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By wellmax1.maxwell ·
I HAVE A HP LASERJET 1300 PRINTER RECENTLY INSTALLED ON A WINDOWS 98 MACHINE AND SHARED TO PRINT WITH (10) XP WORKSTATIONS.SINCE THEN WHEN USERS TRY TO PRINT TO THIS PRINTER THE FOLLOWING MESSAGES APPEAR ON (XP MACHINES)"UNABLE TO PRINT CHECK THAT THE WINDOWS PRINTER DRIVER FILE IS NOT DAMAGED"."PRINTER NOT FOUND ON SERVER".SHOULD I RE-INSTALL THE PRINTER DRIVERS..HELP NEEDED.

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by sblades In reply to printer not fount on serv ...

The XP drivers from the HP LJet 1300 CD should be installed on each XP workstation. Remove the existing ones first, then go to each workstation and let the HP 1300 installation disk run on each. Then point over to the 1300 on the Win 98 machine.

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by wellmax1.maxwell In reply to printer not fount on serv ...

YES SBLADES,
ALL THAT WAS DONE AND THE XP PCS WERE PRINTING OK.
BUT MORE OFTEN YOU JUST GET THESE MESSAGES.SHOULD I UNINSTALL THE DRIVERS AND RE-INSTALL THEM ON THE MACHINES.IS THE HP LASERJET 1300 THE BEST FOR NETWORK PRINTING USING THE WIN 98 MACHINE AS THE PRINT SERVER.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to printer not fount on serv ...

Unfortunately, the 98 machine is not ideal for a print server, A windows 2000/2003/XP machine may be better as the print drivers on there will be compatible with XP (98 drivers are not compatible with XP).

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by haileyan In reply to printer not fount on serv ...

If you are using a 98 machine as a print server I would recommend mapping the shared printer to a local printer port.

Use the followign command on each Windows XP Machine:
Establish a persistent connection using NET.EXE. To do so, use the following syntax at a command prompt:
net use lptx: \\printserver\sharename /persistent:yes

lptx = LPT1, LPT2, or whatever you decide.

Set up the printer on the XP machine as though it were a local printer on lptx (whatever printer port you assigned) port using the Windows XP printer drivers.

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