Laserjet 5, Windows XP problem (208 Views)
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Mark Wittenberg
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Registered: ‎02-20-2002
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Laserjet 5, Windows XP problem

I have just installed a LaserJet 5 on a new Windows XP Home PC (SP2) using the default Windows XP drivers as installed when the printer was detected. Whenever I print from XP, regardless of the application, I am getting garbled print. Examples are characters not the right size, font or character, and graphics looking as if they have been smudged.

I have downloaded drivers from the HP site, but same results.

Printing from a DOS prompt (ie. copy test.txt lpt1) gives perfect results, so I am assuming some sort of XP driver compatability issue. The same printer worked perfectly before on a Win 98 PC.

Find attatched a scan of the Windows XP Printer Test page as printed on the LaserJet 5

Any help would be grateful received
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BR709037
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Re: Laserjet 5, Windows XP problem

Mark

Open the Printers & Faxes Folder, select File->Server Properties, select the Drivers tab and Remove any instance of an LJ5 delated driver. Now try reinstalling again.
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BR709037
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Re: Laserjet 5, Windows XP problem

If you still have a problem, try a different driver, XP comes with the following drivers available:

HP LaserJet 5 (Microsoft Windows XP)
HP LaserJet 5 (HP)
HP LaserJet 5/5M PostScript

They're not all next to each other in the list
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stef_10
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Re: Laserjet 5, Windows XP problem

try using the driver for HP III - it is 300 dpi, but will work for the testing purposes.

if all is ok with the HP III driver, try some 600 dpi driver - let's say HP 4 - either the MS driver or the HP.
If none of this works, try changing your BIOS setting for the port - put it SPP and try again.
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