I agree with Archie922 that the information provided by Alan Morris is not a
solution because the DOT4_001 does not go away when the printer is removed.
This port for my HP1200 was created when I connected the printer USB cable to
the USB port. I have removed everything I can think of related to this
printer but it will not reinstall. BTW I am using Vista Home Premium.
Where is Microsoft Help when there product does not work?
"Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
> PnP created the ports. Unplug the device and reboot. They will go away
> eventually but the PnP setup process performs this function not the spooler.
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> "Archie922" <Archie922@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Running Vista Ultimate;I have removed several printers using the remove
> > printer function through Control Panel; Although the printers no longer
> > appear as being available, the ports assigned to them still appear. Now if
> > I
> > connect to one of those deleted printers, it is not automatically
> > recognized.
> > In the printer properties, the ports in questions are DOT4_001, DOT4_002,
> > etc. When I try to delete them, I get an error message that the action is
> > not
> > supported.
> > I am logged into the system as an administrator.
> > Thanks