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Windows 7 Printer Driver for Laserjet 3200

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Has anyone been able to come up with a way to fix this obvious snub by HP of a $600 printer that still works great. I really don't care about scanning or faxing, just want to be able to print via parallel interface (LPT1). This should not be that difficult. Thanks.

 

 

P.S. this thread has been moved from Laserjet to Multifunction and All-in-One - Hp forum moderator

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I would think the universal drivers should work just fine with the printer since it is ps and pcl capable. Have you download the universal drivers?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=21874&pr...

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Which of the 3 drivers would you suggest.
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Start with the pcl5 driver which has the least overhead and then try the postscript. The last one the pcl6 requires a lot of resources so if you do not need it, do not use it.
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Tried that and got Windows Error message. Are there specific steps to follow after clicking on the download link. Would like to make sure I am doing this properly. Thanks.
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I have the same problem with a 2840 and was told by HP support too bad, there is not a fix for this problem you have to buy a new printer.

apparently there is no driver that works for VISTA or WINDOWS 7.

you would think someone at HP would pull thier head out of their rear and either come up with a fix or offer a special purchase deal
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Hi there, has anyone found any solutions yet? Well, I installed the printer with drivers from this site about 6 weeks ago when I installed my copy of Windows 7 (64bit)first time and the printer was running nicely until about 3 hours ago (without the scan function). However, this afternoon I decided to re-install Windows 7 64bit completely (I had to because of another problem with it). Silly me, I forgot to make any notes about the installed printer driver version before I wiped out Windows 7 and now I cannot remember which driver I used previously. I have tried all the drivers for Windows 7 and Windows Vista (version 5.0.3 dating from Dec. 16, 2009 in 64 bit and 32 bit)but none of them works. I wonder if there are earlier versions of the drivers which I might have used. The printer was working perfectly. Installing the 64bit versions brings up the error message "PCL XL error, substystem KERNEL,unsupported protocol, operator 0x0, positions 0". Anyone any ideas?
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Hi, I looked into this problem again and found a solution which suits me fine. Tried the driver HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL 5 from the Windows disk and it works like a charm! No scanning function though, but I use another all-in-one machine (Brother MFC-5680CN) for that anyway!
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Tried the 2200 PCL 5 drivers (all 3 - HP, Microsoft, and PS). None worked. If anyone else has any suggestions, please provide. Thanks.
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Sorry to hear the driver HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL 5 did not work for you. Maybe the driver version on my Windows 64 disk is different from the one on yours. I scanned the printed Windows test page for your reference if you are interested in comparing. The printout shows (in German language) which files are used and the version of Windows 7 edition. Hope this helps!
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Had the same experience of failure trying to install various supposedly "universal" printer driver for Laserjet 3200 in Windows 7 (32 bit). PCL5, PCL6, PostScript, and others resulted in either Unsupported Protocol or lack of communication with my HP 3200.

(I own 5 of these great machines, at home and work, so I was motivated not to give up!)

Solution: I ran Printer Install (Add Printer) Wizard from within Windows 7; Then clicked on Update to list of printers... after a long wait, the list of available printers, including various permutations of HP Laserjet 3200, was available for selection. Chose PCL6 version of Laserjet 3200, and let Windows 7 (Microsoft) download and install the printer driver. Low and behold, SUCCESS! My laserjet 3200 now prints fine. Have not tested scanning function....stay tuned.
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I had the same problem after I had to reinstall Windows 7. I got the same error message printes: PCL XL error; subsystem kernel; error: unsupportedprotocol; operator 0x0; position:0.

I followed your instructions and the printing is fine. Thanks a million, Marin

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I tried the issue with Add Printer, Wizard, Windows update and installed the 3200 PCL6 driver and it installs it but when we print a test page it does not.

Can you advise whne you are adding the printer does the USB cable have to be connected or disconnected. I have tried the process couple of times and has not worked.

When i tried it the second time it noted that the driver is already installed how do i delete it and then restart.

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I had a similar problem on my home network and use a workaround.

 

0. The 3200 is attached to the parallel printer port of an XPHome pc and shared on the network as \\host\HPLaser (where 'host' is the machine name of the XPHome pc - yours will be different, as will the printer share name).

 

1. On the W7 pc, run cmd to get a DOS prompt

 

2. net use lpt1: \\host\HPLaser

 

3. Then proceed to add a local printer on lpt1: using the standard W7 wizard from the control panel. I used the PCL 6 driver, but any driver should work.

 

That's it. It's slow printing certain types of graphics, but since I print infrequently these days, I can live with it. An inelegant hack for sure that redirects your lpt1: to the network.

 

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Hello,

 

I have a Laserjet3200 with Windows Vista and would really like the scan feature to work. Did you ever get yours to work?

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Re: Windows 7 Printer Driver for Laserjet 3200

Right after connecting the printer cable (HP Laserjet 3200) to a USB port of the local computer with Windows 7, Windows started to search and install the print driver for it, and it was successful. Looks to me that the printer itself already has the driver, and Windows merely took it. Not sure if this would apply to all.
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