I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, and have been trying to install the proper driver to use the scanner feature of my HP1100A(printer/scanner/copier). I had previously been using the HP1100 (MS) driver and the printer worked fine
I installed the '1100 series psc' driver from the pre-installed printer list, but now the printer no longer prints. Also an IEEE-1284 contoller is now showing in my devices and printers window.
When I try to print the 'Go' button lights and stays on while the next light blinks which indicates 'buffered data'. When I press the 'Go' button as instructed the page only prints a page with a line of lines and symbols at the bottom. Now, when trying to use the HP 1100 (MS) driver, the same lights appear
and I get the same output at the page bottom.
I suspect that the IEEE-1284 controller is the problem because when I previously printed using the HP1100 (MS) driver without the IEEE-1284 contoller the printer worked correctly.
Please help! I love my HP1100A and need it to print again.
Thanks for your help. I've already done the install suggested by the HP site. I have the printer installed, the computer is communicating with the printer, but the thing doesn't print anything other than gibberish.
Yes, the 1284 is for the bi-directional communication between the scanner component and the computer. I was able to disable it through the device manager, but I'm still having the same problem. Perhaps this old dog needs to be put down?