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June 28, 2005 1:27:35 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I run an HP 722C printer on a Win95a computer connected to a
Linksys WRT54G wireless router. There's no print server. Today
I couldn't print from my wired Win XP Pro desktop to this printer
(it's been working fine for three years). Just before it happened,
a thunderstorm rolled through, and the monitor blinked once. I
have a Belkin surge protector / backup UPS. When I deleted the
printer under Printers and Faxes and then Added a Printer, it found
the networked printer okay (\\HOME COMPUTER\HP), but it
wouldn't print a test page successfully. I finally got it working by
again Adding a Printer, and this time told WinXP to install new drivers
(instead of "use old drivers"--recommended). Does it sound like
the existing drivers got corrupted? I didn't even know I was using
XP drivers, since when I first set up the XP desktop, it found the
network printer on it's own.

I definitely learned something from this incident. I'm just wondering
if there is something more I should learn from it.

Thanks!
Scott
June 28, 2005 2:39:58 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

Scott wrote:
>
> I run an HP 722C printer on a Win95a computer connected to a
> Linksys WRT54G wireless router. There's no print server. Today
> I couldn't print from my wired Win XP Pro desktop to this printer
> (it's been working fine for three years). Just before it happened,
> a thunderstorm rolled through, and the monitor blinked once. I
> have a Belkin surge protector / backup UPS. When I deleted the
> printer under Printers and Faxes and then Added a Printer, it found
> the networked printer okay (\\HOME COMPUTER\HP), but it
> wouldn't print a test page successfully. I finally got it working by
> again Adding a Printer, and this time told WinXP to install new drivers
> (instead of "use old drivers"--recommended). Does it sound like
> the existing drivers got corrupted? I didn't even know I was using
> XP drivers, since when I first set up the XP desktop, it found the
> network printer on it's own.
>
> I definitely learned something from this incident. I'm just wondering
> if there is something more I should learn from it.
>
> Thanks!
> Scott

Well, I definitely learned one thing. After reestablishing the printer
connection, it started printing my documents last-page-first. So I've
discovered you can print front-to-back instead of front-to-back. Cool!

Scott
!