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printer not found after installing XP

By sandy ·
Running Dell Dimension 8100. Was running Windows ME. Reformatted and installed XP home. Upgraded BIOS on Dell PC. Have Lexmark Z51 printer. Tried installing printer with dowloaded driver from Lexmark and also driver from WindowsXP CD. Voice messagesays communication problem. plugged into parallel port. After uninstalling printer and removing printer from registry and rebooting, plug and play system doesn't even recognize "new hardware found!"
Cable is bidirectional. Printer and cable worked before reformatting and installing XP. Lexmark customer support no help.

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by dmiles In reply to printer not found after i ...

This problem may be caused by the Bios settings of ECP,which is high speed

Boot computer and set the Bios settings for the printer to EPP or Standard,exit and then reinstall the printer driver,if this works then you can try resetting to ECP to see if it will work

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by sandy In reply to printer not found after i ...

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by RCOM In reply to printer not found after i ...

Go to device manager and remove the LPT port. Reboot and see if it comes up.

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by jamiehall346 In reply to printer not found after i ...

I had a simular problem with xp. My printer is a HP and I ended up going to usb and now it works fine. No matter what I did it would not recognize the printer port.

Just a thought

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