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HP Laser Jet prints hearts on 1st sheet

By dmcmullenii ·
I have a HP Laser Jet 2100 printing hearts on the 1st sheet then it prints what I asked it to afterwards. I have uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, installed drivers from the CD that came with the printer. Also used the software from the website and did it the same way. No results. Using Windows 98 Second Edition with all updates from Windows. With Office 97, printing with Word that causes the problem. Also reinstalled Office 97.

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by GLM In reply to HP Laser Jet prints heart ...

Is this printer attached locally or directly to a network? If it's local, is the cable bi-directional? Try using a different driver (postscript instead of PCL, or vice versa).

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by tbradley In reply to HP Laser Jet prints heart ...

Turn off any reference to banners and/or form feed. Not sure where they are, as I'm at home, but sniff around the printer settings.

Also check to make sure you are running the Win9x PCL-6 drivers.

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by rddove In reply to HP Laser Jet prints heart ...

I am having the same problem with a Lexmark Printer. I have fixed this problem before, but now I cannot remember the fix for it. It has something to do with Windows 98 looking for a backup device on the parallel port (does this happen everytime you boot?) and the printer interpreting the command as a heart. There is a dll file that can be renamed that will fix this. I am still searching for the answer and will post it if I find it.

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by maxwell edison In reply to HP Laser Jet prints heart ...

Greetings,

Check HP web site to make sure you have the latest drivers.

Remove all other print devices, then see if it still does this.

Try changing the cable. There may be a problem with the initial data transmission.

Just some thoughts.

Maxwell

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by Ann777 In reply to HP Laser Jet prints heart ...

Download the most current drivers from www.hp.com for this printer and your OS.

Go through windows control panel and uninstall the program.

Reboot

Go through regedit and look for LaserJet 2100 and delete any keys you find.

save the registry

reboot

re-install from the downloaded/unzipped version.


The registry may have some corruption in it from hp. HP printers tend not to uninstall too well.

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