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, Jun 25, 2009
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  2. I responded in your other posting.
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jun 26, 2009
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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
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    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jul 2, 2009
  4. Harsimrat

    jackson Guest

    Harsimrat wrote on 06/25/2009 05:57 ET
    I received the error
    Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704). The specified port i

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

    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
    I clicked "Add Port", I selected standard TCPIP, and following thru,
    entered my port as
    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
    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

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

    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
    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
  5. Harsimrat

    andrew Guest

    Ñуббота, 20 Ð°Ð¿Ñ€ÐµÐ»Ñ 2013Â*г., 22:16:45 UTC+3 пользователь jackson напиÑал:
    Thanks man. I had the same problem, and now it is solved)

    andrew, Jan 23, 2014
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