I have recently installed a used HP PSC 500 Printer-Scanner-Copier to
my 550mhz machine running XP-Profess. It refuses to scan.
I have tried:
1: Using the original HP install disk - which then states it does not
Windows 2000 products.
2: Put in my XP-Pro disk hoping it would find the 2000 drivers in the
panel add hardware etc wizard - failure.
3: Went online to an i=unknown source to download a supposedly win-2K
version for this scanner printer, ran the *.EXE file without
scanning it for
viruses and trojans (I like to live dangerously, I drive a Geo
Metro on the
Interstate too), again nothing.
When the SCAN button is hit, it announces "cannot connect to PC", YET,
found the new hardware when I first booted up, and in the control
panel it anounces that the "device is working fine", just spiffy.
Except it won't work.
I'm using the original cable which should still be in good shape
cannecting to the back of the printer/scanner/headache-maker and to
the LPT-1 printer port where my EPSON was parked earlier.
I can see the HP PSC500 in the device manager. It says its working
fine, but the printer says it can't find the PC. Go figure.....
I've been fighting PC's since 1983, all the way back to the IBM 8088
and its single sided 5" floppy bendable disk...so this isn't anything
new to me.
At this point, I figure if your plug and pray anything up to a box,
and it WORKS, send your prayers to whomever - you are a lucky soul.
If it doesn't work, and you spend hours trying to find updated
drivers, and trying to install 8 bit, 16bit, 32 bit, and if you have
the $$, 64 bit cards into expension slots and they work the first
time, you rolled out of bed on the right side.
and maybe a Novell degree, but who's using that netwaste anyway, ever
since they tossed out their KERNEL in favor of Linux, they basically
gave away their identity as a network operating system, and relegated
themselves to just an app layer over a Linux kernel.
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