HP Laserjet 5MP on Parallel Port?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Bill Cohagan, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Bill Cohagan

    Bill Cohagan Guest

    I've just installed Vista Ultimate and am unable to get my LJ 5MP to work.
    It's on a parallel port. When I try to print a test page it just says
    "Error" in the printer queue window with no additional info.

    Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot?

    Bill Cohagan, Dec 10, 2006
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  2. Bill Cohagan

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Bill,

    HP may not have released drivers for that product yet, though many of their
    printers are natively supported. Their download site does not list any Vista
    drivers for that printer, and this is the only blurb they have about it:

    Hopefully, when the consumer release goes out in January they will be
    updating their drivers list as well.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    Rick Rogers, Dec 10, 2006
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  3. Bill Cohagan

    Bill Cohagan Guest

    Well it turns out that it was the parallel port that was at fault -- so
    Vista is OK.

    Bill Cohagan, Dec 11, 2006
  4. Bill Cohagan

    Bill Cohagan Guest

    FYI, this turned out to be a problem with the parallel port on the
    machine. The printer now works fine -- no new drivers required.

    Bill Cohagan, Dec 19, 2006
  5. There is an in-box driver for the HP LaserJet 5/5M as there is for a lot of
    printers. Although printer manufacturers may not have Vista specific
    drivers on their web site, there may well be an in-box driver.

    Also, the printer drivers for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will, in
    the majority of cases, work just fine with Vista.

    Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing

    It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
    Bruce Sanderson, Dec 19, 2006
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