Windows XP will not recognize my printer plugged into USB port(Solved) Tags: Printers Hewlett Packard USB Windows XP Storage Last response: October 14, 2013 7:15 AM in Storage Share lindasheets January 7, 2012 10:17:02 PM i have a HP officejet 5610 all in one printer, and i'm trying to hook it up to my computer Windows XP. i am putting it in a usb port and it's not detecting it. More about : windows recognize printer plugged usb port solved rolli59 a b α HP a c 261 G Storage January 7, 2012 10:40:40 PM Many printers need the drivers installed beforehand to be recognized! m 0 l jc lee October 14, 2013 7:15:35 AM One day my HP OFFICEJET PRO K5400 Printer would not work with my WINDOWS 7 laptop. I tried a lot of the normal things like SYSTEM RESTORE and REMOVING PRINTER DRIVER AND REINSTALLING IT. Nothing worked. I even LOST my PRINTER PORT called "USB001 (Virtual printer port for USB)" WHAT WORKED FOR ME? 1. Removed printer drivers. (Devices and Printers). 2. UNINSTALLED all USB Controllers in DEVICE MANAGER . 3. Shut down laptop computer. 4. Unplugged USB devices from Laptop. 5. Unplugged power cord. 6. Removed battery from laptop. 7. Let the computer sit for a few minutes. ( I let my computer sit around 30 minutes to more, this was so I did not have to do this again because I did not wait long enough) 8. Install battery, plug power cord back in and START COMPUTER. 9. Let computer finish reinstalling USB DRIVERS. 10. Install USB DEVICES one at a time, making sure they all work. 11. I installed my USB PRINTER last and then printed a email to test it. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Windows XP will not recognize anything plugged into USB port(Solved) Forum SolvedWindows 7 doesn't recognize usb sticks plugged in usb 2.0 ports Forum Windows XP Pro USB Printer Port Forum SolvedWhy wont my computer recognize anything plugged into the USB ports Forum usb device plugged in 2.0 port not recognized but working in 3.0 port Forum SolvedWindows 7 printer port usb Forum gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3 won't recognize usb 3.0 ports as 2.0 in XP Forum SolvedUSB to parallell printer in Windows XP Forum the usb port want let me plug my camera or printer into computer Forum My pc doesnt recognize when I plug in USB hardware. Auto Play used to pop up but doesnt anymore. Windows says its working pro Forum SolvedThere isnt a 232 port on my windows xp computer how do I get a usb to usb cable Forum How can I get my Windows XP to accept a USB-installed Lexmark printer? Forum Windows xp won\'t recognize usb flash drive, needs software installed Forum I have a sharp ar m207 connected to a virtual usb003 port on an xp machine. How do I share that with a windows8 laptop on my Forum USB Ports will not recognize anything I plug into them in nt Forum Windows XP PC cannot recognize USB wifi adapter Forum Using a usb port for printer on Windows NT Forum Windows XP 2002 Home Edition won't recognize USB drives Forum Why wont windows xp 32 bit recognize my usb keyboard or mouse Forum Windows XP USB issue!(Solved) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !