Having a similar problem with a LaserJet 6L connected through a USB to
parallel adapter. Machine is a Toshiba laptop running Vista Business.
Printer worked fine first time I installed the adapter and then the printer.
Both recognized, and drivers installed. Printing fine.
On re-boot, system creates a new printer with COPY1 appended to the name,
and a new virtual USB port to print through. However it doesn't get set as
the default printer. Print jobs now queue in the original printer, with an
If I delete the COPY1 printer, then go into the original printer's
Properties -> Ports, and change the port selected to the other (just
created) USB virtual port, the print jobs then print.
This happens every time the machine is re-booted. If I don't fix it (as
above) and re-boot again, a COPY2 version of the printer is created and a
3rd USB virtual port.
Any help would be much appreciated.
"julian" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Vista Home
> "frogstomp" wrote:
>> What Vista OS are you using?
>> "julian" wrote:
>> > The printer had been working fine using a USB to parallel converter and
>> > the
>> > MS driver. However a week or so ago it stopped doing so. The symptoms
>> > are
>> > that if a test page is sent, it can be seen in the queue as printing,
>> > and the
>> > print light flashes for while. Then the message in the print queue
>> > changes to
>> > say error or error sent to printer, but nothing gets printed. If the
>> > machine
>> > is left it sometimes but not always prints a few hours later.
>> > Changing to a different USB port enables a test page to be printed, but
>> > the
>> > job is still shown in the queue and eventually changes to the error
>> > status. A
>> > second test page doesn't get printed, and the system then behaves as
>> > above.
>> > Any Ideas?
>> > Thanks