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USB ports not listed ?!!

  1. #1


    Prakash Guest

    USB ports not listed ?!!

    Hi,
    I need some help from you all.

    I was using Windows XP. And, I used the HP Deskjet 3820 printer with Windows
    XP by connecting to the USB port. When I see the ports, I can see
    USB001,USB002,USB003,USB004 ports in Printer Properties and USB001 is
    selected for the printer. And, recently my system is upgraded to Windows
    Vista. But, there are no USB ports listed to select for the printer. I'm
    unable to install the printer.

    Please help me !


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  2. #2


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: USB ports not listed ?!!

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...=75045&lang=en


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    "Prakash" <Prakash@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C839333D-A075-4F2E-AD48-80B734B4FB84@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    > I need some help from you all.
    >
    > I was using Windows XP. And, I used the HP Deskjet 3820 printer with Windows
    > XP by connecting to the USB port. When I see the ports, I can see
    > USB001,USB002,USB003,USB004 ports in Printer Properties and USB001 is
    > selected for the printer. And, recently my system is upgraded to Windows
    > Vista. But, there are no USB ports listed to select for the printer. I'm
    > unable to install the printer.
    >
    > Please help me !
    >


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  3. #3


    Prakash Guest

    Re: USB ports not listed ?!!

    I am sorry.

    I have no USB ports listed in the computer. I can select LPT1 port and
    continue. But, to work with the printer, We must select USB001 port as it is
    connected to the USB port.



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  4. #4


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: USB ports not listed ?!!

    Control Panel (Classic view) > Printers > Menu (ALT key if not visible) >
    File > Add printer > Add a local printer > From the "Use and existing port"
    drop down list, you do not have the USB001 listed?

    Can you try to create it from the "Create a new port" > Local port > Port
    name?


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    "Prakash" <Prakash@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:02B58992-C756-4C77-BF2F-93CC8C7B7AE6@xxxxxx

    >I am sorry.
    >
    > I have no USB ports listed in the computer. I can select LPT1 port and
    > continue. But, to work with the printer, We must select USB001 port as it is
    > connected to the USB port.
    >
    >


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  5. #5


    Christos Guest

    RE: USB ports not listed ?!!


    The same problem here. Home premium (genuine) bought with an ACER laptop.

    HP told me to select LPT1 and then to swap to DOT4 (USB). However you can't
    switch to an unexistant port.

    Oh yes! I've tried to create a bogus one. With any name. Even Mickey Mouse.
    What's the point? A name of a port which sends the data where? It's not the
    name, but the hardware that does the work.

    Not to mention that in Control Panel says "USB printers are automatically
    installed as you boot Windows, use ADD PRINTER for any other printer than USB"

    Yeah! Sure!

    Hey Microsoft. A refund please! Is there any lawyer in the audience?

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  6. #6


    Join Date : Sep 2007
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    Vista x64
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    Re: USB ports not listed ?!!

    Hi,

    I'm experiencing the same problem. I'm running Vista business x64. I just recently bough a Samsung SCX-4200 printer/scanner combination and the scanner works perfectly, but I cannot get the printer installed. I've tried to install and uninstall the drivers like a million times in different ways, but nothing.

    I think the problem is that I don't have a "virtual USB printer port" on Vista. I think it's supposed to work so that once you install the printer Vista automatically creates it, but not for me.

    Samsung driver install notified me that the install was successful, but Vista seems to think the driver isn't installed. Every time I plug the printer in new hardware wizard starts. It searches Windows update and finds nothing. Then when it asks me to manually point where the driver is I browse to the directory on Samsung cd, but that doesn't work either.

    I've tried to change the port on printer properties, but I don't see a USB port there. I can't even create one using add new port type.

    So what I did next was I loaned an Epson stylus D68 printer (usb) that I plugged in. I can't get this thing to install either.

    Both printers work in linux just fine. Soo, should I just remove this dumb OS and install XP again or is there something I can do?

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  7. #7


    Christos Guest

    RE: USB ports not listed ?!!

    OK guys the solution is here with the compliments of H.P.

    I would like to thank HP technicians for helping me, for their time of
    course and for doing what Microsoft can't do (speaking of that: having the
    "worked in Microsoft" entry in your CV shouldn't say much).

    I'm copying / pasting the solution:

    We suggest you to steps below to resolve this issue:

    1) Please right click on 'My Computer' icon and click on Properties.

    2) Click 'Device Manager' button under the 'Hardware' tab.

    3) Please right click on the LaserJet 1320 DOT4 entry under IEEE 1284.4 and
    click Update Driver.

    4) In the Update Driver Wizard, Please select the 'Install from a List or
    Specific Location' and proceed.

    Note: If you get the Windows Update window, please select 'No not at this
    time and click next.

    5) In the next window, select 'Don't Search I will Choose the Driver to
    Install' option and click next.

    6) Select 'USB Printing Support and proceed to complete the Wizard.

    Note: If you get a Found New Hardware wizard after completing this wizard,
    please cancel it.

    7) Click Start - Printers & faxes.

    8) Right click on the Printer icon and select Properties - Ports.

    9) Select the USB_001 and click Apply button.

    10) Select the General tab in the Properties window and click Print Test
    Page to print a test page to verify that the issue has been resolved to your
    satisfaction.



    And it words fine!

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