Printer Error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Harsimrat, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Harsimrat

    Harsimrat Guest

    Hi Friends,

    I am trying to install an application on vista 64 bit OS. Every time an
    error pops up and the application printer is not installed. Below is the
    error message:-

    "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specified
    port is unknown."

    I have tried to google the error but all in vain.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Harsimrat


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    Harsimrat
     
    Harsimrat, Jun 25, 2009
    #1
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  2. I responded in your other posting.
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    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
    http://www.coribright.com/windows


    "Harsimrat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > Hi Friends,
    >
    > I am trying to install an application on vista 64 bit OS. Every time an
    > error pops up and the application printer is not installed. Below is the
    > error message:-
    >
    > "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specified
    > port is unknown."
    >
    > I have tried to google the error but all in vain.
    >
    > Any help will be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Harsimrat
    >
    >
    > --
    > Harsimrat
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jun 26, 2009
    #2
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  3. is this a 64bit application? If it's a 32bit application and it creates
    it's own printer port, the port monitor software would need to be 64 bit.

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Harsimrat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Hi Friends,
    >
    > I am trying to install an application on vista 64 bit OS. Every time an
    > error pops up and the application printer is not installed. Below is the
    > error message:-
    >
    > "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specified
    > port is unknown."
    >
    > I have tried to google the error but all in vain.
    >
    > Any help will be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Harsimrat
    >
    >
    > --
    > Harsimrat
     
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jul 2, 2009
    #3
  4. Harsimrat

    jackson Guest

    Harsimrat wrote on 06/25/2009 05:57 ET
    > Hi Friends
    >
    > I am trying to install an application on vista 64 bit OS. Every time a
    > error pops up and the application printer is not installed. Below is th
    > error message:
    >
    > "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specifie
    > port is unknown.
    >
    > I have tried to google the error but all in vain
    >
    > Any help will be appreciated
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Harsimra
    >
    >
    > Harsimra
    >

    I received the error
    Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specified port i
    unknown

    Installing my multifunction printer/scanner/fax. Specifically Brothe
    MFC-440CN
    My OS is Windows 7, x64. I'm installing it as a network printer on the I
    address 192.168.1.69

    I received this error during installation, twice. I allowed the installation t
    continue. After re-boot, I noticed my virtual fax printer was not there
    Everything else seemed to work fine

    I went to "Devices and Printers" and clicked "Add Printer"
    I allowed the default LPT1, then I selected "Windows Update" to ge
    the latest goodies from MS

    I found the Fax printer for Brother PC-FAX v.2.1, and added it

    After that, I chose any printer and selected Printer Properties, then the ta
    "Ports"
    I clicked "Add Port", I selected standard TCPIP, and following thru,
    entered my port as
    192.168.1.69
    I opened the port for my Brother PC-FAX.v.2.1 and assigned it to IP the port
    just added

    I could not find a solution anywhere for this and the only suggestions mad
    wer
    re-install the OS. For a stable system other than this, I did not want to to d
    that and then re-install several thousand programs

    During my research, I found MS making reference to a good print driver
    PRINTER.DLL. That caused me to search for a driver and when I didn't find i
    anywhere on my system, I went and got one stumbling across one available fro
    the Windows Update when I added my new printer

    I planned to place that PRINTER.DLL file into the folder recommended my MS, bu
    I found I didn't need to go that far. All I had to do was allow MS to offer u
    the printer I needed (after allowing the full printer install package t
    complete with the errors) and then assigning it to the TCPIP port found in m
    printer

    If you have a similar 0x00000704 error, you may find this solution to apply t
    you

    After months, my MFC-440CN works as advertized (as it had before I changed m
    registry) to default my "Program Files x(86)" and "Progra
    Files" to default to drive "D"

    I don't know that my change to the registry had anything to do with this error
    but I believe the key is finding a good driver from the Windows Update (b
    adding a printer) and finding a good driver to download, followed by assignin
    it the IP the printer has

    I REALLY hope this helps someone avoid re-installing their OS. This was on
    har
    puppy for me to fix

    I would like to know if this helped you and if my post was worth while.
     
    jackson, Apr 20, 2013
    #4
  5. Harsimrat

    Guest

    Ñуббота, 20 Ð°Ð¿Ñ€ÐµÐ»Ñ 2013Â*г., 22:16:45 UTC+3 пользователь jackson напиÑал:
    > Harsimrat wrote on 06/25/2009 05:57 ET :
    >
    > > Hi Friends,

    >
    > >

    >
    > > I am trying to install an application on vista 64 bit OS. Every time an

    >
    > > error pops up and the application printer is not installed. Below is the

    >
    > > error message:-

    >
    > >

    >
    > > "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specified

    >
    > > port is unknown."

    >
    > >

    >
    > > I have tried to google the error but all in vain.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > Any help will be appreciated.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > Thanks in advance,

    >
    > > Harsimrat

    >
    > >

    >
    > >

    >
    > > Harsimrat

    >
    > >

    >
    > I received the error:
    >
    > Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specified port is
    >
    > unknown.
    >
    >
    >
    > Installing my multifunction printer/scanner/fax. Specifically Brother
    >
    > MFC-440CN.
    >
    > My OS is Windows 7, x64. I'm installing it as a network printer on the IP
    >
    > address 192.168.1.69.
    >
    >
    >
    > I received this error during installation, twice. I allowed the installation to
    >
    > continue. After re-boot, I noticed my virtual fax printer was not there.
    >
    > Everything else seemed to work fine.
    >
    >
    >
    > I went to "Devices and Printers" and clicked "Add Printer".
    >
    > I allowed the default LPT1, then I selected "Windows Update" to get
    >
    > the latest goodies from MS.
    >
    >
    >
    > I found the Fax printer for Brother PC-FAX v.2.1, and added it.
    >
    >
    >
    > After that, I chose any printer and selected Printer Properties, then the tab
    >
    > "Ports".
    >
    > I clicked "Add Port", I selected standard TCPIP, and following thru, I
    >
    > entered my port as:
    >
    > 192.168.1.69.
    >
    > I opened the port for my Brother PC-FAX.v.2.1 and assigned it to IP the port I
    >
    > just added.
    >
    >
    >
    > I could not find a solution anywhere for this and the only suggestions made
    >
    > were
    >
    > re-install the OS. For a stable system other than this, I did not want to to do
    >
    > that and then re-install several thousand programs.
    >
    >
    >
    > During my research, I found MS making reference to a good print driver,
    >
    > PRINTER.DLL. That caused me to search for a driver and when I didn't find it
    >
    > anywhere on my system, I went and got one stumbling across one availablefrom
    >
    > the Windows Update when I added my new printer.
    >
    >
    >
    > I planned to place that PRINTER.DLL file into the folder recommended my MS, but
    >
    > I found I didn't need to go that far. All I had to do was allow MS to offer up
    >
    > the printer I needed (after allowing the full printer install package to
    >
    > complete with the errors) and then assigning it to the TCPIP port found in my
    >
    > printer.
    >
    >
    >
    > If you have a similar 0x00000704 error, you may find this solution to apply to
    >
    > you.
    >
    >
    >
    > After months, my MFC-440CN works as advertized (as it had before I changed my
    >
    > registry) to default my "Program Files x(86)" and "Program
    >
    > Files" to default to drive "D".
    >
    >
    >
    > I don't know that my change to the registry had anything to do with thiserror,
    >
    > but I believe the key is finding a good driver from the Windows Update (by
    >
    > adding a printer) and finding a good driver to download, followed by assigning
    >
    > it the IP the printer has.
    >
    >
    >
    > I REALLY hope this helps someone avoid re-installing their OS. This was one
    >
    > hard
    >
    > puppy for me to fix.
    >
    >
    >
    > I would like to know if this helped you and if my post was worth while.


    Thanks man. I had the same problem, and now it is solved)

    Andrew,
     
    , Jan 23, 2014
    #5
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