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 Reply to lindasheets rolli59 a c 229 G Storage January 7, 2012 10:40:40 PM Many printers need the drivers installed beforehand to be recognized! Reply to rolli59 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. Reply to jc lee Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumWindows XP will not recognize anything plugged into USB port(Solved ) ForumPlug and Play will not recognize printer ForumUSB Ports will not recognize anything I plug into them ForumWont recognize printer ForumWindows XP 2002 Home Edition won't recognize USB drives ForumUSB printer driver ForumWhy wont my computer recognize anything plugged into the USB ports ForumUSB dosaent recognize portable storage ForumIBM Thinkpad with Windows XP wont recognize mp3 player or USB mass storage ForumVista doesn't recognize my external USB drive ForumWindows XP doesn't recognize usb flash drive Forum"NTLDR is missing" ONLY when new HDD is plugged in ForumHP 4500 printer will not connect with windows 7 ForumComputer lags when multiple USB 3.0 is plugged in? ForumConflict when 2 USB printers plugged in at same time Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd Forum[Solved] HDD not detected during fresh windows installation Forum[Solved] 8GB USB Flash Drive became 3GB? Forum[URGENT] Internal CD/DVD drive will not eject [URGENT] Forum[Solved] Laptop drive into Desktop hard drive? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !