as LPT1, then going to Printers And Faxes in Control Panel, going to properties then ports and change the port to USB. May not work, but worth a try for a few clicks.


 1:08 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

This one advised me to plug it in then put drivers in. I tried the other way round also but it didnt work.

I try also allowing it to be LPT1 and then changing port but I recieve an error message saying the port cannot be created. :(

Will try and print test page without being plugged in.



 1:16 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are you sure it's compatible with your operating system? And is there another printer still installed that could be causing a conflict?


 1:19 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

It has XP drivers which i've downloaded.

I have no other USB printers. I've uninstalled my other printer (LPT1), still no success. :(



 6:24 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do other USB devices work for you? Have you tried another USB port? Are you using a hub between the printer and the computer? Do you have another computer where you could test the printer?


 7:21 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

This one advised me to plug it in then put drivers in

I have the C46, not the C64, and it says:

1) Turn OFF the printer
2) Connect Printer to PC with USB cable
3) Install printer software


 9:25 am on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I tried my 2 USB ports. (I have more but the are not plugged into the mobo, and I have no idea how to...).

Cannot get it working. Works at my brothers.

I really need to format my PC... it's been too long and it's filled with niggly problems. Oh damn.



 8:47 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Have you solved it yet?

go into system properties and do device manager. Expand serial bus conrollers and update driver on all.

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